Learning at home-Swallows Year 4

Dear Year 4,
A little message from your Year 5 teacher. We are SO looking forward to teaching you in September. We'll catch up with those of you coming to the picnic on Monday. Otherwise, have a lovely summer and see you in the Autumn Term!
Love from,
Miss Heard and Mrs Henson
WE'RE HELPING SAVE A RAINFOREST!

WOW, SWALLOWS - YOU'VE RAISED OVER £800 in less than a week! AMAZING!

THAT'S ENOUGH TO PROTECT 8 WHOLE ACRES of incredible wildlife habitat in Ecuador!! 

THAT'S MORE THAN 33,000 square metres.

For each swallow that's over 1,000 square metres!

TOGETHER, YOU REALLY CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO THE WORLD!

SPREAD THE WORD to family and friends who might like to help!

SHOW THEM THE VIDEOS starring yourselves, Steve Backshall and David Attenborough.

Share our page on the JUSTGIVING website, called "ALBOURNE RAINFOREST", to help us COLLECT DONATIONS for THE WORLD LAND TRUST to help buy more rainforest for Rio Manduriacu Reserve in Ecuador.  

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/albournerainforest

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ENGLISH - NEW HAINAN GIBBON activities (World's rarest mammal!)
MATHS
Art & DT 
Computing 
Geography
Music
PE  
PSHCE 
RE 
Spelling
Other rainforest projects
ENGLISH
NEW! HAINAN GIBBON STORY - DOWNLOAD ACTIVITIES (SEE ABOVE)
 
 
ENGLISH POETRY

Lesson 1 https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/poetry-reading-comprehension-word-meaning
Lesson 2 https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/poetry-reading-comprehension-language
Lesson 3 https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/features-of-poetry
Lesson 4 https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/spag-focus-expanded-noun-phrases
Lesson 5 https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/poetry-write-a-repetitive-poem

 

ENGLISH ADVENTURE STORIES
Lesson 1 https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/read-example-text-reading-comprehension-b205d1
Lesson 2 https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/read-example-text-reading-comprehension-acfa9d
Lesson 3 https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/read-the-example-and-identify-key-features-9df8ac
Lesson 4 https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/spag-focus-226e0b
Lesson 5 https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-use-key-features-in-order-to-write-own-composition-bc59f2

 

 

MATHS 
Week 10 CHARTS AND GRAPHS 
 
Week 11 SHAPES & ANGLES (Mon 6 July)
 
Week 12 SYMMETRY (Mon 13 July)
 
LOOK in the GALLERY for what SWALLOWS are up to at home and in school.
ART and DT
ANIMAL PORTRAIT - See Rainforest Project 3(above)

Watch this VIDEO LESSON on how to make a RAINFOREST COLLAGE inspired by this famous painting of a TIGER by Rousseau.
https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/henri-rousseau-surprised
More videos for inspiration about Rousseau and his TIGER:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvaJtq_RJ9g
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSUffeCL1HE
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01dqy77          

 

There are lots of animation projects on BBC bitesize:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/art-and-design-ks2-stop-motion-animation/zr67kmn

Computing
 
USE WORD TO RESEARCH AND PRINT YOUR OWN RAINFOREST FACT CARDS
We have been making these at school. Bertie, Eva, Ewen and George have quite a collection now.
Open the PDF and WORD files below for some examples.
You can print them out. Select the option to PRINT 4 PAGES PER SHEET and you will get a handy pocket sized set.
You can make your own WILDCARDS about tyour favourite species, using ours as a template (there are some blank ones below).
1) Search for a photo then copy and paste it into the top box.
2) SPECIES - add its name
3) HABITAT - find out where it lives - canopy, inside tree holes, rivers etc
4) FOOD CHAIN - find out what it eats. Is it a carnivore, herbivore, omnivore, insectivore, etc?
5) ADAPTATION - what special body parts or behaviour does your species have to help it survive?
When you have made 4 you can print them out. Select the option to PRINT 4 PAGES PER SHEET and you will get a handy pocket sized set.
You can also email your set to Mr Fawcett (dfawcett@albournecep.co.uk) and I will print them out so the children in school can add your to their collection!

Geography and Science for examples, scroll to photo gallery at end of page.
Key Question: What are the LAYERS in the rainforest?
HELP US GROW A RAINFOREST IN THE CLASSROOM (see above)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zscsmnb/video
https://www.planbee.com/blog/rainforest-facts/


Key Question: Which species live in the rainforests?
CREATE A PORTRAIT/FACT FILE (see above)
https://ypte.org.uk/factsheets/rainforest-animals/introduction
https://www.rainforestfoundationuk.org/plants-animals

Why are rainforests important?
Why are rainforests in danger?

MUSIC: Play your own instrument or use your VOICE!
Here’s a film about how to write your own songs!
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/english-ks2-write-song-lyrics/zhnh7nb
Try these lessons on melody and pitch
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7xsf4j
https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/foundation/sing-a-major-scale-year-4-wk3-5
Try these lessons on pulse and rhythm
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zh7hnrd
https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/foundation/pulse-year-4-wk1-5
https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/foundation/to-beatbox-using-rhythmic-patterns-year-4-wk2-5

PSHCE 
R.E: What symbols and stories remind Jewish people of their relationship with God?
 

Introduction to JUDAISM: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/znwhfg8/articles/zh77vk7


What are the important symbols and objects in a SYNAGOGUE? e.g. Ark, Torah, Mezuzah.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z834wmn

Abraham and the Torah

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zjkq6sg


What is the importance of Shabbat for Jewish people?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/znwhfg8/resources/1


Lots of you have been drawing RAINBOWS to put up in your windows but what did it SYMBOLISE in the story of NOAH? What can you find out? 

What would you like to find out more about? This website is a good starting point, with information on all aspects of Judaism for school children:

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/religion/jewish.htm

Rainforest Project 3
HELP US GROW A RAINFOREST IN THE CLASSROOM: BE PART OF OUR INTERACTIVE DISPLAY!
- A group of SWALLOWS have returned to our classroom and we want to involve all of YOU in what we are doing.
- Our NEW DISPLAY has gaps ready to include your pictures!
- We are recreating the LAYERS of the rainforest: 
1) FOREST FLOOR (we collected leaves, pressed and dried them between newspapers and glued them into a collage).
2. Trees: small (SHRUB layer), tall (CANOPY) and even taller (EMERGENT layer).
We mixed colours to create different browns (light, dark, greyish, reddish, greenish)to paint different sized branches and trees on brown paper.
Small trees). Canopy (tall trees). Emergents (tallest trees).
 
WHAT TO DO:
 
1) JOIN US UP IN THE CANOPY! We took our photos in amongst leaves/branches. We want to include all of you too so have fun getting your own picture taken (look at ours for ideas) and email it to to Mr F so he can print it, cut it out and glue it up. 
2) CREATE A PORTRAIT OF A RAINFOREST ANIMAL. So far we have created pandas, tigers, toucans and jaguars in chalk and charcoal (see the gallery) but we want a whole rainforest full of your favourite species in lots of different art styles - the choice is yours. Then send a photo of your art to Mr F and he can find a home for it in our forest.
3) Feel free to send in facts about your animals too - posters etc.
 
So get busy and have fun! You'll even get to see your pictures as the display grows, in the online gallery.
 
Email: dfawcett@albournecep.co.uk 
 

RAINFOREST ROLE PLAY project number 2

How to become a WILDLIFE PRESENTER in 7 easy steps!

1. First, watch some of the VIDEO CLIPS below. How do the presenters speak? You probably already know how David Attenborough and Steve Backshall sound, so copying them is a great way to get started!

2. Practice copying their voices. How does their expression change? Can you make…some… words…clearer…by…slowing…down…and……..pausing (take a deep breath like David) …for…dramatic…effect? When do their voices get quieter? (Like whispering loudly, as they get close to the animals).

3. How do they move? Walking slowly through the habitat followed by the camera. Stopping and looking closely at the animal and its habitat as they explain facts and describe what the viewer can see.

4. Practice describing wildlife. What details can you observe? Paint a picture in the minds of the TV audience. Share your senses - sights, sounds and feelings. Are you getting hot, cold, tired, nervous, excited?

5. You can write a script if you need to. What facts do you know about rainforests and your favourite animals? Look up some facts if you’re stuck. But it’s great to just “improvise” and describe what you can see around you as you explore.

6. It would be great to do this outdoors, so you can use a garden or real trees to walk through. Or you can just to make it all up indoors in your head! Observe and describe your dog/cat as if it’s a wild wolf/lion. Use your toy animals. Just have fun copying the style of a real documentary!

7. You could ask a family member to video you, or find out how to video yourself. But you don’t need a camera, tablet or phone, you can just use role play and imagine you’re speaking to TV viewers watching you at home!

WATCH THESE VIDEO CLIP EXAMPLES by Mr Fawcett! With a bit of imagination, you can explore rainforest and find African Buffalo not far from here!!
SPELLING
1. Look at the list of year 3/4 words (PDF BELOW) and choose a word you think you need to practice.
2. Find ten words with this spelling pattern https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/list-128.htm
3. Use look, cover, write, check to write each word three times.
4. Use the word in context. Copy out the sentence for each word from the website, write your own sentence, or copy the definition from a dictionary. https://kids.britannica.com/kids/browse/dictionary
Message from Miss Moore: Hi Year 4, Hope you are all well and enjoying the sun!
 
 
Here are some pictures I took when I was out walking one day.
 
Have any of you been cooking at home? Here's something I made this week. If you want to have a go yourself it's really easy. All you need is Gram flour (chickpea flour) and water to form a soft dough, then flatten into a base, add some tomato paste and top with veggies/cheese/herbs - bake at 200c (high) for about 20 minutes.
 
Keep safe and take care, Miss Moore
MORE PHOTO GALLERIES

 LIST OF VIDEOS

1. A message from all of Swallows class.

2. ALEX reports from the Amazon on River Dolphins
and AMELIE is in Vietnam with Pangolins.

3. BERTIE reports from Africa on painted wolves.

4. EVA searches Sumatra for the Orangutan.

5. EWEN finds Giant Pandas in China.

6. GEORGE looks for Black Rhinos in Kenya.

7. HANNIE explores South America for Jaguars.

8. MATILDA seeks Pygmy Sloths in Panama.

9. More videos about the WORLD LAND TRUST and BUY AN ACRE with Steve Backshall and David Attenborough.