Wednesday 6th May

Date: 6th May 2020 @ 8:17am

Good morning Year 4!

It was another lovely, sunny day yesterday and I hope you managed to enjoy some of the sunshine by spending time outside.

I know that lots of you have been enjoying listening to David Walliams’ stories through elevenses. For those of you who are Harry Potter fans, or for anyone who hasn’t read Harry Potter yet, the first book – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – is being read weekly by a series of famous faces. Chapter one is being read by Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe! If you go to this website you can listen to chapter one. Underneath the video there are a range of activities for you to have a go at too. I love the Harry Potter books and have read them all too many times to count! I hope you enjoy them too.

I would like to say a big well done to Reggie, Ava, Deacon, Leon, Joshua M, Joshua C, Emily, Gabriel and Iris who have already completed the sessions I set on Times Tables Rock Stars for this week! Keep practising your times tables and Miss Davies will be so impressed when you move into year 5!

Another huge well done goes to Ava, Deacon, Oliver and Lexie who have started writing their stories on Purple Mash. I am sure that lots of you have been writing them on paper and I can’t wait to read them. Today, like yesterday, spend a little bit of time reading over your story so far and editing it. Today’s BBC Bitesize lesson is all about co-ordinating conjunctions. We have looked at these in class – who remembers learning about FANBOYS? I have added some information and activities about FANBOYS to this blog. Can you use some of these conjunctions in your writing?

The BBC maths lesson today is all about dividing. One of the things that we would have been looking at this term in maths is the bus stop method of division. This is something that sounds quite difficult, but as long as you know your times tables, like we all do, is actually quite straightforward. The link on the BBC lesson is excellent and explains how to use this method really clearly. I have also attached a PowerPoint to this blog that takes you through some questions using the bus stop method step by step. Have a look at the PowerPoint then try the activity sheet I have attached with it. I will post the answers tomorrow.

Finally, I have attached some information linked to our science topic States of Matter. There was a BBC Bitesize lesson about this last week. Today I have given you some information all about heating and cooling materials. What happens when you cool water by putting in the freezer? What happens if you leave ice cream out on the kitchen side for too long? Once you have read the information I have attached an activity that involves you investigating what happens when different materials are heated and cooled. You don’t need to use all of the items on the list, just whatever you have got at home. You will need to ask an adult if you can do this activity at home.

Take care and stay safe and make sure you have some fun as well!

I will talk to you again tomorrow,

Miss Gradwell

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