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Summer 2 distance learning

Summer 2 distance learning

Welcome to our Summer term 2 distance learning page. This page will be updated each week with suggested tasks and activities for you to have a go at. Please watch any video clips posted and choose which activities you would  like to have a go at.  Remember to contact me using class dojo. Some pieces of work can be submitted on google classroom too.
 
Wednesday 2nd - Friday 4th June
 
Our Christian value this term is courage. This follows on nicely from last terms value of trust. If we trust in God, He can give the courage to face the trials we face in life and help us when we need it.
 
Memory verse:
Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. – Joshua 1:9

Challenge - Can you memorise this verse?

 

This week's Bible story is the story of Pentecost. Pentecost is when we remember God's Holy Spirit coming upon the apostles. Watch the video clip below, have a look at the little reflection and then choose any of the suggested activities.

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That same Holy Spirit is with us today and although he doesn’t necessarily enable us to speak in different languages, we know that God is with us through his spirit. He comforts and guides us and will never leave us. Incredible!
 
Task 1: Can you find out how to say and write 'Jesus loves you very much' in different languages? Google translate will help with this!
 
Task 2: Draw or paint an image of what you think the moment that the Holy Spirit descended on the disciples might have looked like. 
Maths:
 
Below, you will find a powerpoint, worksheet which matches the powerpoint and an answer sheet for 2 maths lessons about fractions. 
 
Fractions of an amount
Subtracting fractions
Literacy
 
You have learnt about fronted adverbials in school. Below, you will find a powerpoint to work through and some worksheets too. If you are unable to print out the worksheets, look through the powerpoint to get a good grasp of this important writing skill and then write a detailed recount of your half term week, using as many different types of fronted adverbial as you can.
 
Well being 
Feeling good about yourself and helping others to do the same is so important. Check out the document below and maybe have a go at some of the suggested activities.
 
A story about worrying:
 
I don't know about you, but I'm a really bad worrier and I know I shouldn't be because God is always with me. Click on this link to find a short, simple online book about worrying. 
 
Suggested Timetable - Summer 2 - Week 2 - 8th June 
 I have attached a suggested timetable for you to help you plan your day
Week beginning 8th June
 
The theme for this week is a bit different from the usual themes. Much of the tasks are going to be based on meerkats. Scroll down through the suggested activities which are organised by subject, watch the various video clips (I love the short film 'Catch it') and choose which you would like to do. Hopefully you will be able to do some of them independently but for others, you might need a little support.
 
 
RE and our Christian value - Courage
 

Every Thursday evening at 8 o’clock for the last 10 weeks, people all over the country have gone outside their front doors to applaud the NHS workers who are being so brave in their fight to look after people suffering from Corona virus, risking their own health in the process. Other key workers such as delivery drivers, cleaners and shop workers are also showing real courage as they try to continue their work so that we can still try to live as normal a life as possible.

 

Memory verse for Courage:

Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. – Joshua 1:9

 

Task 1: Make a poster to show this memory verse. Maybe you could display it in your window for others to see.

 

Watch the video clip below and think about where Joshua and Caleb show courage.

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Moses led the Israelites out of captivity in Egypt. They were heading for the promised land – God was leading them there. 12 spies were sent into Canaan to then report back to Moses and the people about what was there but 10 came back feeling very afraid as there were some other very unfriendly people there. Joshua and his friend Caleb were courageous as they stood up for what they knew was right- God was leading them there after all. When Moses died, Joshua led the Israelites.

 

Reflection:

Joshua had the courage to stand up for what he believed and knew was right. Can we have that same courage? He knew and trusted that God was with them!

 

Task 2: Write an acrostic poem for COURAGE. This could be submitted on google classroom or dojo if you wish.

 

Task 3: An interview with Joshua. If you could meet Joshua, what 5 questions would ask him about his experiences in this story? This could be submitted on google classroom or dojo if you wish.

Maths
 
 
For this week's maths we are focusing on decimals. This is a natural progression from fractions. See the links below for the power points, activity sheet and answers. You may need some support from an adult with this.
 
1. Recognising tenths and hundredths
2. Tenths as decimals
3. Tenths on a place value grid
4. Tenths on a number line
Home learning pack:
 
This document include some maths and various Spag activities
Literacy
 
This week's SPaG work is based on expanded noun phrases. Please work through the power point about this and then have a go at any of the worksheets that takes your fancy. If you're unable to print out any worksheet, for most of them you can just complete the sheet on a separate piece of paper or in your work book. You might wish to submit this to me on dojo.
Literacy - continued
Watch this short and funny film and then choose between any of the tasks you might want to have a go at.
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Follow up tasks:
1. Create a cartoon strip of the story - this can be submitted on dojo.
2. There is no narrative or dialogue in the film. Have a go at actually writing is as a story. Remember to try and include expanded noun phrases. This can be submitted on Google classroom.
3. Drama - can you create a freeze frame of any of the scenes from the film? You may need to use other people in your house or maybe some soft toys to help you with this. Post any of your efforts on dojo!
4. Look at the image below or pause the film after 4 seconds. Write a detailed description of this setting remembering to included expanded noun phrases. Include what you might hear as well as what you can see. You can submit this on Google classroom if you wish. 
Art:
 
1. Can you draw a picture of a meerkat or maybe you could draw several of them living in their natural habitat. See the instructions below.
 
2. Make a 3-D meerkat. If you are able to, print out the document below and see if you can make a model meerkat.
Research task:
What can you find out about meerkats? Create a fact file or design a poster which explains all about these cute little creatures. Try to include their natural habitat, diet, type of animal that they are,  behaviour and any other interesting facts you can find out. This can be submitted on google classroom or dojo. Click on the 2 fun links below to both entertain you and tell a little more about them.
 
Andy's Safari Adventures
 
 
Andy's funky song about meerkats
 
Spellings 
 
See below for the link to our weekly spellings to practice with handwriting 
Reading Comprehension 
 
In the link below is a Reading Comprehension - complete this over the week and combine with your daily reading
Music - for all you musically minded people out there here is a great resource which runs from Monday 8th June to 25th June.
Week 3
 
15th June 2020
 
Summer Term 2
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A very warm welcome to Week 3.  For the rest of this term we will be focusing on our Topic of The Vikings.  Have a look at the clip below to give you a very quick overview of life in Viking Times.  A lot of our activities over the next few weeks will be based on this subject.  
 
New for this week is the use of a suggested timetable.  The timetable gives a guide of what subjects to do each day.  All of our activities will be listed with the heading of the subject for easy using.  Maths and Literacy can be found under subject headings but there are also Home Learning packs with both subjects in that I know you have all found enjoyable.  
 
So, in summary use the timetable and find the activities in each subject area below.
 
The children who are part of the Year 4 Key Worker Bubble will be working on the same activities so if you are in part time you can pickup from here on your days off.  
 
Any problems please do send me a message on dojo.  Thank you all for your continued support.
 
PLEASE NOTE - ALL OF THE ACTIVITIES ARE NOW UNPLUGGED AND CAN BE COMPLETED ON PAPER AT HOME.
Timetable for Week 3
Art
 
Make your own Viking Helmet - this can your design and choice.  This project is designed to last for two weeks to make the best product that you can.  See below for an idea if you are stuck.
 
Geography
 
Click on the document below
History
 
Click on the links below
Home Learning Packs - that include Literacy and Maths 
Click on the links below 
Maths
 
Click on the links below
 
 
Dividing by 1 digit 
Dividing 2 digits by 10
Hundredths
 
Hundredths as decimals 
Literacy 
 
Click on the link below 
G.P.S
Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling
Click on the link below
Reading 
 
Read your chosen book at home.
or 
The Library Service Borrowbox 
https://www.borrowbox.com/ (this is a link for the app)
 
using the codes you have been sent.  Then quiz on accelerated reader https://ukhosted112.renlearn.co.uk/2234851/Public/RPM/Login/Login.aspx?srcID=s
Reading 
 
Complete the reading comprehension on the link below
Spellings
 
Practice the spellings in Week 3 and also use for handwriting practice
 
See Week 3 in the link below
R.E
 
Click on the link below to see the RE activities.
 
Watch the clip below
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Science
Week 4 - Summer 2
 
22nd June 2020
Very exciting this week as in 'normal' times we would have been having a Cornwall School Games and attending an Olympic type meeting to take part in athletic challenges.  In its place we now have the Virtual Cornwall School Games.  See the activities below and record your scores and times and challenge yourself.
 
We will be continuing with the theme of The Vikings.  Please follow the suggested timetable if you would like some guidance on what to do when.  The subheadings list the different subject areas and you will find the work in these sections. 
Art
Viking Helmet - see the link below to make your own viking helmet.  This is the second week this is available as it may take some time to design and complete.  Please send pictures via dojo of your finished article.
Geography
Geography this week is based on the climate in the Scandinavian countries - click on the link below to answer some questions.
History 
Home Learning Packs
 
In the links below you will find five days work in Literacy and Maths
Maths 
Click on the links below 
Hundredths on a place value grid 
Dividing 1 and 2 digits by 100
Make a whole 
Write decimals 
Compare decimals 
Literacy
Explanation text - How to make a Viking Longboat
G.P.S
Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling
 
Click on the link below
Reading 
 
Read your chosen book at home.
or 
The Library Service Borrowbox 
https://www.borrowbox.com/ (this is a link for the app)
 
using the codes you have been sent.  Then quiz on accelerated reader https://ukhosted112.renlearn.co.uk/2234851/Public/RPM/Login/Login.aspx?srcID=s
Reading Comprehensions
There are five Reading Comprehensions - one for each day of the week
Viking Comprehension 
Gandhi Comprehension
Fathers Day
European National Anthems 
Fossils 
Spellings
 
Practice the spellings in Week 4 and also use for handwriting practice
 
See Week 4 in the link below
R.E
 
Click on the link below to see the RE activities.
 
Watch the clip below
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Bible story: The bravery of Esther 

Christian Value - Courage

Watch the video clip below and think about how and why Esther was so brave.

Video clip link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IesvJS7_ZNo

The evil king Xerses and Haman wanted to kill Modecai and the rest of the Jewish people. Esther, one of the kings wives, who was secretly a Jew, had the courage to go to the king without being summoned (which could have resulted in death) to plead for the Jewish people. The king agreed to her request. 

Message:

Esther was faced with a dilemma but had the courage to face what could have meant death. We’ll probably never have a dilemma quite like this but God can give us the courage to sometimes not take the easy option but to do the right thing, even if it is harder to do. 

Activities:

1)      What dilemmas have you faced before? How did you decide what to do? Talk about this with an adult or anybody else around you. Ask an adult if they can think of a dilemma that they have faced and what made them decide which option to take.

 

2)      Create a cartoon strip of the story of Esther, remember to try and include speech bubbles in the pictures.

 

Science 

Science plan: 

This week’s science lesson is all about types of electricity and electrical safety.

Work through the powerpoint carefully. One of the slides says to work with a partner but you can easily do this on your own. If you want to save printing the ‘appliance cards’ you could just look at them on the screen and then sort them.

Make sure you have a go at the task at the end by clicking on the house and then having a go at the electrical safety activity.

When you have finished, your extra task is to create an electrical safety poster, informing younger children of what they should and shouldn’t do to stay safe with electrical appliances.

Virtual Cornwall School Games Challenge Cards
 
Look at the ppt 'All you need to know'
 
Have a go at the activities on these cards.  Challenge yourself to beat your scores or times each day.  Send pictures to me so that I can see your efforts.  Have fun.
Week 5 - Summer 2
 
29th June 2020
This week we are carrying on with our topic of The Vikings.  Use the suggested timetable to create a 'pretend'day and then go to subjects to find the work for the week.  
Geography
Art
 
This week in Art look at the powerpoint below and listen to the talking.  It is your choice to design a Viking Sheild, Boat Figurehead or a piece of jewellery.  The powerpoint should give you some ideas of design.
History 
This week in History the focus is on Lindisfarne - look at the power point and information and complete the worksheet.
Home Learning Packs - these include Literacy and Maths 
 
Click the below to find them
Maths 
Click on the links below 
Halves and Quarters
Order Decimals
Round Decimals 
Literacy 
This week in Literacy we will also focus on the Raid of Lindisfarne.  Read the information below and also the information in the History section.  Then write your own diary write as though you are child living at that time.  Use the ppt to help you plan and write this.
G.P.S
 
Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling
 
Click on the link below
Reading 
 
Read your chosen book at home.
or 
The Library Service Borrowbox 
https://www.borrowbox.com/ (this is a link for the app)
 
using the codes you have been sent.  Then quiz on accelerated reader https://ukhosted112.renlearn.co.uk/2234851/Public/RPM/Login/Login.aspx?srcID=s
Reading Comprehensions 
Spellings
 
Practice the spellings in Week 4 and also use for handwriting practice
 
See Week 4 in the link below
R.E

 

Memory verse for Courage:

 

Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. – (Joshua 1:9)

 

This weeks bible story is

David and Goliath

 

This is a really famous bible story and one that demonstrates courage so clearly. Watch the video clip and think about what it was that gave David the courage to stand up to Goliath. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zLAcUZkxHA

A battle was about to take place between the Philistines and the people of God. The plan was a 1 vs 1 battle and the winner takes all. The Philistines had a giant of a man named Goliath and all the Israelites were afraid. Up stepped the brave little shepherd boy, David, who killed him with his sling shot. 

  

Reflection:

 

In life, we often face a bit of a Goliath – a task that seems huge. With a little faith (even as small as a mustard seed), God can give us the courage to battle and defeat the troubles we may face.  

Activity:

Find 5 smooth stones (or cut some out of card) and on each one write the following words ‘THE BATTLE BELONGS TO GOD’. Keep these in a safe place to remind you that when you face a ‘goliath’ in your life, God will help you through it.  

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Science 
 
This week we continue to learn about electricity. Click the link below for the powerpoint and activity. The worksheet may be tricky to do at home as it requires you to use various electrical components but please feel free to have a little look at it anyway.
Week 6 - Summer 2
 
6th July 2020
Once again, we are carrying on with our topic of The Vikings.  Use the suggested timetable to create a 'pretend'day and then go to subjects to find the work for the week. 
Geography
Find out about Viking Runes - look at the powerpoint - there are some activities and a video link in it.  Then use the worksheet to have a go writing your name in Runes.
History
Viking Gods - the Vikings worshipped different gods.  Have a look at the powerpoint and then use the worksheet to create your own Viking God. 
Art 
In art this week create your own mosaic. This could be in the style of the Vikings, Greeks, Romans or something of your choice. 
Home Learning Packs
 
- Don't forget
 
that these include English and Maths.
Maths 
This week in Maths we have moved on to Money.
Pounds and Pence 
Estimating Money 
Four Operations 
Ordering Money
Literacy 
This week read the story of The Mighty Thor and his stolen hammer in the powerpoint below.  There are many characters in this story and your task is to write a character description of each.
Reading 
 
Read your chosen book at home.
or 
The Library Service Borrowbox 
https://www.borrowbox.com/ (this is a link for the app)
 
using the codes you have been sent.  Then quiz on accelerated reader https://ukhosted112.renlearn.co.uk/2234851/Public/RPM/Login/Login.aspx?srcID=s
Reading Comprehensions 
G.P.S
 
Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling
 
Click on the link below
Spellings
 
Practice the spellings in Week 6 and also use for handwriting practice
 
See Week 4 in the link below
RE

RE

 

Memory verse for Courage:

 

Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. – (Joshua 1:9)

 

This week’s bible story is: Paul’s shipwreck and trip to Rome

 

 

Watch the video clip below and think about what gave Paul his courage when in the middle of the story.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkt00DptsW0

 

Paul had been arrested and was being sent to Rome for a trial. He warned the crew of the ship that it would be a very dangerous trip, but they didn’t listen to him and set sail anyway. There was a long storm, and they ran out of food. But Paul told them that an angel had appeared to him and said that no one would die, because Paul had to appear in Rome. The angel said, “Do not be afraid, Paul; you must stand before Caesar. And behold, God has granted you all those who sail with you.” So Paul told the men to have courage. He told them that the ship will be destroyed, but they would be safe.

Reflection:

Message: Paul told the others on the boat to have courage and that God would rescue them. Sometimes, we should encourage others to be brave and have courage – maybe to try something new or to persevere with something difficult.

 

Activity: Diary writing. Imagine that you were one of the crew on board the ship with Paul and you served – but only just. Write your diary entry the following day explaining what happened, how you felt and maybe what you learnt from the whole experience with Paul.

 

 

Science 
Week 7 - 13th July 2020
 
The last full week!
This is the last full week of learning for 'distance learning'.  I am sure that a lot of you have now started to think about your move into your new classes and with this in mind there are some transition activities to get you thinking.  If you would like to send them to me I will pass them on to your new teachers. 
 
The first activity is to write a letter to a Year 3 child moving into Year 4 - what would you tell them about your time in Year 4.  See the link below
Transition Pack
School Year Memory Page 
 
For those of you who didn't complete one here is the chance to make a 'Time Capsule' capturing your thoughts and feelings about this period of time.
Maths 
Summer Themed Maths Book
English 
Summer themed English Book 
July Writing Calendar
 
This is a brilliant calendar that gives a theme of writing for each day.  Choose from the date and create some amazing writing. 
Reading 
 
Read your chosen book at home.
or 
The Library Service Borrowbox 
https://www.borrowbox.com/ (this is a link for the app)
 
using the codes you have been sent.  Then quiz on accelerated reader https://ukhosted112.renlearn.co.uk/2234851/Public/RPM/Login/Login.aspx?srcID=s
Reading Comprehensions 
Maths 
Time - Analogue to digital 12 hours 
Time - Analogue to digital 24 hours
Time - Hours and Minutes and Seconds 
Time - Years, months, weeks, days
Home Learning Packs 
 

RE

 

This week’s courage Bible story: Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego

 

Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego

 Had the courage to stand up for what they believe to be right. See their awesome courage in the story video clip below.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdysDsOYB8k

 

Reflection:

The 3 men in the story showed incredible courage and loyalty to God and this was rewarded with God protecting them. Their courage also resulted in the king saying it was ok to worship God and not his golden statue. When we show courage it can have have great results for us and others, just like it did for those men and all of of the Israelite people. We can ask God to give us courage to try new things or conquer things we are afraid of - the results of this could be awesome!

 

Activity

  • Draw/craft a flame/fire and write this terms Bible verse on it in bubble writing/fancy letters: Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. – (Joshua 1:9)

 

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