I asked you yesterday to tell me some of your favourite books and if you had any that you would recommend to your classmates. Here is a list of some books that you might like to try that have been enjoyed by others in Year 4:
Bad Dad – David Walliams
Harry Potter series – JK Rowling
Shadows of Winterspell – Amy Wilson
The Explorer – Katherine Rundell
Star Wars: Jedi Academy
The St. Clare’s series – Enid Blyton and Pamela Cox
The Murderer’s Ape – Jakob Wegelius
The Land of Roar – Jenny McLachlan
Brianna and her sister used their amazing step dancing skills to put together a dance linked to our butterfly topic work. The step dance represents the life cycle of a butterfly. Brianna explained:
"The first bit with the small, more stationary steps (called 'basics', 'walk the heels' and 'hiccups') represents the egg, then the 'chugs' forward and backwards represent the movement of the caterpillar. After that there are 'turning basics' to represent the chrysalis being spun and then the 'cowboys' (where we tap with their heels and then hop) show the butterfly breaking out of the chrysalis. The rest of the dance are bigger movements representing the butterfly, including a step they made up that they call 'flaps'."
Well done Brianna. I hope you all enjoy watching it!
Matthew has put together a fantastic quiz that he originally made for a family Skype call. He would really like you to have a go at it. See how well you score...
If some of you were enjoying the previous literacy work I had been posting, then I have provided links below for the week. This is not at all compulsory, nor is it in addition to the BBC Bitesize literacy. Please do whatever works best for you. Contact me if you have any questions.
monday.pdf Powerpoint for lesson: conjunctions_powerpoint_with_audio_-_day_1.pptx
tuesday.pdf Powerpoint for lesson: conjunctions_powerpoint_with_audio_-_day_2.pptx
Further to Mrs Marvin’s letter, please find the work for next week. Remember we do not expect you to complete all the tasks every day.
For literacy we thought we would try BBC Bitesize on Monday to Thursday and work linked to the topic, The Americas, on Friday. Please remember, you can also use the work from the Literacy Shed that I have been sending should you want any further writing opportunities.
www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zh8nscw This website is updated daily.
If you have been keeping up with the White Rose maths that I have sent, then you will realise that we have been a week ahead. Please use the daily lessons from the BBC Bitesize website. If you are working on some of the previous weeks from White Rose, then please continue from wherever you are, alternatively, please feel free to have a go at the BBC Bitesize lessons. Remember, you can always work a year group below or above to suit your learning needs.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6vr47h This website is updated daily.
The topic web for the next two week is "The Americas", you are free to do as much as you like, please don’t let it restrict you, if you can think of linked activities feel free to follow your own ideas.
I really wanted to share this beautiful dance that Bracken shared with me today. Bracken has created a wonderful dance linked to our 'Butterfly' topic. It cleverly portrays the life cycle of a butterfly. Bracken's grandmother kindly made her costume - I love the bit where she dramatically reveals her wings! Well done, Bracken - an amazing dance!
Aine kindly reminded me of this famous quote today by Charlie Chaplin. It's on one of the posters in our classroom and so Aine made her very own version of it for her learning space at home. I do hope that there's been lots of laughter in your households. I'm certainly looking forward to filling our school with laughs once we are all back together. Have a look at some of the lovely photos I've been sent by you all...