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Prospero (Year 4)

Miss Kirk and Mr Curtis

Welcome to our class page 😀

Mr Curtis and I would like to wish you all a Happy New Year! We hope you have had a lovely Christmas and enjoyed time with your family. We can’t wait to get back into the classroom with you all and hear all of your wonderful stories!

Each day, I will upload your work on to this page so please check it daily to complete your tasks and continue with your learning. You will receive new English, maths and topic tasks every day. Look out for videos to help support you with your learning. Please send photographs of your work to RSPProspero@southbankprimary.co.uk and I will mark it, provide you with feedback and answer any questions in which you may have. I look forward to seeing all of your work. 😀

Check your Microsoft teams account regularly for messages and updates. You need to check that your settings on teams are set to receive all new messages. This means you can see messages that will be left on the Prospero group page.

Videos for learning

Watch this video to help you complete Tuesday 12th January’s maths work. Miss Kirk helps you to multiply a 3 digit number by 1 digit and reminds you of place value to help with today’s task.

Watch this video in order to help with your learning in English today.

English character description part 1

English character description part 2

Here is Miss Kirk helping you multiply a 3 digit number by 1 digit ready for Monday’s Maths lesson.

Here is Mr Curtis showing you how to make your ‘Reach for the stars’ half term target.

English – Task 1 Thursday 14th January 2021

English – Thursday 14th January (checking answers)

Maths – Thursday 14th January 2021

Maths 15.01.21

Maths 15.01.21

Please find this week’s work below

Online learning – week commencing 18.01.21

English – Monday 18th January 2021

LO: I can identify a prepositional phrase

We have been looking at how to write a character description by exploring various language techniques. Today, we are going to look at prepositional phrases to help us to up level our writing even further.

A preposition explains the placement of something to the reader 

Read the sheet below. Can you write out the sentences and underline the prepositional phrase that has been used?

You can click on the link below to download the sheet and check your answers.

Task 2 – Literacy

Log on to purple mash and complete the activity.

Can you figure out which words belong to which word class?

Reading

Reading for pleasure.

Select your reading book and read for 30 minutes. You can either read independently or to a member of your family. When you have completed your reading, record how many pages you have read and something you enjoyed about the section of the book you read today.

Maths – Monday 18th January 2021

This week I would like you to focus on practicing your 6 times tables.

Listen to the song below to help you.

LO: I can count in multiples of 6

18.01.21

Addition and Subtraction

Log on to purple mash and practice your addition and subtraction skills on the activities set. Good luck!

Topic – Monday 18th January 2021

Research task

Using the slides below along with the internet, research to find the answers to the following questions.

Answer the questions below

Stone Age Animals

Can you name animals that existed in the Stone Age?

Why do you think animals were so important in the Stone Age?

What do you think they used the animal skin for?

What do you think they used animal bones for?

What other parts of the animal do you think are important and why?

Online learning – Week commencing 11.01.21

English – Friday 15th January 2021

Re read your first character description. Identify the sentences you are pleased with and where you feel you could make some improvements.

Re write your character description of Mr fox using fronted adverbials and similes. 

Use your work from previous days this week to support your writing.  

Reading

Today I would like you to redesign the front cover of your favourite reading book. Think about the story, characters and what about the plot makes you enjoy the book so much. Then create your own front cover of the book and don’t forget to credit yourself as the illustrator! You can use coloured pencils and paper to complete this task or you can create an electronic version on your computer. I look forward to seeing your designs!

Purple Mash Task

Log in to your purple mash account. You will find a prefix task to complete for today’s spelling.

Maths – Friday 15th January 2021

Times Tables Challenge

Today I would like you to log on to purple mash and complete the multiplication quiz set for you on there. Good Luck 😀

LO: I can multiply a 3 digit number by 1 digit – reasoning and problem solving

Please watch today’s video to help you with your reasoning and problem solving tasks.

PE – Friday 15th January 2021

Joe Wicks Pe video

Please complete a Joe Wicks PE session today. You can find this on Youtube or click on the link below.

English – Thursday 14th January 2021

There are two videos to help you with your English lesson today. Please watch them first before you begin your tasks. You will find them in the ‘videos for learning’ section at the top of the page with today’s date.

Task 1

Identify the fronted adverbials. Write the sentences out and then underline the fronted adverbial.

Task 2

Write 3 sentences using a fronted adverbial. You can use the fronted adverbial word mat to help you.

Task 3

Then, can you write 3 sentences using a fronted adverbial about Mr. Fox? 

Click on the link below to access the fronted adverbials helping hand sheet

Reading

Reading for pleasure.

Today I would like you to select a reading book and read for 30 minutes. You can choose whether you would like to read independently or aloud to a member of your family. The book you can read can be your school reading book or a book from home.

I would like you to continue with your work on homphones today. Look at the sheet below, can you select the correct homophone to complete the sentence? Write out each sentence and underline the homophone you have used to fill the gap. I have attached a link underneath if you would like to download the sheet. You can also check your answers too.

Click on the link below

Maths – Thursday 14th January 2021

LO: I can count in multiples of 4

Today you have a challenge that includes both multiplying and dividing by 4. Read each question carefully to ensure you complete the correct operation. Good Luck!

LO: I can multiply a 3 digit number by 1 digit – varied fluency

Please watch the maths video in the ‘videos for learning’ section at the top of the page to help you complete today’s activity.

French – Thursday 14th January 2021

Step 1 – Use the grid below to practice the phrases in French.

Step 2 – Can you create your own conversation in French?

Step 3 – Practice the conversation with a family member.  You could video yourself and listen to it back, checking your pronunciation of the phrases.

You can even send it in to school to share on our class page!

English – Wednesday 13th January 2021

In yesterday’s lesson we looked at different langauge devices that help to improve our descriptive writing. You were then asked to complete a task on similes. Today I would like you to use your knowledge of similes and identify the similes and metaphors on the sheet below. Remember a simile is a way of describing something by comparing it to something else using the words ‘like’ or ‘as’. A metaphor is when you state something is something.

Please write your name, today’s date and the learning objective at the top of your page. Then, create a table on your page like the example below. Use the sheet to pick out which sentences belong in your similes column and which belong in your metaphor column. The first one has been done for you.

LO: I can identify similes and metaphors

Reading – Inference

LO: I can infer from a text

Use the information and clues in the text to answer the following questions below.

Re read this text and answer the inference questions underneath.

  1. Can you suggest 2 reasons why somebody might want to join the armed forces?
  2. How might a member of the armed forces feel on armed forces day?
  3. How might a family member of someone in the armed forces feel on this celebratory day?

Today we are starting a new spelling rule. We are going to be looking at words with the sound ‘ay’ spelt ‘eigh, ei, ey’.

We are going to continue with our work on homophones today and combine them with our new words today.

Maths – Wedneday 13th January 2021

LO: I can count in multiples of 4

This week I would like you to focus on practicing your 4 times tables.

Use the video below to help you practice. Then, have a go at the 40 questions times tables challenge. Ask somebody to time you completing this activity and write down your score at the top of your page.

Maths topic

LO: I can multiply a 3 digit number by 1 digit – varied fluency

Complete the activities on the sheet below

Helping hand – Read the information below to help you solve the following tasks

4a and 4b – write down the calculation displayed and work out the answer. Once you have the answer, state whether the original question displayed is the correct answer by saying true or false. Display your working out to provide evidence to support your answer.

5a and 5b – Work out the question to find the answer. Once you have the answer, circle the correct number from the options provided.

6a and 6b – Work out the calculations displayed.

Challenge

Topic – Wednesday 13th January 2021

Yesterday, you were asked to research the clothing of someone living in the Stone Age.

Now you have researched Stone Age clothing, imagine that you are now living in those times. Draw and design your own outfit and annotate the materials you have used and why you have selected those materials. Use the image below to help you.

EnglishTuesday 12th January 2021

Please watch the video ‘English – character description’ in the videos for learning section at the top of the page to help you with today’s task.

Now it’s your turn!

Complete the following sentences by choosing a suitable simile. 

1. Jake was as quiet as a ……….

2. Jack was tall like a ………..

3. Outside, the sun was as hot as …..

Task 2

Now, look back at the picture of Mr. Fox. Can you write 3 sentences about Mr. Fox that contain a simile?

Reading Comprehension

Click on the link below to download a copy of the worksheet and check your answers.

Homophones are words that sound the same but have different spellings and meanings. Using the word box, select the correctly spelt word to place into each sentence. Write the sentences out and underline the word you have placed into the sentence.

Maths – Tuesday 12th January 2021

12.01.21

LO: I can count in multiples of 4

This week I would like you to focus on practicing your 4 times tables.

Tuesday 12th January 2021

LO: I can multiply a 3 digit number by 1 digit using formal method

Watch the video of Miss Kirk helping you to multiply a 3 digit number by 1 digit using formal method. Once you have watched the video, complete the tasks below.

Multiply the following numbers using formal method. Think about how you should display your work being mindful about place value.

Topic – Tuesday 12th January 2021

Research task

Using the text below and any other forms of researching (tablet, laptop or books), investigate what clothing Stone Age people wore. You could look at the materials they used, where they got the materials from, how they made the clothes or what type of clothing they wore depending on the weather or job they were doing. Make notes of all of your findings.

English

Character Description

Monday 11th January 2021

Write your name, today’s date and the learning objective at the top of your page.

Task 1

Take a look at the power point slide above. Familiarise yourself with the picture of Mr. Fox and read the questions you have been asked on the right hand side of the picture.

Create a mind map on your page and note down your thoughts in response to those questions.

Take a look at the example below and add your own ideas to the mind map.

Task 2

Use this picture of Mr. Fox and your notes to write a paragraph that describes his appearance.

We have been looking at words that use the prefix ‘inter’. The prefix ‘inter’ means among or between. We can add it to the front of words without changing it’s spelling.

Today I would like you to focus on the following words:

  1. International
  2. Intercity
  3. Interact
  4. Interactive
  5. Internet
  6. Intermediate

Task 1

Can you practice spelling the words above?

First read the word aloud. Then have a go at spelling it aloud looking at the letters in the word to familiarise yourself with the letters that make up the sounds in the word. Next, have a go at writing the word down without looking at the word. After you have written it down, check your spelling to see if it is spelt correctly. Once you feel confident, ask a memeber of your to test you on the words.

Task 2

Complete the table below

Task 3

Complete the sheet below by inserting the correct word from the box into the gap in each sentence. Write the sentences out on to your sheet and underline the word you have selected.

Complete the activities on the SPaG mat below

You can click on the link below to download the worksheet

Maths

Times tables challenge

Monday 11th January 2021

LO: I can count in multiples of 4

This week I would like you to focus on practicing your 4 times tables.

Use the song below to help you practice

Once you have practiced the 4 times tables, complete the activity below.

Multiplication

Monday 11th January 2021

LO: I can multiply a 3 digit number by 1 digit

Watch the video of Miss Kirk helping you to multiply a 3 digit number by 1 digit using formal method. Once you have watched the video, complete the tasks below. Miss Kirk will create a video for you on Tuesday going through the answers for today’s task.

TopicMonday 11th January 2021

Monday 11th January 2021

Tribal Tales

Create a mind map of all the things you have already learnt or know about our topic ‘Tribal Tales’.

Imagine you have woken up in The Stone Age. You have no clothes, no shelter, no food or any other belongings.

Using the cards below, decide which things you think are the most important and in which order you would put them in of importance. When you decide the order of which are the most and least important to you, give your reasons as to why you think this for each one.

Autumn Term 2

Take a look at us performing our Christmas production of ‘The elf who fell off the shelf!’

Maths

In maths, we have been learning how to round numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000. We have also learnt how to multiply a 2 digit number by 1 digit. We can also add and subtract 4 and 5 digit numbers!

We love practicing our times tables and complete daily challenges. We have a weekly competition called ‘Time tables Olympics’ where we complete different questions within a time limit. We have all worked extremely hard and are on the times tables Olympians chart!

We have also been practicing our 6,7, 8 and 9 times tables.

Watch us practicing our 6 times tables!

Rounding to 10

English

Writing

We have developed and learnt new skills to strengthen our writing. We have been looking at lots of different short stories and discussed language techniques which make them really interesting. From this, we have then learnt how to use direct speech, paragraphs and explore our vocabulary through synonyms and antonyms. Developing these skills has made our writing more exciting.

We have also been developing our drama skills in our English lessons and have learnt new strategies that help to strengthen our understanding of a text or character.

Here we are using the ‘hot seating’ technique.

We have to be in role as the characters in our story. Other children then ask us questions and we have to answer as if we were the character from the text.

Take a look at our work.

Science

We have been identifying bones, muscles and joints in the human body and discussing their importance. We have then used this knowledge to help us identify the bones of an animal skeleton. Please ask us some questions at home as we would love to share our knowledge!

We have also been exploring plants and the pollination process.

Take a look at our work!

Topic

Tribal Tales

We’ve been on a journey from the ‘Stone age’ through to the ‘Iron age’

Cave paintings

Reminders

Prospero has PE on a Tuesday afternoon so we come to school in our PE kit!

Our work so far

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