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Topic Learning

Weekly 'picture news' discussion point:

Thursday 2nd April 2020

Topic - Mrs Dolan's (Animal) Day

Get ready because today we are going on a virtual trip!

Some of you may have seen our links to Chester Zoo last Friday. Miss Saunders had a sneaky peak and thought it was fantastic and particularly loved seeing the penguin feeding time! Today we would like you to use these clips of Chester Zoo or the links below to visit either (or all) of the virtual zoo, aquarium or museum. Use the links below to explore the animals in their enclosures! 


Once you have had a good look around, choose an animal and make notes on their habitat and what their habits are. 

You may want to look at them at different points of the day to see how it changes. 

You could then use your notes and information with your English learning today.  


Link to London Zoo-


San Diego Zoo-


Balitmore Aquariam-


Natural History Museum-


After all your activities today, you may like to draw, colour or paint your chosen animal :)


Wednesday 1st April 2020

PE- Pok-a-Tok 

Pok-A-Tok is a fast-paced ball game played by the Maya of Central America. It is their most famous game, which is thought to have been invented around 2000 BCE. Pok-A-Tok was played in teams of one or two players in every major Mayan city. 

The objective of the game was to get a ball through a narrow stone hoop placed on the court wall, often as high up as 20 feet from the ground. Players were not allowed to use their hands or feet—only their head, shoulders, elbows, wrists, and hips.


Use the rules in your resource pack or shown below to create your own Pok-A-Tok game at home: 

Remember- the key rule is to not touch the ball with your hands or feet (throw or kick) but to use other parts of your body. 


If you are unable to play how the rules say- can you practise hitting a ball with other parts of your body and adapt/create a different game using the one key rule?

Tuesday 31st March 2020


Activity 1- Recap learning on animals. How many can you remember? Use the word mat below and create your own animal bingo. Choose 6 or 9 animals (depending on how many you want to do) and write the animals in French in a grid. Check your spelling using the mat. 

Ask your grown up to then call out the animal in English (or even the noises they make!) and see if you can correctly identify them. You could also play with more members of your family, choosing their own animals from the mat and see who can shout bingo first!


Activity 2- Easter

Next use the powerpoint to learn about French Easter traditions (if the powerpoint link doesn’t work, then we have also copied each page into a word document). Then using the information complete one or both of the activities: 

  1. Match the picture and words. Use your animal knowledge and knowledge of English words to help you. You may want to do this just as a discussion OR print and match. (Check the answers in the document below) 



 2. Create a poster of the French Easter traditions that you have learnt from the powerpoint. You might like to add some of the picture ideas and French key vocabulary on your poster to help explain.

Monday 30th March 2020


Hello Year 4, how did your research and posters go last week? I hope you enjoyed the video and were able to find out about Diva Lamps.

This week, as promised, your task is to get crafty and make a diva lamp! Here are some examples:


To make one of these, I would like you to be as imaginative as you can be. You may use clay, plasticine, play-dough, salt dough, paper plate (please do not use a tealight for this one), paper/card or go outside and make one out of mud while the sun is shining. They don’t need to be too big (as long as it will hold a tealight).

Once you have made it and it has dried you can decorate it in whatever way you wish, use the examples to help if you need inspiration or you may find other examples online.

You could also make a Diva lamp using the template I have attached or simply design your own using the colouring sheet attached.


Enjoy getting creative, stay safe and enjoy Easter!

Mrs Barker



Extension- If you have enjoyed creating your Diva Lamp and wanted to create another Diwali decoration you could make a Diwali Lantern using paper or wrapping paper. Here is a video which shows you how to make one:



Also, here are some written instructions to help.


Daily Topic Activity


Friday 27th March 2020

Today we will be doing some PE! I am sure lots of you have already been completing the PE with Joe Wicks videos but hopefully you will still have some energy to practise your netball skills!


Warm up- Mirror Mirror (developing reaction and defending skills). With somebody at home, perform actions (hop, jump, moving from side to side, turning) and the mirror player repeats back as quick as they can. Then swap over roles. 


Passes- explain the 3 passes we have learnt in class to your partner at home. Use the videos to remind yourself if you get stuck! 

Then see:

  • How many passes can you do in a set time
  • How far apart you can get by starting in close, take a step back for every caught pass, and a step forward for every dropped pass


Shooting- take aim! Find something that could be a target- (an empty bin, washing basket or a box) and practise your shooting skills. Practise getting further away. Could you make your target higher by putting it on top of the dustbin? Now practise shooting higher.


Thursday 26th March 2020

To add to our learning from our RE topic, Hinduism, Mrs Barker thought it would be good if you could spend some time researching Diwali and the traditions that Hindus follow during this Festival of Light.

Take a look at the following clips which explain and remind you about the Festival of Lights (Diwali). Make sure you take notes on this impressive event so that you will be able to create a colourful, informative poster to show off all you have learnt.

Clip 1 -

Clip 2 -


On your poster remember to include:

  • What Diwali is.
  • Why Diwali is celebrated.
  • How is it celebrated?
  • When is Diwali celebrated?
  • What is the special name of the lamp called?
  • If each lamp represented a quality of Rama and Sita what qualities would they stand for as they fulfilled their Dharma (duty)?


Then get ready for some crafty, arty work next week….



Wednesday 25th March 2020

Today, you have got the choice of topic activities or you might like to choose both as they will follow on from each other quite nicely! 


First, a MUSIC activity. Using resources around your home or body percussion, create your own musical beat to play along with your favourite song. Here are some ideas of how you could create a beat with your body:                                                                                                                                                         


Finally, complete your day with a cosmic yoga ( of your choice or you could use the animal yoga pictures (below) to relax after a busy day learning!


Printable Animal Yoga Cards

Animal Yoga cards

Animal Yoga cards 1
Animal Yoga cards 2
Animal Yoga cards 3


Tuesday 24th March 2020- Science


Create a food chain poster/diagram using any resources you have at home. (record, draw, paint)


Take a look at this help sheet if needed.


Would the animals in your food chain meet each other in the real world?

For example, a penguin is unlikely to be eaten by a lion.





Monday 23rd March 2020



Using any resources you have at home (nature, paint, pen, drawing, digital art), create a rainforest scene.

Take a look at these examples to help you! Be creative.

Can you include the four stories?

-Forest Floor





Which animals would be where in your scene?



Examples: 1
Examples: 2
Examples: 3
Examples: 4
Examples: 5

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