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Hi Year 4,

Overviews of home learning can be found on our website but work may also be set on SeeSaw and will go live everyday at 9am. There will be a message from staff everyday for you to see too.

You will need to download the SeeSaw app rather than the SeeSaw for parents app or login on a computer and use your QR code. If you require help then just contact the school or email the class teacher or queryresponse@penybrynprm.cardiff. sch.uk. 

There will be 3x Math and 3x Literacy work set over the week. A whole school project has been created so that if children have siblings they can follow the same topic. You can pick the activities you wish to complete and complete as many as you like. You will be sent this through seesaw but also by viewing the project tasks from the class page section or our topic section.  Please share any work you do with us on SeeSaw.

Try Reading for ten minutes every day using https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0;

If you need any help please get in touch via SeeSaw.

Stay safe, 

Miss. Hocking

Literacy Week beginning 8.3.21

Persuasion text

 

Leaflet writing: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zgqxwnb/articles/zrjqpg8

 

Monday- Check your seesaw for Miss Hocking’s leaflet. Can you up-level it? Make it better! Think about the success criteria!

 

Tues/Wed- Plan your leaflet. Fold up the piece of paper and roughly map out where things will go. Think about paragraphs, pictures, contact information and grouping certain information together on the same pages.

 

Time to write out your leaflet. Using all the information you gathered last week, fold your leaflet, follow your plan. Make sure you use your best handwriting. Think about how to make the leaflet more inviting e.g. colour, design, bubble writing.

 

Thursday- After you have completed your leaflet, send to Miss Hocking. Once checked it will be sent back for editing 😊

 

  • Maps – location (how to get there)
  • Opening times and prices
  • Sub Headings – ‘2021 events’  ‘free admission’
  • Big bold writing to draw you in
  • Persuasive writing
  • Adjectives
  • Emotive language
  • Dates for exciting events
  • Bullet points
  • Address, website and phone number (for hotel)
  • Bright and colourful
  • Describe what is there and why people should come- Shops/ day trips/ places to visit, things to see.

 

 

 

Math’s Home Learning Week beginning 8.3.21

 

This week we are looking at x10, 100 and 1000 and multiplication and division word problems.

 

 

See your SeeSaw for your Math’s work yes

 

Multiplying by 10, 100, 1000 - Primary - YouTube

Times or Divide Bingo - 7-11 year olds - Topmarks

Times Tables Games (topmarks.co.uk)

Literacy Week beginning 1.3.21

Persuasion text

 

Leaflet writing: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zgqxwnb/articles/zrjqpg8

 

You need to gather ideas and information to plan your writing.

Pick a country that you will write your leaflet about. Make sure you write all your information down as you will need this when you write your leaflet.

 

  1. Research the country. Find information such as, what is the capital? What is the weather/climate like there? What time of year is best to visit? Are there beaches/mountains?
  2. What is there to do? Activities? Day trips? Tourist attractions? Etc.
  3. Where can you stay? Accommodation? Find a hotel online and find important information including contact details and prices!
  4. Draw some images that you can use to attract visitors

 

 

 

Math’s Home Learning Week beginning 1.3.21

 

This week we are focussing on Area and Perimeter.

 

See your SeeSaw for your Math’s work

 

Maths KS2: Understanding area and perimeter - BBC Teach

What is the perimeter? - BBC Bitesize

Calculating Area - Year 5 - P6 - Maths - Catch Up Lessons - Home Learning with BBC Bitesize - BBC Bitesize

Game: Area and Perimeter KS2 (maths.org)

Literacy Week beginning 23.2.21

Persuasion text

 

Leaflet writing: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zgqxwnb/articles/zrjqpg8

 

Activities:

  • Emotive language activity sent on SeeSaw. See attachment of ‘Emotive language grid’ for examples.
  • Descriptive Writing activity sent on SeeSaw
  • Open the ‘Persuasive writing activities’ PPT document, sent on SeeSaw. Complete the different activities in your book using your best handwriting.

 

 

Math’s Home Learning Week beginning 23.2.21

This week in Math’s some children will be looking at identifying and ordering negative and whole numbers.

Some children will be using < > to describe whether a number is less than or greater than another.

 

Mathmagicians & Math Machines:

See work sent on SeeSaw

 Practise game: Compare Decimals – TeacherLED

 

Subtraction Superheroes & Number Ninja’s:

See work sent on SeeSaw

Negative number videos: Negative numbers - KS2 Maths - BBC Bitesize

Negative number game: Temperature - 6-11 year olds - Topmarks

 

Literacy Home Learning Week beginning 8.2.21

Discussion Writing

 

  1. Complete the rhetorical question activities sent to you on SeeSaw (Challenges coming your way too!)

 

Rhetorical questions: What is a rhetorical question? - BBC Bitesize

What is a rhetorical question: Rhetorical Question - YouTube

 

2. Open the ‘What is a conclusion?’ guidance sent on SeeSaw

 

3. OPEN the document ‘Literacy Writing a discussion explanation’ Read this carefully before you begin your discussion writing.

 

 

Math’s Home Learning Week beginning 8.2.21

This week we will continue to work on our reasoning skills!

We explore different reasoning strategies including:

 

Drawing a diagram

Drawing a table

Acting it out

Guessing and checking

Creating an organised list

Or

Looking for a pattern

 

Reasoning questions will be sent to your SeeSaw and Math Machines and Mathmagicians will be focussing mainly on ‘Drawing a table’

 

Remember, sometimes finding the answer to reasoning questions takes time!

Making mistakes is absolutely fine and will guide you to your answer.

Take your time and send me a photo of your workings out 😊

 

A video link will be sent to you on SeeSaw showing Miss Hocking giving an example of finding an answer by ‘Drawing a table’

 

Don’t forget to keep practising your times tables!

6: 6 Times Table Song (Cover of Shake It Off by Taylor Swift!) - YouTube

4: 4 Times Table Song (Cover of I’m Still Standing by Taron Egerton) - YouTube

7: Anna Kendrick - Cups (Pitch Perfect's "When I'm Gone) (Karaoke Version) - YouTube

 

Literacy Home Learning- Week beginning 1.2.21

 

The next couple of weeks we will be looking at Discussion Texts. We have looked at discussions/debates before and we did lots of practise with partners debating different topics.

 

1. Follow this link where I read a discussion text and break it down:  https://www.loom.com/share/b2ea4ebed2a1412ebbacfe7b077908c4

 

And here is a video all about ‘Discussion texts’ How to write a discussion text - BBC Teach

 

2.Open the document that has been sent to you on SeeSaw- ‘Is it better to be a child or an adult?’ Highlight the features that you can find using this colour scheme:

 

For the argument

Against the argument

Paragraphs

Conclusion sharing own opinion

Rhetorical questions

Opening statements for example ‘Firstly I will….’

Adjectives (describing words)

 

Question: Are the positive and negative points mixed together in the text?

 

3. I have sent a video explaining how to write in third person to your SeeSaw account!

Or check it out here: https://www.loom.com/share/633905cca8474f5e941b0e7eae6b1003

I talk through what third person is and how we use it in our writing!

 

You can also watch this video about writing in the third person: How to write in the first, second or third person - BBC Bitesize

 

4. Complete the ‘First or Third person’ work sent on SeeSaw.

 

 Some extra ‘First and third person’ work will be sent too as a challenge! Have a go, but remember- Learning zone NOT panic zone!😊

 

5. Open the document ‘Debate topic cards’ and choose topics to debate.

On paper/ in your book, choose a topic, draw two spider diagrams for each topic. One spider diagram is ‘FOR’ with reasons why you agree with it. And one spider diagram is ‘AGAINST’ with reasons why you don’t agree with it.

 

 

Math’s Home Learning- Week beginning 1.2.21

 

In Year 4, we work super hard with our reasoning skills. Reasoning questions encourage us to think in different ways to find the answer. We explore different reasoning strategies including:

 

Drawing a diagram

Drawing a table

Acting it out

Guessing and checking

Creating an organised list

Or

Looking for a pattern

 

Reasoning questions will be sent to your SeeSaw and Math Machines and Mathmagicians will be focussing mainly on ‘Creating an organised list.’

 

Remember, sometimes finding the answer to reasoning questions takes time!

Making mistakes is absolutely fine and will guide you to your answer. You know Miss Hocking’s brain makes mistakes a lot!!

 

Take your time and send me a photo of your workings out 😊

 

Week beginning 25.1.21- Literacy Learning from Home

 

Learning objective: To plan a biography/ To write a biography

 

1. Open the document ‘Biography sentence starters’ Using the sentence starters, write as many sentences as you can about your chosen person.

 

2. Write your biography following the success criteria. Take your time with this activity.

If we were in school you would have at least two Literacy lessons to write this. YOU know how much writing is expected from you.

 

Success Criteria:

Non-negotiable: Handwriting & basic punctuation

Must: 5 W’s, Chronological order, past tense, write about key events from their life

Should: Paragraphs, Time openers, connectives

Could: Catchy introduction, Using different sentence starters,

 

Week beginning 25.1.21- Maths Learning from Home

 

Learning objective: To recognise and complete Carroll Diagrams

 

1. Open the document ‘Carroll Diagram PPT explanation and activities for all’

 

2. Read through and complete the Carroll diagram activities.

 

3. Check your SeeSaw for extension work

 

4. See the links below for Carroll diagram games and challenges:

 

Carroll Diagram games: 2D Shapes Sorting using Carroll Diagrams (topmarks.co.uk)

Carroll Diagram 1.2 - Multiples (teacherled.com)

Carroll Diagrams Odd and Even (topmarks.co.uk)

Week beginning 18.1.21- Literacy Learning from Home

Learning objective: To plan a biography

1. Choose one of the following people:

Walt Disney

Amelia Earhart

Roald Dahl 

 

2. Research your chosen person to find out all about them. Don’t forget important information in CHRONOLOGICAL order:

 

  • The 5 W’s- Who, what, where, why, when
  • When they were born
  • Childhood
  • Achievements
  • Adult life
  • Death (if not alive now)

 

3. Open the document: ‘Life Journey Template example.’ Draw the road into your book and fill in the boxes along the road for your famous person. Include their life events.

 

4. Complete the document that has been sent to you on SeeSaw ‘Biography planning page.’

 

Week beginning 18.1.21- Maths Learning from Home

Learning objective: To recognise and complete Venn diagrams

1. Open the document ‘Venn Diagram PPT explanation and activities for all’

 

2. Read through and complete the Venn diagram activities. Go as far as you can- check that you are in your learning zone, not the panic zone 😊

 

3. Check your SeeSaw for extension work

 

4. See the links below for Venn diagram games and challenges:

 

 

Venn diagram activity: IXL - Sort shapes into a Venn diagram (Year 4 maths practice)

 

Challenge: Venn Diagram - Multiples (teacherled.com)

 

Games: venn diagrams - Topmarks Search

Literacy learning from home- Week beginning 11.1.21

 

Activity 1:

Learning Objective: To use chronological order

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhk82hv/articles/zydsb82

We have looked at chronological order before when we wrote ‘A day in the life of.’ If you need a little refresh, open the document ‘Chronological order re-cap.’

Write about your day from the moment you wake up until you go to bed. Make it as interesting as you can, it doesn’t have to be true!

For example: I woke up this morning and I put on my invisibility coat before I went downstairs for my breakfast. I crept slowly into the cold kitchen where I hid quietly in the corner ready to scare my annoying brother.

Success Criteria:

Must: Write about your day in chronological order using past tense.

Should: Include adjectives and connectives

Could: Use direct speech

 

I would like it written up on paper, using your best handwriting (of course!) Don’t forget punctuation and capital letters. You know yourselves if you’ve written too little.

 

Activity 2:

Open the ‘Writing a biography PPT’

Read through

 

Open and read the ‘Mae Jemison biography.’ Using the highlight tool on Microsoft word, highlight the different features you can see in the biography.

 

Next: Open the document for your group. Read through the biography. Can you underline and label any features that are found?

 Bright Sparks- Captain Scott 

Clever Cookies- Mary Berry

Smarty Pants- David Walliams

Brain Boxes- Roald Dahl

Activity 3:

Choose a family member or friend. Using the biography planning page, fill in the information.

 

 

Math’s Learning From Home Week beginning 11.1.21

 

Learning Objective: To round numbers

 

Round numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000 - Year 5 - P6 - Maths - Catch Up Lessons - Home Learning with BBC Bitesize - BBC Bitesize

 

A rounding game: Rocket Rounding (topmarks.co.uk)

 

See SeeSaw for assigned math’s activities 😊

Whole School Topic Week beginning 11.1.21

Literacy for learning from home, Week beginning 4.1.20

In Literacy find your GGR group work, read the ‘Talk for Writing’ piece and answer the questions provided, completing the different activities through the week!

 

Group 1- Meet the rhi-swano-zeb-tah

Group 2- The impossibly possible bookshop

Group 3- Journey to the jungle!

Group 4- Superheroes!

 

 

Maths for learning from home, Week beginning 4.1.20

In Year 4 we will be looking at fractions. Let’s start by looking at recognising fractions that are several parts of a whole.

Complete the work that is attached for your Math’s group!

Fractions Games: Fractions and Decimals Maths Games (topmarks.co.uk)

A little extra Math’s fun: Check out this Math’s game : Guardians: Defenders of Mathematica (bbc.co.uk)

 

 

Topic

  • Write a diary entry about your Christmas Day
  • Write a letter to Miss Hocking explaining your wishes for 2021 in Year 4

Self Isolation Maths Work for weeks beginning 7.12.20 & 14.12.20

In Math's we have been measuring in lots of ways.

We have measured length, we have measured temperature and we have also measured angles! 

 

It is now time to measure weight! I know this is a little tricky when we are not in school with weighing scales so we will focus on reading how much something weighs on the scales.

 

If you have scales, have a go at finding things around the house and weighing them. Read the weight to the nearest g or kg. Too easy? Estimate the weight of different items and check your estimations. 

 

Check below to find the specific work for your Math's group!

Self-Isolation Literacy work for the weeks beginning 7.12.20 & 14.12.20

 

In Literacy we have been learning the different skills of writing a fantasy story.

We have explored character descriptions, setting descriptions and how important it is to use adjectives!

 

  1. Complete 'This or That' connectives activity. Write out the sentences and choose with connective should go in the gap.
  2. Create a story mountain for your fantasy story. I have uploaded one for you to see :) 
  3. Complete a story flow chart. (We did these in class about 'The Magician's Shop) Put your ideas for your story in, including setting, characters, dilemma. 
  4. Create a comic strip of your story before you write it. This will help you visualise your story.
  5. Write your fantasy story! 

Success Criteria:

Must: Handwriting, Capital letters, punctuation, adjectives

Should: Character descriptions

Setting descriptions

Would: Connectives & Imaginative vocabulary 

 

 

 

Self Isolation Topic work ideas 

We have had the most amazing time learning such a variety of subjects within our topic 'We can change the world!'

Last week we started looking at Gender equality and the impact women have had through time.

 

Some activities you can have a go at:

 

  1. Create a women's right poster
  2. Create a timeline to include when men made history v when women did. For example: The first male president/ The first female president.... When the first man went into space/When the first woman went into space. Compare the dates and write a paragraph to explain what this information shows us.
  3. Write a story with a strong female character
  4. Search how women's rights have changed throughout the years. Create a Powerpoint or Sway on your HWB account
  5. Research important women who changed the world and create character profile's for them
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