Year 4 Home Learning
Herne Junior School has allocated two teachers to help support all the children who are having to learn at home.
Mrs Lee (S.Lee@hernejunior.com) and Mrs Marlow (L.Marlow@hernejunior.com) are both available to help and support all the families and pupils who need them through this difficult time. They are available to discuss any aspects of work that the children may be struggling with , listen to children read, deliver CGP workbooks (if digital devices are not accessible) and help motivate our young home-learners.
Below are a list of recommended resources we suggest parents use to support their children at home.
Oak Academy Daily Lessons
Everyday 'Oak Academy' releases daily Year 4 lessons, including quizzes, videos and worksheets. These are perfect for Home-Learning.
Click the link HERE to see what lessons are scheduled today. All the lessons will be similar to the pitch and themes to the lessons we are teaching at Herne. They include all subjects of the Year 4 curriculum.
Lessons from the BBC
The BBC has a vast range of excellent lessons suitable for Year 4. The maths is inline with 'White Rose' the same maths scheme that we base our teaching on at Herne.
Click HERE to discover more. They include all subjects of the Year 4 curriculum.
Number and Place Value (current Year 3 maths unit September 2020) - the BBC have some good resources for this unit that we are currently covering in class.
Year 4 English Lessons - the BBC have some fantastic lessons suitable for Year 4 English.
Liteacy Mastery printable workbooks (4 weeks worth 21st Sept - 16th Oct) - Workbook
Recommended Writing Units - created by Hampshire English Team
- Each writing unit contains a sequence of 5 lessons to be completed in order
- Each session should take no more than 30 mins to complete
- Tasks are written with easy to follow instructions for parents / child
- Each lesson has a simple explanation and examples to get started
- All units are based on texts that can be found online, or extracts shared within the unit
Parents, carers and siblings can help by reading the extracts/text aloud to the child; collecting interesting words and phrases on paper / post-its as they read; talking to the child about their ideas before they write. All these instructions are within the unit aimed at parents. (HIAS English Team).
Recommended Reading Unit - created by Hampshire English Team
How much and how often children read really matters. During a time of school closure, ‘just reading’ is one of the best ways to keep children learning and growing.
Once children have mastered decoding through their phonics work, reading as much and as widely as possible will ensure that they continue to develop, not just academically, but emotionally too. And the best way to improve reading is the most enjoyable – reading! As the reading scientist Mark Seidenberg puts it, “The serious way to improve reading – how well we comprehend a text and, yes, speed and efficiency – is this: Read. As much as possible. Mostly new stuff.”
Encourage children to read stories, non-fiction and poetry . Encourage parents to listen to their child reading aloud, even if they are in Key Stage 2. Enjoy talking about the books they read and discuss unfamiliar words. Reading aloud will help children to build their fluency, so that when they read silently the ‘voice in their head’ is fluent too. A guide for parents to support reading fluency is given below. (HIAS English Team)
Optional Summer Activities
It's the summer holidays, a time for fun adventures and relaxing in the sun! (Don't forget your sun hats!)
But I know it can also feel like a long time off, especially as many of you have been home for a very long time already.
So we thought in order to help you get through the holidays we would provide a selection of activity booklets and ideas to keep you busy and keep that mind sharp, ready for September.
These are completely optional :)
Make something out of lego
Build a bug house
Home Economics! What do the adults
need help with round the house?
Cook or Bake
Read a Book!
Go for a bike ride
Maths Activities & Booklets
English Activities & Booklets
Don't forget to check out these resources
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If you are in need of some trickier spellings; see the National Curriculum's Year 3 & 4 spelling list.
Take the opportunity sign-up and use these amazing reading library resources (a number of free audio and e-books available).
ePlatform by Wheelers (connecting to our school library service) Children can sign in using the same log-in as Education City
The Magician's Nephew Chapter 7, parts 1 and 2.
Chapter 8, parts 1 & 2
Try Yoga - there are free videos to access on Youtube.
Pinterest - search for Zentangles or other art projects; they are an excellent way to relax.
Check out Dan the Skipping Man for daily skipping lessons https://www.instagram.com/dantheskippingman/
Joe Wicks is making daily live videos at 9am to keep children fit and healthy whilst in isolation. Link to his YouTube page here
Follow the Hampshire School Games Organisers who has set up daily challenges for the children to participate in.
Facebook: @HampshireSGO or search Hampshire SGO's
Try this Triple Jump challenge!
CM Sport Challenges!
(Click download on the link to view.)
Other useful websites:
Dance! With Darcy Bussel https://twitter.com/diversedancemix/status/1241098264373592065
Recommended APPS & websites
Your child has a free account for this site; it has many games, videos and exercises to work through.
Doodlemaths website or APP (see school newsletter for details). We will add content to the APP as extras, and monitor pupil progress through this.
BBC Revisewise is a great website, featuring all subject areas
Check out the BBC 10 pieces Website for daily music lessons. (Click the link below.)
Check out this music PPT to learn about the musical dimensions!
Click here for Out of the Ark Songs https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/ootam-at-home/
Click here for a range of activities from Hampshire Music Hub
PRACTICAL IDEAS Booklet
Take part in this years RSPB challenge for families. Click below for more information
Don't forget to check out BBC bitesize! https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons They will be hosting lessons from Sir David Attenborough , Brian Cox and many others!
Gareth Metcalfe (Mrs Tigwell's maths hero) is completing daily maths videos - link here
Maths with Carol Vorderman www.themathsfactor.com
Need a reminder on how to use the written methods for + - x ÷
English with David Walliams www.theworldofdavidwilliams.com/elevenses
SPAG definitions- a useful document explaining all the vocabulary we use in literacy.
Write a detailed instructions booklet about how to clean your teeth (use all the information you have learnt in science over the last half-term). Below are some resources to help.
Create a WW2 factfile. They can present their information however they please (poster, information page, fact sheet, power point etc.) on a sheet of paper or on the computer. The below link will help with facts.
History with Dan Snow - https://tv.historyhit.com/signup/package (free for 30 days)
Cook with Jamie Oliver - https://www.jamieoliver.com/features/category/get-kids-cooking/
Below is a list of the year 4 Class Teacher's email addresses so you can send photos or any messages about your child's home learning to their class teacher. Please can you not use the emails more than once a week.
We all miss our classes very much and would love to see what they have been getting up to over the last couple of weeks.
Please remember messages should be directed parent to teacher.