Learning at home-Swallows Year 4

Hi Swallows!

Here is a gallery of TREE AND LANDSCAPE PHOTOS I took for you this week which I hope will inspire you to do something creative yourself, like an adventure story, a photography walk or sketching a nature notebook

When I was nine I had a den in an old willow tree. I made up a story about my adventures inside it. I had to share it with a gnome who already lived there! There were bunk beds and a cooker. I was especially proud of the cover picture. I gave the tree arm-like branches, eyes and a mouth which was the secret entrance hole. I’ve always loved looking for faces in tree bark pattern.

See what ideas you have when you look at the photos.

OUTDOORS AND NATURE

Lots of you have been exploring outdoors and finding things to do in your garden.

Make a home for wildlife in your garden, from bug hotels to bird boxes.

(Dylan has even made a house for some new chickens!)

https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-teachers/lesson-plans-and-supporting-resources/homes-for-nature/

https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-teachers/lesson-plans-and-supporting-resources/food-and-water-for-nature/

 

Things to make to help you study bugs in your garden

https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-teachers/lesson-plans-and-supporting-resources/detective-equipment/

 

Bug hunting

https://www.stem.org.uk/resources/elibrary/resource/33664/education-pack-minibeasts-invertebrate-survey#&gid=undefined&pid=1

 

Pond dipping

http://ww2.rspb.org.uk/Images/pond_dipping_tcm9-401046.pdf

http://www.cornwallriversproject.org.uk/education/ed_cd/background/diversity/printer_friendly/b06b1.pdf

http://www.cornwallriversproject.org.uk/education/ed_cd/background/diversity/printer_friendly/b06b2.pdf

 

 

Get to know the bird in your garden.  Keep a diary of what species you see each day and how many. Learn their songs

https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/bird-songs/

https://www.birdspot.co.uk/british-garden-birds

HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY

PICK A COUNTRY OR FIND OUT ABOUT WHERE YOU LIVE!

This term our topic has been EGYPT but now, why not do a project about another COUNTRY?

Charlie has been looking up facts about Australia and Japan!

Choose somewhere you’ve been to or would like to visit one day.

- Label a map

- name the surrounding countries

- add facts and details

- famous places, capital cities, highest mountains, largest rivers

- currency, national foods, music, wildlife and habitats, history and famous people

- draw the flag

- learn the language - Alex has been learning German!

 

HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY

Find out about where YOU live and discover your local history!

Albourne: James Starley inventor of Penny Farthing was born here. He became known as father of the cycle industry.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albourne

http://www.bicyclehistory.net/bicycle-inventor/james-starley/

https://www.transport-museum.com/visiting/ariel_cycle.aspx

Hassocks https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hassocks

Henfield https://hiddenhenfield.co.uk/history

Hurstpierpoint https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurstpierpoint

Pyecombe is famous for shepherds and their crooks

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyecombe_hook

Poynings, Devil's Dyke and Saddlescombe Farm

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/saddlescombe-farm-and-newtimber-hill/history

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/devils-dyke/history

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/devils-dyke/lists/myths-and-legends-

In the Iron Age, Devil’s Dyke was a Hill Fort!

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/saddlescombe-farm-and-newtimber-hill/features/history-devils-dyke-ancient-footfalls-and-fortification

In Victorian times Devil’s Dyke was a Fun Fair!

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/saddlescombe-farm-and-newtimber-hill/features/history-devils-dyke-victorian-funfair

 

S P E L L I N G S

Have a look at the list of spellings (download the PNG file below) which we cover across the whole of year 3 and 4. You could choose 10 you'd like to practice and learn. Try different ways to practice the words form "look, cover,write, check" to making a flash card game to test your memory.

You could learn a list of words with the same ending, like we do at school.  Here are some to try on the Spellzone website:

Words ending –cian

https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/list-128.htm

Words that use ch to give the ‘k’ sound

https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/list-108830.htm

Word that use ch to spell the ‘sh’ sound

https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/list-689614.htm

 SHARE A FAVOURITE BOOK! Send your recommendations to other SWALLOWS!

Today I will…be a NEWS REPORTER!

How do I write a news article or present a TV/radio report?

1. Choose a story that interests YOU:

- your hobby

- animals (pets and wildlife)

- sport

- something you've seen in the news

- something happening near where you live

- an activity you've done with friends or family

 

2. What information will you need?

 Remember the TOP TIPS video we watched with Huw Edwards:

 BBC Clip: How to write a news report

 - the 5 Ws (who, what, where, when and why)

- the 3 Cs (clear, concise, correct)

- introduction

- main section with quotes from interviews

(get into role as a reporter and record questions and answers)

- conclusion (give readers and viewers a final thought...what could happen next?)

Make them want to see your next report!

MATHS
 
Keep exploring maths in fun and practical ways. Play and make up games. Use your skills from measuring to rounding amounts to the nearest pound to help your parents.
Some parents asked where to find work sheets which cover activities similar to those we'd be doing in class. The White Rose website, which we use for planning lessons in school. It now has a home learning section. The children will recognise the familar style of the challenges we often print out and use in class.