Welcome to Y4/5 - Mrs Adams & Mrs Evans
During this period of home learning, we are trying to use an app called ClassDojo to help us to improve our communication with you. We sent out texts about how to link with our class. If you are having trouble in downloading the app or using your child's login code please e mail us and we can try to help.
Class learning for Y4/5 during Covid-19 School Closure
This page will be updated regularly to provide online learning for your child. Please click on the buttons below to access resources chosen by your child's teachers.
Monday 29th June - Friday 3rd July
Below is the plan and ideas for this week's home learning. We hope that you are all OK, we miss you all very much. If you are struggling to access any of the work please do let us know and if you need a paper copy of any of the resources please call the school office and we can prepare a pack for you to collect.
Monday 22nd June - Friday 26th June
Good luck with this week's home learning. It includes designing your dream school as part of English and identifying birds' eggs as part of life cycles in Science. We hope that you are all well, there is still time to complete the multiplication test too as Mrs McGrath has extended the deadline. Below are the files you will need for Tuesday's English work.
Monday 15th June - Friday 20th June
We hope that you are all well. Please use the plan below to guide this week's home-learning. Year 4 parents please read the letter about this year's multiplication test. If you have any questions about it, or problems accessing any of the work please let us know.
Monday 8th June
Monday 1st June
Please follow the links below to access the home learning tasks and resources for this week. If you have any problems accessing the resources below please e-mail us or call the school office.
Please follow the link below to access the video lessons. The worksheets linked to each lesson are also below.
Pentecost Sunday - 31st May. Spread Jesus' peace by really trying to speak kindly to your family this week.
Get creative and recycle an old glass jar to make you own special jar full of ‘Things to look forward to’. Having things to look forward to can make you feel happier and improve your well-being.
Spelling and Grammar Activity
Writing & Speaking and Listening Activity
On Saturday, May 30, as NASA and SpaceX launch astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley to the International Space Station. This mission marks the first time since the retirement of the space shuttle in 2011 that humans will fly to the space station from U.S. soil. Can you watch the video link below, do some more research about the events and either write a newspaper report or become a news presenter and send us a video of your news-report.
The Space Race
If we were in school our Science topic would be 'Space'. We also had a special request for some History work, so I thought we could combine the two and find out about the history of space travel. Have a look at the videos and the PowerPoint below and choose some of the activities to try.
Can you write 5 questions that you would like to find out about the history of space travel and then research your answers?
Find out about one of the key figures in space travel, perhaps Neil Armstrong or Yuri Gagarin. Write facts, or a biography about their life.
Can you create your own space travel timeline? Think carefully about how you can present the information clearly.
Can you design (and even make) a buggy that could survive the harsh environment on Mars?
May - The month of Mary
The feast day of Our Lady Of Fatima lands each year on May 13. Please read the PowerPoint to find out more about why this feast day is celebrated and try one or more of the activities below and try to say the Rosary or a Hail Mary.
Can you answer these questions?
Who is Our Lady of Fatima?
What is an apparition?
What was the name of the miracle that happened on October 13th 1917?
Can you describe what happened?
Why do you think this apparition happened?
British Library - Mini Book Project
The British Library is calling on the children across the country to write their own small books, which will form part of an online “National Library of Miniature Books for the toy world”.
The library is asking children to share their homemade miniature books with them so that they can be published in their virtual library.
We want you to make your own mini-book. What you write about is completely up to you, but there are many ideas and tips offered by famous authors that you can use to help you by following these links.
Please send a picture of your book to us now, but keep them safe for our return to school so that we can share them together and send pictures of them off to the British Library.
Class Home Learning Update 4.5.2020
This week, we are going to set some activities and challenges for our enrichment week 'WILD'. We will be learning about nature in the UK, wild flowers and animals, and also other wild habitats like the African Savannah. We hope that you enjoy it! Please remember to share your work on ClassDojo or by e-mailing us using the addresses below.
1) Observe the world around you.
When you start a nature journal, you begin to look at the world with new eyes. Find a ‘secret sitting spot’ in your garden or by your window (if you have binoculars, now would be a great time to use them!). Look for interesting colours, textures, animal and plantlife. Spend time simply observing, then ‘zoom in’ on one particular thing. This could be an animal, a leaf, a tree, a flower – any wildlife or plantlife you can see. What do you notice about the colours, patterns, behaviours?
If you don’t have a garden, take a slow walk next time you go outside for your daily exercise. If you see something like a fallen leaf or a shell or an acorn, you might like to collect it and bring it home with you for closer inspection (gloves are advisable). Otherwise, if you are looking at an animal or trees, you should spend a few moments closely looking at it or maybe even take a photograph.
2) Draw it in detail.
Draw what you see. What do you notice about it? Try to capture everything you’ve observed. You may also like to stick in a photograph.
3) Annotate your drawing.
Make field notes about what you have observed. Be sure to include the date, time and make a note about the weather. Can you annotate your sketch with key descriptive language? What did you notice about the colours, patterns, shapes, sounds? Where did you find it? Did you notice anything about its behaviour? What else can you write down about how the object looks, smells, feels? Label your drawing and make additional observational notes to record what you have seen/discovered.
Use nature books, magazines, TV programmes or the internet to research more about what you’ve found. Can you include 5-10 additional facts alongside your illustration and field notes?
Both the RSPB and the Woodland Trust have excellent resources that you can use to help you identify and label what you observe in nature:
5) Repeat with something new! Then repeat again!
Can you set time aside each day to focus on filling your nature journal? You can choose something new each time and add more drawings and observations, facts and artwork.
This weekend, I was doing some work in my garden and we found an ants nest. We lifted up a slab and underneath there was the most amazing sight. Thousands of tiny ants were crawling around, they instantly began to rescue their tiny eggs and larvae. They were fascinating to watch. Yesterday, I started to do a little bit more research to try to find out more about them. I found out that the Queen ant can live for up-to 30 years, while some of the worker ants only live for a few weeks. Unfortunately, I ran out of time to find out much more, so I wonder if you are able to find out more about these incredible little creatures to teach me? You could present your findings in any way you wish. You could use pictures, life-cycle diagrams, video yourself, write about them, create a quiz, a PowerPoint, arts and crafts, or any of your own ideas.
I have found this video clip (link below) that might help you to start your research.
The next time you go out for a walk try this...
When you have collected some data about the flowers you have seen can you present it using a graph, pictogram or chart?
Some of the amazing things we have done learning at home...
New Maths Challenges for you to have a go at. Please e mail us any pictures of you and your work so that we can add them to our webpage.
28.4.2020 - MyMaths has been checked and updated. Please login and have a look.
28.4.2020 - MyMaths has been checked and updated. Please login and have a look.
Read the text above and find the following words:
dwell, solitary, armour, quill, capture, guardian, prehistoric, seldom and exclusively.
Do you know what they all mean, if you're unsure can you find out by asking an adult, using a dictionary or researching online?
Design your own dragon, draw it and label it with lots of amazing adjectives to describe its appearance and think of some strong verbs to describe how it would move. What makes if special? Is it an ice, fire, sky or sea dragon? If your stuck for inspiration logon to ClassDojo for more ideas.
If you want and extra challenge then design a ‘wanted’ poster to try and find your dragon. This will need to explain what your dragon looks like, where it might be found, what to do if it is seen and whom to contact.
Brian had often bought things from the market that had turned out to be the most outrageous, disappointing fakes.
He had presumed that the magic biscuits would have been exactly the same. How wrong he had been...
What had happened when Brian fed the biscuits to his dogs?
How quickly did they grow to this size do you think?
Did Brian give the biscuits to anything/anyone else?
Have the creatures stopped growing?
How will Brian keep them as pets?
What are the benefits/problems with having such enormous pets?
Is there a way for Brian to restore his animals to their original size?
Imagine Brian gave the biscuits to a different animal. Can you draw what they would look like before and after?
Make a list of all the different colours you can see in the picture. Can you write a paragraph to describe the scene in the picture, using lots of these colours?
Can you then replace all of the colours you have used with alternative words for those colours? E.g. sapphire instead of blue. Emerald instead of green. Charcoal instead of black.
What effect does this have on your writing?
Fancy listening to a story? Try Storyline!
Over the next few weeks, please try our reading bingo challenge. There are lots of different ideas and genres for you to read. If you have any book recommendations for your friends please let us know!
If you're struggling to find something to read why not try something new on Epic.
Easter Holiday Challenges
We will be posting some OPTIONAL activities for the Easter holidays on here and on ClassDojo on Monday 6th April. Our daily challenges will resume on Monday 20th April. We hope that you have a Happy Easter and that you keep safe and well.
Catholic Life Activities for Lent and Easter
The document below contains a wide range of bible readings - linking to the liturgical seasons of Lent and Easter. There are questions at the end of each reading to support discussion and understanding of what you have read.
Over the next month we would like you to track the phases of the moon. You could use a piece of paper and draw around a 2p coin for each day and then draw the shape of the moon that you can see each day. What do you notice about how it changes? Can you research what is happening to find out more?
Hopefully with some spring sunshine you can enjoy getting outside for some outdoor play and exercise, but if you want to try something different follow the links below.
Try these links below to keep learning from home
Children to research information on India - for a topic
For children who are absent from school at present - please see link below for home learning.