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Parents and pupils, you can now upload any tasks set for you by your teachers using this email. Your teachers will comment on the great efforts you are making! Keep working hard everyone, we miss you very much, stay safe.

Don't forget to email your teacher for your new Education City usernames and passwords (log in details changed on 6th May 2020).

Special Mentions...

yes Well done to the following children for their hard work on MyMaths: Purissima, Charlotte, Halle, Freddie J, Archie, Grace M, Anais, Grace P, Lillie, Haydn, Joseph D, Zoe, Joseph K, Frankie, Nellie, Josh, Mia, Princess, Ethan, Daniel, Joseph T and Tom.

yes Fantastic work from the following children on Education City: Purissima, Halle, Anais, Mia, Grace P and Ethan.

yes Some amazing work on Bug Club by the following pupils: Halle, Haydn, Freddie J, Joseph K, Archie, Mia and Grace P.

yes Excellent spellings from Daniel, Joseph T, Haydn and Charlotte. Well done guys! 

yes Well done to Mia, Daniel, Joseph T, Joseph D, Grace P, Nellie, Freddie J, Haydn, Freddie S, Charlotte and Ethan for the amount of effort they have put into the Writing Challenges. laugh

yes Special mention for Nellie, Daniel, Joseph T, Joseph D and Haydn for having a go at the First News Comprehensions. 

yes Excellent attempts at the Maths Challenges from Haydn, Grace P, Nathan and Charlotte.

A MESSAGE FROM YOUR NEW CLASS TEACHERS AND TA

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Your new TA

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Meet and Greet!

This week we are offering children a chance to chat with their new class teacher in an online video session!

Before the session children should think about what they would like to achieve next year and what they may be worried about. You can then send a picture of the work by email.

Here are some ideas on how you might do this -

1. You could write a few short sentences describing your hopes and dreams for next year, what you are most looking forward too and then what you are worried most about.

2. You could create a ‘All About Me’ collage. Cut out magazines, draw or print off pictures and glue them onto an A4 piece of paper. Include things you like, quotes to inspire yourself. Draw a bubble to show what you are worried about.

3. Create a presentation slide using your computing skills. Include on your slide, what you are hoping for next year and what you are worried about.

 

The timetable for your class is below. Make sure you sign up by emailing your name in with ‘Meet and Greet [your new class teacher]’ in the subject line, for example ‘Meet and Greet Mr McCann’.

Have fun and we look forward to seeing you all there!

Meeting Miss Hawkins and Miss Davey Meeting Ms Patterson, Mrs Rudge and Mrs Lea Meeting Mr McCann and Miss Rogers
Y3 Y4 Y5
Thursday 4:00pm Tuesday 3:45pm Wednesday 4:00pm

Computing live lesson Monday 13th July @10 am 

 

If you would like to take part in a coding lesson next Monday morning from home - Email in into teachers@stcecilias.co.uk with Year 4 Online Computing lesson in the subject bar and I will add you to the list. Once you are on the video, we will explain how to get onto code studio, whilst listening/watching the lesson! 

 

Miss Rogers smiley

Reading Challenge:

 

This week, we want to see you with a book! Reading is a huge part of our school life so where does reading take place when you're at home?

We want you to take a picture of yourself reading a book in some interesting places. Get creative! And send them into the teacher email address or tag us on Twitter @StCeciliascjs.

 

Here are some recommended websites for reading:

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

https://authorfy.com/

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/bookfinder/

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

https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/

https://www.poetrybyheart.org.uk/

https://childrens.poetryarchive.org/

https://www.thereader.org.uk/visit-calderstones/the-storybarn/

Engage Literacy

FREE access to hundreds of reading books until 31st July. These books are for emerging, reluctant readers and the great news is you can take a quiz on Accelerated Reader after each book you read.

Simply click on www.online.raintree.co.uk and use the following login information:

USERNAME: UKfreeaccess      PASSWORD: engage

Black Lives Matter

Recently, the news has been full of the coverage of the Black Lives Matter movement. People have been protesting and rioting due to the killing of a black man named George Floyd. We have put together some information for you so you can understand this a little more and maybe understand why it is all happening.

 

There have been many protests across the world. The protests in Minneapolis began in reaction to the death of a man named George Floyd after he was stopped by police officers. A former officer has been charged with murder. The protests have now spread across the USA to cities and also here in the UK. Most protests are peaceful and spread the message of solidarity and togetherness with everyone regardless of the colour of their skin or race. 

Racism is not something new but now more than ever something has to be done about it. 

Learn more by visiting the Newsround pages:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52965984

And read a Book about Racism here:

https://youtu.be/LnaltG5N8nE

 

Think about how we can come together to support Black families and people of colour. Challenge yourself to design a poster, write a poem or even do a dance to show support to others. 

YEAR 4 Home Learning Opportunities During COVID-19 Pandemic

During these confusing times, it is important that you spend your time making memories and having fun with your family! Therefore, we have put together a series of websites and learning ideas for you and your parents to have a go at.

 

It’s important to spend time with family during these uncertain times, you might like to try completing project ideas together. Keep positive and look after each other!

 

Keep checking back to see new updates!

 

Miss Hawkins and Mrs Agger 

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Year 4 topics to work on from home:

Weekly Spellings:

Accelerated Reader:

First News Comprehensions:

Year 4 Home Learning Challenges

NEW - ONLINE VIDEO MARKING SESSIONS

On the week beginning 22nd of June, children will be able to access online video marking sessions.  Each class will have two sessions per week - one English session and one Maths session.  These will be hosted by the class teachers.

Teachers will administer English and Maths tasks specific to their year group every Monday morning.  The marking sessions, which will be linked to the tasks, will take place towards the end of the week in order to give the children time to complete them.  

As well as giving the children feedback on their work, the sessions are an ideal opportunity for children to see their teachers and friends safely.  The sessions will be both informative and light-hearted. Click on the documents below to see when your online sessions will take place as well as finding out how to access this online learning opportunity.

Online Sessions Answers

Writing Challenges

 

Writing Challenge 1 (wb 22.6.20):

Your task this week is to show off how well you can use fronted adverbials! We want you to write a setting description as if you were entering a place. It can be any place – your kitchen, a football stadium, or even Narnia! It doesn’t matter whether it is real or imagined!

 

Your fronted adverbials will really help you to describe the setting. Have a look at Miss Davey’s example below to help you out. She’s written as if she was in the Hogwarts Great Hall for the first time (Harry Potter, typical!!). She has also underlined all of the fronted adverbials to remind you what they are and how they work in a sentence and given you some ideas of what fronted adverbials you can use. You don’t need to do this in your writing, unless you want to!

 

Remember to use your senses to describe the place to the reader. We can’t wait to see your writing!! Send them to us on the teacher email and remember to include your teacher's name in the subject bar!

Writing Challenge 2 - (wb 29.6.20):

Your writing challenge this week is to include correctly punctuated speech in a character description. Write about meeting a character from a book, film or TV show – think about what that character looks like, what that character does, what they say to you and what you would say back. Write those ideas down somewhere to plan your work and then write your narrative describing what happens when you meet them.

 

It doesn’t need to be too long, just enough to get some nice description and some dialogue between you and the character. I chose meeting the White Witch from The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, because we read it together earlier in the year. You can choose whichever character you like! I can’t wait to read them! Take a look at my example below to help you understand what we mean.

Writing Challenge 3 (wb 6.7.20):

Your writing challenge this week is to produce a report on either The Vikings or The Romans and their time in Britain. You already know lots about both groups of people – but this is your chance to discover more about them and it links to your History Challenge too! Your report needs to be really informative; imagine you are writing it for someone who doesn’t know anything about the Romans or the Vikings. Tell the reader who they were, when they invaded, why they invaded and some cool facts and information about them – for example some of the things they invaded (Roman toilets?!?). Remember to use subheadings, text boxes and pictures to make your report easy to read. I’ve included some examples of good reports about animals to help you.

Maths Challenges

 

Maths Challenge 1: (wb 22.6.20):

This week, your Maths Challenge is going to be all about symmetry! Something is symmetrical when it is the same on both sides. A shape has symmetry if a central dividing line (a mirror line) can be drawn on it to show that both sides of the shape are exactly the same.

 

Your task is to look for symmetry around the house. Have a look around you and see if you can find anything symmetrical! Take a photo and if possible, indicate the line/s of symmetry. If you have an iPad or mobile phone, it may be possible to do this by drawing over the photos you take. Alternatively, you may wish to print the photos out or even sketch the symmetrical household objects yourself, drawing on the line/s of symmetry afterwards. 

 

Have a go and submit your work to teacher@stceciliascjs.co.uk. Make sure you include your teacher's name in the subject bar. 

Maths Challenge 2 - Co-ordinates (wb 29.6.20):

Take a look at this week's Maths Challenge below. It is split up into three different tasks and is all about co-ordinates!

Challenge yourself!

Why not practice using co-ordinates on Microsoft Excel? Take a look at the YouTube video to learn how to create a Battleships-style game. 

Maths Challenge 3 - Translation (wb 6.7.20):

This week’s Maths Challenge is all about translation! Translation is when a point slides from one place to another in a straight line. It can move up, down, left or right!

 

We can translate points on a co-ordinate plane and describe the translation in terms of the number of units moved to the right or left and the number of units moved up or down.

To get from point A to point B, we have translated the point 4 left, 6 up.

 

Your task is to have a go at the following worksheet. Firstly, you will need to give the co-ordinates of the coloured dots. Then, you will need to give the new co-ordinates of the coloured dots AFTER they have been translated!

Challenge yourself:

Why not have a go at this Translations Treasure Hunt game? You could play by yourself or with a member of you family. Whoever collects the most treasure wins!!

History Challenge – Timeline (wb 6.7.20):

Your history task is straightforward – create a timeline of events from either The Viking or The Roman age in Britain (you might want to do a bit of both and that’s fine by us!). Choose the events which are most interesting to you and draw a timeline to show the order in which they happened. Here is an example to help you out!

Summer Term: Art Topics

 

At the Pantomime

Summer Term is all about the 'arts' so let's get started with our first art topic; 'At the Pantomime'.

 

Activity 1:

One of the most important aspects of designing a pantomime production is the costumes. Costumes help the audience to understand what the character is like.

 

Your task is to create a labelled design of your own costume for a pantomime character/s using the outlines provided. You might choose to design a costume for a pantomime dame, hero, or a baddy! I have included a bank of character costumes that you may wish to use for inspiration.

enlightenedThink about - What is it about the costume that makes the character identifiable? (e.g. colours, motifs, etc).

 

To create your design, you can use pencils, felts and collage materials such as tissue paper, sequins and coloured paper. Be as creative as you can!

 

Remember to submit your designs to teacher@stceciliascjs.co.uk and make sure you include your teacher’s name in the subject bar.

Activity 2:

At the pantomime, you may have noticed that some of the characters hold props which are very important to their costumes. A prop is any portable object that an actor uses on stage. They can be anything from cauldrons and cradles to food and flowers! Other examples that you may be more familiar with include a shield or a wand. 

 

In 'Peter Pan', Captain Hood needs a hook for his hand. In 'Cinderella', the Fairy Godmother needs a wand. Kings, queens, princes and princesses usually wear crowns. Palace guards might even need swords and shields!

 

Your task is to create a labelled design of a costume accessory for a pantomime character of your choice. You could design a hat, crown, wand, sword, shield or anything else! Think about what design features, shapes, colours, images and patterns you could use and don't forget to say who the accessory is for. Once again, be creative with this and use a range of media to create your design (e.g. coloured pencils, felts, tissue paper, sequins, ribbon, etc). 

 

Remember to submit your designs to teacher@stceciliascjs.co.uk and make sure you include your teacher's name in the subject bar. 

Warhol and the Pop Art Movement

Activity 1 - Campbell's Soup Cans:

One of Andy Warhol's most famous words of art is his series of paintings showing cans on Campbell's soup. Some people really enjoyed the artwork but most people thought it was ridiculous. Even though not everyone likes Warhol's soup cans at the time, they soon became extremely popular and iconic. Warhol created many more paintings and prints of soup cans in the following years. In some of them, he experimented with different colours. 

 

Take a look at the later 'Campbell's Soup' work by Warhol. What do you think of these colours? Why do you think he has chosen these colours?

This week's Art Challenge is to choose four different sets of colours to colour in Campbell's soup cans (worksheet provided below). I would suggest trying out different colour combinations beforehand to see which you like best together. Remember to work slowly and carefully to make your cans into works of art and not just coloured-in pictures. 

 

Challenge yourself!

Have a go at designing your own soup can label using the template provided! Think about the flavour of your soup - this can be anything you like, from roasted vegetable soup to bubblegum soup!

 

Remember to submit your artwork to teacher@stceciliascjs.co.uk and include your teacher's name in the subject bar. 

Art Challenge 2 – Self-Portrait (wb 6.7.20):

This week’s Art Challenge is to create a self-portrait in the style of Andy Warhol. Take a look at these examples by Andy Warhol. Think about the colours used, how they are different and how they make you feel.

Whichever kind of self-portrait you will be doing (unless you are using a camera), remember that it is important to use a mirror and draw what you actually see and not what you think you see! Look closely at the proportions of your face and the size and shape of your features.

 

There are lots of ways that you can achieve your own Andy Warhol inspired self-portrait! Here are some ideas:

Whole School Home Learning Challenges

Writing Challenges

Writing Challenge 1:

Our first writing challenge has been set. 

Click on the documents below and get writing; I can't wait to read your work.

Have fun!

Writing Challenge 2:

It's time to use up all the chocolate that you've got for Easter with our second writing challenge.  This challenge is all about writing instructions.  You'll need some adult help with this one so get your mum, dad or older brother or sister to help you.  We want you to melt down your chocolate and use it to make some chocolate desserts or treats.  You could make rice crispie cakes, brownies, a chocolate cake or even some profiteroles; it's up to you!  We want you to record your steps as you go along and turn these steps into a sequenced set of instructions. 

 

I've attached a checklist for writing instructions as well as a template you may wish to use to guide you as you go.  In addition to the checklist, why not add an introductory statement with a rhetorical question.  For example, Are you fed up looking at Easter eggs?  Do you just wish they'd disappear?  Just follow this recipe and you could...  Also, at the end you could include a warning, for example, Please allow the mixture to cool before...  It's important that you use the imperative form of the verb such as mix, whisk, beat, pour etc

 

Have a go and submit your instructions and a picture of your finished product to teacher@stceciliascjs.co.uk and include your teacher's name in the subject bar.

 

I can't wait to see what you come up with.

 

Have fun!

Writing Challenge 3:

This week's writing challenge will require you to tap into your poetic minds and come up with some stanzas of poetry about someone you regard as a superhero. 

 

Tuesday 28th of April is World Superhero Day and it gives us the opportunity to celebrate the people in our lives who we think are superheroes.  This isn't time to heap praise on sports stars, pop stars or movie stars; we want your poem to be about someone you know or, at least about someone who isn't famous.  You could choose a member of your family, a teacher, a doctor, a nurse, a lollipop man, a fireman or anyone who you think is a role model.  As actor Ben Affleck says, "A hero can be anyone even a person doing something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a little boy’s shoulder to let him know that everything is going to be ok."  

 

Your poem could be a few simple stanzas, it could be an acrostic or a shape poem, it could be a haiku or a limerick; it's up to you.  Try to incorporate some of the following:- alliteration, figurative language, similes, metaphors or personification.  Try to make it rhyme but don't worry if it doesn't rhyme, not all poems do. 

 

Have a look at this as an example of an opening stanza...

Pretty as a picture,

Bubbly as an aero,

My dear mum is really cool,

She is a superhero.

 

Have a go and submit your poem to teacher@stceciliascjs.co.uk.  Make sure you include your teacher's name in the subject bar.

 

Good luck and have fun!

Writing Challenge 4 (VE Day):

Put yourself in the shoes of a child in VE day and have a go at writing a diary entry, explaining the celebrations that took place. Was there a street party outside your house? Did you listen to King George and Winston Churchill on the wireless? Perhaps your Mum danced to a Dame Vera Lynn song? Use the BBC video above to help to give you ideas. We can’t wait to see your diary entry!

Writing Challenge 5:

This week's writing challenge will require a little bit research in order to produce a biography of the artist studied in your year group.  The year 4 artist is Andy Warhol.

 

My suggestion is that you go online and do some research to find out key information about the artist.  Wikipedia is a good starting point for this but be aware that wikipedia isn't always 100% accurate.  Try the following website for information and examples - https://www.ducksters.com/history/art/

 

I have included a list of features of a biography so consult this while writing but also while researching so that you are noting down the key events and information in the artist's life.  Don't just copy and paste from websites because your work won't make sense.  Make notes and then use your wonderful writing talent to turn the notes into a fabulous biography.  Also included is an example of a biography on Roald Dahl so that you have an idea of what a finished biography should look like. 

 

Take your time with this challenge and remember our writing process; pre-write (notes) > draft > revise > edit > publish.

 

Have a go and submit your biography to teacher@stceciliascjs.co.uk.  Make sure you include your teacher's name in the subject bar.

 

Good luck and have fun!

Miss Hawkins

Writing Challenge 6 – Covid Time Capsule:

Hello everyone, this week’s writing challenge has a living history/ P.S.H.E focus.

We are all making the best of a very difficult situation at the moment under lockdown but we can try to remember that this period of time is actually living history and we are all part of it, so we should try to record it in some way.

Your work could be looked at by other children, who will study this period in history, during the next 100 years. Isn’t that an exciting thought!

 

So the writing challenge is:

Write a letter to your future self about life during lockdown, try to include factual, historically accurate information about what has happened during this pandemic. But more importantly, try to put a big emphasis on writing about any positives or fun, family activities that you have done that are different or unusual to what you would have done before. What have you enjoyed doing that has surprised you? What have you discovered about yourself and your resilience?

Also attached is a Covid Time capsule pack, that you can print fill in and keep for you and your family to look back on in years to come. Maybe if you don’t have a printer, you could still copy the activities onto paper. Keep these safe and one day they will be a reminder of this time for you and your family.

Looking forward to reading all about your activities.

Ms Patterson

Writing Challenge 7:

After many months of tinkering with your electronic devices, surely you are experts now? This week’s writing challenge will test your know how and your patience! You are tasked with explaining a device or a modern invention to someone from the past, or maybe even your Grandparents! Detail is going to be key here in a language that your audience will understand.

 

Use the template below to think about the layout and what to include in your writing. Take your time with this challenge and remember our writing process; pre-write (notes) draft revise edit publish.

 

Have a go and submit your explanation text to teacher@stceciliascjs.co.uk.  Make sure you include your teacher's name in the subject bar.

Good luck!

Writing Challenge 8 - World Environment Day/World Oceans Day:

This week’s Writing Challenge is to write a formal, persuasive letter to the Environment Secretary, The Rt Hon George Eustice MP, expressing your concern about the growing litter problem and the impact littering has. In the main body of your letter, try to write two/three paragraphs which detail different ways that littering affects our environment and why it needs to be stopped (e.g. harmful to animals, destroys habitats, etc.). Remember to also make suggestions about what people can do to help and the ways in which this issue can be dealt with.

 

Before writing your letter, I would recommend carrying out some research. In particular, try to find some powerful facts and statistics which strengthen your argument and support the points you wish to make. You may find the following websites and video clip useful.

https://worldschildrensprize.org/litterfacts

https://www.ducksters.com/science/environment/land_pollution.php

Video clip - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zwywmnb

 

I have also included a list of persuasive letter features, a persuasive writing word mat and a writing frame to start you off. Try to include some sentence types as well if you can. A ‘The more, the more’ and ‘If, if, if, then’ sentence would fit nicely in a piece of writing like this.

 

Take your time with this challenge and remember our writing process; pre-write (notes) > draft > revise > edit > publish.

 

Have a go and submit your persuasive letter to teacher@stceciliascjs.co.uk. Make sure you include your teacher’s name in the subject bar.

 

Good luck!

Writing Challenge 9 - a leaflet:

This week’s writing challenge combines Science, Sport and some ICT if you want to use it.  We’d like you to compose a leaflet detailing the benefits of exercise on our health.

 

We can all name some of the physical benefits of exercise but you should also consider the mental benefits as well as the social opportunities sport provides.  You may also wish to mention healthy eating and drinking.  Begin your writing task by going online and researching the topic, then think about how you are going to word your work.

 

Here are some websites that may help you -

https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/exercise.html

https://www.getactivesports.com/benefits-of-exercise-for-children/

https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/benefits-of-physical-activity-for-children

 

Take your time with this challenge; you have all week to get it right and to get it to a high standard.  Remember our writing process; pre-write (research notes) > draft > revise > edit > publish.

 

We have included a Microsoft Publisher template, which you can type on and add images to.  You don’t have to use this but it’s there for you should you wish to do so.  If you do choose to use it, you could use the red writing as a guide as to what should be in each section or feel free to change it as you wish.  Make sure you delete the red writing to add in your own writing.

 

Have a go and submit your leaflet to teacher@stceciliascjs.co.uk.  Make sure you include your teacher's name in the subject bar.

 

Good luck and have fun!

Miss Hawkins

Maths Challenges

wb 27.4.20: Maths Challenge 1

wb 4.5.20: Maths Challenge 2 – Can you be a Cryptographer?

 

Code Breaking was essential to victory in World War Two. Code Breaking is also known as Cryptography. Have a go at finding out some facts about the second world war using cryptography on the worksheets below.

wb 11.5.20: Maths Challenge 3

wb 18.5.20: Maths Challenge 4 - End of COVID street party

 

This week’s maths challenge links to the COVID times capsule. You need to plan your very own celebration street party.

 

- What would you need to buy? (food, drinks, balloons, banners, party accessories)

- Which suppliers have the best price? Cheapest?

- How much would it cost for the street party in total?

- What would it cost neighbours individually?

-Entrance cost? 

 

Send in your examples to show your teachers - teacher@stceciliascjs.co.uk

wb 1.6.20: Maths Challenge 5

Arithmetic Challenge 1st June 2020

wb 8.6.20: Maths Challenge 6

Arithmetic Challenge WB: 8th June 2020

Maths Challenge WB:15th June 2020 - What time is it?

Arithmetic Challenge WB: 15th June 2020

Maths Challenge - St George's Day:

Below, you’ll find a link to a maths mystery booklet – linked to St George- for you to print out and solve.

Science Challenges

 

Updated! Human body quiz and other challenges coming!

Go to the science page below to see more examples and videos.

Email your creation to teacher@stceciliascjs.co.uk or Tweet them. Good luck!

Science Challenge 1:

Seeing challenges about plastic pollution and the ocean has us wondering about the water in our world.

The water in our world is ancient, it’s the same water the dinosaurs splashed about in and Jesus turned to wine!

Your challenge this week is to learn about the water cycle and how it goes round and round and round. There is a guide below and further guides and activities on the science page.

 

Check it out!

Science Challenge 6:

As part of keeping healthy you have to maintain a balanced diet. That's where science comes in.

 

This challenge is all about nutrition in our diet and finding that balance. There are lots of activities below linked to food nutrition and recipe ideas. There is lots to explore and discover.

 

Firstly, use the 'Meal Fact Cards Activity' below to think about where in the world these meals come from (answers on the Science page). Research them, make an educated guess, for example you may know that rice is a very popular dish in China, therefore a meal containing mainly rice may come from Asia.

Here is a map of the continents to help you too.

Once you have completed this task you then need to start putting together a meal for a footballer or any other sports star. You will need to consider the nutritional value of the food. Often sport stars need lots of carbohydrates for energy and protein to help muscle growth. Use the 'Eat Well Guide' to help you out. Complete the 'My Full Time Recipe' activity.

 

Don't forget to drink plenty too, you could use the survey attached below to see how much fluid you take in one day!

 

Send your teacher your work by emailing it in to teacher@stceciliascjs.co.uk

 

Look forward to seeing your ideas!

 

You can see more examples and ideas on our Science page here.

R.E Challenges

 

RE Challenge 1 - Other faiths – Islam (Year 4):

Task 1 – Look

Watch this video

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z6d2hyc

 

Design a Qur’an cover and make one in felt or some other material. (Remember no images of people or animals) You could look for some inspiration online.

 

Task 2 – Discover

Below are the first words of the Qur’an. Can you write them in your own words?

 

Also below is a picture of the word Allah written in Arabic letters. Can you copy it?

 

Task 3 – Respect

Make a calligraphy poster including all of the names of Allah included on the poster below (remember no images of people or animals, just fancy letters) You could use Arabic lettering to write Allah in the centre.

Geography Challenges

Geography Challenge 1 – VE Day:

Can you identify the countries involved in the Second World War and colour them to show whether they were Allies (fighting with Britain) or Axes (fighting with Nazi Germany)?

Computing Challenges:

 

Computing Challenge 1:

Pizza Party - Computing in the kitchen? Children will love making their own pizzas while learning to create and debug (fix) the recipe.

DT Challenges

 

DT Challenge 1:

So, we have been at home for several weeks now, staying safe. You will have played many games but the fifth game of Monopoly, that will never finish, seems like a boring prospect.

Therefore, this week’s challenge is to research, design and make your own board game!

You will need to follow the research -> design -> make processes.

Firstly, it may be helpful to gather some useful bits and bobs from around your house, such as;

  • Paper

  • Colouring pens/pencils

  • Cardboard

  • Ruler

  • Glue

  • Decorative items, i.e. pom poms, glitter, stickers

Then you will need to research other board games to gather together ideas of what you like and what you don’t like. Think carefully about features that you will want to include in your game. You won’t be able to make a good game by heading straight to the design stage.

Then start planning your board game. Use the templates provided below to help you out.

Once you have a firm idea of what you want to achieve, then start making. It will probably take you a day or two to accomplish the first two stages. Then another day at least to make. Be critical and change your design as you go. That’s fine. Most importantly have fun.

Finally, test out your game with other members of your house. Email your photos of your final product to teacher@stceciliascjs.co.uk

We look forward to your creations!

DT Challenge 2:

Hopefully you will have completed the first St Cecilia’s DT Challenge and designed and created your very own board game! There have been some amazing examples, you should check them out on our Twitter page!

 

Now the design process hasn’t finished just yet…

research -> design -> make -> evaluate

 

The final stage is to evaluate! Below are some help sheets for evaluating your products. You should think carefully about who the product was designed for, maybe your family members or a younger audience, as this will help you to evaluate. You could even do a questionnaire to gather responses to questions about your board game.

DT Challenge 3 - World Environment Day/World Oceans Day:

When you bring a packed lunch to school, do you ever think about how much single-use plastic it contains? A lot of typical packed lunch items (including water bottles, crisps and snack bars) are all packaged with single-use plastic which is intended to be used only once before it is thrown away or recycled. The amount of plastic we use is causing considerable damage to the environment and is threatening thousands of seabirds, seaturtles, seals and other marine mammals each year. 

 

Lunchbox Challenge:

As it is World Oceans Day on Monday 8th June, we should do our part to reduce the amount of single-use plastic we use. Your task is to make a packed lunch that does not contain any single-use plastic. However, using plastic in the form of Tupperware containers and reusable water bottles IS allowed as we can use this plastic again and again!

 

You will need to think about the food items you choose, taking into account how they are packaged. Consider wrapping snacks in tin foil or greaseproof paper instead!

 

If possible, take a picture of your packed lunch and submit it to teacher@stceciliascjs.co.uk. Make sure you include your teacher’s name in the subject bar.

 

Good luck!

 

Art Challenges

Art Challenge 1 - St George's Day:

What do you think that the dragon St George defeated looked like? Was he bright orange? Did he breathe scorching, purple flames? Were his claws as sharp as knives? Design your dragon and send us a picture using the teacher email address or twitter. You could draw, write a description or even make your dragon! Let  your imagination run wild; we can’t wait to see what you come up with.

Art Challenge 2 - VE Day:

Bunting

Bletchley Park is where lots of cryptography took place and was crucial to find out information about German attacks and to the Allied Forces’ victory. Bletchley Park Museum is encouraging families to design and make bunting – using whatever paper and material you have. They want you to use red, white and blue to create the bunting and decorate your house – then tweet it to them using #BuntingForBletchley. Don't forget to tweet school too!

Tea Party

Celebrate VE Day with a tea party, like they had in 1945. You could design (and even make and eat) a 1940’s party menu. Triangle sandwiches anyone? Don’t forget to send us your pictures.

Make a suitcase

Many children were moved from busy cities to live with adults in the countryside. They left their homes and their parents behind so that they would be more protected from the German bombs. What would an evacuee’s suitcase look like? What would they take with them? How is it different to what we would take in our suitcases today?

Art Challenge 3 - World Environment Day/World Oceans Day:

Keeping with our theme this week, your task is to design a poster which deters people from littering. Think of a catchy slogan (e.g. “Put Litter in it’s Place”, “Littering is for Losers”) and try to include some key facts which emphasise the huge negative impact that litter is having on our environment. Consider additional elements you want to include (e.g. rhetorical questions, powerful images) and be as creative as you can! Your poster needs to be eye-catching so don’t be afraid to experiment with using a variety of materials such as felt-tips, coloured pencils and tissue paper.

 

I have also included an example below which you may wish to magpie ideas from.

 

Have a go and submit your poster to teacher@stceciliascjs.co.uk. Make sure you include your teacher’s name in the subject bar.

 

Have fun and be creative!

Useful Resources

Looking After Yourself

During the lockdown, you will be feeling upset, fed up, worried, tired and a whole range of emotions. It is important to continue to look after yourself, like you do in school, by using Relax resources and techniques. Visit the Mental Health Hub page by clicking the link below for more information from Miss Quigley and Miss Coleman.

English Resources:
Maths Resources:

Welcome to class 4-1!

 

Our class teacher is Miss Hawkins and our classroom assistant is Mrs Agger.

 

Some important things to remember:

  • Our P.E day is Monday. The children will need their P.E kits on this day but P.E kits should remain in school all week.
  • Our Swimming day is Thursday. The children will need their swimming kits on this day and will need to bring a swimming cap.
  • English homework will be given out on a Monday and should be returned to school Wednesday morning.
  • Maths homework will be given out on a Wednesday and should be returned to school Friday morning.
  • The children will be given new spellings to learn every Tuesday. They will be quizzed on these spellings the following Tuesday.
  • Children should read at home every night as part of their homework and ensure that their reading record is signed by an adult. 

 

In class 4-1, we are...

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We are mathematicians!

 

In maths, we have been representing 4 digit numbers using concrete, pictorial and abstract representations. 

 

We are performers!
In English, we had a go at performing poems using actions and sound affects. We were inspired by Michael Rosen's performance of 'Chocolate Cake' and took on board his 'top tips' when performing our poems.

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We are scientists!

 

In science we have been learning about States of Matter. We have learnt that materials have different melting and freezing points and have researched the temperature that certain materials melt and freeze at.

We investigated and explored the effect of temperature on milk, white and dark chocolate and discovered that white chocolate melts the quickest. 

We are geographers!
As part of our geography topic ('How does water change our world?'), we were lucky enough to receive a visit from the Mersey Rivers Trust. They brought invertebrates from the River Mersey for us to look at!

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We are musicians!

 

In music, we have been learning about sea shanties. As a class, we have written our own sea shanty and learnt to play musical notes on the glockenspiel. Here are some photos and a video of our performance.

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We are athletes!

 

In PE we have been playing invasion games. We have enjoyed practicing our hockey skills and hand-eye coordination in isolation and pressurised situations.

We have been using body tension to perform individual and partner balances with greater control.
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