Friday 4th December - Hello everyone, we made it! The end of another week, have a good day today and then enjoy your weekend. DON'T forget we are allowed back to school next Friday, so just home learning for 4 days next week. Speaking of learning....What do Santa's little helpers learn at school? The ELF-ABET!!!
On that sad note, we'll get going...
1) Spellings - test yourself - how many of the spellings from this week can you spell correctly, you can either test yourself (LSCWC) or ask someone to test you.
2) English - Fronted Adverbials are phrases/words which tell you who, where, what, why or how? Something has happened, they go at the front of a sentence and they need a comma, to mark them. Follow the link below to find out more.
3) Maths -Multiplying by 1 and 0, this is sometimes a question some people get wrong for example they think 63 x 0 = 63, but hopefully you will learn / recap that 63 lots of nothing will always be nothing!
4) Reading - Read about Arachne - this is an Ancient Greek Myth, do you know what an Arachnid? After reading this you might be able to work it out?
5) PSHE / ART - Taking care of your mental health is very important so lets finish the week by doing some Christmas Mindfulness Colouring and take some time to relax and enjoy a bit of peace and quiet.
Thursday 3rd December - Good morning everyone, how are you? Have you got a tree up yet? I would love some photos of festive cheer - firstname.lastname@example.org Speaking of festive cheer....What do snowmen eat for lunch? Icebergers!!!!
1) Spellings - Have a go at writing a silly story using the 'ey' spelling.
2) English - Today is learning about Synonyms and Antonyms - similar and opposites!
3) Maths - having divided by 10 it is now time to learn how to divide by 100.
4) Reading - Read about Garden birds.
5) Science - Watch the youtube video to find out about the digestive system - what happens to your food for it to end up as the E (excretion) in MRS GREN! What else can you find out and then can you label the parts of your digestive system??
Wednesday 2nd December - Hello everyone how are you? Hope you had a good Tuesday and did lots of learning at home...well done Dylan for all the fantastic maths work you did yesterday! WOW!
Before we get started, do you know what Monkeys sing at Christmas? Jungle Bells!
1) Spellings - Write some sentences for the ay sound words putting the word into context - so the word makes sense
2) English - If you were writing a diary might write down what you thought or felt about an event, this would be your opinion and might be different to someone else's. Learn about the difference between fact and opinion.
3) Maths - the inverse (opposite) of multiplication is division - learn about dividing by 10
4) Reading - read and learn about different Hindu gods
5) Coding - https://code.org/learn is a great website to learn all about coding (instructions for computers) for example in the Grades 6-8 tab at the top of the page (it is American there is a game to play to learn about coding based on Minecraft).
6) What can you find out about Percy Fawcett - Percy Fawcett was a famous explorer who vanished in the Amazon Rainforest - se how much you can find out???
Tuesday 1st December - I can't believe it that the 1st December is here already! One of the best days of the year, first day of opening the advent calendar and cheeky little chocolate with breakfast! I need a little pick up this morning......I stayed up all night, wondering where the sun went. And then it dawned on me!!!
Well on that cheery note, lets get on with the day!
1) Spellings - An activity linked to our spelling rule this week.
2) English - If you wrote a diary entry you may have used some informal language, learn about the difference between formal and informal language.
3) Maths - following in on from multiplying by 10 it is time to learn about multiplying by 100. So if 32 x 10 = 320 what do you think 32 x 100 will be?
4) Reading - Read a little about a classic book called Treasure Island
5) PE - As today is usually PE I have attached a Physical Advent Calendar - have a go at day one!
6) Watch a cartoon version of Treasure Island
Monday 30th November 2020 - Hello everyone, it would appear that we have been cursed by Covid once again! We had a great couple of days making smoothies and writing our instructions then whammo! But the most important thing is that everyone is okay, safe and healthy and because we are all super SWANS we will do this to the best of our abilities!
I hope you had a good weekend anyway, I had a bad one! Mrs Cook asked me to pass her lipstick, but I accidentally gave her a glue stick! She still isn't talking to me!!!
1) Spellings - this week have a go at learning the different spellings for the sound ay - words with eigh, ei and ey in them! Today just become familiar with the list.
2) English - have a go at writing a diary, maybe you could write a diary for the two weeks, just a couple of lines each day to tell yourself how you are getting on, could be a nice thing to show your family in the future! My lockdown/self isolating life 2020!!! Follow the link below for the work and learning.
3) Maths - multiplying x 10! This is one of the key skills in maths, understanding what happens to a number and its place value when you mulitply it by 10! - Watch the video link below and have a go at the questions
4) Reading - learn a little bit more about Advent which started on Sunday! Advent means coming...who is coming??
5) Spanish - As we are all at home, I thought it would be apt that we learn about the names of parts of the house in Spanish
Finally finish the day watching a CLASSIC cartoon called the Snowman which will hopefully put a smile on your face
Wednesday 25th November - Hi everyone, I am really looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow, well done for all the work you've done at home! As it is the last day at home, I'll share a little secret with you! Mrs Cook and I share the same sense of humour! We have to...she doesn't have one!
1) Spellings - Carry on learning the homophones Don't forget Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check! I learnt about a homophone today - metre and meter! METRE is the measurement and METER is something we use to measure something with such as a Water METER.
2) English - Learn about using brackets, Mr Cook (who is married to Mrs Cook) lives in Sleaford. The main point in the sentence is that I live in Sleaford, the extra information I have added in the brackets. That is the main job of Brackets - find out more by using the link below.
3) Maths - Learning about working out the Perimetre of a rectangle.
4) Reading - Learn more about Roald Dahl
5) Computing - Please have a go at the coding on purple mash, I have reset the 2do so you can have a go, build an algorithm (set of instructions) for your character to follow.
6) If you are struggling with the purplemash then have a blitz on TTrockstars or Hit the button!!
Tuesday 23rd November! Hi everyone, how are you? All good in the hood? You'll never guess what just happened to me! I've jsut sneezed all over my toast...can't believe it snot butter!
Here we go!
1) Spellings - continue to learn the homophones
2) English - We will use bullet points in out instructions when we write our lists of equipment and ingredients, so today we learn about them!
3) Maths - Today is building upon yesterday and learning to measure the perimeter of a shape on a grid.
4) Reading - Christmas seems to have arrived early this year, so read and learn about some of our Christmas traditions
5) Tuesday is PE day, however as we can't be outside today, I found this link on youtube to a beautiful version of the BFG, so sit back relax and enjoy, maybe have a snozcumber as a snack whilst watching! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJ86qPEsmK8&t=114s
Monday 23rd November 2020 -Hello everyone, how are you? I hope you had a good weekend? Mine was okay, although I did have an argument with Mrs Cook...she told me to stop acting like a Flamingo, so I had to put my foot down!
Hopefully, you have all seen that we should be back in school on Thursday, so lets keep going till then.
1) Spellings - this week's focus (notice the apostrophe because the focus belongs to this the week) are homophones, which are words which sound the same but are spelt differently and have different meanings. Have a go at Year 4 today and then build up to Wednesday with Year 6s
2) English - Lets learn about Paragraphs, these are the blocks or writing which make writing easier to read as they organise the writing.
Click on the link and work through the webpage and then the worksheet.
3) Maths - Measureing the perimetre of a shape...remember Perimeter is the outside of the shape!
4) Reading - Read this short extract (again) about the layers of the rainforest.
5) Spanish - Have a go at writing Spanish numbers.
Friday 20th November 2020 - Good morning everyone, Friday is here and amongst us! I hope you are okay and well. I learnt something new yesterday, I found out that Aaaargghhh was not a real word....I can't tell you how angry I was at this!
Please send me any work you do, and I have done a new TTrockstars challenge, I beat my previous score of 24, and that is all you can do keep getting better, even if it just by one!
Well done to Nancy and Andreea for their Coding on purplemash
1) Spellings - ask someone to test you, how are you getting on? Maybe take it in turns, one 'Inter' word then one Red word.
2) English - One of a key pieces of punctuation and one of the hardest to get right is the Apostrophe! We can use them to contract words for example DO NOT becomes DON'T (we take out the O). Or we can use them to show that something belongs to somebody or something (this is the hardest one to get right) for example Mr Cook's coat....here the apostrophe shows the reader the coat belongs to Mr Cook.
Watch the lesson and then have a go at the document I've attached.
3) Maths - The Inverse of addition is Subtraction so we are doing the opposite of what we did yesterday! Subtracting lengths.
4) Reading - A more detailed read about Diwali, there are three levels of challenges, you choose?
5) Art - During Diwali, Hindu's decorate their homes with Rangoli patterns, have a go at copying these and perhaps designing your own Rangoli Pattern.
Have a great weekend, take care, Mr Cook.
Thursday 19th November - Hello everyone, I hope you had a good day yesterday? I had a busy day yesterday, I sold my vacuum cleaner...it was just sitting in the corner collecting dust!
However the highlight of the day was the work the Lillie-Mae sent to me....WOW! Keep up the good work.
So here we go again!
1) Spellings - practice make perfect and let me know your red words?
2) English - Instructions, could you please make a sandwich and then write a set of Instructions using the Planning Frame (see block below) as a challenge could you try and include a complext sentence, for example
'Open the can of tuna carefully over the sink because the brine water might spill all over the floor!'
3) Maths - Today is learning about adding together lengths that are in different units and answering in the way you have been asked, for example 1m + 30 cm = _______cm or you might be asked the same question but to answer in a different way for example 1m + 30cm =_______m
Well done Nancy, good TTrockstars effort !
4) Reading - Finding out more about Hinduism
5) Science - In science last week we went for a walk to look at environmental changes in the local environment, this week could you do some research into an endangered species.
Good morning everyone, I hope you are all okay? I ilke Wednesday's as it reminds me of a Camel??? Some people call it Hump day as from 12pm we are over the hump and downhill to the weekend, which reminds me what do you call a Camel with three humps......Humphrey! I'll be here all week!! Please email me or send me pictures of any work you have done, Dylan has already sent me some super spellings work...well done Dylan!
1) Spellings - continue to learn this week's spellings - prefix inter. I have also attached the Year 3 & 4 spelling list, have a look and come up with your own Red list which you can then share with us when we get back to school. A Red list is spellings you know you find difficult (choose 10 and practice)
2) English - As the name suggests 'Complex' Sentences are difficult so we will carry on our learning with Day 2 on Complex sentences.
3) Maths - Today's learning is about Kilometres - The prefix kilo is derived from the Greek word κιλό (kiló), meaning "thousand" - I travel 30.5 KM from Sleaford to Newark most days, so the challenge is to email me and tell me how many metres that is! Glad I don't have to walk it!
Thank you to Andreea, Lillie-Mae and Leo for having a go at TTrockstars! Andreea & Lillie-Mae both smashed my challenge!
4) Reading - Try this 60 second read to find out a little bit more about Diwali - The Hindu Festival of Light
5) Computing - have a look at Purple mash and have a go at the 2do I have set - It is to have a go at Coding and writing your own Algorithm to control a character!
Good morning everyone, sadly we are not in school today, which is a situation that no one wants! However we are going to make the best of a bad job (as my dad used to say) and do our best till we get back to school in a couple of weeks.
Please do all your work in your Home Learning book, and keep it safe so that I can mark it when you come back to school.
If there is anything you are not sure of please, please, please email me to ask any question - email@example.com
We will try and follow what we had planned as closely as possible, so at the top of the page I will explain the day and all the documents / videos will be below
1) Spellings - have a go at learning the words for this week, words with the Prefix 'Inter' before the root word. 'Inter' means among or between.
2) English - In class on Monday we learnt about Subordinate conjunctions, which, when we use in a sentence help us to write a complex sentence (a conjunction exxxxxxxxxxteeeeends a sentence). - Watch the video to find out more and then use the Subordinating conjunctions word mat to write some sentences which you might find in a set of instructions, for example 'Stir the coffee because the coffee granules need breaking up'. https://teachers.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-complex-sentences-60t66c
3) Maths - Buidling upon our learning today - watch the video and learn about CM and MM and then have a go at the worksheet below. https://vimeo.com/467395290
Also we can use this time to become Times tables legends by practising on Hit the Button or TTrockstars (I have sent you all a challenge)!
4) Reading - Read and answer the questions about Anti Bullying week, there are three levels, you choose which one you do, the answers are on the document so you can see how you are getting on.
Tuesday 6th October 2020 - Good morning, sadly we are not in today! Please find attached the work we were planning to do in class today, and I will hopefully see you soon. Take care - Mr Cook.
1) Spellings - practice the spellings we were learning last week in class - Hopefully they are still on your fridge!
2) English - look at the pictures on the word document (see below) could you write some similes and metaphors about the rainforest. Remember a simile uses 'like or as' and a metaphor just makes a direct comparison.
3) Maths - Check out the video about Negative numbers and then have a go at the work on the document below. https://vimeo.com/460234751
Seesaw Information for parents
Here at Lovers’ Lane we are continually looking at ways to make learning more accessible and engaging for the children and one of the ways in which we would like to do this is through our use of technology in the classroom. When using technology it can be difficult to capture the work the children do so we would like to set up accounts for the children using an app called Seesaw.
Seesaw (https://web.seesaw.me/), is a secure online journal where students can document and reflect on what they are learning in class. Your child will be able to add the things we work on (including photos, videos, worksheets, drawings and voice recordings) to their Seesaw journal.
In order for your child to use Seesaw, the app needs your child’s name. This is so that teachers are able to assign work and so that your child is able to associate work like their photos, videos or voice recordings with their account. Seesaw only uses this information to provide the service and doesn’t advertise in Seesaw, create profiles of students, or share or sell your child’s personal information or journal content. It only adds their name to the teachers’ class list. You can read more about their strong privacy promises here: https://web.seesaw.me/privacy.
Under an EU law called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), in order for your child to use Seesaw, we must get your consent. As a school, we are incredibly excited by the opportunities Seesaw will provide. Its use here at Lovers’ Lane will help us to continue to make the curriculum more exciting and engaging for all children.
You will receive a message by text with a link to a permission form. Please complete this as soon as possible. If you do not have internet access please contact your child’s teacher for a paper permission slip. If you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to email me:
Mrs L Williams (Computing Lead)
Year 4 class page
A warm welcome to the Year 4 class page. We are looking forward to seeing you all starting on Thursday 3rd September.
Year 4 will be starting school at 9am and finishing at 3.30pm. An adult from the year 4 team will meet the children at the big gate/main entrance onto the playground. When the children arrive in school, they will be washing their hands and provided with hand sanitizer. This will be repeated throughout the day.
Mr Cook (class teacher/Assistant Head/SENCO) and Mrs Holland and Mrs Hammond (teaching assistants)
Mrs Holland will cover PPA (Planning, preparation and Assessment) time on Monday afternoon.
Mrs Hammond will cover management time on Fridays.
PE will be on Tuesdays and the children are to come in school on this day in their PE kit: school jumper, plain navy/black/grey jogging trousers or shorts and a plain white/navy/black/grey T-shirt with trainers is expected. PE will be done outside, weather permitting. We will review the additional indoor PE session over the term, alongside government guidelines.
Your child will be given a reading book once we have assessed all the children on their phonics/ reading age/level. They will have a book on Monday’s and change them on Thursday’s. The books have to be quarantined which is why we are setting days to change reading books.
Learning and well-being
The main focus for the first half term is to help settle your child back into school after such a long period out of education. There will be many opportunities to share and discuss their lock-down experiences, worries and support with gaps in learning.
Our topic this term is ‘We are going to investigate the Rainforests’. We have lots of exciting learning planned across all subjects linked to this topic.
Due to the school following guidelines to ensure the safety of the whole school community, communication will be different to what we are used to with parents/carers. If you have any questions or need to pass on information please do not hesitate to contact me via email: firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get back to you at the nearest opportunity.
Finally, we want to reassure you and your child that it is normal to feel anxious about the return to school. We are doing everything possible to make sure the transition back is as smooth as possible and we know the children will be excited to see their friends and start learning again. Please see the link below to a story about returning to school.
We look forward to seeing you all back at Lovers’ Lane.
Welcome to Year 4!
In our class our teacher is Mr Cook and our teaching assistants are Mrs Holland (Monday - Wednesday) and Mrs Hammond (Thursday and Friday).
Monday 7th December 2020 - Hi everyone, how are you? Did you have a good weekend? Charlie, my son, was watching the Mandolorian yesterday which reminded me of the question....How does Darth Vader enjoy his Christmas Turkey?.....On the dark side!
1) Spellings - Have a look at the Spellings Mistakes document and on Number 1, can you correct and spot the spelling mistakes that have been made?
2) English - This week we will focus on Reading - today learn about proof reading (self editing) which is one of the hardest skills when it comes to English.
3) Maths - Learn to divide by 1 and a number by itself - for example 10 divided by 1 = 10 but 10 divided by 10 = 1!
4) Reading - this is a little bit of pre learning, Can you find Seattle and Alaska on a map? Where are they? Are they close to each other? Now have a look at the slides of Alaska and Seattle...what do you notice? Similarities and differences?? On the Double Bubble maps you need to write Seattle in the centre of one circle and Alaska in the other. You will then write words and phrases that describe each place in bubbles around the centre. If there are features that the two places share, draw two lines to connect the features to the two areas.
5) Spanish - Try and learn the song Feliz Navidad - which is Spanish for Merry Christmas - look at the youtube video below.