Saturn (Year 4)

Saturn Class Year 4

2020-2021

Spring Term 1

REMOTE LEARNING

Here are the instructions for Google Classrooms: How to use Google Classroom

We find ourselves remote learning for Spring Term 1. Daily lessons are posted on our Google Classroom. You need to go there each day to access the learning for the day.

 

There will be English and Maths for the morning and either a Topic, Science, Computing, PE or RE lesson for the afternoons.  I will also post a story time to watch or listen to once or twice a week.

There may be times when you feel like you could do with something extra to do, or just an activity to pass the time.

Check on this page to look for ideas!

The Year 4 team are:  Mrs Buck, Mrs Underdown, Mrs Ray and Mrs Heron.

Please remember to check out our Class Dojo for all communication. I aim to respond to the messages as soon as I am able to. I am available until 4pm weekdays.

This term, our topic will be:

Road Trip USA

We’re going on a road trip across the good old US of A.  It’s time to explore the sights and sounds of the Big Apple. Use your map skills to navigate your way around some of its most famous landmarks.  We will sketch the skyscrapers and paint its iconic cityscape at dusk. Find out about some of the most famous physical features of the US, such as the Mississippi River, the Rocky Mountains, Grand Canyon, Everglades National Park, Old Faithful Geyser, Lake Superior and Monument Valley. Look at aerial views of each landmark and think about how they might have been formed. Meet the Iroquois tribe; Native Americans with amazing customs and traditions. Take part in discussions about Christopher Columbus and find out what happened when he met the Native Americans.  We will listen to the legends of the Iroquois tribes people, learn about their culture and create reproductions of their intricate patterned artwork.

Buckle up, sunglasses on. Put the roof down and let the wind blow through your hair. We’re off!

Maths: Fractions. We will use a combination of our Inspire Maths and the White Rose Hub home learning resources.

Times tables, times tables and more times tables.  In Year 4, the expectation is that the children will know all their times tables to 12 x 12 by the end of the year. We do know lots already, but we need to be extra quick at recall of the facts!

 

To generate a test for learning at home, follow this link: http://www.timestables.me.uk/printable-pdf-quiz-generator.htm

Science: Electricity; working scientificallyHere, you can download a knowledge organiser to read and find out what we will learn about: Electricity Knowledge Organiser Year 4

Art and Design: sketching cityscapes; watercolour washes; silhouettes; dreamcatchers; Native American patterns

RE: Discovery RE – Judaism: Passover – How important is it for Jewish people to do what God asks them to do?

Please continue to read with your child as much as possible, both by reading to them and hearing them read. We will have a class library, where the children may borrow a book to read in class. For the time being, these books have to stay in class, however the children can bring a book from home as they have done before.

Visit this useful website to discover brilliant books aimed at Year 4 children: https://www.booksfortopics.com/year-4 and go here to branch out and try new books based on your favourites: https://www.booksfortopics.com/branching-out

There are Year 4 lessons here too:

Please follow this link: https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-4

It will take you to Oak National Academy and you can find a schedule for daily videos and activities that will help you continue your learning while you are at home.

 

Feeling a little fed up? Try these to pass the time:

In class, we like this guy and his children draw cool things in cartoon style:

https://www.youtube.com/artforkidshub

And there is also a man named Rob Biddulph who writes lovely books and illustrates them himself:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBpgrJijMpk_pyp9uTbxLdg

Blue Peter now has a YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/bluepeter