Year 4

Year 4 Working From Home Resources

I hope you are all well and keeping safe. Below I have compiled helpful links, ideas and information on each of the different subject areas. To help you keep track of what has been added, the newer files appear at the bottom. I have deliberately given you more resources than you could possibly use so that you can pick and choose. Remember to please email me if you need any help or support. Please remind the children that they can email me too! I will try to respond to my emails as quickly as possible but please remember that some days I may be in school teaching. Please take care and look after yourself. I would love to see what the children are getting up to, I am missing them a lot, so please feel free to email me photos or work they have completed. evaughan@scholargreen.cheshire.sch.uk

 

English (Writing and Reading) –

  • The children are still able to quiz using Accelerated Reader between 9am and 3pm.

https://ukhosted101.renlearn.co.uk/2248193/

  • The Literacy Shed have created some fantastic, free resources.

https://www.literacyshedplus.com/en-gb/browse/free-resources

  • Every day at 11am, David Walliams will be reading a story from his World’s Worst Children collection.

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

  • Amazon have made their collection of stories free to stream.

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

  • Epic books have made their collection free for 30 days.

https://www.getepic.com

  • Every day, Pobble 365 post a photo to inspire children to write. They also offer helpful prompts underneath the picture.

http://www.pobble365.com/

  • Jane Considine is doing a daily writing session based around a short film clip. This is a particularly good resource as she models the writing to the children and then they get to have a go by themselves.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuaq74gHBALPcb1nbJ1EF2Q

 

English (Spelling) – I would ask that children continue to learn how to read and spell words from the Year 3/4 spelling list (found below). Children also need to learn spelling patterns and spelling rules. There are some useful websites below and I have uploaded a spelling activity menu that has a range of activities.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar

https://www.spellzone.com/curriculum/national-curriculum/years-3-4.cfm

https://www.teachitprimary.co.uk/writing-transcription-ks2/spelling-for-older-learners/tags/815

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2literacy.html

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/literacy/

  • The Spelling League is a great website full of games and activities. They are currently offering a 14 day free trial.

https://thespellingleague.co.uk/#free_trial

 

Maths – So far this year we have covered: place value, addition and subtraction, length and perimeter, multiplication and division and area. We have just finished our fraction unit and should have been moving on to learning about decimals. I would strongly recommend that children focus on telling the time (analogue first and then digital) and money whilst they’re learning from home. I have also uploaded an ideas for maths resource which has a variety of activities and videos on it.

  • White Rose are holding a Maths Party every weekday at 10am. Go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ choose year 4, watch the video and have a go at the questions.
  • Master the curriculum have made lots of their resources free on the website. All you need to do is sign up for a free membership.

www.masterthecurriculum.co.uk

  • Carol Voderman has made access to her maths website free.

www.themathsfactor.com

  • Times Table Rockstars

www.ttrockstars.com/

  • The website below is a great resource as it contains lots of manipulatives which the children can use to work out questions (counters, dice, bar models, coins etc)

https://mathsbot.com/

  • Mini maths workouts and videos

https://myminimaths.co.uk/

 

Science – This year we have covered: animals including humans, electricity and we are part way through our materials (changing state) topic.

  • STEM have created some fun, hands-on activities.

https://www.stem.org.uk/home-learning/primary

  • Wildlife with Steve Backshall on Facebook every day at 9:30am.

https://www.facebook.com/stevebackshallofficial/

  • Science with Maddie Moate every weekday at 11am.

https://www.youtube.com/user/maddiemoate

  • Explorify for science is a great website and sign up is for free.

www.explorify.wellcome.ac.uk/

 

History – This year we have completed an in depth study of the Ancient Greeks and we have just begun our learning on the Romans.

  • Children can use the website to find out about different time periods.

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/

 

Geography – This year we have named, located and learnt about the world’s countries with a focus on Europe. We have learnt about the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn and we have compared the UK and Russia. We have just moved onto learning about rivers.

  • The children absolutely love visiting different countries on Google Earth.

https://www.google.co.uk/intl/en_uk/earth/

  • National geographic kids website.

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

  • World geography games.

https://world-geography-games.com/

 

Physical Education –

  • PE with Joe Wicks every weekday at 9am.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

  • Dance with Oti Mabuse every day at 11:30am.

https://www.facebook.com/OtiMabuse/

 

Computing – In the children’s reading records they have a log on to Purple Mash which is full of computing resources. The children are used to navigating this website as they use it in their computing lessons. I know that lots of the children’s learning is taking place online, please remind your children how to use the internet safely. Children can use search engines like https://www.researchify.co.uk/ which will bring up results relevant to children. CEOP have also created some activities linked to accessing the internet safely at home which I have saved below.

  • The children love using the Bee Bot App and Scratch, both of which can be found below.

https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/bee-bot/id500131639

https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/editor/?tutorial=getStarted

 

Music – All children have been given a Charanga log on which was stuck into the back of their reading records.

  • Body percussion online sessions every weekday at 11am.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-iOnF1dIM8eagPO05SMnRQ

 

Religious Education – This year we have completed learning about Christianity, Islam and we are part way through our Judaism topic.

 

French -

  • Duolingo is an app or a website where children can learn languages for free.

https://www.duolingo.com/

  • Mr French has made some of the resources on his website free. I have saved one of the booklets below.

https://mrfrench.uk/category/mr-french/sample-mr-french

 

Art/DT – In the files, I have uploaded the 30 day art and DT challenge. I have also uploaded the 30 day Lego challenge. In this lovely weather, the children could also create some shadow drawing. Also saved below is a file called online art activities which has lots of websites and activities for the children to complete.

  • Steve Harpster is doing a live drawing event every day at 6pm.

https://www.facebook.com/harptoons/

  • Art for Kids have a variety of videos on their Youtube channel which teaches children how to draw, step by step.

https://www.youtube.com/user/ArtforKidsHub

 

PSHE, Mindfulness and Wellbeing – Mrs Ashworth has been busy adding activities to the school website. These can be found under the emotionally healthy school tab.

  • Smiling Mind provides short audio sessions to help with mindfulness.

https://app.smilingmind.com.au/

  • Cosmic Yoga on Youtube.

www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

  • BBC Supermovers create interactive videos to support with maths, English, PSHE and PE.

www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers

  • Newsround keeps children up to date with the world around them at a level which is appropriate to them.

www.bbc.co.uk/newsround

 

Other –

  • Twinkl is a fantastic website which has resources on all topics and subjects. Currently, the resources free. Go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer enter the code, CVDTWINKLHELPS
  • Morning activities can be found on the link below to wake the children’s brains up!

https://www.morningchallenge.co.uk/home

  • Sign Language – Every weekday at 1pm, Natasha Lamb will be posting a video onto her Youtube channel teaching the basics of British Sign language! This is a fantastic opportunity to learn an important life skill.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9w889Lid1JHB-AX4dCoQoQ

  • Chester Zoo – Chester Zoo have published activities linked to animals, science and conservation.

https://www.chesterzoo.org/schools/resources/?search=&types=at-home

  • You can watch different animals at Edinburgh Zoo.

https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams/panda-cam/

  • Cincinnati Zoo are highlighting a different animal every day and they also give you an activity to do from home.

https://www.youtube.com/user/CincinnatiZooTube/featured

  • On this report are various links to different virtual tours of museums around the world.

https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/virtual-travel-experiences-vr-museums-galleries-national-parks-coronavirus-lockdown-a9409776.html

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