Class Teacher: Mrs Cunningham
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Manning (Shared with Class 5)
Our Italian Teacher, Miss Marinello, has very kindly put together on line units so the children can continue their Italian Studies!
Please click on the link here to find on-line units for Class 3, Class 4, Class 5 and Class 6!
First take a look at a short video from me!
On the 18th July we celebrate Nelson Mandela Day so here are a number of activities to help you to learn more about this important and influential man.
- Nelson Mandela PowerPoint presentation.
- Have a read of this presentation and then use the information here and in the reading comprehension to help you with the fact file.
- You can use the template or make your own.
- Nelson Mandela Comprehension 13.07.20
- Nelson Mandela Fact file 13.07.20
- As we come to the end of the school year, here are a couple of activities to get you thinking back over this (strange!) year and ahead to the new school year in September.
- This week we’re going to take another look at quadrilaterals.
- Read through this list of shapes and their definitions and properties first.
Activity 1 – Finding quadrilaterals
- Look around you.
- Can you see any quadrilaterals?
- Draw and label the types of quadrilaterals you can see.
- Properties of quadrilaterals 13.07
- Quadrilaterals have four sides.
- Can you draw a four-sided shape which is not a quadrilateral?
- Play the Classifying quadrilaterals game:
- Play the What am I? game from MyMaths:
- Times tables challenge. See which times tables you still need to learn.
- Then mark yourself using the answer sheet.
- Read this week’s Wednesday Word 8.07.20
- On Wednesday 15th July log in online to St Saviours Church’s YouTube channel to watch a live stream of the Year 6 Leavers Mass.
- It’s at 10am. If you miss it, don’t worry, you can watch it later as it’s saved on their page.
- I’ve filmed a new short video!
- Watch the video on negative numbers and then complete the activities.
- Then take a look at this Supermovers video: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-maths-negative-numbers/z6chd6f
- Then try the negative numbers activity – Negative line up 06.07.20
- 9 times tables.
- 9 x tables challenge – with answers
- Watch the rapping unicorn for revision: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-maths-the-9-times-table/zr2gt39 and then try the challenge test!
- This week I would like you to write about what you miss about school and what you are looking forward to most in September.
- Have you missed your friends most?
- The teachers?
- School trips?
- Are you looking forward to art lessons
- or PE for example?
- Seeing and playing with your friends again?
- Remember your punctuation and paragraphs.
- This week you are going to revise main and subordinate clauses.
- Main and subordinate clauses 06.07.20
- Main-and-subordinate-clauses PPT 06.07.20
- Read through the PowerPoint to refresh your memory, watch the video below and then have a go at the worksheet. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/zqk37p3
Sunday 5th July marked the 72nd birthday of the NHS!
- To celebrate this and to find out more, complete the reading comprehension (answers at the back).
- NHS Reading comprehension 06.07.20
Exciting news!! From 7 July a free click and collect service will be available from the following Lewisham libraries:
- Deptford Lounge
- Downham Library
- Forest Hill Library
- Manor House Library
- Torridon Road Library.
Ask your adult to call 020 8314 8024, email firstname.lastname@example.org or place your reservations on their online library catalogue. If you call or email you will need to leave your:
- first name
- author’s name and title of any books you want to reserve
- your borrower number, which is on your library card.
They will contact you to let you know when and where you can get your books. Sounds good to me!
- We would have been having our annual Sports Day around now so I’ve created a virtual Sports Day challenge for you.
- Take a photo of you doing the challenge or email your completed sheet to:email@example.com with the heading “Home School”.
- Sports Day Challenge Week 06.07.20
- Summer of Hope – Frank Cottrell-Boyce
- Have a read of this week’s Wednesday Word – Wednesday Word 1st July
- There’s an exciting opportunity Cafod are offering, read about their Summer of Hope and enter the competition.
- Then read and research about the life of Oscar Romero.
- I have included a Cafod Aspire colouring template.
- CAFOD colouring template – Aspire not to have more but to be more
- CAFOD Project ideas – Hope for the future
29th June 2020
This week you are going to write a letter to your teacher to tell them all about what you’ve been doing and learning at home.
Letters need to be written in paragraphs so that they make sense and are easy to read.
In your letter, each paragraph should talk about something different. For example:
- Paragraph 1 = what you have learnt in your home schooling
- Paragraph 2 = what you have enjoyed doing the most
- Paragraph 3 = what you are looking forward to when you go back to school
Letters also contain questions so that the recipient (the person receiving the letter) can write back and answer those questions. Questions start with one of the five w’s:
Questions can also start with words like ‘did’, ‘how’, ‘do’ and ‘which’ and should always end with a question mark.
First, complete the planning sheet and then start writing your letter.
When you write your letter to your teacher remember:
- Write three paragraphs following the structure of your planning sheet. Between each paragraph leave a line.
- Each paragraph should be between four and seven sentences long and include lots of detail.
- Planning a letter 29.06
When you have finished your letter, you could put it in an envelope. Keep it somewhere safe until you return to school and can give it to your teacher. Or you could ask your adult to take a photo on their phone or write it in Word and email it to:firstname.lastname@example.org Remember to include your name!
- This week would be the start of the Wimbledon tennis championships here in London.
- It’s cancelled this year but you could watch an all-British event that the Murray brothers have organised on TV instead.
- Also go to your local park for a game and then complete the comprehension. Answers at the back.
- Wimbledon reading comprehension 29.06
- Wimbledon wordsearch
Wimbledon wordsearch 29.06
What books have you been reading?
- This week I’d like you to write me a book review.
- First watch this clip of Paralympian Ade Adepitan reading a bit from his favourite book Tom’s Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce and talk about why he likes it. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p016tqvk
- Book review 29.06
- Let’s revise 2D shapes and their properties.
- Take a look at the PPT and then have a go at these activities – 2D Shapes PowerPoint 29.06
- 2D shapes the Odd one out worksheet – 2D shapes odd one out 29.06
- Go here for the answers https://www.10ticks.co.uk/answers/m20197
- 2D shapes challenge worksheet – 2D shapes challenge 29.06
- Answer sheet to check your work – 2D shapes challenge answers 29.06
- Revise your 12 times tables this week.
- Try this worksheet. Answer sheet attached.
- This week it’s Children’s Art Week.
- I’ve attached some art challenge cards and would like you to pick one and have a go.
- Send your finished piece into the admin address – email@example.com
- Art week challenge cards 29.06
- Have a read of the this week’s Wednesday Word either (click to open).
- We are going to explore the lives of ordinary people who do extraordinary things.
- Read Eric’s story in the PPT and then complete the worksheet – RE Erics-Story 29.06 / Erics-Story-My-Story-worksheet 29.06
22nd June 2020
- This Thursday it’s National Writing Day.
- It would be great if you could complete the activities and then enter the Challenge if you would like to. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zssbp4j
- Benjamin Zephaniah comprehenion 22.06
- You can start with a revision lesson and then have a go at the worksheets.
- Then try the ordering money worksheets.
- PowerPoint – Ordering Money
- Money worksheet easier
- Ordering Money
- Money worksheet easier – answers
- Answers – Ordering Money
- Read through the PowerPoint presentation and then have a go at the following activity: Colossians PPT 22.06
- Write a letter to a friend saying why you are friends and how you might continue this friendship in the future.
- Use some of the Scripture used in this topic.
- Make your way through the PowerPoint presentation and then the sounds worksheet.
- How sound is made PowerPoint
- Travelling Sounds activity sheet
15th June 2020
- Go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmhr92p and watch the videos then have a go at the activities.
- Try either the easier worksheet or challenge yourself with the harder one.
- Adding and subtracting fractions easier
- Adding and subtracting fractions harder
- Times tables missing numbers challenge – Times tables missing numbers 15.06
- If you have an atlas at home or a map of the world, take a closer look at some of the countries and their capitals.
- If you haven’t then go onto Google Earth and explore, paying the most attention to the countries and cities in Europe.
- Then try the countries and capitals of the world worksheets – capitals-around-the-world-activity-sheet_ver_1
The summer solstice is coming up (on the 21st June) so find out all about it in this comprehension, with the answers at the back.
- Go through the PowerPoint Presentation and then have a go at the worksheet (answers at the back).
- Fronted adverbials presentation
- fronted-adverbialsworksheet 15.06
- Lewisham Library are launching their Summer Reading Challenge 2020 – Silly Squad.
- It will be a digital offer.
- Children can join the challenge on the Reading Agency website.
The new platform provides a fun, immersive and safe environment for children to achieve their reading goals and explore the Silly Squad theme.
- Children must create a free account to take part, this is a simple process and requires approval by an adult (via email). The Reading Agency are required by law to use this two-step authentication process for children under the age of 16.
- Although you must have an account to take part in the actual Challenge, lots of other content will be available on the website for everyone to explore.
- Children taking part will be asked to set their own reading goal. However, The Reading Agency will still be suggesting six books as the best goal to try for.
- Digital certificates can be printed out.
Lewisham Library are also offering free e-books while the libraries remain closed. Visit their website to download and start reading!
This week let’s think about Absolution.
- Take a look at this image of a Priest absolving someone of their sins.
- Absolution image
Think about these questions:
- What does it mean to be absolved?
- Who is forgiving a person their sins?
- Why does the priest raise his hands?
- Why do you think there is a choice for the priest to give a prayer or an action for the penance?
Complete these activities:
- Think about the kind of penance that might be helpful to someone who has received the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
- Write down your reasons and the possible effect it might have on the person.
- Reflect on some of the ways you wish to do better.
- Compose a prayer about this and the help/support you seek from the Holy Spirit.
- It’s Father Day on the 21st June so make your Dad/ Grandad/ Uncle/ Brother a card to show them how much you appreciate them.
8th June 2020
- This week we will be looking at the sion suffix ending.
- First go through the PowerPoint Presentation and then have a go at the worksheets.
- You might have read in the news about the SpaceX rocket launch.
- Now read more about it and answer the questions attached.
- sion suffix presentation
- Sion suffix worksheets
- Endings-spelt-sion joe-wicks-exercise-log-home-learning
Let’s really make sure we know our 7 times tables this week.
- Watch the video on BBC Teach and then complete the multiplication wheels.
- There’s also a fortune teller for the 7 times tables which some of you will enjoy making.
Next, let’s go over multiplication using the grid method.
- Have a look at the PowerPoint Presentation and then have a go at the worksheets.
- Multiplying using the grid method worksheets
- Multiplying using the Grid Method
This week we are looking at the Act of Contrition.
- Read through the presentation and then think about the questions.
- Act of contrition Matthew 5_23-24 08.06.20
- Take time to pause and reflect.
- Write your own prayer of sorrow to God.
- It will be called an Act of Contrition.
Let’s take another look at Food Chains.
- Watch the videos and then work your way through the activities: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhnny9q
- SpaceX Launch Astronauts to ISS News Story
I hope that you are all doing some form of exercise.
- Following PE with Joe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ALV5ngx8WM or Yoga or football in the park.
- Keep at log of the activity that you are doing.
- I came across this simple craft activity that you might enjoy –
- Toilet Roll Ladybird – Craft Instructions
- If you want to do a bit extra over the next couple of weeks, take a look at this activity book (with separate answer book).
- Y4 Activity Booklet (l)
It was Pentecost Sunday on the 31st May so I’ve prepared some activities around this very special day in the Church calendar.
- Pentecost reading comprehension (answers at the back)
- Pentecost word scramble
Part of our learning in Year 4 is to learn about different suffixes (endings added to the stem of words which change them into nouns, adjectives or verbs).
- This week we will look at the suffix -ous.
- First look at this video:
- Then complete these activities:
- Circle the correct suffix – ous suffix excpetion-wordsearch 01.06.20
- Suffix mind map – mind-map adding ous suffix 01.06.20
- Suffix exception words wordsearch – circle-the-correct-one oussuffix 01.06.20
I’d like you to go through the videos and activities on BBC Bitesize to revise equivalent fractions:
Also here’s a couple of worksheets to make sure you’ve got it:
- Equivalent fractions Worksheet 1 (easier) – equivalent fractions sheet 1
- Equivalent fractions Worksheet 2 (challenge) – equivalent fractions challenge 01.06.20
Times tables – I’ve attached a times tables worksheet that will help you to see which times tables you still have to learn.
Take a look at this PowerPoint presentation, think about the questions at the end and then complete this activity:
- Mark RE love your neighbour 01.06.20
- Describe the ways in which God’s law of love can be broken – thinking, saying or doing anything that spoils or breaks friendship with God or with other people.
- It is also choosing not to do something which again results in breaking friendship with God and other people. Write a short story/account to illustrate one of these occasions and how a bridge might be rebuilt.
- Pentecost reading comprehension 01.06.20
- Pentecost scrambled words activity 01.06.20
25th May 2020
This week I’ve continued from last week’s video on Perimeter and made a short video on Area.
- Watch the video then have a go at the activity and three worksheets. https://youtu.be/Sf5IpXydCG0
- Work out the area of your favourite book
- Using squared paper ( attached), draw around your book.
- Count the squares inside the drawing to work out the area of your book.
- What else can you find the area of?
- Look for rectangles and squares in your home and draw around them!
- Counting-Squares 2nd worksheet – medium
- Comparing area 25.05.20
- Area by counting squares 25.05.20
- Area counting squares answers 25.05.20
- 1cm squared paper for practical activity 25.05
- Times-Tables-Test 25.05.20 with some challenge
- Times and division challenge 25.05
As many of us having been planting over Lockdown, our reading comprehension is on Seeds and Weeds.
Using similes and metaphors. Go to
- https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zk68wty to watch the videos and then have a go at the suggested activities. You will need some scrap paper and a pencil pen.
- Seeds and weeds comprehension 25.05
- Have a go at this revision worksheet – Possessive apostrophes 25.05
Read this story called A friend I Once Had then answer the questions. Next:
- Make a list of friends you have had for a long time. For each friend, record:
- How did you meet your friend?
- What made you become friends?
- What do you do together?
- What do you like about your friend?
- Is there anything you don’t like about your friend?
- Is there anything your friend doesn’t like about you?
- In what ways have you helped to change one another?
- Collate and classify your findings under headings:
- ‘Why we made friends’ and ‘Why we stayed friends’.
- You could put all your work into a presentation and share to firstname.lastname@example.org
- A friend I once had RE 25.05
Simple ICT Safety 15 minute activities to do with your child
Click on the links below for each activity pack. Every link contains two 15-minute activities to do with a child:
- Home activity pack 1
- Home activity pack 2
- Home activity pack 3
- Home activity pack 4
- Home activity pack 5
18th May 2020
This week I have made a short video explaining perimeter.
- Please watch the video and then have a go at the activity and worksheet. (answer sheet also attached) – https://youtu.be/Drd9xwZDJmM
- Cut out 12 equal-sized squares of paper or use 12 square sticky-notes.
- Put them into one long rectangle?
- What is the perimeter of this rectangle?
- Rearrange them to make different rectangles – do they all have the same perimeter?
- How many different perimeters can you make by rearranging these squares?
- Perimeter of rectilinear shapes WORKSHEET 18.05
- Perimeter of shapes ANSWERS 18.05
6 times tables
- Watch this video and then complete the activity sheet either by printing it or on paper.
- Times tables test – more challenging Times-Tables-Test 18.05
- 6-Times-Table-Activity-Sheet 18.05
As we are seeing a lot more of our native birds in our gardens and parks this week the comprehension is on Garden Birds:
- Spellings – go onto the Spelling Frame website – http://www.spellingframe.co.uk and click on Year 3/4 to brush up on your spellings.
- Reading – As I mentioned previously the Audible website has loads of free audio books for children for free.
- You can also email email@example.com and get your childs login details for the Scholastic website with lots of free books for them to read.
- Many famous authors are reading their books online for free, for example David Walliams: https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/
- Garden Birds comprehension 18.05
This Thursday is Ascension Day when we remember Jesus ascending into heaven.
It is a Holy Day of Obligation for Catholics so you can watch Mass being celebrated live from St Saviours Church on:
Mrs Brown has sent a short Science assessment for you to complete.
Also check out this website with some jokes you might enjoy and ideas for home experiments:
Museum virtual tours
- Check out panda cam at Edinburgh Zoo: https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams/panda-cam/
- I hope your still exercising – I’m keeping up with PE with Joe Wicks!
- If that’s not your thing then Cosmic Kids yoga on YouTube is great: https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga
11th May 2020
Well done to Daniel for his excellent VE Day learning last week and to Lillian for her home learning over Easter. Keep sending in your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
My video this week is on Frottage, an art technique.
- Watch the video first and then have a go at the technique.
- Remember to send your artwork in to the Home Learning Gallery.
As I mentioned in my video, here’s a link to another video which shows you the technique and gives you some more ideas of what you could do:
A revision lesson on these.
- Go to BBC Bitesize, watch the video and then complete the activities: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zv4j7nb
- A poetry comprehension this week – Poetry comprehension 11.05.20
Spring is well and truly here with all the leaves out on the trees and flowers in bloom.
- Write an acrostic poem about Spring.
- Try using adjectives, alliterations, similes and metaphors.
- Here’s an example:
S pring is here, bursting with new life
P erfect petals on beautiful flowers
R ain may fall to add to the gorgeous green of nature
I love to splash in puddles
N ew animals are born
G rey skies give way to blue like the Mediterranean sea.
- Times table test – Times-Tables-Test11.05
- Matching numbers work – Maths number work 11.05
- Adding and subtracting fractions worksheet – Adding and subtracting fractions 11.05
- Adding and subtracting word problems.
- Go to BBC Bitesize and watch the presentation then complete the activities: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zf3r47h
5th May 2020
ICT Safety Homework Pack
4th May 2020
Firstly, I was really happy to see some work on the Home Learning Gallery from Class 4!
Well done to Elizabeth for her super Easter learning and Daniel for his fantastic St George fact file.
Keep them coming in!
I’ve put together another short video to explain expanded noun phrases. Check it out by clicking on the link then complete the worksheets.
This year is unusual (for another reason!) in that May Day Bank Holiday is this Friday and not Monday because of VE Day anniversary.
Complete the VE Day comprehension to find out more about it –
Revise adding and subtracting fractions – there’s a worksheet on each –
Make sure you keep up with your times tables.
If you don’t know them already, this week learn your 7 times tables by watching this:
- Challenge your times tables knowledge by filling in the multiplication wheel worksheet.
Multiply and 2 digit number by a 1 digit number.
Go to BBC Bitesize, watch the videos to remind yourself of what to do and then complete the activities:
We would be learning about Morse Code as a way of communicating if we were at school but this also fits in very well with VE Day celebrations this week.
Try and work out the code using the alphabets at the back –
This week read about St Peter and St John as they start to spread the Good News about Jesus in the PPT presentation and then prepare a set of questions for Peter and John to find out why they did what they did. Use these to interview Peter and John through an interview scenario.
You could write out the questions and answers like we’ve done quite a few times in class.
Have a go at making this Spitfire paper glider –
27th April 2020
I have put together a short video to explain multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100. This is revision as we have covered this subject in class. So watch the video and then complete the Multiplying and Dividing by 10 and 100 worksheet.
I would like you to look again and rounding numbers. Visit the BBC Bitesize website and watch the videos and then complete the activities:
I’d like you to refresh your learning on the 11 and 12 times tables. Watch the videos and then practice writing them out, see how many you can get right:
11 times table:
12 times table:
There’s also a times tables challenge for you to complete.
As Ramadan started on Friday, I’ve included a Ramadan reading comprehension. There’s also a Powerpoint explaining prepositions (I know it says Year 3 but this is revision) and then a worksheet to complete.
Then I’d like you to look again at Determiners. Go through the Determiners PPT and then complete the Determiners test.
I’d like you to read the two presentations, Peter’s message and Pentecost. Then look carefully at the painting of the Pentecost by Titian. Describe what is happening in the painting, the colour, the symbols etc. and how this links to the scripture.
- Pentecost PPT Peter’s message 27.04.20
- Prepositional Phrases worksheet 27.04.20
- Ramadan comprehension 27.04.20
- MULTIPLY-AND-DIVIDE-BY-10 and 100 27.04.20
- Times tables challenge 27.04.20
- Determiners PPT
- Determiners-Test 27.04.20
20th April 2020
Message from Miss Cunningham
I would like you to focus on your 6 and 9 times tables this week. Watch these videos and then compete the worksheets. If you don’t have a printer you can copy the work off the screen.
There are also addition and subtraction sheets using the column method. The answers are included for you to check afterwards.
Then some revision on grid multiplication.
Please complete the comprehension on St George who’s feast day is the 23rd April.
In addition please do some independent research on England’s patron saint and make a fact file or poster to show all you have learnt. Please include drawings and Did you know top facts! Ask your adult to take a photo and send to:
Watch this short video to refresh your memory on inverted commas and then complete the Comic book speech worksheet:
We would be starting to learn about robots and communications this half term and so to start off this topic I would like to ask you to do a DT project. Have a look on the internet to get some ideas and then have a go and using up some of your recycling and making a junk robot. You could use a cereal box for the body and a tissue box for its head perhaps. What about kitchen roll tubes for the arms?
There’s loads of ideas on pinterest.
If you can read The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. If you can’t get a copy there are some free downloads or you can hear it read to you for free (30 day free trial) on Audible:
- Comic Strip Speech
- Grid multiplication 20.04
- St Georges day comprehension 20.04.20
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ICT Safety Work
6th April 2020
Easter Holiday Home Learning
It’s now the start of the two weeks Easter holidays but here are some lessons and activities to keep your mind ticking over. If you need to finish any of last weeks’ activities or want to continue with your paper pack then that’s great too. Please remember to email through any work that you are proud of to: email@example.com
There is some English and Maths and also:
We are now in the most important part of the Church calendar. With parental permission, please take a look at the YouTube channel our wonderful Priests have set up, where you can set “live” Masses: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCttUCYWMoNehfG_PxW1r5Bw?app=desktop
You can also click through from the Church’s website.
- Book review template 06.04.20
- Easter coordinates 06.04.20
- Easter joke code breaker 06.04.20
- Times-Tables-TestEaster hols
2nd April 2020
Class 4 Work 30.3.20
In addition to your printed home learning packs, here are some extra resources that you might like to do with your child at home this week. There are English and Maths resources plus an Easter craft activity. Then RE, topic and PE ideas.
Think of when Jesus entered Jerusalem on a donkey. If you can, read Holy Gospel according to Matthew, 21:1-11. If possible watch clips on BBC Bitesize:
Draw a picture or a storyboard to represent what happened. What would Jesus say to the people of Jerusalem?
Challenge: Draw your own palm tree leaf (template attached) and write what sort of welcome would you organise, if Jesus were to enter Lewisham today. Take a photo and get your adult to email it to the school and we will upload it to the school website.
TOPIC – Stormy Weather:
Create a daily weather diary. You could split this into 2 sections, one for Lewisham/ London and one for Topeka, Kansas, USA which is one of the cities in Tornado alley which we were learning about. Are there similarities and differences? Get your adult to take a picture of your diary (it could be a little book like we made for World Book Day or a chart) and we will upload it to the school website!
I have been trying the Joe Wicks workout for kids on YouTube – it’s only about 30 minutes and daily Monday-Friday. It’s great.
PE with Joe : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGKGNzNbWjU
- Easter basket craft activity
- Easter reading comprehension 30.03.20
- Times tables 30.03.20 Challenge-Count-in-1000-Tuesday-1
- Determiners activity sheets 30.03.20