Hello again year 4 (and parents),
This week our text is the opening chapters of “The Abominables” by Eva Ibbotson
Other reading opportunities:
There are two more chapters of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone available at the Hogwarts at Home hub.
The Hay Festival brings together a host of authors every year to celebrate books and readings. They always have an excellent children’s programme and this year it’s all online! Highlights include talks / workshops with Cressida Cowell (Children’s Laureate and How To Train Your Dragon and Wizards of Once author) on Monday 18thMay, Pamela Butchart (Blue Peter Award winner for Izzy’s gang’s series of adventures) on Wednesday 20thMay and Liz Pichon (Tom Gates books) on Friday 22ndof May.
A new maths topic - time. This week we're thinking about converting units of time.
The year 4 expectation is that children are taught to read, write and convert time between analogue and digital 12 and 24 hour clocks. If your child is not yet confident telling the time on an analogue clock (one with hands), it is going to be difficult for them to reach the year 4 expectation. Now is an ideal time to practise telling the time with them at home. It is a life skill that all children need to learn and is best practised on a daily basis. Please talk about what time the clock shows during the day and there are also lots of online games and apps available which could help with further practice.
Work through the activities on each of the powerpoints and then try the activity sheets.
The challenges get more difficult as the powerpoints and activity sheets progress. How far can you go?
A final week thinking about the digestive system. Try one or more of these games and activities.
Could you create a model of the digestive system or your own board game?
Have a look at these examples and be creative!
If you do make a game or a model, please send me a picture!