Fiction Express

Have you been reading any interesting books on Fiction Express? Have you taken a quiz, voted or commented on the book forum?

Remember, Fiction Express has some great books that cover a range of themes from adventure, to humour and fairy tale to mystery. If you haven’t already logged on, have a go and you never know what you will discover!!

A huge well done to the following children that have all read a book or several books on Fiction Express.

4MW – Amina, Braylon, Kayla, George, Tayla D

4KP – Adam, Laura, Laila, Lola, Safeenah, Trinity,Lexi T and Freddy (6 books!)

4PP – Ava, Max, Lola, Erin, Varsha, Scarlett, Jai and Maani (lots and lots of books!)

Your teacher’s would also like to recommend some books…

You can find all the book by selecting the ‘books’ tab on the side of the screen, clicking ‘authors’ and scrolling down to the relevant author where you will find a collection of their stories.

Miss Perrett recommends The Last Days of Pompeii by David Macphail

An exciting and thrilling read with Mount Vesuvius at the heart of the action. It’s a race against time to save the city of Pompeii for Marcus and his father Felix, but will they succeed? A fantastic read which will compliment the work you have done on the Romans nicely. If volcanoes interest you, may be you could do some research and create a fact file about Mount Vesuvius or even make your own scientific erupting volcano using baking soda and vinegar! Enjoy the book!

Mr Perkins recommends Frankie Stein’s Monster by Jan Burchett and Sara Vogler

I know that we are all unable to go on holiday at the moment but in this humorous story, Frankie and her family go on holiday to somewhere very strange! Frankie Stein’s parents are scared of everything. So when the family end up going on holiday to a creepy old house, Frankie’s parents are desperate to go home. But Frankie is brave and she is determined to stay at the house, and keep the monster that lurks there a secret from her petrified parents. Give this book a go, are you as brave and confident as Frankie is? Perhaps you could design your own holiday house? What might be there? What will happen?

For something a little more different Mrs McManus recommends Drama club by Marie-Louise Jensen

This book explores friendship, teamwork and personal skills of confidence and compromise. A group of friends are involved in their local youth drama club at a small city theatre. When their leader, the charismatic Mr Beaven, announces he wants to put on a major new play at the end of the summer holidays, the cast is very excited. Amidst rivalry, hopes and disappointments, will there be more drama on or off the stage? And who will get the leading roles? Once you have read this perhaps you could create your own play or do a performance of something and email it in to us.

Mrs Walton would like to recommend the live book The Last Guardian by Damian Harvey. The first chapter will be released on the 24th April and then a new chapter each week.

I will be honest, I don’t normally like fantasy stories however, I read the first book in the series Stormwolf (also available on Fiction Express) and I was hooked. This time we return to the world of Winter Lockwood and the Realms of Mortals and Magic. Winter has woken from a long and healing magical sleep to find that her parents have been taken prisoner and the safety of the Realm of Mortals is in danger. With her parents gone, Winter is the last Stormwolf – Guardian of the Gateway between the two realms. She must rescue her parents and stop the evil Dark Horde from destroying everything she holds dear. But is Winter ready for such a fight? Will you join me in reading this amazing adventure? I’ll be reading each week and voting about what happens next. Enjoy!

Happy Birthday!

Since we have not been at school, several children have celebrated their birthday and we would like to give them a shout out. So a huge happy birthday to Kayla, Chloe and Laura. We hope you had a really special day xx

Well done!

A huge well done to everyone who is continuing to practise and learn their times tables on TTRockstars. Congratulations to Riley, Tayla D, Sarah, Regan, Aaliyah-May and India who have again improved their rock status!

Contact your teachers

We would really like to hear from you! Why don’t you send us an email – you can let us know what you have been up to, upload a piece of work or a photo?

Mrs Walton and Mrs McManus

4MW@coundon.coventry.sch.uk

Miss Perrett

4KP@coundon.coventry.sch.uk

Mr Perkins

4PP@coundon.coventry.sch.uk

Easter Holidays

We would like to wish you all a Happy Easter!  We hope you have had a wonderful weekend and that you have eaten lots of chocolate.  We also hope that you are well and staying safe. We have missed you all.  We have missed teaching you, talking to you, laughing with you and seeing all your wonderful smiles!

We understand that these are very strange times but we would like you to try and still see the next two weeks as the Easter holidays.  Therefore, we have suggested some activities that you might want to do to keep yourselves busy and also a creative curriculum theme project.

Take care, stay safe and keep smiling!

From

The Year 4 team

Maths

Each day White Rose Maths are producing some creative Easter maths.  Have a go…

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/easter-fun/

English

Try to keep up to date with what is happening in the world around us…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround

Newsround, games, quizzes and puzzles.

Creative Curriculum

Have you ever wondered how the Romans built their roads or transported the water using aqueducts?    We would like you to learn about them and then have a go at making one of them.

First, carry out some research about Roman roads and aqueducts.

Here you will find information telling you all about roads and aqueducts.

Next, these two worksheets also tell you about them.  Answer the questions in your book.

Finally, choose either Roman roads or aqueducts and have a go at creating a model at home using the things you can find around the house.

Here are some photos…

Creative fun

Have a look at the grid attached.  On it there are lots of creative and fun things to do or make.  How creative can be? 

Time capsule

The document below is away of recording different things as a ‘time capsule, which have happened during these strange times.  

Well done!👍

We wanted to say a well done to you all for working so hard with your work.😊

A special well done to the following children who have improved their rock status on TTRockstars over the past two weeks;

4MW – Tayla D, Sarah and Tayla R

4KP – Lyra, Regan, Laura, Adam and Summer

4PP – Aaliyah-May, India and Leah-Marie

Year 4 Home Learning Week 3

We hope that you and your family are safe and well.  Please continue with the packs that we sent home and explore some of the weblinks we posted. If you have been a busy bee and are looking for more work, have a look below.

Checkout the below weblinks and documents (some of the documents also have answers)
You don’t have to print the documents – but can complete these in your exercise book. 

Don’t forget to keep practicing on TT Rockstars  – Have you improved your rock status?  Which times tables do you need to work on?

Also keep reading on Fiction Express.  Which book are you going to read next?  Have you completed any of the quizzes?  Voted?  Or emailed the author? 

Have you been starting your day with The Body Coach Jo Wicks exercises? We have, it’s great fun! https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Science – A free website to sign up to with lots of photos and videos to talk about.  https://explorify.wellcome.ac.uk/

Computing – Coding is one aspect of computing. All children in year 4 have used Scratch to create games.  Log on to the website go to create and click on tutorials.  Here it will show you how to do different things.  Why don’t you make a catch game? Or create animations that talk?   https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/editor/?tutorial=getStarted

PE – There are are wide range of activities out there to keep the children active. The following website has even more ideas! https://www.aspire-sports.co.uk/aspire-active-hub

English Mystery Game

Maths Mystery Game

Daily News Story Comprehension

Resources Home Learning Week 1 and 2

English Home Learning Grid

Where does food come from

The Chocolate Factory Comprehension

Story Openers

Spellings

Fronted Adverbials

Direct Speech

Kindness Postcard

Setting description

Burning of the Rice Fields Comprehension

Poetry Comprehension

Maths Home Learning Grid

Roman Numerals Colouring

Multiplication and Division

Transport Subtraction

Number and Place Value

Shapes

Counting in Hundredths

Comparing decimals

Column Addition

Fractions of Amount

Multiplication and Division Mosaic

Fitness and Wellbeing Grid

PE Core Movements

Home Learning Project Week 1 and 2

Welcome to the Year 4 Blog

Year 4 – Home learning

Each child will be provided with a Home Pack. In this pack your child will have everything they need to continue their learning at home for the next two weeks.

Attached is the following;

English activity grid and Maths activity grid – select one of the tasks each day to complete.  Any sheets needed are attached and there are also some websites (including videos) that will support them with their learning/activity.

Home learning project x 2 – attached are two sheets with a variety of activities on them linked to a theme.  Please complete all of the tasks on the sheet.  Each theme/is expected to last a week.

Reading book – please get your child to read for at least 10 mins each day.

In addition, your child will have access to the following websites.  Please use the logins attached to access them.

Spelling shed and maths shed –  https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb

This link and the login will give your child access to spellingshed and maths shed.  Once logged in they can select a variety of games to play to practise their spellings and basic maths skills. Year 4 should select stage 3 and 4.

Fiction Express – https://en.fictionexpress.com/

This website will allow your child access to a huge range of fiction books.  Year 4 should be selecting books from Level 2, however, your child may need to select Level 1 if they find this challenging.  Each books has 5 short chapters, which they can read online.  After each chapter they are able to vote on what they think will happen in the next chapter and also answer a short quiz to check their understanding.

Times Tables Rockstars https://ttrockstars.com/

Your child will already have a log in for this.  Please encourage them to do this daily with a focus on Soundcheck. This will support them when they come to do the multiplication check in June.

Please find below a list of websites that your child may wish to use in addition to those above.  Please encourage your child to keep a record of any websites they visited and maybe even write a small comment on what they thought of it and what they did.

Reading

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/reading

Variety of fun online reading material based around different reading skills.

https://worldbook.kitaboo.com/reader/worldbook/index.html?usertoken=Mjk5MzQ6MTpJUjA5MjAxNjoyOmNsaWVudDE2OTc6MTY5NzoyMjE2Mjg4OjE6MTU4NDM4MDExMzA2Mjp1cw==

Huge range of books including non-fiction

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home  – Oxford reading tree books

http://oareadathon.ctml2.com/oa_readathonlz//lz.aspx?p1=MMcDU1MDMwMTFTMTcxMToyMUM4MTg4MTY2Q0FCQkVBODU3NTkzMTNDQTI4MDQ3Mw==-&CC=&p=0

Ideas of what children can do once they have read something or if they are unsure on what to read next.

Writing and Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar

Variety of games for recapping spelling, punctuation and grammar skills as well as story prompts, poetry and more.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhrrd2p   -A variety of games and activities linked to spelling.

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2literacy.html -A variety of games and activities linked to spelling and grammar.

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/literacy/

A variety of interactive games linked to all areas of spelling, reading and writing.

Select a variety of activites on the left hand side of the page. Activities are linked to word classes etc.

Maths

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/ordering-and-sequencing-numbers

Select the 7-11 category.  Variety of fun interactive games to support the practise of basic skills.  Daily 10 and hit the button are very popular in our classes.

https://www.timestables.co.uk/ – A huge range of games linked to each of the times tables.

https://www.transum.org/Software/Maths_Map/Default.asp

A range of problem solving and reasoning activities, to really challenge the mind!

https://www.mathplayground.com/ – Variety of maths games

Spanish

https://www.duolingo.com/     – Select Spanish and then basics.  Fun way of continuing to learn the language.

Music

https://home-ed.info/heresources/music_resources  – Link to a range of websites offering ideas on how to listen to music, play music, sing etc.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/music-drama-dance-history-ks2-rocking-romans-musical-play-index/zm84cqt

A range of songs linked to the Romans.

Science

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=teeth – lots linked to our teeth and eating science topic

Various videos

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z27kng8/articles/zsp76yc
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/znrb4wx
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z27kng8
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z27kng8/articles/z9wk7p3