Learning, loving and growing; together as God's children

Welcome Message

Year 4 - Learning from home: #TogetherWeCan

Learning, loving and growing; together as God's children.

Stay safe & we will see you soon Year 4! - Miss Karam & Mrs Byers xx 

Year 4 to practice all grammar, punctuation, past spellings & 1-12x tables (Home Learning Books).

Please continue to read regularly, complete tasks listed below & I have set assignments on Prodigy & Purple Mash. 

If there are any issues downloading or opening the PDF files please convert to Word Documents or vice versa.

English:

'The Wymstooth Crown'

PDF Book: Click here...

Ebook: Click here...

Sequencing Sentences Activity: Click here...

Writing Activity: Click here...

If there are any issues accessing the English links above then please visit Oxford Reading owls.

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar.

Grammar & Punctuation Revision Mat: Click here...

Guided Reading Activities: Click here...

Spellings to learn: Click here...

 

 

Further Links: 

Twinkl

To support teachers and parents whose schools have closed because of the Coronavirus, we have made Twinkl free for one month. Go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS 

 Top Marks & Mathsframe

Topic:

After Easter we are due to start our new topic Misty Mountain Sierra! 

Mighty mountains peak above the morning mists, imposing and eternal, rocky outcrops at their feet. Discover how these giants are formed, as a fold or a block, a dome or a plateau. Follow the water cycle’s course from peak to valley and meet the exceptional tribes of the hostile Himalayas. Then plan a mountain expedition from the BMC that is eco-friendly and safe as can be. But beware, look out! What’s that by that tree? Its footprints are huge! Have we found the Yeti?

Click on the links below to learn more!

Maths:

KIRFs (Instant Recall Facts): Click here...

Maths Spring Activity Booklet: Click here...

Times-table Games: Click here...

 Maths Learning Grid (Y4):

 Practise your tables, play a maths game and choose one other thing to work on each day. Watch the video link for each one and then have a go yourself! (So far Year 4 have covered Place Value, Addition and Subtraction and Multiplication and Division. 

Column Addition

Make your own hundreds, tens and ones counters by drawing on counters you have at home or make some out of paper/card.

Practice column addition with your hundreds, tens and ones, then have a go at drawing them out. Once you have done this, practise column addition using just the numbers.

Why don’t you use a dice to generate your numbers and make some column addition questions of your own!

Link to video for column addition of 2 3-digit numbers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRAOFeuaaVU&list=PLWIJ2KbiNEyq1iZ36fRe-xTJ4NNZsmYz9&index=9

Column Subtraction

Make your own hundreds, tens and ones counters by drawing on counters you have at home or make some out of paper/card.

Practice column subtraction with your hundreds, tens and ones, then have a go at drawing them out and then practising with just the numbers.

Why don’t you use a dice to generate your numbers and make some column subtraction questions of your own!

Link to video for column subtraction of 2 3-digit numbers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTILCPp6q2c&list=PLWIJ2KbiNEyq1iZ36fRe-xTJ4NNZsmYz9&index=10

Multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100

Make your own place value grid and place value slider and try multiplying different numbers by 10 and 100. Can you work out what happens when you have decimal numbers?

Link to video on multiplying by 10 and 100:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Y0zSnhiShc&list=UUob4tkfOSXy6yav9Y54SKIQ&index

Link to video on dividing by 10 and 100: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPMnbH2M0io&list=UUob4tkfOSXy6yav9Y54SKIQ&index

Grid method and column method multiplication

Multiply a 3-digit number by a 1-digit number by making your own place value counters to help you. You can either draw on counters or make your own out of card/paper.

Once you have done this with counters, have a go by drawing them out.

Link to video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrKqvhV-j_Q&list=PLWIJ2KbiNEyq1iZ36fRe-xTJ4NNZsmYz9&index=13

 

Telling the time in analogue

Practise telling the time in analogue. You can choose to practice reading the time to o’clock an half past:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V32tRiEQ2AA&t

Once you are confident with this, have a go at telling the time to quarter past & to:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86RbCwhdJSs

If you can do this, have a go at telling the time to 5 minutes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJkYONqIYQM

Finally have a go at reading the time to the nearest minute:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohgPN0jOcf4

Division (grouping and sharing, part-whole method, chunking method and bus stop method)

Get some something you can use to share (counters/raisins/grapes etc….) Practise dividing by sharing and dividing by grouping.

Link to video:

https://youtu.be/bdglIPNNhuI 

Divide a 3 digit number by a 1-digit number by making your own place value counters to help you. You can either draw on counters or make your own out of card/paper.

Once you have had a go with counters, try it by just drawing out the counters. Then have a go practising with just the numbers.

Link to video for dividing a 3-digit number by a 1-digit number:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7PelKmv-jI&list=PLWIJ2KbiNEyq1iZ36fRe-xTJ4NNZsmYz9&index=14 

Equivalent fractions

Print out your own fraction strips/fraction circles from the internet.

Use these to find fractions which are equivalent to each other e.g.

Link to video on equivalent fractions:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUJ49WdgRyM&list=PLWIJ2KbiNEypS0zxt54Wez5X4gnQ-xxvu&index 

 

Fractions of amounts

Use raisins, sweets, grapes etc.... and draw out bar models to help you find fractions of amounts. Once you have had a go with practical resources, draw them out as a picture to help you. Once you are confident with this, draw out the bar model but just record the numbers in it.

Link to video showing the bar model for fractions of amounts:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qh53TJoMV3o&list=PLWIJ2KbiNEypS0zxt54Wez5X4gnQ-xxvu&index 

 

Adding and subtracting fractions

Use lego or print fraction circles off the internet to help you to practise adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator.

Link to video showing adding fractions with the same denominator:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s768ZakRX4k&list=PLWIJ2KbiNEypS0zxt54Wez5X4gnQ-xxvu&index

Link to video showing subtracting fractions with the same denominator:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUfsGb5KLWs&list=PLWIJ2KbiNEypS0zxt54Wez5X4gnQ-xxvu&index

 

 

 

Right, acute and obtuse angles

Make your own angle eater/right angle tester and go round your house/garden looking for right, acute and obtuse angles.

Link to video showing investigation of right, acute and obtuse angles:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_p0STXaf9s&list=PLWIJ2KbiNEyrTqPf1uBkSPri4zSMmL09L

 

Coordinates

Draw out your own grid and work out the coordinates of different items you place on your grid.

Link to video on coordinates:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LheIupt9SXM&list=PLWIJ2KbiNEypHzK91u0hgALvZdLlNYiVw

 

2019-20

Class 4 Teachers: Miss J Watkinson & Miss B Karam

Supported by Mrs D Byers

During this time, Year 4 have planted some seeds to grow together and share when we see each other again. We are in this together. Have faith, stay positive and please stay safe and indoors. Lots of love and prayers from the Year 4 family xo
During this time, Year 4 have planted some seeds to grow together and share when we see each other again. We are in this together. Have faith, stay positive and please stay safe and indoors. Lots of love and prayers from the Year 4 family xo

 
What a fantastic day celebrating all our ‘WOW’ words! #VocabularyParade2020

Save The Date: Friday 6th March 2020!
Save The Date: Friday 6th March 2020!
So far our Year 4 Pen License superstars are...
So far our Year 4 Pen License superstars are...

Oliver, Aminah, Haadiyah, Maisy, Ben, George, Wajiha, Taylor & Emily!

Reminder: Forest School will be taking place every week on a Thursday. A change of clothes and wellingtons are needed in school by Wednesdays. #OutdoorLearning
Reminder: Forest School will be taking place every week on a Thursday. A change of clothes and wellingtons are needed in school by Wednesdays. #OutdoorLearning
During Lent, Year 4 will be taking part in different activities to help one another and to look after Gods creation #LIVELENT
During Lent, Year 4 will be taking part in different activities to help one another and to look after Gods creation #LIVELENT

Golden Jumper Winner of Week 1:

Well done, Ellie! You continue to be kind, responsible & show great enthusiasm in your learning, We love your positivity in Year 4. Keep up the hard work. You are doing amazing!

Year 4 had a busy afternoon looking at all the ways to be safe on the internet. In partners they looked at an Equality Thermometer.  #KeepSafe #SaferInternetDay2020 #WeAreAllUnique
Year 4 had a busy afternoon looking at all the ways to be safe on the internet. In partners they looked at an Equality Thermometer. #KeepSafe #SaferInternetDay2020 #WeAreAllUnique

Good Learner Winner of Week 6:

Aminah you deserve this every week as you are one of our star pupils in year 4!, Aminah is always doing her very best. Thank you, Aminah for your kind manners, your hard work, your positive mindset and the way you bring Year 4 together the way it is. 

Golden Jumper Winner of Week 6:

A big well done to Dylan! You have shown great enthusiasm in your learning, your eagerness to answer every question is so motivating & inspirational to the whole class! We love your positivity. Keep up the hard work. You are our star pupil! 

Year 4 have written jaw-dropping Newspaper Reports on a monstrous incident that had taken place in ‘Arthur & the Golden Rope!’ #PowerOfReading #BlownMySocksOff
Year 4 have written jaw-dropping Newspaper Reports on a monstrous incident that had taken place in ‘Arthur & the Golden Rope!’ #PowerOfReading #BlownMySocksOff

Good Learner Winner of Week 5:

Well done, Zac. You have who won good learner this week for your amazing progress in your learning. Zac is shining through every Maths lesson, his work ethic is inspirational to all his class members. Zac uses every minute of his school day to stay focused in his learning, he is a star pupil that we are all so proud of!

Golden Jumper Winner of Week 5:

Well done, Accardo. Your resilience and your dedication has shined so brightly and you are continuing to do the very best you can and I am super proud to be your teacher. Keep it up!

Year 4 are having an amazing time learning their new dance skills every Monday!
Year 4 are having an amazing time learning their new dance skills every Monday!

Good Learner Winner of Week 4:

A big well done to Haadiya! Our star pupil in year 4 this week, always doing her very best. Thank you Haadiya for your kind manners, your hard work, your positive mindset and the way you bring Year 4 together the way it is. 

Golden Jumper Winner of Week 4:

Well done, Nafiah. You are an amazing asset to St Stephens! Keep up the hard work and never stop trying, you can do this always.

Good Learner Winner of Week 3:

A big well done to Ben! Our star pupil in year 4, always doing his very best and putting 110% effort into every piece of work. A kind, caring and responsible student at St Stephens and we couldn’t be more proud! 

We are so proud to say Year 4 have raised £65 with some very generous donations! #saveourplanet #keepearthsafe
We are so proud to say Year 4 have raised £65 with some very generous donations! #saveourplanet #keepearthsafe

 

This term we are reading "Arthur and the Golden Rope" by Joe Todd Stanton, a tale of an unlikely hero and his epic adventure. Lots of exciting writing to come!Converting

Good Learner Winner of Week 2:

So proud of our 3 good learners this week! Well done Moawia, Joshua and Maitie, your enthusiasm and dedication to learning is inspiring to all at St Stephen's. Keep up the brilliant work, Year 4 are lucky to have you as part of our class family.

Golden Jumper Winner of Week 2:

A big congrats to Zac! For working super hard this week and using his positive mindset towards his learning & for always being a keen learner, nothing is impossible! Well done, Zac.

Good Learner Winner of Week 1:

Well done, Oliver. He has achieved the good learner award this week, Oliver is our star pupil, a kind, responsible and dedicated learner. Absolutely fantastic!

Welcome back Year 4! Hope you all have had a fabulous holiday, bring on the new decade and outstanding learning.
Welcome back Year 4! Hope you all have had a fabulous holiday, bring on the new decade and outstanding learning.

It’s Christmas time! Year 4 are very much excited & we have been reading ‘The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.’ We have written and created a retell through a story wheel! How amazing do these look? #English #D&T #ChristmasIsNear

Year 4 have had a great week making bioluminescent jelly fish. We used papier-mâché to create our 3D jelly fish and then investigated how to make a series circuit to light them up! 

Good Learner Winner of Week 8:

Well done, Moawia. He has achieved the good learner award this week, Moawia has improved exceptionally in his reading and writing, using his amazing skills through his phonics journey. He is flying through his maths activities. A keen and super learner! Keep it going Moawia.

Golden Jumper Winner of Week 8:

An amazing week for Alfie! He showed kindness care and lovely qualities everyone needs in a friend, generous and thoughtful traits. Alfie is not only looking out for his friends during playtime and lunch, he is progressing super well in lessons. Keep up the good work Alfie!

Good Learner Winner of Week 7:

Well done Max B who has achieved the good learner award this week, Max has improved in his writing, using his amazing thesaurus and dictionary skills to expand his vocabulary. He wrote an exceptional diary entry and setting description about our Moon Man book. What a way to end our book! A big well done! Keep it up Max! 

Golden Jumper Winner of Week 7:

Super well done, Ruby! A lovely friend with kind, generous and thoughtful traits. An amazing buddy to her table buddies. Ruby has progressed so well in her maths and reading. Keep up the good work Ruby and thank you for being such a lovely pupil, you make St Stephens proud! 

Good Learner Winner of Week 6:

A big Well Done to Roy who won good learner on Friday for his amazing progress in his learning. Roy is shining through every Maths lesson, his work ethic is inspirational to all his class members. Roy uses every minute of his school day to stay focused in his learning, he is a star pupil that we are all so proud of!

A creative day for Year 4. We created beautiful collages of sea creatures. Aren’t they absolutely amazing?

Our trip to the Blue Planet Aquarium, a day filled with excitement, knowledge and eagerness to start our new Blue Abyss topic!

Good Learner Winner of Week 5:

Congratulations to Ellie for a fantastic week and to celebrate her good learning as she continues to work brilliantly both outside and inside school with her extra curricular activities. Keep up the fantastic work Ellie! 

Golden Jumper Winner of Week 5:

A big Well Done to Stanley who is our golden jumper winner this week. Stanley shines through every activity or work he produces, the resilience, determination and passion he shows to continue work his work and not give up is something we all need to follow. Super proud of Stanley, keep working hard.. you are doing amazing! 

Celebrating a big write in Year 4, they worked super hard in writing a creative character description for our Power of Reading book ‘Moon Man’  #BusyBees #ProudTeacher #StepsToSuccess
Celebrating a big write in Year 4, they worked super hard in writing a creative character description for our Power of Reading book ‘Moon Man’ #BusyBees #ProudTeacher #StepsToSuccess

Golden Jumper Winner of Week 4:

Well done to Wajiha who is our golden jumper winner this week. Wajiha is a star pupil with beautiful manners, she shines through all our class/school rules, she always produces beautiful work to the best of her ability. A kind and respectable pupil! A pleasure to be teaching her this year. 

Good Learner Winner of Week 4:

A fantastic end to our week to celebrate our good learner winner Emily. Emily is a driven and enthusiastic learner, she produced a great piece of English work, as we focused on character descriptions. She’s really improved on widening her vocabulary using her prior knowledge, new dictionary and thesaurus skills. Absolutely brilliant! Well done, Emily. 

Golden Jumper Winner of Week 3: 

A huge well done to Oliver who is our golden jumper winner this week. Oliver is a star pupil with beautiful manners, he shines through all our class/school rules and continues to motivate everyone, he always produces beautiful work to the best of his ability and loves to be challenged further, honoured to have him in my class.

Good Learner Winner of Week 3:

A big congratulations to our super star Joe this week who is our good learner winner. Joe has been the biggest team player, not only does he finish every task and challenges, he helps all his classmates with their work and explains it carefully so they understand, a brilliant pupil, a caring friend and most of all a wonderful person.  

Golden Jumper Winner of Week 2:

Well done to Aminah who is our golden jumper winner this week. Aminah has been the biggest team player, not only is she a great team-mate to our new pupil Moavia, she is hardworking, motivating and has taken on a very important responsibility to make our new addition feel most welcome in Year 4. A big thank you to Aminah!

Good Learner Winner of Week 2:

Well done to Benjamin who is our good learner winner this week. Benjamin continues to motivate everyone, he always produces beautiful work with a resilient attitude. He as done exceedingly well in Maths this week and has been one of many class buddies who have been going around class helping their friends to push themselves further in their classwork.

A fun week in Science for Year 4! We got our investigation goggles out experimenting what sugary drinks are good for our teeth. The children are in for a treat! We recorded our results over a week to find the best results... and they were interesting indeed!

Golden Jumper Winner of Week 1:

Well done to Maisy who is our first golden jumper winner of the year. Maisy has settled into Year 4 beautifully. She is kind, hardworking, willing to help everyone and is an excellent role model. What a fantastic start to our school year.
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Good Learner Winner of Week 1:

Well done to George who is our first good learner winner of the year. George has joined us in Year 4, he continues to motivate everyone around him, always producing beautiful work with a fantastic attitude. A fabulous year ahead for George! What an amazing start to our school year.