Have a lovely summer holiday Squirrels!
Please read this PDF if you might like some ideas of how to achieve a balanced mixture of activities and topics for your week. These are ideas and not compulsory, please only choose to use this if it suits you.
White Rose supporting worksheets and video links (Y4)
Current week's worksheets (week 12: 13th -17th July)
For worksheets for other year groups, visit the class page for that year group
English - Reading
Would you like to try some new books? Here are some great online libraries if you would like to try something new.
We are not going to be introducing new content but making sure we revise areas already covered.
It would be fantastic if for maths, children could focus on the following
*multiplication - knowing all times tables from 0 - 12
*multiplication and division problems e.g 34x4, 120/10
*addition and subtraction
*place value - knowing what each digit in a four digit number represents e.g 4817 is 4 thousands, 8 hundreds, 1 ten and 7 ones and being able to count up and down in thousands from a four digit number
As much practise at home will certainly be beneficial, not only for the purposes of the check, but once children are confident with their times tables, it opens up many possibilities when solving maths problems mentally.
Please continue to enjoy TTRockStars as well as other games available online. Also you may want to try the Chinese times tables, if you remember you inverse operations, you have less to learn!
Remember the NSPCC Pants Advice
If you need to, talk about stuff that makes you worried or upset. If you ever feel sad, anxious or frightened you should talk to an adult you trust. This doesn't have to be a family member. It can also be a teacher or a friend's parent – or even Childline 08001111
You always have a choice. This is an activity pack about making decisions and recognising what or who might be influencing you. Read through the slide show with an adult and follow the activities and discussion points.
England Athletic's Design a medal competition and Home School Pack! Can you design a rainbow medal?
Katarina Johnson Thompson (aka KJT) is a World and Commonwealth Games Heptathlete champion. Over her career she has won many medals to recognise her success and hard work.
Now KJT needs your help in designing a new "Rainbow Medal" which recognises the amazing Superhero Key Workers that live amongst us and who keep us safe in these times.
We are in the process of editing this section of our website page.
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.
All sorts of engaging educational videos
National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
Learn languages for free. Web or app.
Free science lessons
The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.
Paw Print Badges
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources for Primary age
Blue Peter Badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.
Red Ted Art
Easy arts and crafts for little ones
Print free learning
Here are some print free, online learning links to virtual classes from some really interesting places:
A ten week series of activities learning about the marine environment of the Maldives. Activities range from colouring to learning about Olive Ridge Turtle Conservation and how the islands were formed.
A series of short family nature videos from Sabi Sabi Nature reserve, SW of Kruger National Park in South Africa. Children can submit questions.
Traditional Story telling from Uluru, Australia. Traditional owners of the land, the Anangu, explain the culture and history of the rock formation through traditional stories. They use 360 views, showing the caves and rock symbols.
Natural History Museum
Can't get out far to explore nature?
On this page you'll find activities and ideas to occupy yourself and family at home, in your garden or local outdoor space.
Build your own castle. A local Irish Artist has created a video showing how to construct your own castle at home, using paper, cereal boxes and carboard tubes.
The TTS has released some free home learning packs.
Science and STEM learning
Future learn are also doing some useful online CPD learning courses and these are being updated in the next couple of weeks to increase the range of courses available.
Primary STEM courses:
Primary Teaching – full range of areas covered including assessment and theory
Dyson have created 44 engineering and science activities you might like to try
BBC Learn - lots of videos covering many subjects