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We hope you enjoyed watching our videos this week and enjoyed reminiscing all the fantastic memories! As your last activity of the year, we would like you to think about all of the things you have achieved since being in Year 4.

Today we would like you to create a poster of all of your favourite memories from Year 4. What were your favourite moments? What made you laugh? What did you enjoy learning?….Here are some ideas:

  • Foundation Stage buddies
  • Trip to West Stow
  • Enterprise day
  • Carol Concert- ‘Heyyyyyyyy Father Christmasss!’ (Mr Ellis couldn’t stop singing that song!)
  • I’m a Year 4, Get Me Out of Here challenges!
  • Science Week and all of our science investigations from weighing balloos to observing mouldy eggs!
  • Bradfield Woods
  • Reading under the tables on World Book Day

You will of course have our own memories which we would love for you to share, however you like!

 

 

You may also like to have a go at a range of these activities. Pick and choose - it is up to you!

Thursday 16th July 2020

If you need more time to finish your writing then today is the day!

First task: Watch this video – you may remember it from we watched it in school.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUScPnDwzPU

Second task: Using the guidance below, edit your work to ensure it is fantastic then remember to send it to your new teacher’s email address.

 

Mr Aldred - mraldred@abbotshall.suffolk.sch.uk

Mrs Starling/Miss Bufton - missbufton@abbotshall.suffolk.sch.uk

 

Wednesday 15th July 2020

Today, we would like you to use your notes and plan from yesterday to write up your letter – you will have time to edit it tomorrow so just ensure you get your initial plans written in full sentences.

Remember to think back on our learning this year and use this opportunity to apply this knowledge and show off to your new teacher.

Here is a reminder of informal letter writing:

Tuesday 14th July 2020

As this is the final week as a Year 4 and you now know who your new teacher is, we are going to write a letter to your new teacher. Use today to think of ideas and jot them down.

Some things you may wish to include in your letter-:

a) The basics about you – age, friends, appearance to help the teacher learn your name.

b) What you like at school.

c) Things you enjoy at home.

d) Things you wish to improve on.

e) Your favourite and least favourite subject – why?

f) Something you may want help with next year.

 

You may like to use your booklet that you completed for Mr Aldred, Miss Bufton and Mrs Starling yesterday as a starting point. You could either create this information at a mind map and add on key words, phrases and even some fronted adverbials that you may use. Think about how you could organise your letter into paragraphs as you do your plan. 

Mon 13th July 2020

 

 We are going to focus on some spelling rules today to help you with future writing.

There might be some new words that you learn that you wish to use in your work later in the week.

Using the PowerPoints, work your way through the spelling rules– this is also a fantastic opportunity to practice your handwriting by writing these new words in a sentence.

The documents below are placed in the order you should complete them - the word search does NOT need to be printed, you can just see if you can find them on the screen.

Friday 10th July 2020

Today, you are to present your news report to your family. You may wish to dress up or sit behind a table and do the iconic tap of papers on the table. Be creative.

 

Before you start, check did you include an:

-Introduction- Who, What, Why, When, Where? 

-Main Point- What was your story about? Tell us more information?

-Quote- Can you include a quote from someone? Did you interview someone at home about your story?

-Conclusion- Wrap up your final news report with the key points. 

 

Remember, our main focus will be on your speaking! Watch another Newsround clip and see how clearly they speak. They don't speak quickly, so make sure you slow down and each word can be heard. Can you add expression to your report?

 

It would be fantastic if you can record or take a photo of you doing them and send your news report to Miss Lines or Miss Saunders. We would love to see them! 

Thursday 9th July 2020

Instead of writing a newspaper report, you are going to write a news report. Just like we watch on Newsround.

I imagine you haven’t watched it in a while so here is the link.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/news/watch_newsround

A news report (spoken) has all the same features as a newspaper report.  You may wish to plan to present your news report in note form or written in full sentences. The choice is yours.

Here are a few ideas of what you could complete your news report about.

1) Ancient Greek Olympics

2) A report about your story you wrote about Prometheus.

3) Something more relevant to this time – theme parks opening, India banning TikTok etc…

 

Tomorrow, you will present your news report in a similar way to Newsround!

Enjoy!

Wednesday 8th July 2020

For the rest of the week, we are going to recap our learning on newspaper reports (chronological reports).

Attached is a comprehension activity of a newspaper report.

Alongside the reading questions, explain to an adult how you know it is a newspaper and any features of a newspaper you identify.

This checklist might help you.

Tuesday 7th July 2020

Our SPAG focus for this week is going to be on using Fronted Adverbials.

 

Can you find all of the fronted adverbials in this piece of text?

 

Yesterday, Miss Lines took Flint to the warm, sandy beach. When he first saw the sea, he was nervous. Carefully, he followed Miss Lines into the water. Suddenly, a huge wave came crashing over the both of them. Miss Lines laughed while Flint rolled in the sand. On the shore, Miss Lines' mum stood watching the pair being silly.

 

If you are struggling, why not take a look at this page:

https://www.theschoolrun.com/what-are-fronted-adverbials

For your main task today, there are three levels of challenge the red star is mild, blue star is hot and orange star is spicy. 

The answers are in the document and there is also the option to complete an extended challenge (which also has three levels of challenge) by opening the second challenge document.

 

Monday 6th July 2020

We are going to focus on some spelling rules today to help you with future writing.

There might be some new words that you learn that you wish to use in your work later in the week.

Using the PowerPoints, work your way through the spelling rules– this is also a fantastic opportunity to practice your handwriting by writing these new words in a sentence.

The documents below are placed in the order you should complete them - the word search does NOT need to be printed, you can just see if you can find them on the screen.

Friday 3rd July 2020

By now, you should have a plan for a non-chronological report about a particular god/goddess or a broader range.

Today, we will write up our report in full, clear sentences, paying particular attention to our presentation.

Handwriting:

Think about how you are forming your letters, here is an example of some of the Year 4 statutory spelling words using our handwriting scheme. Feel free to practice first!

 

When you think you have finished your report, check to see if you have included all of these.

 

Thursday 2nd July 2020

Today, you are going to gather information on the Ancient Greek Gods and Goddesses and organise them into a plan for a non-chronological report. You may wish to focus in-depth on one god or goddess or look more broadly at a few – finding similarities and differences.

Here are some reminders of what should be included in a non-chronological report. Also, take a look at this recording/planning sheet from last week which may help you.

 

 

Here are some useful links to find out information on the Ancient Greek Gods and Goddesses:

https://www.historyforkids.net/ancient-greek-gods.html

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z87tn39/articles/zgt7mp3

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/history/greece/greek-gods/

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/greece/gods.htm

You could also use the powerpoint and fact files below to help you.

Enjoy finding out information on the Ancient Greek Gods and Goddesses and remember to include lots of detail to show off your knowledge. Remember, today it is only a plan of all of your information and you shuold only use bullet points. 

Wednesday 1st July 2020

Today we are going to recap on our knowledge of non-chronological reports and see if we can identify the features in texts.

Here is a reminder of the checklist to help you remember what to include in a non-chronological report.

 

 

Can you find these features in these texts? Feel free to label or just write where you found them on a sheet.

 

Tuesday 30th June 2020

Our SPAG focus for this week is going to be on using standard English.

Standard definition is considered the correct way of saying something so that you are not speaking in ‘slang’.

Example

Standard English: Where were you going?

Slang: Where was you going?

Around your friends, it may be considered alright to use slang but fi you were to attend a formal interview or event then you would be required to sue standard English.

Take a look through the PowerPoint at the bottom of this section to practice using the standard English.

If you are struggling, why not take a look at this page:

https://www.theschoolrun.com/what-is-standard-english

For your main task today, there are three levels of challenge the red star is mild, blue star is hot and orange star is spicy. 

The answers are in the document and there is also the option to complete an extended challenge (which also has three levels of challenge) by opening the second challenge document.

Monday 29th June 2020

We are going to focus on some spelling rules today to help you with future writing.

There might be some new words that you learn that you wish to use in your work later in the week.

Using the PowerPoints, work your way through the spelling rules– this is also a fantastic opportunity to practice your handwriting by writing these new words in a sentence.

The documents below are placed in the order you should complete them - the word search does NOT need to be printed, you can just see if you can find them on the screen.

Friday 26th June 2020

 

Today, to complete our focus on Active Week, we are going to learn some more about the Olympics. The document includes three levels of challenge with 1 star being mild, 2 stars being hot and 3 stars being spicy. Be sure to choose an appropriate challenge for yourself.

Thursday 25th June 2020

By now, you should have a plan for a non-chronological report about the Ancient Greek Olympics!

Today, we will write up our report in full, clear sentences, paying particular attention to our presentation.

Handwriting:

Think about how you are forming your letters, here is a reminder of how large the letters should be and how to join them.

Presentation:

Can you remember the different ways we have laid out a non-chronological report?

 

Have you included all of these?

For those of you who wish to take up the challenge, the spicy task for this report is to include a paragraph which compares and contrasts the modern day Olympics with the Ancient Greek Olympics.

Example:

There are many different sports in the Modern Day Olympics, far more than were included during the Ancient Greek times.

Wednesday 24th June 2020

As this week is Active Week, we thought it would be great to link our learning to the Ancient Greek Olympics. During your topic learning, you may have learnt some really interesting facts about the Olympic games.

Today, you are going to gather information on the Ancient Greek Olympics and organise them into a plan for a non-chronological report.

Here is a checklist to help you remember what to include in a non-chronological report.

If you are struggling to remember, then please feel free to browse through this page which further explains non-chronological reports.

https://www.theschoolrun.com/what-is-a-non-chronological-report

Here are some reminders of what should be included in a non-chronological report. Also, take a look at this recording/planning sheet which may help you.

Attached to this page is also a PowerPoint which supports writing a Non-Chronological Report using a spider diagram as the plan.

Enjoy finding out information on the Ancient Greek Olympics and remember to consider your paragraphs as you are planning!

Tuesday 23rd June 2020

Our SPAG focus for this week is going to be paragraphs. Why not remind yourself of the definition of a paragraph by watching this video?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvwwxnb/articles/z9n73k7

For those of you in Miss Lines’ class, you will have heard her say TiPToP when talking about paragraphs. TiPToP refers to when you should start a new paragraph.

Watch this video to help you understand: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hsPNjEMOJ0

You should start a new paragraph whenever the Time, Place, Topic or Person changes.

Now that we have recapped paragraphs and maybe learnt something new with TiPToP, we can try some these questions. There are three levels of challenge the red star is mild, blue star is hot and orange star is spicy. 

The answers are in the document and there is also the option to complete an extended challenge (which also has three levels of challenge) by opening the second challenge document.

Monday 22nd June 2020

We are going to focus on some spelling rules today to help you with future writing.

There might be some new words that you learn that you wish to use in your work later in the week.

Using the PowerPoints, work your way through the spelling rules– this is also a fantastic opportunity to practice your handwriting by writing these new words in a sentence.

The documents below are placed in the order you should complete them - the word search does NOT need to be printed, you can just see if you can find them on the screen.

Friday 19th June 2020

As we have now written our story from a different perspective and recapped some spelling, punctuation and grammar, we need to ensure our work is the best it can be.

If you need more time to finish your writing then today is the day!

 

Starter task: Find 5 errors to correct

john walked out of his home and went into the cave it was a cool day so the birds are tweeting loud.

 

Task: Using the guidance below, edit your work to ensure it is fantastic then remember to send it to your teacher’s email address. (misslines@abbotshall.suffolk.sch.uk or misssaunders@abbotshall.suffolk.sch.uk)

 

Thursday 18th June 2020

You should now have a plan to follow to write up your story from the point of view of Petraeus.

Here is a reminder of a checklist of things to consider when writing your story – these are just the ‘non-negotiables’ of Year 4 – they are NOT narrative specific.

 

 

Here is part of an example from Miss Lines – you may magpie some ideas if you wish to but do NOT just copy it.

 

We will be editing our writing tomorrow, so if you would rather write part of your story today in more detail and finish it tomorrow that is ok too. 

Wednesday 17th June 2020

Today, we are going to once again focus on writing from a different perspective. This time, it is going to be from the perspective of Petraeus.

Watch the video of Petraeus again.

https://youtu.be/eaJyAHy3cbs

 

What does a day in the life of Petraeus look like? What does he do throughout the day? How is that different to today?

Your task – Create a plan for EITHER ‘A day as Petraeus’ where you write a story as if you were Petraeus for the day OR choose a section of Petraeus’s day that you wish to write about in more focused detail.

 

Here is a reminder about writing in First Person as you will be writing as if you are Petraeus.

https://youtu.be/DsIKbwkuiVA

 

Furthermore, here is a website link that shows you more about Point of View if you are finding it tricky.

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/teaching-wiki/first-person

Here are some fun ways to plan your writing as Petraeus!

 

You can use the body outline to describe the character inside the drawing and around the edge plan his day.

A different idea is to use a sunrise/midday/sunset layout as below and make notes across the horizon about what happens at each part of the day.

Tuesday 16th June 2020

We are going to focus on some spelling rules today to help you with future writing.

There might be some new words that you learn that you wish to use in your work later in the week.

Using the PowerPoints, work your way through the spelling rules– this is also a fantastic opportunity to practice your handwriting by writing these new words in a sentence.

The documents below are placed in the order you should complete them - the word search does NOT need to be printed, you can just see if you can find them on the screen.

 

 

Monday 15th June 2020

Today’s lesson is focusing on apostrophes.

There are a few rules to remember with apostrophe as well as an exception.

Here are the rules:

 

This shows who possesses(owns) the noun. If the name ends in ‘s’ and there is only one such as Miss Lines’s or dress’s then you use apostrophe s.

 

If there is more than one of the noun and it ends in ‘s’ such as cats or dogs then you only use an apostrophe. E.G cats’ toy and dogs’ bed.

Task – Try these questions, the ones with the red star are mild and the ones with the blue star are hot.

 

Challenge task (spicy) –

 

Friday 12th June 2020

Now that your work is edited, it is time to perform/present your work.

Why not watch a couple of these videos to see how to use expression in your presentation?

Miss Lines reading Harry Potter - go to the tab at the top!

 

 

Michael Rosen reading Chocolate Cake

David Walliams Reads Awful Auntie

Thursday 11th June 2020

As we have now written our story from a different perspective and recapped some spelling, punctuation and grammar, we need to ensure our work is the best it can be.

If you need more time to finish your writing then today is the day!

 

First task: Watch this video – you may remember it from we watched it in school.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUScPnDwzPU

 

Second task: Using the guidance below, edit your work to ensure it is fantastic then remember to send it to your teacher’s email address. (misslines@abbotshall.suffolk.sch.uk or misssaunders@abbotshall.suffolk.sch.uk)

Wednesday 10th June 2020

We are going to focus on some spelling rules today to help you when you edit your different perspective story.

There might be some new words that you learn that you wish to add to your story.

Using the PowerPoints, work your way through the spelling rules– this is also a fantastic opportunity to practice your handwriting by writing these new words in a sentence.

The documents below are placed in the order you should complete them - the word search does NOT need to be printed, you can just see if you can find them on the screen.

Tuesday 9th June 2020

In your work, you may have included some direct speech or you may wish to add it after this lesson. We will spend today ensuring our use of speech marks and other speech punctuation is correct.

Teacher examples:

  1. “Put down your pencils!” called Miss Lines.
  2. “Make sure you have your earrings out,” Miss Saunders shouted, “and hair tied back.”
  3. “Miss Saunders, do you have any spare whiteboard pens?” Miss Lines asked.                                                                      “Of course not, we must have eaten them all!” joked Miss Saunders.

CHOOSE ONE TASK! – For example, if on an ipad or tablet then flash will not work so do NOT choose the game.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvwwxnb/articles/ztcp97h

Work your way through this page by watching the video and then completing the game and quiz.

Direct speech Powerpoint Game attached below

Hot task attached below.

Mild task attached below.

Monday 8th June 2020

As we are sure you are now aware, it is World Ocean Day. So we thought it would be great to combine our English learning with learning some interesting things about the Ocean.

Attached is a reading comprehension task with three levels of challenge.

One star is mild 

Two stars is hot (what you would normally be given in class)

Three stars is spicy (if you fancy a challenge)

The answers are in the document so be sure not to look until you have tried to answer.

 

Tips - Read through the text first and enjoy what you are learning.

Take each question one at a time and do not rush.

Have you used evidence for your answer? Does the text support your answer? Have you actually answered the question asked?

 

 

Friday 5th June 2020

You should now have a plan to follow to write up your different perspective of the Prometheus story.

Here is a checklist of things to consider when writing your story – these are just the ‘non-negotiables’ of Year 4!

Here is part of an example from Miss Lines – you may magpie some ideas if you wish to but do NOT just copy it.

Thursday 4th June 2020

Now that we are familiar with the story of Prometheus and the fire, we are going to choose a different character in the story and plan to write the story again but from their perspective.

You may wish to reread the story at this point.

You could write the story from Zeus’ point of view – thinking about how angry he was that Prometheus stole the fire and gave it to humans.

You could write the story from the perspective of the humans who are cold and unlikely to survive until they receive the fire from Prometheus.

It is up to you – think about which one you feel you could be most creative with.

Use today to plan your story from another perspective – use a story mountain if you wish and remember to think about your spelling, punctuation and grammar.

 

Make it exciting!

Wednesday 3rd June 2020

Still focussing on writing from another perspective, we are going to ‘wring out’ this Greek story.

 

Reading Activity: 

To do this, we are going to read it once through entirely.

 

 

It is really important we understand the vocabulary we read to help us understand the text. As there are lots of tricky words in this text, today after reading it through, we would like you to pick out any words that you do not understand or haven't heard before, for example 'dreary'.

Use either google or a dictionary to find the meaning of these words.

Challenge: Can you use these words in your own sentence? 

 

 

Writing Activity:

Next, find the key events of the story – you may wish to use one of the story mountains from Monday’s lesson.

 

Now, pick out some vocabulary that you may wish to magpie for your future writing.

 

Finally, identify and note the emotions and thoughts of different characters.

 

By doing this, you are wringing our the text of all the information you can gain from it. 

Tuesday 2nd June 2020

Your first activity for today’s task is to watch the following video. If the link doesn’t work then search ‘The Girl and The Fox’ on google.

https://www.literacyshed.com/uploads/1/2/5/7/12572836/the_girl_and_the_fox_by_tyler_j._kupferer___short_film_142.mp4

This story is told from the girl’s perspective – as if she was the one telling the story.

What might the fox’s side of the story be? Think back to the story mountain – What would happen at each stage for the fox. What is the fox’s beginning, conflict and resolution?

Watch it again – this time making notes of what the fox might be doing off screen (when you can’t see it). Why do you think that is what he is doing?

Challenge – Practice writing from the fox’s perspective the beginning of the story where he is eating all the birds. Why is he doing that?

Monday 1st June 2020

Good morning! Over the next few weeks, we are going to be looking at writing a story from a different perspective. For example, the story of the three little pigs from the wolf’s point of view. We will have more of a Greek theme when we write our own.

 

To start off the week, we would like you to try this reading comprehension challenge. You will find the document below. 

 

 

Today, we would also like you to remind yourself about the story mountain and what happens at each stage of the mountain.

 

Choose a story you know very well such as Little Red Riding Hood or maybe one of the Greek Myths we have recently learned about.

Write what happens in each stage of the story using the story mountain – take a look at Miss Lines’ Three Little Pig example:

Remember there are different versions of the story mountain available – I will put each one below with a chilli challenge:

 

Mild

 

Spicy

 

Hot

 

Remember you can share your work using your teacher’s email address!

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