HOME LEARNING (UPDATED 22.05.20)
A message from us at Langstone. We miss you…
Each day, new activities will be posted on google classroom which will also match those on this website. As ever, we want to remind you that as parents and carers, your job is not to be your child’s teacher but to support their learning in the way that you feel comfortable with. We have given your child options for them to make an informed choice over what they would like to learn about.
Please see below a timetable of the home learning activities on offer for the week beginning 01.06.20:
Upon receiving the feedback from the parent questionnaires and from collaborating with Langstone Infants, we will be continuing our ‘Catch Up and Chill Fridays’. Every Friday, your class teacher will not be releasing any new work for your child to complete. It is a day to encourage your child to finish any work they may have or equally, spend the time looking after their well-being. They could try some mindfulness activities that will be sent out with the Home Learning Packs.
Home Learning Packs
Here you can find the downloadable version of the timetable along with the tasks matching those on google classroom: Year 4 Home Learning Minibeast wb 1.6.20
Previous home learning packs:
We are so proud of how hard you all are working so here is just a snippet of the things you guys have been up to whilst learning at home…
Celebrating VE Day:
Summer 2’s learning….
This half term’s learning for Year 4, as well as the other year groups, will focus around the key concept of ‘change’. Each week will look at ‘change’ in a different way so that this theme can be explored in depth. We have already looked at change in other topics, such as the Romans, so the challenge is to build on what we already know about this key idea.
During this week, we will be discovering how animals, in particular insects, change throughout their lives. With a focus on bees, we will explore their importance as well as just how different they see the world to humans.
Week 2: Seasons
We will be looking at the changes which occur during the different seasons throughout the year. From looking at nature-themed poetry to seasonal music, seasons will be explored in a variety of ways.
From the water cycle to phases of the moon, we will be learning about lots of different changes that take place in the world around us and learn about the Science behind them. This week, there will also be a chance to discover more about famous Scientists and how they changed our world for the better.
Week 4: Changes Throughout Time
We live in a very different world to a 100 years ago. We will be looking at key changes that have taken place within this time, with a particular interest on the vast technological changes which have occurred.
Week 5: Changes in Our Lives
This week will look at changes in our lives. From experiencing home learning, life during the lockdown plus looking towards future changes as we change year groups, this will be a chance to think about what the key idea means to us and how it makes us feel.
Although change will be the key focus for our learning this half term, below is a little more detail as to what we will be focusing on within our English and Maths!
In Maths over this half term, we applying our written methods for addition, subtraction and multiplication to solve problems, including word problems. We will be using methods just like the ones below:
Here are some video links to remind you how to complete the methods:
Short multiplication: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTf8kHaOilY
Column addition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdzIfqtzPq0
Column subtraction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrHvbjSk8kk
Or watch this clip for exchanging over two place value columns: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuGsP1NX78o
We will also be exploring other strategies to use when the written methods aren’t appropriate. This will provide us with a bank of efficient ways to tackle a variety of questions before using these to solve a range of problems.
A variety of TTRS sessions can be completed daily. Garage will help the children practise times tables facts based on their current level of attainment and automatically self adjusts. They are aiming to achieve level 420. Soundcheck always gives 25 random questions with a time limit. This replicates the Government Multiplication check that happens at the end of Year 4. Studio allows children to focus on a range of facts upto 12×12. Children can also challenge their peers and teachers in the Rock Slam section. Your child’s current heatmap will be sent home alongside their target sheet which would have been shared at parents evening. This will help you identify areas to focus on.
This half term, we will still be exploring and enjoying different types of poetry and their features through reading and listening to a wide variety. In writing, we will first be using our topic knowledge about oceans and the environment to inspire our own poem focusing on the theme of ‘responsibility’. We will be able to choose which elements you would like to include within your own writing: similes and metaphors, rhyming structures, alliteration as well as much more.
Once we are confident with the different features of our poems, we will choosing our favourite to learn off by heart and perform.
Just finished a book? Log onto Accelerated Reader using the link to quiz yourself: https://ukhosted105.renlearn.co.uk/6708094/
Don’t forget that you can still complete quizzes at home even if you don’t have the quiz number. Just search for the title of the book to see if it has a quiz.
Another useful website is:
We love catching up on the latest events through reading age appropriate, online newpapers via The Day. Feel free to use our username and password below.
Username: langstonejunior Password: theday
We have moved on to this half term’s spellings which will involve recapping Year 3’s Summer 2 spellings along with learning strategies for Year 4’s new exception words.
Year 4: peculiar, occasion, occasionally, probably, knowledge, experiment, experience, question, disappear, important
Year 3: actually, extreme, February, certain, height, history, imagine, increase, interest, important
Other activities: spend some time learning to cook together, learn sewing or knitting, learn how to fix and maintain a bike – all those activities that a busy lifestyle limit us from doing!
You can log onto Language Angels (username-langstone, password- langstone) and play some of the games.
https://www.todaysparent.com/family/fun-typing-games-for-kids/ typing games that are fun and good for beginners.
Visit Interland and explore each of the 4 kingdoms. Use you e-safety knowledge to navigate your way through!
http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/english/englishbooks.htm lots of different English resources.
We regularly watch Newsround – there are lots to explore on the Newsround website. Use this link to access the website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/news/watch_newsround
Joe Wicks regularly posts 5 minute workouts for children. These make an excellent brain break when working hard.
Both of these websites have a range of different maths activities to complete at home
https://theday.co.uk/ This is an online newspaper for children. Log in to this website is published on the stream in the year 4 home learning google classroom.
Dates for the Diary
Full PE kits are needed for Mondays and Tuesdays. This includes dark shorts/tracksuit bottoms (for outdoor PE if the weather is cold), a white t-shirt, socks and appropriate footwear.