Art: 20.11.20

Good morning Year 4. Had a great week? All that hard work deserves a rest. Let us end our school week with art!

Go through the explanations, modelling, practise and activities in this slideshow.

We would really love to see how your portraits have changed since we started working on them.

Send your work to us on:

year4@heaverfarm.croydon.sch.uk

Have a great weekend!

The Year 4 Team.

Computing – home learning

Today we are going to get you to log in to the blog and leave a comment!

Commenting is a really fun way to keep in contact with your teacher and classmates. 

To make comments you need to sign up to the blog with your email address. (You can also sign up using Google, Facebook or Twitter.) 

To do this, click on ‘LEAVE A COMMENT’ under each post’s title and then scroll to the bottom of the page. At the bottom of the post you’ll see this:

Click on the blue W for wordpress (you might need to click inside the “Enter your comment here” box to see these options). Then you can sign up using any email account.

We recommend using your school email address and this can be accessed through lgfl mail (www.lgfl.net). But its ok to use another email account, such as google, gmail, outlook or yahoo for example.

Once you have signed up you will be able to make comments and you will receive notifications when there are new posts or replies to your comments.

Try leaving a comment on this blog post! Tell us what subject you are most looking forward to doing when you return to school! Tell us which friends you are most looking forward to seeing again!

Geography – Home learning

Hello Year 3!

Today we’re going to do an activity based on time zones!

Take a look at this image. Along the bottom are the numbers 1 to 24 (ignore the first 24 on the left). These are the 24 time zones. Why 24? Because there are 24 hours in the day! The time zones tell us how far or behind a country’s time is compared to ours.

When its 12:00pm in the UK it’s 09:00am in Greenland. We know this because the 12 at the bottom is in purple and so is the UK on the map, and the 9 at the bottom is in yellow and so is Greenland on the map! Careful though! 21 is yellow too, but Greenland doesn’t belong in this time zone because it is too far away.

We’d like you to use this map and give us one country that is in these time zones:

20921
7813
171512 (not the UK)

For example, for 20 I would find the 20 at the bottom of the map………there it is, on the right, in orange. Now I trace the orange up till I find a country……….ah, a bit of Australia is in orange! So is Indonesia and China! So for 20 I could say Australia, Indonesia or China!

I know many of you have parents from another country, so why not tell us what time zone their country is in? Or if you’ve bene on holiday somewhere, what time zone is that place in? Let us know in the comments!

Spanish – Home Learning Fun!

¡Hola year 4!

Today we are going to look at the different ways you can greet people in Spanish, and what situations you might use them in!

Let’s remind ourselves of how we say hello in Spanish. Try to pronounce them correctly as you read them (click on the greeting to open a new window with the correct pronunciation on it).

Hello!

EspañolEnglish
¡Hola!Hi!
Buenos dias.Good morning.
Buenas tardes.Good afternoon.
Buenas noches.Good evening.

Like in English, it’s polite to ask people how they are after you’ve said hello to them. Unlike English, however, there are different ways to ask people how they are and it depends on whether the situation is formal or informal.

Let’s look at some formal Spanish greetings. These are the type of greetings you would use with Mrs Papas!

Formal greetings

EspañolEnglish
¿Cómo está?How are you?

You wouldn’t talk this way with your friends though, because you know them really well and are close to them! To your friends you would say things like “What’s up?” or “How’s it going?”. Let’s looks at some informal Spanish greetings.

Informal greetings

EspañolEnglish
¿Qué tal?How are you?
¿Cómo andas?What’s up?
¿Cómo va?How’s it going?
¿Cómo estás?How are you?

(Spanish speakers, why not give us some more greetings in the comments that I haven’t included here!)


Activity

Let’s see if we can guess what kind of situation these people are greeting each other in! Answer either formal or informal, and translate what they are saying.

  1. A mother says “¡Hola! ¿Qué tal?” to her child?
  2. A doctor says to their patient “Buenos dias. ¿Cómo está?”
  3. A friend greets another friend with “Buenos noches. ¿Cómo estás?”

Now let’s try thinking of our own greetings! Answer the next three questions with an appropriate greeting for the situation. Use the tables above or any greetings our Spanish speakers have put in the comments.

Answer the questions by first saying hello and then asking them how they are, but make sure your response matches the situation!

  1. Meeting a friend at school (informal).
  2. Talking to your headteacher (formal).
  3. Seeing your neighbour (informal)

Challenge

Tim has gone to see his headteacher in a formal situation. He has greeted them like this:

“¡Hola! ¿Cómo andas?”

Have they used an appropriate greeting? What did they do right or wrong? Explain your answer.

Art for home school

Today we are going to look at the work of Frida Kahlo.

Look at the feathers of the parrot. How has she created texture and pattern? Look at the different shades of the leaves. How can you combine colours effectively to get the same effect?

What is it that you like/dislike about this artist’s style? What is it you like/dislike about this painting? How did she create shape/texture/pattern in her artwork? How would you use this style to inspire your artwork?

Today you are going to be painting or drawing a portrait of yourself in the style of Frida Kahlo.

Be sure to email your work to year4@selsdonprimary.org.uk with your class in the subject line!

Geography

Can you organise these statements about global warming into chronological order?

  • Carbon emissions from fossil fuel burning reach one billion tonnes per year 
  • World population reaches one billion
  • Average global temperature reaches the warmest year on record 
  • China overtakes the US as the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitter
  • Carbon emissions from fossil fuel burning reach six billion tonnes per year 
  • Prime Minister, Tony Blair selects climate change as priority 
  • Human population reaches seven billion 
  • Data shows greenhouse gases are rising faster than in previous years 
  • British engineer Guy Callander shows that temperature around the world has risen over the previous 100 years.

In your own words, what do you know about global warming?

We now know that global warming is the term used to describe the rising of the average temperature on Earth. It has to do with the overall climate of the Earth rather than the weather on any given day.

We have also learnt that this is happening because the thicker layer of greenhouse gases traps more heat. The “greenhouse effect” is the warming that happens when certain gases in the Earth’s atmosphere trap heat. These gases let in light but keep heat from escaping, like the glass walls of a greenhouse.

What else did you learn about global warming in last week’s lesson?

What impact is global warming having on our planet?

In what ways does human activity contribute to global warming?

Today we will consider what we can do help reduce or stop global warming.

Humans have caused major climate changes to happen already, and we every day we set in motion more changes still. Even if we stopped emitting greenhouse gases today, global warming would continue to happen for at least several more decades, if not centuries! That’s because it takes a while for the planet (for example, the oceans) to respond, and because carbon dioxide – the main heat-trapping gas – lingers in the atmosphere for hundreds of years. There is a time lag between what we do and when we feel it.

Each one of us can make an effort to stop global warming. For example: Use nature – grow our own fruit and vegetables, plant new trees and plants. 

What else can we do to help reduce or stop Global Warming?

https://www.amnh.org/explore/ology/earth/ask-a-scientist-about-our-environment/how-can-kids-help-prevent-global-warming

Activity

Create a poster, fact file or diorama to show the different ways we can stop global warming

What would you infer was the worst event for global warming?

The Year 4 Team

R.E. 15.7.20

Your learning goal for today is:

To show your understanding of morality and its values

Can you remember some or all of the Ten Commandments which are written in Christian writings?

Thought point:

Do you think that the Ten Commandments are just useful for Christians or do you think they can help all of us think morally and make moral choices?

There are positive and negative values. For example, honesty is a positive value because it is moral and encourages people to live peacefully. However, some people may value hatred – this would be a negative value because this is unkind, is immoral and doesn’t help lead people to a happy, fulfilled life.

Although all of us have values, this does not necessarily mean that all of our values are positive values. People can value different things in life, and everyone has their own view of what is right and wrong. For example, you might value honesty however, your friend might think it is better to be dishonest (because they might think it better to protect people from the truth). Both of you have your own opinions, and reasons for valuing honesty/dishonesty and each of you might view the other’s values as positive/negative.

Activity

Create a poster showing all your wonderful knowledge about morality, and demonstrating your own positive/negative values.

Your poster should include:

  • What Morality is?
  • What a good choice is and how to make a good choice?
  • What a value is and why values are important?
  • What are your own personal values?
  • Who has influenced your personal values?
  • Ho do your values help you make moral choices each day?

Make your poster bright and colourful, if you can, with some bold text to make it stand out.

Challenge:

Scenario: You have a close friend who you see is treating people unequally each day. You don’t like this because you see that it is making people feel upset and nervous to play in the playground. 

Write a letter to your friend explaining to them that they are acting immorally and why they are acting immorally. Explain to them what morality is and why it is important for themselves and others.

Send us your fantastic posters, we can’t wait to see all that you now know!

Take care.

Love,

The Year 4 Team x

History Tuesday 14th July

Good Morning year 4! I hope that you have enjoyed learning about ‘The Olympics’ this half term. I was so impressed with the work that you produced last week and all the interesting facts that you have found out, about the Olympics. I really enjoyed reading your posts on the blog and the amazing pieces of work that you had emailed in to us. Well done and keep working hard. 

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Today you will present everything that you have learnt about the Olympics this half term. I would like you to include all of the interesting facts and information about The Ancient Olympics and The Modern Olympics, and present it in anyway you choose. Remember to refer back to your mind maps and all of your notes that you have collected over the last few weeks.

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Before you present your work, I would like you to find out some information about the Paralympics and include this information and facts in your presentation.

What these videos and add some interesting facts and information to your mind maps about the Paralympics.

Write a comment on the blog stating the definition or an interesting fact about the Paralympics, also tell me how you have chosen to present your work.

You can choose to present your work in any of the following ways …

Power point

Poster

Fact file 

Create an iMovie

Make a model of a statue of your favourite Olympian

Create a model of the Ancient Olympic arena

Create a model of the Modern Olympic stadium or park

Create a mini booklet

Create a mini museum about the Olympics

Create a mini Gallery about the Olympics

Create a costume, Olympic medals or the ancient wreaths.

You can also come up with your own idea of how to present your work.

Remember to write your answers on the blog and I look forwards to seeing your presentations.

Refer back to these videos if you need to remind yourselves of what we have covered this half term.

Have a fabulous day, big hugs from Ms Dennis.