Home Learning Week 13 (6.7.20)
Welcome to the thirteenth week of Home Learning. All the Year 4 teachers at Christ the King got to meet up together at school last week. We weren't in the same bubble but we were happy to see each other and others from the Christ The King family.
Being part of Mr Brady's virtual water fight was great fun and so was Friday's socially distanced bubble dance on the yard.
Have a good week whether your learning at home or in school. Stay safe.
Please will you continue to remember Mrs Griffin in your thoughts and prayers.
R.E. - God's People
This week we are researching different saints and how they show people what God is like.
What is a saint? There are many people who were given the special title of 'saint' because of the life they led. Are you or someone in your family named after a saint?
Please research a saint and give a brief recount of their life; explaining why you feel they were made a saint.
History and Writing
In History we are investigating Ancient Egyptian gods and goddesses; why they were worshipped and what powers they were thought to have.
Imagine a god or goddess to help the Ancient Egyptians and write a description of them.
Remember to describe your Ancient Egyptian god or goddesses': appearance, responsibilities, powers and perhaps some of their actions.
On the 'Ancient Egyptian - Gods and Goddesses' information sheet, ten important deities are mentioned but the Ancient Greeks had more on their list.
Poseidon was the Ancient Greek god of the sea but was there an Ancient Egyptian sea god? Your god could have that responsibility.
Hermes was in charge of travel and communication for the Ancient Greeks but who did the job for the Egyptians? Your goddess could do that. Did they have a god or goddess who cared for children?
If you want some assistance imagining the appearance of your god you could use this formula:
The beginning of an adventure story is written for you; your task is to write the ending. The story set in 2020, among the ruins of Ancient Egypt. You are the main character and the author so it's up to you how the story progresses.
Our new topic God's People begins this week and we be exploring and researching ordinary people who do extraordinary things.
History and Art are closely linked this week. Both subjects are involved with trying to 'write like an Egyptian' and are exploring ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics.
Your task this week is to create a piece of art that is your name written in Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics. Use any resources you have around the house. Perhaps you could paint on some wood and make a sign for your bedroom door. You could maybe collect pebbles and paint them to create your name. You might use material or a canvas to make a picture to go in your bedroom. You may just use paints, pencils, felts or crayons and add some materials that you have at home. You might want to add feathers, sparkles or glitter. Perhaps you will use the colours of the football team you support to inspire you. Be as creative as you like. Use the hieroglyphics below to help. Don't forget we love to see your work on Twitter.
Home Learning Week 11 (22.6.20)
Welcome back to our Home Learning pages. Last week, it was great to see some familiar faces in 'bubbles' at school. It was also good to hear how people have been keeping in touch with their friends and families.
Please keep trying to focus on learning at home, using the resources you have in these pages and your own. Stay safe.
This week we reach the 'Respond' section of Building Bridges topic. Remembering, celebrating and responding to building bridges of friendship and the importance of admitting wrong and being reconciled with God and one another.
What can you remember about your Sacrament of Reconciliation? What is the Act of Contrition?
Writing and History
History and English link very closely together again this week.
History focuses on the discovery of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun’s tomb. The Reading comprehension provides more information on Howard Carter and that archaeological excavation.
The writing activity is explained in the history PowerPoint. You are writing a diary entry of the excited archaeologist, Howard Carter, explaining your discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb.
It would be helpful, if someone could put you ‘in the hotseat’ and interview you, as if you were Howard Carter. That role play could help you describe the famous archaeologist’s thoughts and feelings when you write his diary for him.
Remember there is an easier, medium and harder comprehension. You don't have to complete all three. Answers are included.
Can you create your own Ancient Egyptian mask based on Tutankhamun? Use the template if you wish or use any resources in your house to make the mask. Have a look at the ideas for inspiration.
If you have the equipment and means try this at home. If not review the previous powerpoint and have a small discussion about electricity.
Welcome back to our class page. It was lovely to catch up with everyone last week. Remember to try your best and do what is possible for you in your house. Have a good week everyone. Take care.
Remember there are 3 comprehensions. There is an easier one, a medium one and a harder one. You don't have to complete all 3. Answers are included. Good luck.
Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar
Please read the Mummification Instructions. Plan how you could edit them so the reader is more engrossed in the fascinating task of mummification.
Perhaps your rewritten instructions could include more intriguing adjectives, interesting adverbs and captivating connectives.
Use some of your historical knowledge to explain why parts of the mummification process happened. Perhaps your introduction or conclusion could clarify why Ancient Egyptians wanted to create mummies from dead bodies.
We learn more about being reconciled with God through the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Mummies - Investigate, explain and order the ancient Egyptian ritual of mummification. Those tasks could help your English activity too.
Creating a speed mummy at the end of the activity seems like good fun. Providing you have a volunteer that doesn't mind being wrapped up for a bit and a sufficient amount of toilet roll to create the 'bandages'.
Mummifying fruit seems like a great way to investigate mummification but check you've got appropriate equipment before you try. Most people don't have lots of baking soda and salt to spare.
If you don't have a printer in your home can you find resources in your house and design and make your own 3D version of a mummy.
Home Learning - Week 9 (8.6.20)
Hello Everyone! Here are this week's Year 4 Home Learning activities. Please keep trying your best.
Monday 8th June is 'World Oceans Day' 2020, an international awareness day that has been recognised since 2002. People around the world celebrate the oceans that connect us all and their importance on our lives. You have worked hard to research what action we can take to reduce pollution in the oceans and improve the eco-systems there. Can you name all of the oceans around the world?
Stay safe and have a good week.
This week in Building Bridges we try to show we understand how important it is to admit doing wrong, to say sorry and to be reconciled with God and with each other another.
Remember there are three comprehension levels to try. All of them have answers so have a go and see which level is best for you.
We recommend that you complete your reading comprehension and History activities before you do your writing task this week. This should help you to write a more detailed and interesting report about life in Ancient Egypt.
Everyday life in Ancient Egypt is a theme for Year 4 this week. There is information on this topic in Reading and Writing, as well as History.
BBC Teach - Daily life in Ancient Egypt - In this video, Egyptologist Dr Joann Fletcher visits the ancient village of Pa-Demi to discover more about the daily lives and tombs of Egyptians Kha and Merit.
P4C - Philosophy For Children
'Would you rather?' provides some interesting ideas to contemplate and discuss. You know there aren't any right or wrong answers.
This week we are asking you to focus on mental arithmetic. There are two jigsaws to cut out and complete, a long multiplication worksheet and a test to take with time limits. Good luck!
Revisit the PowerPoint from last week and research electrical circuits. There is then a quiz to take about what you found out...
Home Learning - Week 8 (1.6.20)
Hello and welcome back to Home Learning and our last half-term as Year 4.
We hope everyone has been staying safe and well and enjoying the lovely sunny weather.
Our R.E. topic is Building Bridges and this week we explore building bridges of friendship.
There are three comprehension levels to try. All of them have answers so have a go and see which level is best for you.
Our History topic for this half-term is Ancient Egypt. Before we start, it would be helpful to know more about Modern Egypt and record our research in a report.
Ancient Egypt is a large, but very interesting subject. We won't be able to cover all aspects of Ancient Egypt but we'll start this week, looking at some of the key events in this ancient civilisation.
Thank you for taking time to participate in the eco-activities we added to last week’s Year 4 Home Learning tasks!
There are some fantastic Twitter images showing imaginative projects people created, in order to highlight
In addition to being Mental Health Week, it's also Laudato Si' Week. It celebrates the publication of Laudato Si; a letter that Pope Francis wrote as a reminder that everyone on the planet should care for our common home.
On the CAFOD website there are some eco-friendly ideas for changing our lifestyles, to create a more healthy and happier planet. https://cafod.org.uk/Pray/Laudato-Si-encyclical
During this week CAFOD are asking us to reflect on the world we hope to see after Lockdown.
Your reflection could include things like:
Remember Mr Delaney’s Collective Worship presentations are also on our website. Find Key Information, scroll down to 'Catholic Life' and find Collective Worship presentations for each week.
Healthy Living Activities
Try to stick to a routine and practise healthy habits during this time.
Create a poster of your routine or timetable or a Healthy Habits poster.
Mindfulness is a great way to keep your mind healthy and help you stay positive during difficult times. This can look different for different people. For example: some people like to meditate while others prefer to colour or go for a run as a ‘mindful’ activity.
Are there any activities that help you to switch off?
You could try colouring as a mindfulness strategy for unwinding. Use your imagination and create your own pictures and patterns to colour or print a couple from the collection.
More mindfulness activities can be found on our school website. If you click on the green ‘Children’ link on the Homepage, scroll down to ‘Mental Health and Wellbeing’ and find the mindfulness activities Mr Canning has added for us.
Maths - Word problems.
This week there are 4 word problems sheets that get gradually harder from 1-4. Good luck!
Hint: remember to use your column methods.
Science: Name that living thing!
All the information you need for this week's task is in the lesson resource. Time to get outside and become explorers!
Use your knowledge of the 8-compass points to help you get around the counties of England.
There is a useful resource to help you at https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzone/games/puzzle-adventure
The jigsaw puzzles of countries also includes a map of England divided into counties.
Draw or create a 3D model of your perfect park; remember to make it as eco-friendly as possible.
Label different habitats for wildlife and annotate how different sections might change during different seasons.
Inspired by Mr Brady's P.E. activities on Twitter and perhaps by Joe Wicks?
Why not create your own workout video to share with your friends and family? You could dress up, use motivational language to get people moving and make up your own fun workouts.
Home Learning - Week 6 (11.5.20)
We hope you enjoyed the sunny bank holiday Friday and V.E. Day celebrations on that day. There are some great pictures on Twitter showing good times.
This week we decided to include some additional eco-activities linked to the caring for the environment. The main writing task is focused on researching problems caused by plastic and finding ways to reduce the problem. Other eco-activities are optional but please try to complete some if you are able to.
Stay safe and enjoy your week.
May is the Month of Mary and in our prayers we remember to thank Our Lady for all she does to love and care for us.
Mr Delaney has prepared Collective Worship presentations that can be shared by everyone. If you haven't found them already, go to the Homepage of our website and find Key Information, after that scroll down to 'Catholic Life', click, and Collective Worship presentations for each week will appear.
Reading and interpreting 'The Star', a poem by Sara Teasdale, is the main activity.
Eco-Activity -there is also a comprehension activity on Plastic Pollution. Even if you aren't able to answer the questions, read the information to help with your writing task.
Before you start:
There are documents here to help you research plastic pollution and another good source of information is the attached to the link below. It also has other reading and writing activities about caring for the environment and marine life, that you might like to do.
Art - Shading
Geography - Map Skills
Please learn the five oceans and their location on the world map. If you can add the location of seas to the map, that would be even better. It is not only oceans that are being polluted.
What is the difference between an ocean and a sea?
You often hear people talking about the ocean and the sea as if they’re the same thing. But they really aren’t at all. Seas are much smaller than oceans and are normally found where the land and ocean meet.
GPS: Revision and sentence improving
Home Learning - Week 5 (4.5.20)
Welcome back to our Home Learning. It was really lovely to speak to your families last week and to find out all about the effort you have been putting into Home Learning activities.
This week we have focused a lot of our learning activities around the theme of Victory in Europe Day, generally known as V.E. Day. It is a day celebrating the acceptance, by the Allies of World War II, of Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender on 8th May 1945.
We hope this will inspire you to celebrate V.E. Day in your home. Maybe you could decorate your home, have a virtual event with family or friends or maybe bake something. As always with Home Learning remember only to do as much as is possible in your home.
You know that most Bank Holidays are on Mondays but because 8th May 2020 celebrates the 75th Anniversary of the end of World War 2 this Friday is a Bank Holiday. Make sure you have a break!
Take care and enjoy your week.
While you are working on identifying countries in Europe that were involved in World War 2, please remember to identify their position on the European map.
Which countries are in North Eastern Europe? N.W.? S. W.? Eastern Europe? Where are the European countries that were 'Neutral' during WW2?
If you haven't got a printer can you get creative? Perhaps try to draw your own map of Europe.
Design Technology - D.T.
Creating the Lancaster Bomber can be a challenge, even if you have a printer. If you don't have a printer, use your initiative and imagination to create your own version. Could you copy the design onto paper? There is a much simpler Spitfire glider aircraft on Year One's page. That will be easier to copy and adapt if you are creating your own R.A.F. aircraft.
There is no expectation to make all of the food in the recipe booklet. We know some people have enjoyed baking during lockdown and may like to try one of the recipes. Perhaps you could use the recipe booklet as inspiration to design your own WW2 dish?
Home Learning week 4 (27/4/20)
We are all so proud of the effort you have been putting into learning at home.
Well done for your amazing TT Rock Stars score. Hopefully we can keep it up this week.
Remember to check Twitter daily for any news or activities. It is lovely to see how you are progressing with your home learning, so please upload any pictures or videos on Twitter for us all to see!
Enjoy your week.
This week we revisit Sound which was one of our Science topics. There are some easier questions, some medium and some harder questions. There is a different text to go with each set of questions. See which one you think is best for you. Answers are included so you can self-check your work.
Please don't forget to keep up with daily reading.
Handwriting is an essential skill that becomes more fluent and legible with regular practice. Working at home is a good opportunity to do some practise. Please view the Youtube video that demonstrates letter formation. It may show what you learned when you were younger but a refresher video is very helpful because people can develop untidy handwriting habits.
Your mission is to create a poster to explain one of the seven characteristics of living things to your parents. On your poster you should try to have an animal and a plant example (this could be a drawing). Make the posters bright and eye catching and fairly simple so the message is not confused. Use the resource pack attached to remind yourselves of MRS NERG!
This week we progress to the ‘Reveal’ section of our ‘New Life’ R.E. topic. The focus for us is to understand how the new life of the Easter message is spread through the power of the Holy Spirit.
In the next few weeks, geographical skills and field work are the Year 4 focus. We start this week exploring eight-points of a compass.
Fieldwork is possible when you are walking with your family near your home. Make a note of the human and physical features you observe in your local area.
This half term we will be looking at drawing skills and techniques. We start this week with drawing and creating texture. We will be looking at and applying a simple use of pattern and texture in drawing.
The French booklet that was in last week’s activities is expected to be an on-going task that will take a few of weeks to complete.
In addition to the booklet, you could log-on to this great website https://www.duolingo.com/course/fr/en/Learn-French It is a free resource but you will need to ask parents’ and carers’ permission to use it.
We hope you have been practising ‘Ode to Joy’ while playing your cornet. Would you consider performing for your neighbours on Thurdays before ‘Clap for Carers’?
Home learning Week 3 (20/4/20)
Welcome 'back' to home learning, we hope you have had a lovely Easter and you and your family are well.
This week in Maths we are looking to consolidate your learning of fractions from this year. There are a number of worksheets to complete, which can be done in any order.
We are all so proud of the effort and work that our pupils have been doing regarding their times tables this year. To help you continue this we have attached a times tables resource pack for you to complete over the coming weeks.
A mental arithmetic test is also attached for children to complete. Answers are at the end of the test.
For English, there are two worksheets attached for you to have a go at regarding pronouns (personal and possessive). Try and learn the pronoun song for a fun way to learn all about pronouns.
Also attached are some guided reading materials to complete. We hope children are continuing to read at home and are using their spelling shed materials.Don't forget to learn your spellings and your spelling rule this week!
Our new English topic is explanations and we would like children to immerse themselves in the topic by completing the attached worksheet 'explanation titles'. We have also linked our English work to our new science topic...
Our new science topic this term is 'Living things and their habitats'. This week we would like you to consider why a lion would not make a good pet. Attached is a PowerPoint about habitats to use and a fact or opinion worksheet to complete before the task. In your explanation we would like you to make clear any facts or opinions in your answers.
Art this week will focus on drawing and link to our new science topic. We would like you to design your own living organism and a habitat for it to live in. Can you justify how your organism is suited to the habitat you have drawn and give reasons for your decisions.
French - Attached is a work booklet in a PowerPoint format. There is no expectation for this to be completed this week, however there is an expectation that a section is attempted at home weekly. We understand that this may be a very difficult topic to cover so don't worry about the delivery of the booklet. It is there to help you.
We hope you have all been annoying your parents by practising your cornets non-stop! To help with this we have attached the music for Ode to Joy'. Enjoy!
Remember to keep checking twitter daily for any news or fun activities to keep you entertained. Also it would be lovely to see how you are progressing with your home learning, so remember to upload any pictures or videos for us all to see!
Enjoy your week.
Please remember why Easter is the most important time of the year for our church family.
During Holy Week is the Easter Triduum: Holy Thursday, Good Friday and the Resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday. Please write and perform your own Easter Hymn, as well as celebrating Easter by singing hymns you know. Research and report on why Easter is celebrated with eggs: Why do we give Easter eggs as gifts? What is their meaning?
More Easter activities: plan an Easter egg hunt that others can try. Can you set up some clues and hide them in safe places around your house or garden? Create your own Easter word searches or crosswords for the family. See if you can recall making a pop up page and use your D.T skills to create your own pop up Easter card. Design and try to make a device that will protect a hard-boiled egg or a cream egg, when it is dropped from a height.
Your final task is to build the tallest free-standing tower out of newspaper that can hold a cream egg. The cream egg must be able to balance at the tallest point.
Please share your designs with us on Twitter. Enjoy Easter, stay safe and good luck with your activities.
Home Learning Week Two - 30/3/20
Based on Core Text, 'Once Upon Olympus'.
As well as Home Learning, please remember to spend time looking after yourselves. We hope you get to enjoy time with your family and have plenty of opportunities for reading, relaxing and playing.
For English this week there is a range of GPS, spelling, reading and a writing activity to keep you busy.
Please continue to learn your spellings and keep using Edshed.
Use your success criteria to help you evaluate your writing. Give yourself feedback. What did you do well and what could you do to improve?
In the reading activities there is an easier set of questions, medium questions and harder questions. There are different texts to go with each set of questions too. See which one you think is best for you. We have also included answers so you can 'self-correct' your work.
In Maths we have set work from 'White Rose Maths'. This is a really good resource and their Home Learning sections have some videos to support your work. There is also some more decimal work if you would like to try it.
Our times tables focus this week is the 8 times tables. Perhaps have a test at the end of the week with members of your family. Try giving yourself only 6 seconds to answer every question. Don't forget TT Rock Stars! Check Twitter for our competitions.
Art this week is a project so please take as long as you want to complete it. Remember this is home learning so if you haven't got all the resources don't worry. Just use what you can and maybe take inspiration to draw or make something else.
There is a PowerPoint with the story of Pandora's Box to help you with art and P4C. We hope you have healthy discussions with your family.
Remember to Tweet, we love seeing what you are up to. Keep checking Twitter for new information and challenges.
Take care everyone, have a lovely week.
Welcome to Year Four!
Music is on Wednesday so remember your cornets!
PE is on Wednesday and Swimming is on Friday
Forest School is on Wednesday.
Meet the team....
Mr Matthew Hints - Music lead
Mrs Paula Moriarty - PSHE lead
Miss Ann Flynn - PSHE Lead
Mrs Karen Wiseman - Learning Support
You can follow our adventures on Twitter @CTKLiverpoolY4