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Relationships. Wellbeing. Achievement.

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Suggested PE Activities:

  • Joe Wicks PE Lessons (can be found on YouTube)
  • Mr Redding will be posting a weekly PE/Wellbeing challenge on the website: 

 https://www.lansdowneprimary.co.uk/wellbeing/ 

 

Week Beginning: 13th July 2020

 

 

Task 1: Transition to Year 5

Create a poster about yourself for your next teacher.  It should include:

  • A picture of you (this can be a photograph or a drawing)
  • Your likes and dislikes
  • Who your closest school friends are
  • What your favourite school subjects are
  • What school subjects you find tricky
  • Your favourite story or novel
  • What your hopes/aspirations are for next year

 

Task 2: Transition to Year 5

Write a summary or review of Year 4:

- What has been your favourite and worst parts of Year 4?

- What topics, lessons and activities have you enjoyed the most and least?

- What has been the funniest moment in Year 4?

- Who has stood out for you or helped you this year?

- What have you achieved this year?

- What have you done / achieved /learnt that has surprised you?

- What are you most proud of?

- What are your next steps or aspirations for Year 5?

- What should the Year 3s be looking forward to most in Year 4?

Week Beginning:  6th July 2020

 

 

Topic

Go on a nature walk with an adult to an area where you might find lots of trees and minibeasts.  This may be to a park, a field or a wooded area.  We would usually take you to the wooded area behind Gol for this session. Alternatively you could go for a minibeast hunt in your own garden.

 

Task 1: Science

Use the minibeast, creepy crawlies and leaf identification sheets to identify what you find on your nature hunt.

Create a poster showing what minibeasts and trees you find and where you found them.

 

Task 2: Science / Art

Collect natural materials to make a collage (look at the examples below)

Week Beginning:  29th June 2020

 

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Task 1: Art   

Create a piece of art showing a forest scene.

It could be:

-A sketch

-A collage

-A painting

-A 3D model Eg using junk modelling / a shoe box / lego

 

*I've attached some images to inspire you below

 

Task 2: Science  - Habitats

Animals adapt to their natural habitats, whether it is their physical appearance, how they control their temperature, the food that they eat or how they find/catch it.

Choose an animal Eg polar bear and find out why they are suited to their natural environment.

Present your research in a format of your choice Eg poster, PowerPoint slide etc.  You should have a picture of the animal, label the animals features and explain why they help them to adapt to their environment

Week Beginning:  22nd June 2020

 

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Task 1: Science – Habitats

List as many different habitats that you can think of.  Explain a little of what it is like and what animals you would expect to see living there. A little picture would also be great.

EG

Desert – very hot and sandy, little water available – lizards, Bactrian camel, scorpions, tarantulas

 

Task 2: Science  - Habitats

Create a sculpture of one type of habitat.  This might be a shoe box diorama, a collage, a play dough scene, a lego scene etc.  Take a photo then label what you can see, including the animals that would live there.

Week Beginning: 15th June 2020

 

This week is Refugee Week

Have a look at the PowerPoint that explains what a refugee is, shows us some famous people who are refugees and explains some of the things that they have faced.

On the PowerPoint there are 3 activities:

  1. Create a factfile for one of the famous refugees
  2. Create an ‘Issue Tree’
  3. Paint a picture, design a poster or write a poem of a new imagined world where everyone cares for our planet and where everyone is made to feel safe and welcome

 

 You need to complete at least 2 of the activities.  You can do all 3 if you wish!

Week Beginning:  8th June 2020

 

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Task 1: Art   

Draw a sketch of a rabbit as we know them.  I’ve attached some pictures of examples below.

 

Task 2: Science  - Animal Classification

Watch the video about classification: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zn22pv4/articles/z3nbcwx

Find out about mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds and fish.  What is unique about each group?  What animals belong to each group.

 

You can present your findings however you like (Eg a poster, a table, a mindmap) but you must include the name of the group, a description of the features and a list of at least 5 animals which belong to the group.

Task 1 - Rabbit Sketch

Week Beginning: 1st June 2020

 

Topic

Task 1: Science  - Animal Classification

Watch the video about classification: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zn22pv4/articles/z3nbcwx

Find out about mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds and fish.  What is unique about each group?  What animals belong to each group.

 

You can present your findings however you like (Eg a poster, a table, a mindmap) but you must include the name of the group, a description of the features and a list of at least 5 animals which belong to the group.

 

Task 2: Science – Animal Classification – Branching Keys

Have a look at my video explaining and demonstrating branching keys.

There is also a picture of an example.

 

You need to choose 5-6 animals and create your own branching key using your own questions.

Branching Keys

Still image for this video

Week Beginning:  18th May 2020

 

 

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Task 1: PE Festival -  The Joy of Moving

This PE festival has been arranged in collaboration with Cardiff City.  There is a booklet of activities for all of the family to join in with which can be done across one festival day (Mr Redding has suggested Wednesday) or can be done in smaller sections.

See the PDF below and more information can be found from Mr Redding on the wellbeing page

 

Task 2: Science – Can You See It?

Have a look at the photograph of an activity page below.  There are 3 activities for you to do:

  1. Join the parts of the eye with the explanation
  2. Fill in the gaps to explain how light travels
  3. Read the description (and do some of your own research if needed) to draw and label a diagram of a periscope

*You may need to carry out some independent research to complete the 3 tasks

Week Beginning:  11th May 2020

 

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Task 1:  Welsh – Parts of the body

A bit of a memory test for you!  Before school closed, we were looking at parts of the body in Welsh.  I would like you to create your own flashcards. They can either be on paper or on the computer using something like PowerPoint.

 

Your flashcards should have a picture and the Welsh word but no English.

 

To give you a hint we looked at:  head, stomach, eye/eyes, mouth, nose, ear/ears, finger/fingers, arm/arms, leg/legs, foot/feet

Use your cards to teach someone else in your house the Welsh words for body parts.

 

*If you really can’t remember, or need help with pronunciation, you can use Google translate, but try your best to remember them first!

 

Task 2: Science – Light

On a sunny day, make a human sun dial.

Choose a spot outside in a sunny area to stand each time (you might want to mark it with a cross or an object).  At each hour go out and stand in the spot.  Ask someone else to either draw around your shadow (if you have chalk at home) or alternatively you could put an object where the top of your head is.  Label each mark with the time.  Repeat this for 5 or more hours.  You will see how your shadow moves throughout the day. 

 

Take a photo of your human sun dial and send it to me. 

 

Write a paragraph to explain why you think your shadow moves throughout the day.  I’d like to know your ideas, this is not a research task.

 

The next day you should be able to use your sundial to tell the time!

Week Beginning:  4th May 2020 

 

 

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Task 1:  VE Day – Design a new VE Day medal

See the PDF document below.

 

Task 2: VE Day – Create your own decorations or artwork

You may like to make your own bunting ready for a family VE Day picnic, or design your own commemorative cup or tea towel, or you might want to make and decorate your own Spitfire glider plane.

Alternatively you might have your own creative idea. 

Take photos of your decorations and send them to me.  I can’t wait to see them!

I’ve put some templates below but you don’t have to use them.  You can come up with your own or there are plenty more ideas on the internet.

Week Beginning:  27th April 2020

 

 

Task 1:  Topic – Tudor Punishments

This week we are going to look at Tudor punishments.  Have a look through both of the presentations to find out about the punishments that they would have used at the time. 

Then open the activities sheets.  You need to work out what crime each person committed and how they would have been punished.  You can complete the sheet on the document or draw the table in your homework book. 

 

Task 2: Topic – Tudor Punishments

Email Mrs Bees to ask for your crime and punishment.

She will email you a crime that you have been accused of and the punishment that you are about to be given.

You must persuade Henry VIII not to punish you that way.  You may do this by either writing him a letter or recording a video of you trying to persuade him.  Think carefully about the vocabulary that you use; try to be as persuasive as possible.  Mrs Bees will inform you of his decision whether to pardon you or not!!

Week Beginning:  20th April 2020

 

Task 1:  Science - Light

Create a mind map telling me everything you already know about light and how we see things. You do not need to carry out any research at this stage – this is just a look at what you already know.

At the bottom of your page add at least 5 questions that you have about light or how we see things.

 

Task 2: Science - Light

Have a look at the PowerPoint below about ‘Light and Shadow’

Look at the meaning of the words transparent, opaque and translucent

In a table with 3 columns, make lists of things / materials that are transparent, opaque and translucent.  Try to include 5-10 things in each column

 

BBC Bitesize also have some great lessons including videos and simulations on light and dark at the moment.

Check them out:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/z63tt39/year-4-lessons/1

Week Beginning:  30th March 2020

 

Task 1:

Using resources that you have at home create a depiction (piece of artwork) of a Tudor house.

Be as creative as you possibly can.

For example, you may choose to do a pencil sketch, painting, create a 3D sculpture using Lego, paper, junk modelling or clay or may think of something completely alternative (see my picture of artwork using clothing)!

Please take a photo and send it to me.

*I've included some images to help you below

 

Task 2:

Create a digital piece of artwork showing a Tudor house.

You may like to use an art program or app such as Paint or Art Rage, or a gaming program such as Minecraft.

Take a photo or screenshot and send it to me.

Week Beginning:  23rd March 2020

 

Using the research that you have done for your literacy learning, I would like you to create a presentation about 'Life in Tudor Times'.

 

This may be a digital presentation using apps or programs like PowerPoint or Explain Everything or could be paper-based, perhaps in a scrapbook-style like our Savage World work.

 

Your presentation should include pictures and facts about:

-Tudor clothes

-Tudor food

-Tudor hobbies and pastimes

-Tudor homes and buildings

-Your opinion on life during the Tudor period - would you have liked to be alive then?

 

At the end of the presentation I would like you to include a quiz.

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