Year 4- Woodpeckers: Blog items

Woodpeckers New Class Home Learning 10.7.20

Date: 9th Jul 2020 @ 4:29pm

 

Happy Friday Woodpeckers!

I hope that you have all enjoyed your first week following your new class blog. You have worked super hard and myself and Miss Wardle are mightily impressed. Here are some more star work shares:

These are just a handful of pieces, we have been spoilt for choice. Keep sharing your wonderful work Woodpeckers!

Today's task:

Today we would like you to complete a book review about your favourite book from yesterday. Use a piece of A4 paper. Draw a picture and write the title of your book in the centre. Then, around the outside, use bubbles, sections or clouds to tell us about the characters, setting, the main events and why you like it. When you have finished, colour it in! Don’t forget to blog it when you have finished.

Have a great weekend!

Mrs Latham and Miss Wardle

 

HEALTH AND FITNESS WEEK - DAY 4

Date: 9th Jul 2020 @ 8:41am

Good morning everyone!

I absolutely loved seeing your Yoga pictures yesterday. There were some amazing efforts across school and at home in the Washing Basket Challenge - it is safe to say that I did not win with my wonderful score of 4. Congratulations to Miss Southern who won the teachers competition - she scored 27!

Today's activities

1) Activity Bingo

Remember to try and tick off as many activities as you can! I've seen some great photos of your activities at home so far.

2) Mindfulness Day

Being healthy is not just about looking after your body, it's about looking after your mind. Although exercise is one of the best things you can do to keep a healthy mind, it is also important to be mindful and take time to think about the world around you - something which can be very difficult with the pace of modern life and the lure of technology/screens. 

Here are some activities which can help us to be mindful, maybe you could try one today.

Click here for more details on these activities.

https://biglifejournal.com/blogs/blog/5-fun-mindfulness-activities-children-breathing-exercises

Some other activities: 

1) Yoga is also an excellent activity for both your mind and your bodies. If you enjoyed it yesterday, try this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZpkRAcgws4

2)Meditation is a nice way to relax and relieve anxiety after a busy day:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWOHcGF1Tmc

3) Colouring! Spend 15-20 minutes colouring simple patterns. This is a great way to focus your mind on a relaxing task.

4) Turn your phones off and go on a nice walk - what sounds can you hear?

 

Activity 2 - Horizontal Rock Climbing

 

Find as many pairs of clean shoes or socks and scatter them across your carpet like grips on a rock climbing wall.

Can you try to get across the carpet by only placing your hands and feet on the shoes/socks? 

You could challenge each in your house by making tricky routes for them to pass through.

For an extra challenge - try and keep your body as low to the floor as possible when moving. Can you try and make a course around your whole house? You could be creative with what you use for grips - phone cases, shin pads, books, coffee cup lids angel.

Try and make it as long/tricky as possible and send me what you have done!yes

Home Olympics Challenge - Day 4 - Star Jump Challenge

This challenge is simple as it only includes one movement, however it will test your stamina and quick footwork.

How many can you complete in one minute? Keep a record of your scores to complete tomorrow. 

I will try my attempt this morning and then post the teacher scores later on in the day - keep posted!

 

Good luck everyone and have a great day!

 

Mr Horsley

 

 

 

Have a great, active day everyone. Keep sending in your pictures and videos.

 

Mr Horsley

Woodpeckers New Class Home Learning 9.7.20

Date: 8th Jul 2020 @ 6:46pm

Happy Thursday Woodpeckers! 

We’ve nearly completed a whole week on our new class blog. Thank you so much for everything that you have blogged so far. A big shout out to Lucas, Harrison, Eli, Keiji, Max and Isabelle for their fact posters about Woodpeckers yesterday. We definitely learned something new. Take a look at some of them:

Today’s task is all about reading.

What is your favourite book? Do you have a book ready to recommend to another child in our class?

Your task is to draw a picture of the cover of your favourite book and colour it in. Just like this: 

"My favourite book is Harry Potter because I love the description used by the author when she describes the characters and the settings. I particulary love the description of Hogwarts."

Once you have drawn your book cover, I would like you to then blog it and write on your blog about why you like this book. A bit like I have done above.

You could always make a book mark too, to use when you are reading at home or in school.

Health and Fitness Week

Don't forget to follow Mr Horsley's posts. Perhaps you could create your own game to play in the garden!

Have a great day!

Mrs Latham and Miss Wardle

HOME OLYMPICS- CHALLENGE 3

Date: 8th Jul 2020 @ 9:29am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucaUU7-9N9o

Whats the highest score you can get?

I'm going to keep on trying until I improve! Rolled up socks and a washing basket will be perfect for this challenge!

 

HEALTH AND FITNESS WEEK - DAY 3

Date: 8th Jul 2020 @ 8:42am

Good morning everyone!

What an amazing day again yesterday -  I cannot believe how many photos and videos were submitted yesterday. I'm so impressed with the effort and resilience I have seen displayed at home - it looks like we have some excellent jumpers in school and some excellent dancers in school...although if you ask my Bubble they might not have appreciated my Bollywood dance moves so much yesterday.sad

Today's activities

1) Activity Bingo

Remember to try and tick off as many activities as you can!

2) Let's get dancing!

There are two Yoga sessions for you to try today - one aimed at KS1 and one aimed at KS2. Why don't you try and research about Yoga first before you try it. Where was it created? What is it used for? Why is it good for you?smiley.Yoga always surprises me with how tiring it actually is! It is great for your body and mind.

KS1 - Yoga https://imoves.com/home-learning/1329

KS2 - Yoga https://imoves.com/home-learning/1339

Home Olympics - Event 3 - Washing Basket Throw Challenge

Today's event will test your throwing and your agility!

For this task:

1) Find a washing basket, box, bucket - any target you can find around the house

2) Find three rolled up pairs of socks.

3) Stand 9 steps back from the target.

4) Set a timer to one minute - when you start, throw the three bean bags and sprint to collect them. Then run back to your throwing point.

5) Repeat until the timer runs out - count how many pairs of socks you get in the target.

6) Keep a record of your best scores for Friday.smiley Challenge other people in your house to see what they can get.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucaUU7-9N9o

 

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Have a great, active day everyone. Keep sending in your pictures and videos.

 

Mr Horsley

Woodpeckers New Class Blog 8.7.20

Date: 7th Jul 2020 @ 4:05pm

Good morning Woodpeckers! 

We were really impressed yesterday with your self-portraits, you are very creative! Well done children and please continue to share what you get up to at home :)

Today’s task:

We are in the Woodpecker class. What can you find out about woodpeckers?

Search on the Internet or look in a book and find out what you can about this wonderful bird. Can you find out:

What do they eat? Where do they hunt to find their food? 

Where they live? Why do they live there? 

Do they have certain colours or patterns in their feathers?

Do the males and females look the same or do they have different colours or markings?

Then present your findings. You could draw a picture of a woodpecker, write a paragraph or some sentences about them, brainstorm facts or make a fact file. Here is an example completed yesterday by a child from one of the other KS2 classes:

Don’t forget to blog you work and keep them safe ready to bring them into school in September. We can’t wait to see you in the Woodpecker class!

Health and Fitness Week

Please take a look at Mr Horsley's blog about Health and Fitness week for some activities to try at home.

Have a great day! Mrs Latham and Miss Wardle

Woodpecker Class Super Work

Date: 7th Jul 2020 @ 4:00pm

Well done to all of the new Woodpecker class for their excellent work over the past 2 days. Your self potraits especially have blown our socks off! We are so impressed by the detail which you have added and the colours used.

Here are some star work shares just for you!

Well done children, thank you for sharing. Please continue to share on the blog the work that you complete at home. We love to see it!

It was also lovely to speak to parents today. If you didn't get the chance, we will be in touch before the end of term.

Have a lovely evening!

Mrs Latham and Miss Wardle

Health and Fitness Week - Day 2

Date: 7th Jul 2020 @ 8:39am

Good morning everyone!

I was so blown away by your responses at home to yesterdays challenges. It seems like so many of you got involved and really enjoyed challenging yourself and others. I have attached some pictures that were sent in yesterday. 

Today's activities

1) Activity Bingo

Remember to try and tick off as many activities as you can!

2) Let's get dancing!

There are two dance sessions for you to try today - one aimed at KS1 and one aimed at KS2. Try them out and see if you can create your own dance routine using the moves you have learned. Don;t forget to post your responses like yesterday onto the new discussion feed I have madesmiley.

KS1 - Brazilian Samba Dancing - https://imoves.com/home-learning/1545

KS2 - Bollywood Dancing - (KS1 could also try this if they wanted to!) - https://imoves.com/home-learning/917

Home Olympics - Event 2 - Standing Long Jump!

Afterthe extrememly tiring speed bounce yesterday, you will be glad to know that today's event is not quite as exhausting.

For the standing long jump you will need to:

1) Decide a starting point.

2) Stand with two feet together.

3) Bend your knees and swing your arms back.

4) As you jump forward, swing your arms forward.

5) Measure from the back of your foot. (in metres or centimtres if possible).

6) Keep a record of your best scores for Friday.smiley Challenge other people in your house to see what they can get.

Click the link to see my attempt in the wonderful weather. I am going to keep trying and aim for 2m.

https://youtu.be/4opwVGoQYJY

Some updated scores!

Mr Dean - 1.90m

Mrs Jackson - 1.63m

Mrs Forshaw - 1.28m

Mr Horsley - 2.23m (Mr Dean and his class witnessed and measured!)

Miss Fairhurst - 1.54m

Mr Simpson - ????? Surely his added height would be an advantage?

Mr Walmsley - 2.00m

Miss Altham - 1.63m

Have a great, active day everyone. Keep sending in your pictures and videos.

 

Mr Horsley

Woodpeckers New Class Blog 7.7.20

Date: 6th Jul 2020 @ 4:03pm

Happy Tuesday Woodpeckers!

We hope that you had a good day yesterday and thank you for blogging your work. We saw some brilliant posters on the blog and enjoyed finding out more about you all.

Today’s task:

Are you ready to get arty? Today I would like you to draw and colour/paint a self-portrait of yourself. The best way to do this is to either grab yourself a photo to copy or look in the mirror and copy what you see bit by bit. Include the small details such as eye lashes, eye brows, hair strands, your neck and shoulders and clothes.

Try to make your portrait quite big, about A4 size and please take a picture and upload it onto the blog when you have finished. 

Have a great day! Mrs Latham and Miss Wardle

Woodpeckers New Class Blog 6th July

Date: 5th Jul 2020 @ 9:08pm

Good morning Woodpeckers!

We are so excited to welcome you to your new blog and your new class. 

Over the next 2 weeks we will set you some tasks to complete at home to help us to get to know each other and get ready for our new class in September. Anything that you complete at home, please blog it (please write 'New Woodpecker class task' in the title) and also keep it safe. We would love for you to bring them in in September so that we can display them in class. 

Getting to know each other:

The activities which we will ask you to complete will help us all to get to know each other. As well as these, myself (Mrs Latham) and Miss Wardle will ring home to say hi. This will be a great chance for you to ask any questions which you may have. Next week we will also meet with you, our new Woodpecker children, over Zoom. If you haven't had an email with a date and time, please mention this when we call.

Today’s task:

Today we would like you to create a poster all about you! You could put a picture in the middle and create sections about your family, your hobbies, your pets, your favourite food, sport or toys and anything else that you would like to share.  Take a picture and blog your poster when you have finished. 

Health and Fitness Week

This week is also Health and Fitness Week. Mr Horsley will send out a seperate blog about this. It would be great to see you having a go at the activities which he sets.

Have a great day!

Mrs Latham and Miss Wardle

Woodpeckers Good Luck

Date: 3rd Jul 2020 @ 12:48pm

Hi Woodpeckers!

This will be our last blog together as from next week, you will look at the Dove class blog for your activities.

We just wanted to say a huge thank you for all of your hard work over the year, especially during the closure. You have all done yourselves proud and we have been over the moon by the work which you have sent in. So many teachers have commented about the work that you have been completing and the pride you have been taking.

Please take a look back through the class blog page to see all the amazing work on there. It's so lovely to look back on.

We are really going to miss you all. It's been a funny year and our time together finished very quicky. However, we will never forget this year with you. It has been great and together we have achieved so much.

Lots of memories to look back on; the Roman trip really stands out in our minds!

Good luck in Year 5. Miss Fairhurst is great and she is excited to be able to teach you all next year.

Have the best summer holidays and enjoy the next 2 weeks of activities which will be fun for you to complete.

See you in September children!

Mrs Latham and Miss Wardle

Woodpeckers Home Learning 3.7.20

Date: 3rd Jul 2020 @ 8:37am

Good morning children, 

It’s Friday once again, how did that happen! Another great week of learning children. I will be sending out an extra blog later so look out for that.

Today’s learning:

Today’s learning is using the Oak Academy for English and LBQ for Maths. 

Maths

LBQ Code   umk  (all lower case)

English

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/news-report-write-a-news-report

The link for the English is the same link as your writing task as it finishes the learning sequence for this week. If you have already completed your writing and would like to complete some different activities, try the following activities on ixl – Year 3 R1, R2 and R3 or Year 4 H1, H2, H3 and H4.

These are only suggestions ad only if you would like to. 

Other tasks

Please upload your writing, topic and spelling results onto the discussion pages. Some excellent work uploaded so far this week. Remember to take a look at the others completed by your friends!

Have a fantastic day and a wonderful weekend children!

Mrs Latham

Woodpeckers Star Work

Date: 2nd Jul 2020 @ 1:00pm

Hello Woodpeckers!

I hope that you have all had a lovely week. i can see how hard you are working and I am super impressed. The work that you have completed is just brilliant! You have such fantastic attitudes to your learning.

Here is just some of the work that has been uploaded to the blog. So many medals, trophies and wonderful pieces of writing, I have been spoilt for choice :)

Wonderful work children, thank you for sharing!

Tomorrow is Friday so don't forget to look out for the LBQ for Maths and Oak Academy for English.

Next week you will start to look at the Dove blog for your daily activities. Miss Fairhurst will be setting you lots of activities ready for the move up to Year 5 next year.

Mrs Latham :)

Woodpeckers Home Learning 2.7.20

Date: 1st Jul 2020 @ 7:08pm

Good morning children, 

Great work yesterday children on The Oak National Academy. Lots of brilliant learning is being completed. I will share some of these later today to celebrate our work this week.

Today’s learning:

Today’s learning is using the Oak Academy for both English and Maths. Some of the maths videos only have a few questions to complete so you can use ixl to support any learning at home if you would like to. I have listed possible codes below. They are purely a suggestion, not expected.  

Maths

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/compare-and-order-unit-fractions

ixl activities linked to today’s tasks are Year 3 w19, w20, w21 and Year 4 z1, z2, z3, z4 and z5

English

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/news-report-spag-focus-inverted-commas

Other tasks

Remember to check out the discussion pages for the topic, writing and spelling tasks.

Have a fantastic day children!

Mrs Latham :)

Woodpeckers Home Learning 1st July

Date: 30th Jun 2020 @ 4:48pm

Good morning children, 

Today is the 1st day of July. Not long now until our summer break so keep going with your home learning for one last push!

Today’s learning:

Today’s learning is using the Oak Academy for both English and Maths. Some of the maths videos only have a few questions to complete so you can use ixl to support any learning at home if you would like to. I have listed possible codes below. They are purely a suggestion, not expected.  

Maths

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/comparing-fractions-with-the-same-denominator

ixl tasks which link to our maths task today are Year 3w19, W20, w21 and Year 4 z3 and z4

English

The English task for today is the first of 3 lessons. When you have watched all 3 videos, you will be able to complete the writing task. Look at the discussion blog for all 3 video links if you want a head start.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/news-report-identifying-the-features-of-a-text

Other tasks

There will be new tasks set on the discussion blogs so look out for these. The writing will link to the Oak Academy English tasks which you complete this week so this should help you with your task.  

Our Recommendation:

Our recommendation this week is for the National Geographic website. Here you will find lots of different brain busters, investigations, information about animals and also quizzes and video clips galore! Enjoy. 

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

Have a fantastic day children!

Woodpecker Home Learning 30.6.20

Date: 29th Jun 2020 @ 5:12pm

Good morning Woodpeckers!

Great learning once again yesterday children. Well done to each and every one of you who logged on and completed all 3 LBQ tasks yesterday. Let’s try for more again today. 

Today’s learning:

LBQ Code iog

Reading – please try to complete 2 tasks on Read Theory over the week. 

Other tasks

There will be new tasks set on the discussion blogs so look out for these.

Our Recommendation:

Our recommendation this week is for the National Geographic website. Here you will find lots of different brain busters, investigations, information about animals and also quizzes and video clips galore! Enjoy. 

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

Have a fantastic day!

Woodpeckers Home Learning 29.6.20

Date: 29th Jun 2020 @ 8:51am

Good morning Woodpeckers!!!

I hope that you have all had a good weekend. It is the start of a new week, I hope that you are ready for lots of new learning.

Today’s learning:

LBQ Code - akd

Reading – please try to complete 2 tasks on Read Theory over the week.

Other tasks

There will be new tasks set on the discussion blogs so look out for these. The writing will link to the Oak Academy English tasks which you completed last week so this should help you with your task.

Our Recommendation:

Our recommendation this week is for the National Geographic website. Here you will find lots of different brain busters, investigations, information about animals and also quizzes and video clips galore! Enjoy.

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/