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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).

FREE READING BOOKS!

I have registered our school to have FREE access to hundreds of reading books from 'Engage Literacy'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

 

Happy reading! Mrs Hurst x

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

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!

Maths Challenge WB: 1st June 2020

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Arithmetic Challenge 1st June 2020

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.

R.E – 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.

 

 

Friday Quiz!

Time to test your knowledge! It's Friday so we have a new Kahoot ready for you, this time it is the Magical Maths Quiz!

Well done to everyone who completed the Amazing Art Quiz!

Special mention to Nellie, Imogen and Charlotte, who were the top scoring in Year 4 for the Amazing Art Quiz yes

Click below for the latest quiz link, you can also see the podium of the other quiz.

(4.5.20)

Hi guys!

 

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

 

To find out what you already know about pantomimes, I would love for you to have a go at a Kahoot quiz. To access the quiz, click the following link and enter your initials and class as your nickname. 

 

More art activities will be added under the heading 'Summer Term: Art Topics' over the next few weeks. 

 

Make sure you keep checking for updates!

 

Miss Hawkins 

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Summer Term: Art Topics

 

At the Pantomime

 

To begin this topic, have a go at a Kahoot quiz to see what you already know about pantomimes!

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.

 

I can’t wait to see your designs!

 

Miss Hawkins

Take a look at some of these designs!

DT Challenge

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!

St Cecilia's Junior School Marathon

 

Take a look at the link below to enter the St Cecilia's Junior School Marathon. You year group could win a fantastic prize of special PE afternoon! #SCJSMarathon

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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(31.3.20)

Hello again 4-1! 

 

Massive well done to all of the children who have been completing the work set on MyMaths, Education City and Bug Club. 

Just a reminder to make sure you are all having a go at the tasks set if possible. Please also continue to use Accelerated Reader to quiz any books you have read and Times Tables Rockstars/Maths Frame to practice your times tables.

 

Under 'Useful Resources', I have added some additional resources that you can access and use at home, in particular for maths and English. You can also have a go at the First News Comprehensions and new spellings will continue to be provided each week.

 

Miss Hawkins and Mrs Agger

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(18.4.20)

Hello 4-1!

 

Hope you all had a wonderful Easter break and ate lots of chocolate! Keep on having a go at the tasks set on Education City, MyMaths and Bug Club and don't forget to practice your times tables on Times Tables Rock Stars/Maths Frame.

 

If you look further down the class page you will also find your weekly spellings, writing challenges and First News comprehensions that you can be having a go at. I've noticed that some of you have already attempted these and I am so proud of how hard you are all working!

 

Keep up the excellent work 4-1, I would love to give out more special mentions! Please send any work that you are proud of to teacher@stceciliascjs.co.uk and remember to state your class in the subject of your email laugh

 

Hopefully see you all soon, 

 

Miss Hawkins and Mrs Agger

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Special Mentions...yes

yes Well done to Joseph D, Zoe, Joseph K, Frankie, Nellie, Josh, Mia, Princess, Ethan, Daniel, Joseph T and Tom for their incredibly hard work on MyMaths! Keep it up!
yes Excellent spellings from Daniel, Joseph T, Haydn and Charlotte. Well done guys! 
yes Special mention for Mia for her excellent pieces of writing! Well done laugh
yesBrilliant work from Joseph T and Daniel. Well done boys!!
yes Well done to Joseph D for having a go at the First News Comprehensions and creating some excellent pieces of writing!
yes Some brilliant work submitted by Grace P; an excellent timetable for the Maths Challenge, some brilliant pieces of writing and a wonderful prayer on resilience. 
yes Amazing work by Nellie. Well done!
yes A very persuasive argument by Freddie J!
yes Some brilliant work by Haydn.
yes Some fantastic pieces of writing by Freddie S.
yes Nathan went on a shape hunt and found some interesting shapes.
yes Excellent work by Charlotte!
yes An excellent piece of writing by Ethan, well done!

Year 4 topics to work on from home:

Accelerated Reader:

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

Covid Time Capsule Pack

Maths Challenges

WB 27th April 2020 - Maths Challenge 1

WB 27th April 2020 - Maths Challenge 1 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.

Maths Challenge 3 - WB: 11th May 2020

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WB: 18th Maths 2020

Maths Challenge -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

Science Challenge

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!

St George’s Day Challenges

 

The 23rd of April is the day we celebrate St George – the Patron Saint of England. You’ll recognise the story of George and the Dragon, but here is a link to a video of the legend for you to refresh your memory!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqBn08RywaE

Did you know that St George wasn’t English? He was actually born in Turkey – but his bravery, heroism and gallantry were seen as qualities which were “English”, so he became the Saint of England. Find out more facts about St George here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/17816642

 

Creative Arts- Design a Dragon

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.

 

Maths

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

VE Day Challenges (WB 4.5.20)

 

This Friday, 8th May, is the 75th anniversary of VE (Victory in Europe) Day. This marks the day when World War 2 fighting in Europe came to an end. It was a day of great celebration in Britain, towards the end of the Second World War. The challenges this week are all themed around VE day – there are lots of different challenges for you to have a go at.

Friday 8th May is a Bank Holiday. Usually, the May Bank Holiday in on the first Monday in May. This year, it has been moved to Friday 8th May to mark this important day in British History. Lots of the celebrations that were due to happen have been postponed until later in the year – but there are still ways that we can celebrate VE at home, some of which are with your challenges below.

Everyone is encouraged to join in with “The Nation’s Toast” to the heroes of World War Two at 3pm on Friday 8th. Tweet your pictures to school, using #VEday75 .

https://www.veday75.org/get-involved/nations-toast/

 

The Royal British Legion are also asking for 2 minutes silence at 11amto remember and reflect upon the sacrifices made by many.

 

Find out more about VE Day using the links below

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-ve-day/z7xtmfr

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/48201749

https://www.veday75.org/

Geography Challenge – Find the countries

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)?

DT and Art Challenge

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?

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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Halloween Monster Bash!

We are mathematicians!

 

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

 

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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. 

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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.

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