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Hot Shots Yr 4

​​​​​​Welcome to Year 4-2019-2020!

We are the 'Hotshots!'

Ms Gibney is our class teacher

Mrs Murray is our team teacher

Mrs Maddocks is our HLTA

Mrs Haynes LSA

Log on to our class page daily to find new activities to complete each day.

Things to do every day...

  • P.E - https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1 - Live everyday at 9:00am and the video of the routine can be rewatched whenever during the day. 
  • English - You should be using  Reading Eggs and completing your Grammar Activities.
  • Maths - You should be completing your daily worksheets, TT Rockstars and Prodigy. 
  • Art - The #WeWillDraw challenges.

Changes to Online Learning

 

From Wednesday the 22nd of April we will use a new approach to our online learning system.

 

 https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule/#

Friday 22nd May

 

Happy Friday Everyone, enjoy the weekend.

Here is the work for today,

We are now on Week 5 Day 3 Wednesday

 

Follow the link for today's activities

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-4#schedule

 

Today is.. 

English - Non chronological report: Identifying the features of a text.

Science - Where do different colours come from?

Maths - Measures: Money Souvenirs

PE - PE with Joe Wicks

Picture 1

Thursday 21st May

 

Happy Thursday

Here is the work for today.

We are now on Week 5 Day 2 Tuesday.

 

Follow the link for today’s activities

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-4/

 

Today is..

Maths – Measures-Money-Buying fruit

English –Comprehension-Non-chronological report

Wider Spanish-Saying how you feel in Spanish

           PE - PE with Joe Wicks

Collective Worship-You will never walk alone

Collective Worship-You'll never walk alone

Tuesday 19th May 

Today is Week 4 Day 5:

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-4#schedule

Monday 18th May

 

Happy Monday!

Here is the work for today.

We are now on Week 4 Day 4 Thursday.

 

Follow the link for today’s activities

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-4/

 

Today is..

Maths – Measures-Money-Coin purse challenge

English –Persuasion-SPaG focus-Imperative and Modal verbs

Wider Curriculum-History-The Spanish Armada

           PE - PE with Joe Wicks

Come and See-New Topic-Reconciliation

Week 4 day 4

Week 4 day 4 1

Come and See-Explore-Reconciliation

Friday 14th May 2020

We are completing Wednesday's lessons on Oak National Academy. https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-4#schedule

Thursday 14th May 2020

We are completing Tuesday's lessons on Oak National Academy. https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-4#schedule

 

Come and See - Respond Lesson

Come and See - Respond Lesson 1

4/21 - 21 Days of Mindful Bootcamp for Elementary Schools and Parents (Balloon Breaths)

This video is about Wednesday Meditation

Wednesday 13th May 2020

We are beginning the week on week 4 completing Monday's lessons on Oak National Academy.

 

P.e - P.E with Joe. 

 

3/21 - 21 days of Mindful Bootcamp for Elementary Classes and Parents (Candle Breaths)

This video is about Tuesday Meditation

Learn how to draw portraits - How to draw a face step-by-step - Easy tutorial for kids

Educational video for kids to learn how draw portraits steep-by-step. Learn about facial features and how to draw them while having fun. Would you like to be...

Collective Worship Resources

Tuesday 12th May 2020

We are beginning the week on week 3 completing Frisday's lessons on Oak National Academy.

 

English - For today's English session, you will be writing a news report using the the techniques and grammar focuses we have covered. 

 

Maths - For today's Maths lesson you will be solving measurement problems. 

 

Foundation - You will be learning to sing a major scale. 

 

P.E - P.E with Joe. 

 

Find them at: https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-4#schedule

International Nurses Day 2020

 International Nurses Day 2020 1

To celebrate International Nurses Day 2020, we are going to create a poster to say thank you to nurses for all the amazing work that they do. Once you have completed this, place it in your front window and take a photograph. 

2/21 - 21 days of Mindful Bootcamp for Elementary Classes and Parents - Peaceful Breaths

Monday 11th May 2020

We are beginning the week on week 3 completing Thursday's lessons on Oak National Academy.

 

English - For today's English session, you will be looking at a news report with the SPaG focus inverted commas. 

 

Maths - For today's Maths lesson you will be looking at capacity and mass in a session focusing on measures.

 

Foundation - You will be looking at the Spanish Armada.. 

 

Find them at: https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-4#schedule

Film and TV Review Challenge

 Film and TV Review Challenge  1

1/21 - 21 Days of Mindfulness Bootcamp Mindful Bodies and Intro to Mindfulness : Sitting Still

In this video, we will learn the basics of Mindfulness and what it means to be still.

Thursday 7th May

 

Happy Thursday

Here is the work for today.

We are now on Week 3 Tuesday.

 

Follow the link for today’s activities

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-4/

 

Today is..

Maths – Measures-Converting between mm and cm

English – News report-Reading comprehension-Inference

Wider Curriculum-History-VE Day 

                    Spanish-Saying your birthday in Spanish

PE - PE with Joe Wicks

Wednesday 6th May

 

Happy Wednesday

Here is the work for today.

We are now on Week 3 Monday.

 

Follow the link for today’s activities

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-4/

 

Today is..

Maths – Measures-Choosing appropriate measures

English – News report-Reading comprehension-Fact Retrieval

Wider Curriculum-History-Lesson 5-Henry VIII's Great Matter

PE - PE with Joe Wicks

 

Tuesday 5th May

 

Happy Tuesday  

Here is the work for today.

We are now on Week 2 Friday

 

Follow the link for today’s activities

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-4/

 

Today is..

Maths – Measures-solving measures problems

English – News report-Write a news report

Wider Curriculum-Music-Sing a major scale

PE - PE with Joe Wicks

RE-Come and see Pentecost

Monday 4th May

May the 4th be with you!

Happy Monday,I hope you all had a lovely  weekend. 

Here is the work for today.

We are now on Week 2 Thursday

 

Follow the link for today’s activities

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-4/

 

Today is..

Maths – Area Part 4  

English – SPaG focus - fronted adverbials

History - Henry VIII part 4

PE - PE with Joe Wicks

 

Friday 1st May

Happy Friday everyone, it’s nearly the weekend.  Here is the work for today.

We are now on Week 2 Wednesday

 

Follow the link for today’s activities

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-4/

 

Today is..

Maths – Area Part 3  

English – Story: Identifying the features of a text

Science – What is reflection and how can we use it?

 

Collective Worship

This week's Collective Worship gives an opportunity for you and your family to talk, reflect and pray together on the theme of 'Thank you for people who are helping us'. This may take 10-15mins and can be led by an adult or a child. There are web links included for suggested music to use but, feel free to choose your own if you would prefer, and a suggested activity for afterwards. 

Top Tip: create a calm and quiet space for this reflection. God Bless and stay safe.

Thursday 30th April

Morning everyone.  Here is the work for today.

We are on Week 2 Tuesday

 

Follow the link for today’s activities

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-4/

 

Todays is..

Maths – Area Part 2 - Calculating

English – Reading Comprehension – Fact Retrieval

Spanish – Introducing yourself to Spanish

 

Enjoy and let me know how you get on!

Wednesday 29th April

Hello everyone, I hope you are all keeping well.  Here is the work for today.

We are now on Week 2 Monday

Follow the link for today’s activities

 

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-4#schedule

 

Today is:

Maths – Area Part 1

English – Reading Comprehension – Word Meaning

History – Henry’s Great Matter

 

Come and See – Draw a picture illustrating the events of Pentecost

Tuesday 28th April 2020

 

Morning everyone here is the work for today. 

We are on Week 1, Friday.

 

Follow the link for today’s activities

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-4#schedule

 

Today’s is..

Maths – Area and Perimeter

English – Poetry – Write a repetitive poem

Science – Pulse

Come & See – Create a Good New Board

*Note to parents.

This work comes from the Come and See Religious Education programme which we teach to all children at St. Michael's.  The activities aim to keep Religious Education practical and fun.  Please only choose the activities you and your child wish to complete. There are lots of suggestions to help you choose.  You might want to take photographs and of the children's work to share with school.  

The Topic for 20th April - 15th May is Pentecost.  The first part of learning is called – EXPLORE. This shares your child’s everyday experiences and helps them to see how the Catholic faith is lived in their everyday lives. The second part, called – REVEAL shares bible stories that links to their everyday life.

Monday 27th April 2020

Welcome back everyone, I hope you have all had a lovely weekend. If you haven't already take a look at our school message for you all.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIi29ht1n1A&t=9s

 

Follow the link for today's activities.  

Remember you are on Week 1 Thursday to continue with the sequence of lessons.

 

Today is..

Maths - Area and Perimeter

English - Spag Focus - Expanded Noun Phrases

History - Henry VIII Lesson 2

Enjoy and let me know how you get on!

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-4/#schedule

 

Friday 24th April 2020

Follow the link for today's activities.  

Today is...

Maths - Area & Perimeter-

English - Features of Poetry-A familiar poem today,

'The Magic Box by Kit Wright!

Science -  Light

Enjoy and let me know how you get on!

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-4/#schedule

 

 

Thursday 23rd April 2020

Follow the link for today's activities.  

Today is...

Maths - Area & Perimeter

English - Poetry

Spanish -  Learning to count in Spanish

Enjoy and let me know how you get on!

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-4/#schedule

 

 

 

 

Select Year 4 and we start on first day Monday  (even though it is Wednesday) and continue through the week. There will be 3 lessons for the children to complete independently - English, Maths and Foundation subjects. These lessons are taught by a teacher through a

pre-recorded video. 

I will also be adding Come and See activities and collective worship resources for you to share as a family.

 

You should still access TTRockstars, Reading Eggs and home reading books that you would use each day in school.

Follow our twitter for help and support @hotshotSTM

 

Keep going guys! 'You are AMAZING!'

HERE IS HOW THE NEW ONLINE LEARNING WORKS

Collective Worship

This week's Collective Worship gives an opportunity for you and your family to talk, reflect and pray together on the theme of

'Light in the Darkness'. This may take 10-15mins and can be led by an adult or a child. There are weblinks included for suggested music to use but, feel free to choose your own if you would prefer.

Top Tip: create a calm and quiet space for this activity. God Bless and stay safe.

Light in the Darkness

Tuesday 21st April 2020

Writing 

Using yesterday's adjectives and similes, write a character description for the little boy from the picture. You need to come with a name and backstory for your character. Where are they from? Who do they live with? Then, describe what your character looks like and also what their personality is like. 

Wider Curriculum 

Welcome back Hotshots. I hope you all had a nice Easter. I enjoyed seeing your photographs on Twitter.  Keep posting them!

Monday 20th April 2020 Maths- Making whole numbers

English-Reading Comprehension

English-Victorian setting-Make a word bank of all the adjectives to describe this setting. Write a simile bank....as poor as....

English-Victorian setting-Make a word bank of all the adjectives to describe this setting. Write a simile bank....as poor as.... 1

Wider Curriculum-Art/DT-Make a Victorian toy Jack in the Box.

08/4/20 Religious Easter Activities

Corona Virus Explained for children in this wonderful illustrated book.

Friday 3rd April 2020

English-The final paragraph to our desert island story.

You have to try to escape from the island.  How will you escape? What will you need?  Who will help you?  Where will you go once you have escaped? 

Display your finished pieces on Twitter.

 

Wider curriculum-French-Don't look at the answers until you have finished!

Thursday 2nd April 2020

English-I can write a survival story using similes and metaphors.

Think about the island picture from Monday, your word bank, similes, metaphores and survival list from today and try to use these to write a survival story for staying on the island.  How long will you be there?  Who will be with you?  What will you do?

 

Art-Design an Ancient Greek Urn

Art-Design an Ancient Greek Urn 1
Art-Design an Ancient Greek Urn 2

Wednesday 1st April

Today, there will be no work for you...APRIL FOOLS! There will of course be our normal daily tasks to complete.

Writing Task:

L.O - I can come up with a list of things needs to survive being stranded on an island. 

Your task today is to come up with 10 items that you would take to an island to help you survive. You are only allowed 10 items and you must explain how you would use them to survive. This list will be used to write a new story about surviving on an island!

Maths Activity

The 3 Consecutive Numbers Challenge, Y3 & Y4. Be challenged, explore and enjoy!

Tuesday 31st March 2020

 

#stmEnglish - #stmWriting - English - L.O - I can create a word bank and a setting description.

Using yesterday’s story and the photograph, build a word bank with adjectives to describe the setting. You can also use similes - for example -the sand was as gold as a kings precious gold. You could also use metaphors for - for example - the palm trees were giants dancing in the breeze. Once you have made your word bank, rewrite the opening to your story by describing the setting. Use your Beat the Monster stories as inspiration.

 

#stmMaths - #stmTime - Maths - L.O - I can convert between 12 hour digital/analogue and 24 hour digital time.
Using the prompt gird, complete the converting time worksheet in your workbooks.

 

Wider Curriculum - #stmComputing

Get yourselves onto https://hourofcode.com/codingtown  and complete the Coding Town Hour of Code.

Monday 30th March 2020 English-What happens next... Write a story based on the setting in the picture.  Who are the characters on the island? How did they get there? What could happen? Don't forget to post your finished pieces on our Twitter page @Hotshotsstm Slowly, I walked along the creaking, weathered boardwalk. Tentatively approaching this magical island wondering how I got here. What was that eerie noise?

THE WIDER CURRICULUM_What role did women have in the Ancient Greek Olympics? Research and add to your History/Geography project

THE WIDER CURRICULUM_What role did women have in the Ancient Greek Olympics? Research and add to your History/Geography project 1

Friday 27th March 2020

English-final draft of your persuasive letter to Ms Gibney and Mr Ferry to ask for no more homework!

DON'T FORGET TO POST THEM ON TWITTER 

Thursday 26th March 2020

 

English - L.O - I can write a persuasive letter asking for no homework. 

You are going to write a letter to  Ms Gibney and Mr Ferry to persuade them to get rid of homework when school returns. Before you do this, try and think of as many reasons, and then plan it by boxing it up using these sections: Don't forget to use persuasive language!

  • Introductory paragraph - Explain what the letter is about.
  • Main body - Group you reasons into paragraphs. 
  • Closing paragraph - Summarise the main points. 

 

Maths-www.topmarks.co.uk

 

Wider Curriculum:

#stmAncientGreece

 

Today you need to spend time researching the first part of your Greek topic project; "The First Ancient Olympics".  Use https://www.kiddle.co or https://swiggle.org.uk to find out some interesting facts and get the first part of your Greek topic project written. This will be the first part of a longer piece so let's get it started! Don't forget to send in your pictures on Twitter using #stmWorkAtHome and #stmAncientGreece. @Hotshotsstm

 

Tuesday 24th March 2020.

-Today, make sure you complete your 'grammar hammar' check and your maths skills check if you have them. 

-Don't forget your daily exercise sessions on youtube with the body coach, Joe Wickes.

-tt rockstars and reading eggspress

Good luck-stay safe

 

Wednesday 25th March 2020

-English-Write a set of instructions....how to make a sandwich, how to make your bed etc... #stmenglish #stmwriting @LWQM

-Maths-Check out The maths Factor for online challenges. www.themathsfactor.com  #stmmaths

-Science-Complete your first science assessment if you received the pack in the last days of school.

 -Visit Chesterzoo.org for animal activities. #stmscience

-Computing-Hourofcode.com/codingtown #stmcomputing

#stmWorkAtHome

 

Have a good day all, i'm missing you all! Ask your parent's can you tweet us a photo of you working from home!

 

     

Welcome Power point Presentation

St. Michael's Dragons Den

Dragon's Den Presentation

Picture 1

Our Topics this term:

 

English: The Egyptian Cinderella.Stories from another culture.

  Guided Reading

Fluency in Reading

Spelling

Maths: Place Value

Times tables

Science: Animals including humans

Geography: Key landmarks in Egypt compared to UK landmarks

Come and See-People-Family-Domestic Church

PE: Gymnastics

Art: Portraits Blending/shadows/

Computing: Digital coding

French-Myself

WOW events-World Museum

 

Year 4 2019-2020

Let the fun year begin!

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