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Coronavirus Home Learning

A very warm "Hello" to all year four children, parents and guardians. I hope that you are all doing well and surviving the ongoing "Lockdown" period.

During these times of uncertainty we still expect our pupils to carry on their learning at home. Please check this page on a regular basis for tasks that will be set for your child. The children should have already received a work book and pencil to complete any tasks set. I have also sent home their "Active Learn-Phonics Bug" workbooks to assist their reading and writing, along with their "Read Write Inc" purple spelling books to work through. May I recommend that you scroll all the way through this page to gain maximum benefit of the resources available.

 

It's important to note that the children DO NOT need to do all of the work at once. I will probably set weekly tasks within other subjects that they can carry out in their own time - click on the individual Curriculum Stars for ideas.

 

For example, if you click on the Daily Lesson "GOLD STAR" you will have access to the timetabled TWINKL lessons which are updated daily. Also below you will find the National Online Lesson Schedule and the full set of Joe Wicks PE lessons. Just click on the designated star or "WWW" link to view a host of prepared lessons and relevant resources.

 

Additionally, I am delighted to promote the BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons, which commenced on Monday 20th April 2020. Feel free to explore the link and enjoy all of the sessions on offer. I have also included some more traditional family games should you wish to pursue them at your leisure.

 

If you have any questions about the work set then please don't hesitate to call in and leave a message at the office either first thing or at the end of the day and I will endeavour to respond as soon as possible. 

 

May I once again thank you for your continued help, patience, support and understanding throughout these rather testing times. Remember to stay safe by following the current government guidelines and recommendations.

 

Mr Forsyth 

 

West Lanc's Sports Partnership

Based on the success of the West Lancs Marathon Challenge, WLSP have created a similar concept for you to complete a Duathlon (Bike and Run).  It is a great way for you and your family to stay motivated and active during the summer holidays.  

 

WLSP Summer Holiday Duathlon

Bitesize Daily Lessons: Upcoming Lessons

As we head towards the end of the summer term, I'd like to remind you that the fantastic BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons are still being generated. With that in mind, here's a link with the lesson titles for the next two weeks on the Daily Lessons schedule.  Please click on a title to see the lesson.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/bitesize-daily-lessons-upcoming-lessons-preview-for-teachers/zkfr92putm_campaign=1932973_HL%20Sunday%20email%2005.07.20&utm_medium=email&utm_source=edcoms&dm_i=3VTU,15FHP,2V0H0M,42NIQ,1

Mark the birthday of the NHS

On Sunday 5 July 2020, you can mark the birthday of the NHS by joining together to say a big ‘thank you’ to everyone who is helping us through the current crisis, from nurses and carers to friends, family and teachers.

Download your favourite template from the options below.

We have even created a special Premier League template for you to download and colour in. Or you can take inspiration from these designs and create your own! Let’s say as many thank yous as we possibly can, to everyone who is helping us through this, together.

 

https://plprimarystars.com/news/mark-birthday-nhs-thank-you

 

 

 

 

 

Teach Handwriting

Danger Mouse Dash

Summer Solstice Information PowerPoint

This PowerPoint features information on the Summer Solstice, including how the Earth orbits the Sun, the reasons why we have different seasons and how the solstice is celebrated.

The Longest Day of the Year: The Solstice!

If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, it's almost time for the summer solstice, the longest day of the year! But if all days have 24 hours, what does the '...

World Music Day 2020

World Music Day was officially launched in 1982 and has since become a major world music event, celebrated in over 120 countries every year on the 21st June. Each year, people are encouraged to listen to their favourite music and share it with others. People are also urged to play their musical instruments outside in public spaces, neighbourhoods or parks for all to hear! 

Celebration | Playing For Change | Song Around The World

Lean On Me | Playing For Change | Song Around The World

Our new album, Listen to the Music, is available now: http://bit.ly/2EA9wE8 We're proud to present this Song Around The World, "Lean On Me," for The Art of S...

Make Music Day 2020

BBC Music - Bring The Noise

British Red Cross

Refugee Week: Imagine a kinder world

Activities to help children and young people develop their empathy and understanding. Explore why refugees flee their home and what it is like to arrive somewhere new away from their family.  

RNLI resources for KS2 -The day I fell in

Teach children about staying safe near water, and boost their creative writing skills, with this great activities pack from the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution). With the help of specially recorded soundscapes, and an interactive set of slides to start them thinking, they are encouraged to write a short story about falling into the water in one of a choice of four settings, using all their senses to ‘show, not tell’.

The RNLI has a great education offer for schools, including more downloadable resources like this, videos, and educational visit opportunities*, as well as creative fundraising ideas. Find out more by visiting the website, here

A pack for children in KS1 (Years 1 and 2), also produced with the RNLI, and focusing on descriptive writing, is available here

The day I fell in - Workshop Slides & Teaching Guide

Storm Force Activity Pack RNLI

Storm Force Activity Pack RNLI

World Oceans Day

Sea Creatures Habitats - Video Power-point

Under the Sea Habitats Video PowerPoint

Wash Tunes: Wash Wash Wash Your Hands

Sing this song to the tune of 'row row row your boat' when it's time to wash-up. For best results have your Big Kid wash for 20 seconds with water and soap. ...

Super Soap's Handwashing Song - Sing Along at Home

Get hands-on with your new favourite superhero, Super Soap, and find out how you can get rid of germs! This song for kids is perfect for teaching little ones...

Super Soap's Handwashing Story

What Is Social Distancing?

The Ickabog - J.K. Rowling

J.K.Rowling announces a new children's book, called The Ickabog.  The fairy tale, “about truth and the abuse of power” which  has been kept in her attic for years, will be offered for free online for children in lock-down. It is set in an imaginary land unrelated to any of Rowling’s other works, will be serialised online from Tuesday afternoon, in 34 daily, free instalments.

 

The Ickabog - Your chance for your child’s illustration to be featured in J.K. Rowling’s new book The Ickabog. Entries open 29th May 2020.

Lockdown Poetry - Writing a Haiku 

How can I encourage my child to write poetry?

This lock-down poetry pack encourages children to create their own lock-down haiku: a simple poetic structure that follows a pattern of syllables/sounds in its three short verses.

Creating a lock-down poem may be a good way for you and your child to discuss their feelings about the current social situation. A simple but very effective poetry pack that is perfect for a home environment.

Game - Crystal Explorers

U R Brainy - Free Home Study Packs

Well-Being Wednesday - Teacher's Pet

Kindness Week

Use this Kindness Week PowerPoint to begin a discussion with your children about kindness and why it is important to do kind things for one another. The presentation includes illustrated slides explaining why it is important to be kind, how it makes the school and our home a better place and some ideas for acts of kindness. Browse even more Kindness Week resources, so you can get involved and participate.

 

How to look out for your child's mental health

First aid and kindness

'A Little Bit Of Kindness ' from Out of the Ark Music @ Home (Words on Screen Lyric Video)This is an infuriatingly catchy song with a slight Latin lilt.

Florence Nightingale's Birthday

Florence Nightingale was born on the 12th May 1820 in Florence, Italy.

 

 

This Florence Nightingale PowerPoint is full of amazing facts and activities for your children to enjoy. Some interesting information that your children will learn if they look through this PowerPoint is "The Lady with the Lamp" (Florence Nightingale) was incredible in showing how keeping hospitals clean help patients get better and also how trained nurses are very important to hospitals and treating the sick.

Florence Nightingale Interactive Resources TWINKL

Premier League Primary Stars

Challenge Be Kind Challenge 

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme for this year is ‘kindness’. Based on this theme, ex-Premier League footballer and TV presenter Dion Dublin is here to explain what we’d like you to do for this week’s Friday Challenge:

Play Video

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This week, we would like you to list some acts of kindness that you and your family will carry out over the coming week.

This could include clapping for the NHS and carers on Thursday at 8pm, checking on someone who may be isolated at the moment by giving them a call, simply thanking your parents for all of their help with your home learning or helping out with a household chore.

To help you to set your goals, you may want to download our Kindness Goals worksheet to write down the acts of kindness you will aim to do and see which ones you can achieve.

 

Tell us how you’ve been making a positive difference by sharing your acts of kindness with us on Twitter at @PLCommunities with #PLPrimaryStars or via email at PLPrimaryStars@premierleague.com. You could send in a video of your act of kindness, or simply share your completed Kindness Goals worksheet with us. Whatever you choose to share, you could end up being featured on PremierLeague.com or in our community story, so make sure to get in touch!

Complete The Speech Challenge

We're partnering with the National Literacy Trust again for a new challenge and fantastic

Complete the Speech challenge

We're partnering with the National Literacy Trust again for a new challenge and fantastic live event with top football author Tom Palmer!

Based on Tom's Roy of the Rovers books, we'd like your pupils to create their own story by filling in the blank speech bubbles in our comic strip. Everything can be found in our Complete the Speech challenge resources, and they could even win a school visit from the Premier League Trophy!

Premier League Primary Stars - Complete The Speech Challenge

Hot Seat Challenge

In this week's challenge in partnership with Sky VIP, we want our pupils to think like a match day reporter and prepare a question to ask a footballer. You can use our Hot Seat Heroes resources to help them create their question.

By entering, they could win the chance to take part in a virtual Q&A with a Premier League footballing legend!

Hot Seat Heroes

Roving Reporters Challenge

For this week's new challenge with the Premier League and Sky VIP, our pupils can become sports journalists! Based on our clip of a Wolves vs Newcastle game, we'd like YOU to write an exciting match report to document what happened.

 

One lucky entrant who shares their match report with us will win the opportunity to take part in a video call Q&A with former Premier League footballer and presenter Jamie Carragher!

Get involved and GOOD LUCK!

 

 

The challenge: writing your own match report

Super Movers Celebration Challenge 13

This week, Super Movers stars and dancing duo HomeBros are here to introduce our latest challenge that will get everybody moving!

To celebrate the Premier League season restarting this week, we'd like your pupils to create their own 'Super Move' to film and share with us for the chance to win a special Premier League prize. Whether it's a single move or whole routine, we want your pupils to get creative!

Challenge 12: Everyday Numbers Challenge

Numbers can be found everywhere in football – from match results to player shirt numbers and more. For this week’s challenge, we want you to go on a number hunt and make a note of all the numbers you see or use in a day.

TV and radio presenter Lauren Layfield is here to explain more about what we’d like your family to do this week: Play Video

Using our Number timeline worksheet, you can record where, when and which numbers you see as you go about your day. There are two timelines for you to try - for older children, download the higher level worksheet and draw your number-related activities next to the correct time. Feel free to get creative by decorating it with pictures or even make it into a collage. 

 

 

Challenge 11: Try Your Best Challenge

For this week’s challenge, we would like you to have a go at mastering a new active skill by practising it every day for five minutes. This challenge is based on resilience and always trying your best. TV presenter Gabby Logan is here to tell you how to get involved.

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Your new active skill could be anything from learning to juggle, throwing a ball into a basketball net backwards, skipping - whatever interests you! Why not try some of these ideas from Premier League football clubs in our Try Your Best: Football tricks activity sheet.

When learning your new skill, make sure you have a safe area that you can practise in.

Whatever you choose, why not show us how you progress by filling out our progress tracker worksheet each day, or filming yourself on Day 1 and Day 7 to demonstrate what you’ve achieved throughout the week. Even a small amount of practice each day can make a big difference. Remember to maintain a positive attitude and keep going, even if you don’t succeed at first. 

 

Try Your Best Challenge

Weekly Challenge - Create a Character

Challenge - Share a Story

The Numbers Game!

Home learning - Resilience

These activities are all about changing attitudes from "I can't" to "I can". Children will learn strategies to help them bounce back and to recognise the power of positive thinking.

Coronavirus - A Book For Children

This is a great free book that explains all about COVID-19

(Coronavirus ) in a child friendly way, with some great illustrations by the fantastic Axel Scheffler of "Room on the Broom" and "Gruffalo" fame.

 

Design Your Own Jigsaw For The NHS Competition

NHS Window Rainbow

NHS Window Poster

STEM Padlock Challenge

Teacher's Pet Home Packs

Lower Key Stage Two KS2

Home Learning Resource Pack 7

This is the 7th FREE Lower KS2 Home Learning Resource pack perfect for teaching children age 7-9 who are at home due to school closures & COVID-19!

Continuing with our promise to teachers and parents regarding COVID-19 and school closures…

Weekly ‘Home Learning Resource Packs’ – available to download completely free of charge for the duration of UK school closures.

Summer 2020

Looking After Your Wellbeing Home Learning Pack

Chatter-Pack

BBC Bitesize - Year 4 Daily Class Lessons 

From Monday 20 April

Follow Year 4 and start Home Schooling.

 

 

 

Online Classroom - Week 1 Schedule

Choose your year group then find your lesson

Plan-Bee - Live Lessons

Upcoming live learning sessions:

BBC Schools Radio

Story Online

Bedtime Stories For Kids

Audible - Amazon Free Story Streams

NESSY LEARNING

The Nessy Approach to Learning

How to teach those who learn differently

 

The Wizarding World

The home of Harry Potter and the Fantastic Beasts

 

Looking for something more traditional ...?

BRAIN-POP

Make Any Room a Classroom

Teacher's Pet - Creative Writing - TeachRex Activity

BUDDY'S ADVENTURES!

Follow the adventures of Buddy the dog and his friend Joe as they discover a strange egg in the woods one day.

The 4th and final chapter is now available below...

CATCHUP: WATCH CHAPTER 1
CATCHUP: WATCH CHAPTER 2
CATCHUP: WATCH CHAPTER 3

 

What Happens Next?

Download the exclusive resources below and ask your child to imagine what could happen next.

Use the writing frames and word mats to continue the story. Or why not write a review on all 4 chapters?

Be sure to send your children's stories & reviews to the TeachRex team on Facebook for a chance to be featured on their page!

TEACH REX FACEBOOK

Teach Rex & Dragons

BUDDY'S ADVENTURES!

Follow the adventures of Buddy the dog and his friend Joe as they discover a strange egg in the woods one day. Watch 'Chapter 1' now...

Buddy's Adventures 'Chapter 1'

This is the first chapter of Buddy's Adventures. Created by the 'Teach Rex' team, the story will follow of the journey of Buddy the dog. The story will encou...

What Happens Next?

Use the exclusive resources below and ask your children to imagine what will happen next. Use the writing frames and word mats to continue the story.

What is inside the egg?

Where did it come from?

Why was it in the woods? Send your children's stories to the TeachRex team on Facebook and it could be chosen as the script for chapter 2!

SUBMIT YOUR STORY

Topical Tuesdays from The Week Junior

Orangutans and Otters

 

Teacher's Pet

Home Learning Activity Packs

Summer 1 - Year 4 Home Learning Resource Pack 4

Spring Challenges

Classroom Secrets - Home Learning Packs

 

Welcome to the Home Learning Timetable

We know it’s not an easy time to keep your children engaged and learning at home during this time. We wanted to help you out and provide your family with some structure, so we’ve created this easy to use weekly home learning timetable for you to follow. We’ve filled the week with fun learning activities for your children, just select their year group and the day and you can see what we suggest for that day, including links to free activities and games. 

Classroom Secrets - Free Home Learning Packs

PLAZOOM - Free Home Learning Packs

PLAZOOM - Free Home Learning Packs

Classroom Secrets KIDS

25 educational projects to try during the shutdown

Plague Doctor Roleplay

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