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Thomas Jolyffe Primary School

Thomas Jolyffe Primary School

Year 4 - Mr Crocker and Mrs Morris

Welcome to Year 4!

 

Dear Year 4 children, parents and carers,
 

We are both so sad to not be seeing you all every day over the coming weeks and we will really miss the daily interactions and learning experiences we are so used to! However, our aim is to do everything we can to make this strange time a little easier for you all by providing some learning activities for you to complete together to keep your brains occupied. We will be uploading at least one English and one Maths activity every day on here. Mr Penn's page will also have ideas and links to some other cross-curricular activities. We're hoping this will provide you with a variety of things to do together, but please don’t think we’re expecting you to do everything! We appreciate not everything will suit everyone, and we’re really not expecting children to be working solidly for hours every day during this difficult time. Our hope is to provide things through which children can learn, and also find fun, and a bit of a challenge! 
 

If you are struggling to access any of the links, or have any questions regarding the activities we have uploaded, please let us know and we’ll do our best to help.
 

We would love to see anything the children are up to – drawings, writing, maths, art work – please take a photo and email us, or even tweet us and include  #TJ #4M #4C  - that way all of their friends can also see what they’ve been up to, and even comment!
 

Our email addresses are below. Please feel free to email us any questions you may have about the activities we post on here. We’ll endeavour to reply to you as soon as we can. We can’t wait to see your photos!

 

Mrs Morris - jackson.r3@welearn365.com

Mr Crocker - crocker.d@welearn365.com

 

Best wishes and stay safe!

 

Mrs Morris & Mr Crocker

 

Email Communication Statement

As a school we recognise the value of providing email addresses for parents to communicate non-urgent issues with members of staff. At Thomas Jolyffe teachers are free to check their emails as they wish in order to fit to their own preferred work pattern but are not expected to check while they are teaching, while they are at home, or at weekends - so response times may vary. We believe that 48 working hours is a reasonable length of time to receive a considered reply. Urgent matters are best discussed face to face or via the school office, who will ensure the message is delivered as quickly as possible. As with all messages, the meaning and tone may vary depending on who is reading it. Please consider this before choosing to email any member of staff. We would also encourage all parents to consider information sent to teachers regarding other children very carefully as this can be requested by other parents under the rules governing GDPR.

   

English

Friday 3rd April

Your last task of the Spring Term is all about modal verbs! Modal verbs are used to show the possibility of something happening. For example: Mrs Morris should empty the dishwasher, but she won't. Should and won't are both modal verbs.

Have a watch of the BBC Bitesize video and then try selecting some modal verbs to use in the sentences provided on the activity sheet.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/zps4pbk

Feeling confident? For a challenge, try writing some of your own sentences using modal verbs.

 

We hope you have a lovely, relaxing Easter holiday. Stay safe! smiley

Thursday 2nd April

Now that you're up to speed on how inverted commas work, try completing this activity, re-writing the sentences and adding in the missing punctuation. For parents, the answers are attached so you can help your child to go through their work once completed.

 

Fancy a challenge? The best way to practise using inverted commas is through writing stories! If you're feeling confident, why not write a short story using some speech? For inspiration, you could ask an adult to help you find a picture about which to write your story. The website www.pobble365.com uploads a new photo every day so there are literally thousands of fantastic images for you to choose from!

Wednesday 1st April

Inverted commas (or speech marks) are used to show when a person is speaking. There should be a set of inverted commas at the beginning of the speech and another set at the end. All other punctuation that is needed for the sentence within the speech marks stays the same; i.e. capital letters, full stops, etc.

For example: "What's for lunch?" asked Susan.
Try watching the BBC Bitesize video and then have a go at turning some of these comic strips into speech sentences.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvwwxnb/articles/ztcp97h

Feeling confident? Try being the teacher and help these students to spot their mistakes! For parents, the answers are attached so you can help your child to go through their work once completed.

Tuesday 31st March

Today's task is just like last week's and is all about those pesky Common Exception Words. Choose another ten words from the sheet and try out some of the following activities:
1. Write out the ten spellings and circle all of the vowels. Which word has the most/least vowels and consonants?
2. Write down as many words as you can that rhyme with the ten words you chose. Which word has the most?
3. Write down your ten spelling words with their letters jumbled up. Ask someone in your household if they can unscramble the words! This would also work by asking someone else to scramble them for you to unscramble.
4. Create a wordsearch with your spelling words and give it to someone in your household to solve!
5. Write a sentence for each of your spelling words.

 

As a challenge, try writing your words into sentences. Make sure you use a dictionary to check the meaning of any words you don't know!

 

Monday 30th March

Happy Monday! We hope you've all had a lovely weekend blush

Is anyone else getting some Romans withdrawals? Here is a reading comprehension all about how to live like an Emperor! For parents, the answers are attached so you can help your child to go through their work once completed.

 

For those of you wanting an extra writing challenge, check out the 'Extra' section at the bottom of this web page.

Maths

 

Friday 3rd April

 

Here is Fabian's answer to yesterday's riddle:

Well done Fabian! Did you manage to get the same answers?

 

Here are some fun riddles for the last day of the Spring term:

1. I am a bow that can’t be tied. What am I? 

2. Why is an island like the letter T?

 

In the final maths lesson of the term you will asked to complete some place value grids and part-whole models, just like below. Watch the video first and remember, make sure you start from where you left off.

LO: To represent hundredths on a place value grid.

Instructions for children:

Go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/  

  • Watch the short video under Week 2  Lesson 4
  • Open Get Activity
  • Give the questions a go… You can do it!
  • Ask someone to check your answers with Get the Answers

 

Thursday 2nd April

 

And the answer to yesterday's riddle is...

888 + 88 + 8 + 8 + 8 = 1,000

 

Today's riddle is...

The ages of a father and son add up to 66. The father's age is the son's age reversed (e.g. 31 and 13). How old could they be? There are 3 different possibilities.

 

Today's maths lesson introduces a new column of the place value grid as we move into hundredths. Remember, one one hundredth (0.01) is one hundred times smaller than the number 1 (or a hundredth the size). Give the lesson a go and don't forget to let us know how you get on.

 

LO: To represent hundredths as decimals

Instructions for children:

Go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/  

  • Watch the short video under Week 2  Lesson 3
  • Open Get Activity
  • Give the questions a go… You can do it!
  • Ask someone to check your answers with Get the Answers

 

Wednesday 1st April

 

And the answer to yesterday's riddle is...

Three... You've taken away three of them!

 

Today's riddle is...

Using only addition, how can you add eight 8-digits to get the number 1,000?

 

LO: To recognise hundredths as fractions

Instructions for children:

Go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/  

  • Watch the short video under Week 2  Lesson 2
  • Open Get Activity
  • Give the questions a go… You can do it!
  • Ask someone to check your answers with Get the Answers

 

Tuesday 31st March  

 

And the answer to yesterday's riddle is...

182

 

Today's riddle is...

If there are four apples and you take away three, how many do you have?

 

Times Tables Tuesday!

Like all good Times Table Tuesdays, start with some Super Movers:

https://tinyurl.com/vf527bn 

Next, see if you can beat your best score on the Maths Frame check:

https://tinyurl.com/yc7egdr8

 

If you managed to complete yesterday's lesson then you'll find today's very similar! The only difference is you are now dividing two-digit numbers. The method is the same... just move the digits one place to the right on a place value grid. If it helps, why not create your own counters and grid like the one below. A link to a template is underneath:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LO: To divide two digits by 10

Instructions for children:

Go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/  

  • Watch the short video under Week 2  Lesson 1
  • Open Get Activity
  • Give the questions a go… You can do it!
  • Ask someone to check your answers with Get the Answers

Monday 30th March

 

And the answer to Friday's riddle is...

When it is 9am, add 5 hours to it and you will get 2pm.

 

Today's riddle is...

I am a three-digit number. My second digit is four times more than my third digit. My first digit is seven less than my second digit. What Am I?

 

It is really important that the lessons are done in sequence and so if you want to give them a go, we recommend you pick up where you left off. Today's lesson is on dividing single digit numbers by 10 to get a decimal. Note: It is under Week 1, Lesson 5.

 

LO: To divide one digit by 10

Instructions for children:

Go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/  

  • Watch the short video under Week 1  Lesson 5
  • Open Get Activity
  • Give the questions a go… You can do it!
  • Ask someone to check your answers with Get the Answers

 

If you would like something else, MyMaths has a range of other lessons. Try:

https://app.mymaths.co.uk/1423-lesson/dividing-by-10-and-100

Extra

Radio Blog

If you would like something else, listen to this interactive Radio Blog all about literacy: https://radioblogging.net/.

It is on 9.30AM daily and promises to provide activities to keep you busy and engaged!

Pen Pals

With the majority of the country now staying safely at home, it's to be expected that many people will be lacking the social contact that they are used to. There are a number of elderly care homes in Stratford that have closed their doors to visitors for the protection of their residents, but this will no doubt be having a big impact on their residents' well-being. Why not write to a care home and strike up a pen pal relationship with someone there? Even if they're not able to write back, receiving regular updates or even just one-off letters from you will undoubtedly brighten their day, and it will give you an opportunity to keep your writing skills fresh! Once you've finished, add the following address and a stamp to the envelope, pop on down to your nearest post box and be sure to breathe in the fresh air while you're out!

Lower Meadow Care Home

Drayton Avenue

Stratford-Upon-Avon

CV37 9LF

Dear Diary

In years to come, we will look back at 2020 and we will consider Covid-19 to be an important part of our world's history. When you are grey and old, you will tell your children and grandchildren about how you lived through it. They'll probably even be teaching about it in school! So, if you haven't already, why not start a diary or log book documenting your days? (Think Diary of a Wimpy Kid or Kensuke's Kingdom.) You don't need to write much, just key things about what you're doing, how you're feeling, and perhaps any new and note-worthy developments from the news. You could even take photographs to hand down to future generations. It will definitely be interesting to look back on in years to come!

 

Useful Links & Resources

My Maths (Username: thomas8, Password: compass31)

Top Marks Maths Games

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