If you have any questions specifically relating to this work, we can be contacted using our special ‘class’ email addresses below. 

(Please note, these email addresses should only be used for matters relating to home-learning. We will of course endeavour to reply as soon as possible, but do be aware teachers can only send emails from this account on weekdays between 08:30 – 17:00.

All other issues or queries should be emailed to admin@st-marys-purton.wilts.sch.uk and they will be forwarded to the appropriate member of staff.)

Mrs Cuthbert - Curiosity Class 10 

curiosity@st-marys-purton.wilts.sch.uk

Mrs Morris - Opportunity Class 9:

opportunity@st-marys-purton.wilts.sch.uk 

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I have just finished reading Dork Diaries, Frenemies Forever.

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i beat the computer on the maths game loads of times

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The maths on track is missing 7812 and 9680 on the answers. They are before 17425

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Please do the cups thing on zoom call

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Year 4's Home Learning Hub

VIRTUAL CLASSROOM

Spellings for Week Beginning  1st March

Subject Activity Notes

Maths 

(10 minutes a day = 50 minutes)

 

 

 An activity has been assigned for you named 'Multiplying by 1-digit numbers' this would be a great way to show your teachers how well you can use the multiplication method taught to you in this unit. 

Spellings

(50 minutes each week)

 You can use Edshed spelling games to help support spellings this week:

 

Your spellings for this week are: 

ordinary

particular

peculiar

perhaps

popular

position

possess

possession

We will have a spelling test via Zoom on the Friday of this week (05.03.21)

HANDWRITING

You should be able to access your class area on the Letter Join website. Here you will find animations of this week's words to help you to learn and improve your letter joins at the same time!

On the left hand menu, select 'harder words' or 'harder letters' and use the to learn the letters or joins you know that you find tricky.

 

OR

 Go to - Resources - Dictation and have a go at writing down a list using legible, joined writing. 

READING 

(20 minutes  day)

Don't forget to continue reading for pleasure. This can be anything at all:

-a book you have been given for Christmas

-a magazine

-an online article 

-an Oxford Owl text

 

STORY TIME ONLINE. Extracts from books recommended for your age group are available to watch. A few of our 50 books are represented. Click on the image to see the links to follow. Let us know which you listen to!

 

 

CURIOSITY CLASS USE:

username: curious 4 

Password: shine

 

OPPORTUNITY USE:

username: opp 4

Password: Shine

  

 

Monday 01.03.21

Subject Activity Notes

Mathematics

(30 Minutes + 15 Minutes)

Today we are multiplying 3 digit numbers by a 1 digit number using a formal written method, there will be regrouping in the ones column today.  

 Video to help here and below.

 Find your task here

 

 Remember to complete your Maths on Track

Task and answers

 

English

(45 minutes writing time) 

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Today we are going to looking at imperative verbs in instructional writing and creating a tool kit for our own writing. What verbs could we use if we were writing a set of instructions for keeping healthy?

We also explore how adverbs can add even more detail to you reader.

LESSON 

IMAGES
SYNONYMS

CURIOSITY: Can click here to return your work

OPPORTUNITY: Can click here to return your work

 

 

Reading

(20 minutes)

Today we are exploring Chapter 4 of the Astounding Broccoli Boy. Read the chapter and then complete the activity. This is quite a long chapter so you may want to read smaller sections during the day. 

 Chapter

Activity

 

 

 

WORD OF THE DAY HERE

Keeping Active

(40 minutes)

 

Remember you bike rides, walks and runs all count towards keeping active. Our bank of 5 will help you with some more ideas.

  1. Our next lockdown Olympics challenge can be found here. Remember to record your results on the same link.
  2. You could keep learning our Irish dance, follow the link in the notes section. 
  3. A new challenge for you to try this week
  4. Head over to Go Noodle and choose a dance to try
  5. Take part in a Joe Wicks workout (Monday, Wednesday and Friday)

 

Find the dance here

 

 

Other Learning

(30 Minutes)

 

PSHE: we are following our topic of 'Healthy Me' this term. Remember being healthy is looking after our physical and mental health. Today we are exploring difficulties we might have with friendships and ways that we can resolve them. 

When have you had a problem with a friendship, what happened and how did you resolve the situation?

Next: Take a look at the scenarios in the notes section and have a go at the questions.  

 

Scenarios

Questions 

EXTRA TASK FOR THIS WEEK

We would like you to help up get your classrooms ready for next week.

Could you send us a label for us to display which is written in a different language?

You can use Google Translate to help you, you might know some words already or know someone you can ask. 

Make it clear, bright and colourful and let us know which language you have used. 

Can you use the word 'WELCOME' for your sign please?

  

 

Tuesday 02.03.21

Subject Activity Notes

Mathematics

(40 Minutes + 15 Minutes)

Today we are multiplying 3 digit numbers by a 1 digit number using a formal written method, there will be regrouping in the tens column today.   

 Video to support here and below.

Find your task here

Remember to complete your Maths on Track

 

 Task and answers

English

(40 Minutes) 

 How could you keep your virtual teachers happy? In virtual school, giving students tips to give teachers apples isn't very helpful! 

What would the dos and don'ts of virtual school be? 

Today we will be exploring, choosing and  recording our ideas for writing up our instructions tomorrow. There is a video here to help or see below todays learning

LESSON

You can choose to write instructions with this theme OR choose your own. It is better to write about something you have good ideas for.

WORD OF THE DAY HERE

 

 

Reading

(20 Minutes)

 

 Today we are looking at Chapter 5 'The chocolate frisbee of doom'. Again, this is quite a long chapter so feel free to dip into it throughout the day

Chapter

Activity

 

Keeping Active

(45 Minutes) 

Take your pick from our bank of 5 today (see Monday)

Other Learning

(45 Minutes)

Science: we are continue to explore sound, how it travels and how we hear it in our ears. Click the acorn below for today's lesson.

 

 

 

  

 

Wednesday 03.03.21

Subject Activity Notes

Mathematics

(40 Minutes + 15 Minutes)

Today we are multiplying 3 digit numbers by a 1 digit number using a formal written method, there will be regrouping in the hundreds column today.

Video to support here and below. 

Find your task here  

Remember to complete your Maths on Track. You can choose Challenge 1, Challenge 2 or both!

Task and Answers

 

English

(45 minutes) 

 

A longer writing session today to write your set of instructions on whatever topic you chose.

 LESSON

Remember to use a range of the features we identified in the Model text last week. 

 A reminder to submit this via seesaw please:

 WORD OF THE DAY HERE

Reading

(20 minutes)

Chapter 6 today. 'Revenge of the Henchmen'. 

 

Chapter

Activity 

 

We would love to hear what you think of the book so far. 

 

 

 

AT 10:30 this morning, an exciting live book event will take place. It is a great opportunity to hear authors and about books you might enjoy. We realise that this is the same time as our morning ZOOM but you can choose to attend this instead by clicking on the image above. Let us know if you do!

Keeping Active

(45 Minutes)

Take your pick from our bank of 5 today (see Monday)

Other Learning

(40 Minutes)

 RE

We look at one particular event that took place during The Last Supper.

Lesson here

Foot outline here

 

 

 

  

 

Thursday 04.03.21

Subject Activity Notes

Mathematics

(40 Minutes + 15 Minutes)

 

Today we are multiplying 3 digit numbers by a 1 digit number using a formal written method, there will be regrouping in multiply columns today.  

Video to support here and below.

Find your task here

WORLD BOOK DAY INVESTIGATION

Remember to complete your Maths on Track, today's activity is linked to a book you all know well!

 Activity

 

English

(50 Minutes) 

WORLD BOOK DAY TODAY! 

We have a selection of book related tasks for you to choose from today:

1) Design a book token to win book tokens! Click the image to find out more.

  Find everything you need here.

2) Try this World Book day Quiz. How many of the books mentioned have you read?

3) Choose an author or illustrator masterclass to attend here

4) Look at the new £1 books that are available this year here. You can read large extracts from quite a few of them online so it is worth a look. Many have activity ideas linked as well. Click on the books that interest you on the linked page to find out more.

Can you spot the author of one of our 50 books in the lineup?

 

 WORD OF THE DAY HERE

Reading

(20 Minutes) 

 

It is world book day today. We thought you might enjoying listening to a story today. Mrs Cuthbert and Mrs Morris have created a video of us reading a book which we really enjoy. 

Mrs Cuthbert shares some Scottish stories

Mrs Morris reads The Slightly Annoying Elephant by David Walliams

:

Keeping Active

(45 Minutes) 

Take your pick from our bank of 5 today (see Monday)  

Other Learning

(50 Minutes)

ART:

2 Book themed Art activities for you today to pick from

1) Design some bookmarks using the template here

2) Design a book cover, this could be a favourite book or a book you wish could be written, use this template. 

 

  

 

Friday 05.03.21

Subject Activity Notes

Mathematics

(45 Minutes)

For your last lesson using the multiplication method, we apply the methods you have learnt to answering word problems. 

There are two sets of problems here, the second one is slightly trickier.

HTU x U Problems

TU X TU Problems

Answers for both

Remember that the 4C approach might help you. 

 

 

Play Hit The Button to master one of our focus tables: 11, 12, 6, 7 or 9 

 

 

English

(40 Minutes) 

 Today we would like you to complete a short burst of writing to introduce your own 'World's Worst Virtual Teacher' 

We know many of you love David Walliams and have told us many times that you are reading 'The World's Worst...' set of books. In today's lesson we use one of David Walliam's World's Worst Teachers to inspire your own.

What would a teacher be like of they did NOT run virtual school properly...?

 

Read about Mr Pent - one of David Walliam's World's Worst Teachers by clicking the link above. This will give you some ideas about his style and some of the crazy things that happen in the story!

We might even make a book of our own if they are good!

Reading

(20 Minutes) 

We are finishing our week with Chapter 7 'Monday Morning'. This is another long chapter so there are no questions with it today. Take your time reading this chapter today and over the weekend. It is a real cliff hanger!!!

Chapter 

 WORD OF THE DAY HERE

 

Word of the day activity

 

 

 

Keeping Active

(20 Minutes) 

Take your pick from our bank of 5 today (see Monday) 

Other Learning

(45 Minutes) 

As we continue looking at 'what healthy looks like' we have an assembly today for you to watch about keeping mentally well. There are times in the video when you might like to pause  and discuss what is being looked at (there are times to stop below the video on this link)  

 

 

  

 

GoNoodle

www.gonoodle.com/goodenergy 

Get moving and keep fit with these great videos and activities for children of all ages.

Khan Academy

https://www.khanacademy.org

Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it's mostly common material.

 

BBC Learning

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/

This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.

 

Futurelearn

https://www.futurelearn.com

Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).

 

Seneca

https://www.senecalearning.com

For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.

 

Openlearn

https://www.open.edu/openlearn/

Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.

 

Blockly

https://blockly.games

Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.

 

Scratch

https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/

Creative computer programming

 

Ted Ed

https://ed.ted.com

All sorts of engaging educational videos

 

National Geographic Kids

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

Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

 

Duolingo

https://www.duolingo.com

Learn languages for free. Web or app.

 

Mystery Science

https://mysteryscience.com

Free science lessons

 

The Kids Should See This

https://thekidshouldseethis.com

Wide range of cool educational videos

 

Crash Course

https://thecrashcourse.com

You Tube videos on many subjects

 

Crash Course Kids

https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids

As above for a younger audience

 

Crest Awards

https://www.crestawards.org

Science awards you can complete from home.

 

iDEA Awards

https://idea.org.uk

Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

 

Paw Print Badges

https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk

Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.

 

Tinkercad

https://www.tinkercad.com

All kinds of making.

 

Prodigy Maths

https://www.prodigygame.com

Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.

 

Cbeebies Radio

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio

Listening activities for the younger ones.

 

Nature Detectives

https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/

A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!

 

British Council

https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find

Resources for English language learning

 

Oxford Owl for Home

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

Lots of free resources for Primary age

 

Big History Project

https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home

Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.

 

Geography Games

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

Geography gaming!

 

Blue Peter Badges

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges

If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.

 

The Artful Parent

https://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/

Good, free art activities 

 

Red Ted Art

https://www.redtedart.com

Easy arts and crafts for little ones

 

The Imagination Tree

https://theimaginationtree.com

Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

 

Toy Theater

https://toytheater.com/

Educational online games

 

DK Find Out

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/?fbclid=IwAR2wJdpSJSeITf4do6aPhff8A3tAktnmpaxqZbkgudD49l71ep8-sjXmrac

Activities and quizzes

 

Twinkl

https://www.twinkl.co.uk

This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.