RESOURCES FOR Y4 DURING SCHOOL CLOSURE
LEARNING PACKS FOR COLLECTION - Please note that, should you require printed versions of the week's learning resources, these can now be safely collected as a Y4 home learning pack from our school main entrance each week. Home reading books can also be changed there if you wish.
Home Learning Resources, Week Beginning 6.7.20
Y4 Home Learning Task Grid 6.7.20
Handwriting Poem - 'Hope'
Harry Potter Timetable
Map of Hogwarts
Image for Inspiration
Negative Numbers Task
Rhyme Patterns Task
Endangered Animals Home Topic Task Grid
Home Learning Resources, Week Beginning 29.6.20
EXCITING NEWS! Check out this week's resources and Twitter for an exciting opportunity to take part in Y4's End of Year Summer Art Exhibition - an expertly curated on-line gallery of our class' artwork in response to the theme, 'VIEW FROM MY WINDOW'. You have until JULY 6TH to email your entries to me. Get creating Year 4!
Y4 Home Learning Task Grid Week Beginning 29.6.20
Y4 Summer Art Exhibition 2020 Inspiration & Ideas
Summer Art Exhibition Poster 2020
Back to School Journal
Chembakolli Information Presentation
Describe Movement on a Grid Activity
Describe Movement on a Grid Answers
Describe Movement on a Grid Presentation & Tasks
Endangered Animals Home Topic Task Grid
Great Galapagos 60 Second Reads Task
My Lockdown Haiku Poem Interactive Pesentation
My Lockdown Haiku Writing Frame & Word Bank
Perimeter on a Grid Presentation & Tasks
Home Learning Resources, Week Beginning 22.6.20
Y4 Home Learning Task Grid Week Beginning 22.6.20.
A Place Called Home Inquiry Task
Back to School Journal
Diversity - Writing an Acrostic Poem Presentation & Task
Endangered Animals Home Topic Task Grid
Extra Resources for Endangered Animals Mini Project
Equivalent Fractions Presentation & Tasks
Face co-ordinates Game
India Factfile Task Sheet
Layers of the Rainforest Comprehension
Persuasive Devices Recap Tasks
Publishing the Page Presentation & Task
Home Learning Resources, Week Beginning 15.6.20
Y4 Home Learning Task Grid Week Beginning 15.6.20
60-Second Reads Guidance
Caesar's Calendar Conundrum Reading Comprehension
Co-ordinates Mastery Challenge Tasks & Presentation
Handwriting Poem - 'What You Can Do'
Hours, Minutes & Seconds Tasks and Presentation
Hyperlinks Presentation & Task
My Time Capsule - Special Occasions
Ocean Food Chain Activity
Persuasive Writing - Formal Letter Checklist
Writing a Formal Letter to Persuade
Zoo Coordinates Tasks
Home Learning Resources, Week Beginning 8.6.20
Y4 Home Learning Task Grid week beginning 8.6.20.
Comprehensions on Migration Passages & Questions
Fidget Spinners Persuasive Writing Task
Food Chain Tubes Task
Handwriting Poem - 'Freedom, Freedom'
Horizontal Format - Describe Position Task
Images - Interactive Presentation
Persuasive Texts Writing Checklist
Presentation - Describe Position
Presentation - Food Chains
PSHE Time Capsule - Our Handprints
Home Learning Resources, Week Beginning 1.6.20
But First...A Message About Y4's 'Awesome Work Shout Out' Rainbow!
I LOVED seeing all of your amazing work last term – thank you to your grown-ups for emailing it across to me. Well done to everyone who received a Y4 Awesome Award Shout Out on Twitter too! If you would like to receive an Awesome Award Shout Out, all you have to do is ask your grown-up to email me some of your super work or a photo – I’ll reply with some feedback for you and will Tweet your shout out! This term, I’m going to make the shout outs a different colour every week, starting with red this week. Can you make the ‘Awesome Award Rainbow’ by getting a shout out for each colour during this term? Keep trying your best Y4, I'm so proud of you all! Love Mrs Lark x
Y4 Home Learning Task Grid week beginning 1.6.20
Comprehensions on Migration Passages & Questions
Handwriting Poem - 'The Voice'
Interpreting Charts Reasoning & Problem Solving Task
Super Bowl Addition Problems
Type the Text Task Presentation
World Map Labelling Activity
Home Learning Resources, Week Beginning 18.5.20
Y4 Home Learning Task Grid week beginning 18.5.20.
Interpreting Scaled Bar Charts Tasks and Answers
Division Problems Task
Multiplication and Division Word Problems Task
Multiplication and Division Word Problems Answers
Handwriting Poem - 'Your Best'
Gemstone Mystery Story Prompts
Mona Lisa Example
Mona Lisa Template
Story Writing Checklist
Page Layout Presentation
Home Learning Resources, Week Beginning 11.5.20
Y4 Home Learning Task Grid week beginning 11.5.20.
Frequency Table Task
Frequency Tables Presentation
Internet Research Prompts Task
Leonardo da Vinci Inventions Presentation
Make your own da Vinci inspired invention link sheet
Teeth and Digestion Presentation
Teeth Labelling Activity
Caesar's Calendar Conundrum Comprehension
Y4 Writing Checklist
Home Learning Resources, Week Beginning 4.5.20
Y4 Home Learning Task Grid, week beginning 4.5.20.
Applying Meanings Task
Are you Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man?
Da Vinci's Drawing Materials Text
Leonardo's Drawing Materials Questions
Cassie the Commentator Presentation
Halves & Quarters Activity
Halves & Quarters Answers
Oops - Handwriting Poem
Plot the Polygon Coordinates Activity
Proptastic Movie Clips
Reading Comprehension with a Twist
Home Learning Resources, Week Beginning 27.4.20
Y4 Home Learning Task Grid, week beginning 27.4.20
Leonardo's Secret Message Task
Lucky Worm Handwriting Poem
Symmetry Activity - to link with Supermovers Live Lesson
Reflective Symmetry Presentation
PSHE Mental Health presentation
Prose to Play Script
Make a Whole Activity
Make a Whole Activity Answers
Feelings Match Up
Home Learning Resources, Week Beginning 20.4.20
Y4 Home Learning Task Grid, week beginning 20.4.20.docx
Handwriting Letter Joins.pdf
The following 11 IMG files make up the My Time Capsule booklet pages:
Play Script Example.pdf
Writing a Play Script Poster.pdf
So, can you remember all the different ways mountains are formed? As you know, I love mountains - reading about them, hiking up them, and photographing them. I was inspired by Ben Fogle talking about climbing Everest last week (you can still catch this on his Instagram if you missed it live, it's fascinating!) and I decided I wanted to have a go at sketching some mountains. This video link is a great step by step guide on how to do this and shade the different ways light hits all of the crevices on the mountainside. Why not watch it then try yourself? https://youtu.be/jENW81mgx2M
I've also found an amazing art app (with a free trial version so you can ask your grown up if they can download it for you) called Tayasui Sketches. You could open up a sketchbook page on there and use the various pen tools to draw your mountain. Why not change the colours and use the watercolour tool to add a paint effect too? Which mountain will you sketch? I can't wait to see your pictures next week, ask your grown up to send them or Tweet.
Have a wonderful weekend! Happy mountaineering!
Mrs Lark x
Good morning Y4,
Hope you're all well. Some great slime making photos earlier in the week, well done! Don't forget to get a grown up to email or Tweet any stories you're writing in Frank Cottrell-Boyce's live lessons or house designs for Gus the gerbil. I'd love to see anything you're up to!
Today, I've sent a photo of the frogspawn in my garden pond. Have a look at the first spring photos I sent last week. Can you spot how the frogspawn has changed since then? Try researching the lifecycle of a frog to find out what will happen next.
I'm missing you all a lot. I'm sure you're also missing family and friends, it does feel strange not to be able to see all the people you care about at the moment but we all need to do the right thing to keep everyone safe and well, which means staying home for a little while longer. Today I'm going to 'Mail A Hug' to my niece, to let her know I'm thinking about her. Maybe you'd like to make one and post it to someone you're missing too? Here's how to do it :
1. Spread out a long sheet of paper or tape some sheets of paper together, then lie on it with your arms spread wide!
2. Ask someone at home to trace around your head, arms, and upper body onto the paper.
3.You can either cut it out now or decorate first and then cut. I'm going to use paint but markers or crayons would work just fine and you could also add sequins, stickers or other collage materials.
4. Print or write out the poem below to accompany your hug.
5. Fold it all up, put in an envelope, address it to your family member or friend and ask a grown up to pop it in the post when they next go to do the food shopping.
Here's the poem, you could add your own message too:
"I miss you when you’re far away.
I’d love to see you every day.
But since I can’t come over to play,
I’m mailing you a hug today.
So although it might be quite a sight,
wrap my arms around you tight.
Repeat to keep your smile bright,
until we get to reunite!”
Have fun today, sending you all a virtual hug!
Love Mrs Lark x
Good Morning Y4, hope you're all well. How's the creative writing going? What about some maths today? Check out https://www.themathsfactor.com/ for lots of fun activities with Carol Vorderman. Love Mrs Lark x
Hi Y4, How did the slime science go? This week, why not tune in to an Instagram creative writing lesson live at 10am each day with renowned local author Frank Cottrell-Boyce @frankcottrell_b . I'd love to read your pieces! Love Mrs Lark x
Look who Mrs Lark found playing her cello this morning! Not sure a piece of bamboo is the best bow though, Panda.
Hello Y4 - hope you had a good weekend and you're all keeping well. I have been gardening again and checking in on our frogspawn - I'll send some photos tomorrow so you can see how it's changing.
Have you heard of a book called The Creakers by Tom Fletcher? It's all about the unusual creatures who inhabit the upside down world underneath your bed! If you'd like to listen to the author reading a chapter, or perhaps you'd like to meet the characters and read a chapter yourself, then head over to https://www.penguin.co.uk/articles/children/2017/make-some-disgusting-slime-inspired-by-the-creakers.html
, where you will also find instructions for some simple kitchen science to make Creaker inspired slime from three simple ingredients! I'd love to see some photos if you do make some - but remember to get your grown-up's permission first and don't get it on your carpet, bed or sofa!
Have a great day. Love Mrs Lark x
How are your Gus homes coming along? Today, visit the WWF website #LearntoLoveNature at 3pm for a live lesson to make a lantern in time for Earth Hour! Enjoy the weekend. Love Mrs Lark. X
Hi my lovely Y4! Hope you're all well and enjoying the sunny weather we're having. You all have lots of activities in your packs from school to keep you busy over the coming days so I thought you might like to try something just for fun... Click on the video to meet our gerbil, Gus! Augusta (Gus for short) is almost 2 years old and she lives in her special tank in my daughter's room. She is a dove grey Mongolian gerbil and she loves to chew cardboard tubes and wooden sticks and nibble on seeds and her favourite treats called Niblots! Gus is very friendly and tame and loves to come out for cuddles. She sits on my daughter's shoulder! She also loves to roll in her sand bath and this is really funny to watch :-)
If you looked at the RIBA Animal Architecture activity I mentioned yesterday, you might like to design a home for Gus? Think about our science work on animal habitats, maybe do some research... What conditions do gerbils enjoy in the wild? What do they need in place to provide food, shelter, water and a safe place to raise young? What might keep her entertained? If you do design a home, take some photos and ask a grown up to email them to me or Tweet @BGPrimary. I'd love to see your sketches, junk models, Minecraft house designs, labelled diagrams... maybe even a persuasive advert to encourage gerbil owners to buy one? Be creative! Think outside the box...
Have a great day, I'm missing you all lots but I'm enjoying sending you little messages on here! Check back for a frogspawn update after the weekend.
Look after yourselves,
Love Mrs Lark
To watch the video take a look at out Twitter page.
Hello Y4, RIBA have an amazing project I know you'll love! Visit architecture.com/learning and download the Animal Architecture pack. Can't wait to see your animal home designs. Send photos! Love Mrs Lark
Good morning Y4, hope you're all keeping well. What a lovely sunny day! Today, if you ask a grown up to head over to Instagram Live at 4pm, explorer Ben Fogle is answering your questions live! Send him one @benfogle #askben. He's climbed Everest and rowed the Atlantic - amazing! Have a great day, love Mrs Lark
Hope you're all well. I've been in the garden this weekend and noticed lots of lovely signs of spring. I planted some seeds and also discovered frogspawn! Here are some photos. I thought it would be fun for us to watch the seeds (and tadpoles) grow together! Check back soon, I'll post some activities here for you to investigate and research.
Year 4 - Frida Kahlo
Welcome to Year 4's page
I'm your Year 4 teacher, Mrs Lark, and Miss Lopes is our learning support assistant.
In Year 4, we are committed to ensuring that every child enjoys their learning, succeeds and achieves. We have an exciting year ahead of us with a fun-packed, engaging curriculum. The children will be learning and applying a range of new skills through our English, Maths and Science lessons, embedded in our Inquiry-based creative curriculum – for more subject-specific information please see our Curriculum Page. We are also excited to be participating in weekly percussion lessons with Resonate, where we will be introduced to the glockenspiel to add to our musical repertoire! We are looking forward to showing our families how well we are doing at a concert later in the year.
Our class is named after the renowned Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo, who was born in 1907. Frida overcame many physical and medical difficulties in her short life to become one of the best known surrealist artists of her time. She had polio that left her disabled when she was six years old. Frida went on to study medicine and was going to become a doctor until she had a traffic accident at the age of eighteen which badly injured her meaning she couldn’t continue with her studies. Undeterred, despite being in almost constant pain, Frida took up painting and used ideas about things that had happened to her to paint many self-portraits, which also included the brightly coloured native animals she loved. Fifty-five of her one hundred and forty three paintings are of herself! She was also influenced by native Mexican culture, shown in the bright colours she used. Frida Kahlo is a perfect example of someone who defied the odds and showed great resilience in the face of adversity to follow her dreams – a fitting role model for our pupils.
If you have any questions about Year 4 or need further support for your child, please don't hesitate to get in touch by email or by speaking to us at the end of the day. We are always available to help and advise.