Hello Brierley Class,
I hope that you are all well and keeping safe. All the teachers are missing you all very much and we cannot wait to return to school, when it is safe to do so.
We have reached the final half term of this school year. I will be continuing to set some work for you to complete at home. Please try and complete the daily tasks, as well as carrying on with your reading and practising your times tables. To practise these really important skills will help you greatly. Practise makes perfect remember! I would really love to see what you have been reading so that we can share it with your classmates.
Make sure that you remember to keep an eye on your plants that we are growing for our Science lessons.
We now have access to Education City:
Log in - Brierly
Don't forget that our class email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to share any pictures of what you have been up to with your learning and acquiring new skills, I would love to see them and share them on our page. Feel free to send me any pictures or copies of your work for me to look at. You can also send me an email to tell me about anything exciting that you have done or if you have some news.
As always, keep smiling , stay healthy and stay positive!
Woodhouses and St Martin's are now sharing online learning.
Remember to share your learning with your teacher at Woodhouses.
Below are a list of websites which we well be using during the period of home learning.
- TT Rockstars - ttrockstars.com/
- SPaG.com - https://www.spag.com/
- Hit the button - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
- Spelling Shed - https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb
- Newsround - https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/news/watch_newsround
- BBC Teach - https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach - watch out for live lessons and the 'Supermovers'
Year 4 Maths, Spelling and Science Learning
Please head over to Kenney Class Home Learning page to see what Year 4 can do for Maths, Spelling and Science this week.
Take a look at our plant diaries - Check here for regular updates!
Resources - Tuesday 7th July
Today we are going to find the length of missing sides to help us to find the perimeter and finding the perimeter of irregular shapes.
Sometimes you may be asked to find the length of sides from the perimeter. This square has a perimeter of 16cm but we haven't been given the length of any sides. We know that a square must have 4 sides of equal length, so to find the length of each side we must divide 16 by = 4. Each side of the dquare is 4cm long
Cinderella of the Nile - Planning a newspaper article
Today we are going to plan to write a newspaper article, describing Rhodopis’ kidnap from her village in Greece. You may need to reread the story to remind yourself of what happened - https://youtu.be/zmH2xSpQzY4
- Written in the 3rd person and the past tense (as the events have actually happened)
In Greece’s very early history, only wealthy men were educated. Young boys usually had their own tutors who taught them math, writing, and military training. The things children were taught also depended on where they lived in Greece. If a boy grew up in Sparta, for example, his entire education was spent preparing him for the military. In Athens, which was less focused on the military, students learned several subjects. As boys grew older, they were also taught music, literature, astronomy, and public speaking. As Greece became more democratic, public speaking became an important subject for children to study. Greeks believed that in a democracy, a person should be able to speak well! They learned how to speak in public by memorizing famous speeches from the past. They were also taught poetry by memorizing entire poems.
Greek girls were not taught the same subjects as boys. They were usually taught reading and writing, but were not taught other subjects. Instead, they were taught skills that would help them be good homemakers. They were taught to cook, sew, and care for children. Like boys, girls were sometimes given a different education depending on where they lived. In Sparta, even girls were given light military duties. They were also expected to do a lot of exercise so that they would have healthy babies who could serve in the army. In Sparta, girls were usually given more education that girls in Athens. But it was almost all physical training. (No books! No homework! Just exercise!)
There were two kinds of education in Greece:
Learn about more about what life was like as a child and going to school in Ancient Greece by reading the 'Ancient Greece - life and school' PowerPoint
Resources - Monday 6th July
Monday 6th July
Plant seeds can be dispersed in a number of different ways.
Some seed pods are designed to explode and project the seeds a good distance from the parent plant.
For more details on seed dispersal, read the PowerPoint presentation in the resources.
Your task - Look at each of the pictures on the 'sees dispersal' activity sheet and see if you can decide how the seeds are dispersed in each of these cases (circle the correct one). What adaptations can you see to help each plant’s particular method of dispersal in each one?
Today we are going to revise how to find perimeter.
Perimeter is the distance around the edge of a shape. You need to add each side of a shape. A trtiangle has 3 sides so you will have to add the 3 measurements of the sides. A rectangle has 4 sides therefore you will have 4 sides to add.
To find the perimeter of this rectangle we will need to do 7 + 3 + 7 + 3 = 20cm
To find the perimeter of this triangle we will need to work out the 3 sides; 5 + 5 + 3 = 13cm
Watch the following video to see other examples of finding perimeter and tips for answer questions on perimeter: https://vimeo.com/427995490
Your task - Draw with a ruler and label the 7 shapes on the 1 star 'Perimeter' activity sheet. Find the perimeter by adding the sides accurately. Check your answers when you have finished.
Stories from Other Cultures - Cinderella of the Nile
Home golf: Rolling
Place 5 targets in different places on the floor (garden or in a room).
Think - When did you need to increase the power of your rolls? Did you use the correct rolling technique?
Friday 3rd July
Friday 3rd July
Measures word problems
Today, you are going to be solving word problems using different measures. You will need to decide which operation to use (add, subtract, times or divide) to solve them. You can use any of the methods that we ave previously learnt to help you to find the answers.
A chocolate cake has 8 slices. Each slice weigh 45g. How much does the cake weigh in total?
The 4 would go in the TENS column, the 5 would go in the horizontal UNITS column, and the 8 would go in the vertical UNITS column.
You would then multiply the 40 by the 8, and write the answer (320) in the column below. If you are struggling remove the 0 from 40 and work out 8 x 4 - Put the 0 back on to your answer.
Next, you would do the same with the 8 and the
Your turn! - Look at the 'Measures word problems' activity sheet (in the resources). The questions have been put into different columns. The red column are the easier questions, the yellow column are medium difficulty questions and the green column questions are the tricky challenge questions. Choose ANY 10 questions that you would like to answer. Write the question in full in your book and solve the problem.
Muslims go to mosque to pray and services are held every day. The most important weekly service is held on a Friday. Many Muslims believe that praying with other Muslims can make you feel part of a family.
Inside a mosque there is often a school where people can learn the Arabic language. This is the language that the Muslim holy book is written in, the Qur’an.
Mosques have some very important features:
You can see pictures of these feature of a mosque by reading the ‘Places of Worship - Muslim Mosques’ Powerpoint
Resources - Thursday 2nd July
Thursday 2nd July
Can you think of any units that we use to record capacity?
Did you come up with any of the following?
One of the most common ways to measure capacity is in litres. There are 1000 millilitres in a litre.
1L = 1000ml so ½l = 500ml
To work out and convert ml into l, we divide the amount of ml by 1000
Can you think of 2-3 examples of liquids that we measure in the different units.You can ask your grown up to help you. Write these in your book:
Writing my own poem
After our work so far on the poem ‘Adventures of Isabel’ by Ogden Nash (see https://allpoetry.com/Adventures-Of-Isabel), today you are going to have a go at writing your own narrative poem using the same style. We care going to do this step by step.
Isobel met an enormous bear,
Isobel, Isobel, didn’t care
The bear was hungry, the bear was ravenous
The bear’s big mouth was cruel and cavernous
The bear said, Isobel, glad to meet you,
How do, Isobel, now I’ll eat you!
Isobel, Isobel, didn’t worry
Isobel didn’t scream or scurry
She washed her hands and she straightened her hair up,
Then Isobel quietly ate the bear up.
Can you try changing another verse by adding your own characters and narrative?
Can you now perform your poem to your family? What do they think?
Tuning (School Choir Skills)
Singing in tune is very important when you are part of a choir. When we sing, we want the note to sound exactly as it is written in the music. However, sometimes we might push the sound of the note slightly higher or lower than it should be. When this happens, your conductor might talk about tuning.
Posture, breathing and listening will help you learn how to sing in tune.
Look how the choir don’t look interested in singing. They’re looking around the room, they’re not standing up straight and their breathing is shallow. This makes them sound out of tune.
But when they correct their posture, breathe correctly and listen to their conductor - it completely transforms their sound
When you breath make sure you are taking a deep breath into the lower part of your tummy. Be careful your shoulders do not rise up when taking in a breath as this creates a high, tight breath which is not good for singing.
Make sure your chin doesn't stick out as this can cause tension on your voice. Keeping your neck straight and long will help with this.
How will listening help you to sing?
When you are singing in a choir you are part of a team.
To make a great sound, each singer needs to blend with the other singers, so that no one voice sticks out. By developing your listening skills you can make sure you're not louder than the singers beside you.
You also need to listen carefully to the musical accompaniment as this will help you keep in tune
Resources - Wednesday 1st July
Weight (kg and g)
We are going to concentrate on kilograms and grams. We need to learn that 1000g = 1kg
To work out and convert g into Kg, we divide the amount of grams by 1000
Note what you find down in your maths book.
Today I would like you to perform a verse of our poem off by heart to your family at home. You do not need to learn all of the poem, choose between 4 and 8 lines.
Expression - Think about the key part of the poem, which parts will need to stand out when you perform it.
Rhythm - Think about how you will keep the beat and timing of the poem?
Sounds other than voice - Will you add any sound effects into your performance?
Harmony - Will you add any harmony or music to your performance?
Think carefully about how will you make you performance exciting for your audience? •
Enjoy performing your poem. Ask your audience for feedback about your performance.
Noughts and Crosses
See more by reading the 'Noughts and Crosses' game card