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Persevering Pumas

03.04.2020

Happy Friday Persevering Pumas! 

Well done for all of your hard work with your home learning over the past two weeks. I have been such a proud teacher receiving photos of you working hard, producing fabulous work and enjoying your home learning too! 

I hope you all have a fantastic break from learning and enjoy your Easter Holidays - you all deserve a rest. Check back next week as I'll be posting some fun Easter activities if you'd like some inspiration for things you could do over the Easter break and remember if you need anything, I'm only at the end of an email! 

Stay safe everyone, 

Miss Winkley

Our Class Home Learning - Week 2 
Picture 1 Very organised home learning Ellen!
Picture 2 Working very hard on TTRS Lee!
Picture 3 Lucy has been very creative with this drawing!
Picture 4 Fantastic Education City work Zach!
Picture 5 A very creative fairground Ava!
Picture 6 Keep up the excellent maths work Maisie!
Picture 7 Harvey exploring Post Hill when on his daily walk.
Picture 8 What a beautiful window display Lucy (& Will)!
Picture 9 A super start to your French learning Poppy!
Picture 10 A great take on Tom's Magnificent Machines Maisie!
Picture 11 Zach is growing sunflowers, cress and beans!
Picture 12 Abi working very hard on her topic work.
Picture 13 Part of George's iMovie, showcasing his cooking!
Picture 14 Excellent Maths learning Hannah!
Picture 15 A very creative stained glass window Naia!
Picture 16 Fabulous French work Lola!
Picture 17 Ava has completed her Silver French Award!
Picture 18 A fantastic book review from Evie
Picture 19 George is enjoying using a map for his topic work.
Picture 20 Excellent English work about Brazil Maisie
Picture 21 A fascinating way of learning by Zach!
Picture 22 Ophelia is being creative with some engineering!
Picture 23 Abi has worked really hard on her English work.
Picture 24 Beautiful take on Monet's 'Poppies' Ava!
Picture 25 A fabulous start to the French learning Ellie!
Picture 26 George's great work on French speaking countries
Picture 27 Working exceptionally hard as always Lola!
Picture 28 Angelina and her Silver Award French learning.
Picture 29 A delicious looking Easter cake from Poppy.
Picture 30 Angelina's great rainforest artwork.

02.04.2020

Hello Persevering Pumas! I'm really enjoying seeing everything you're doing at home, keep the photos and videos coming! This week I've been especially impressed by George's iMovie of him cooking for his family, Zach's mind map on his velux windows - such a creative way of learning and Ava who's just received her Silver French Award! There has been lots of other great learning too, have a look through the photos to see what your friends have been doing. 

Keep up the fabulous hard work everyone! 

Miss Winkley

01.04.2020

Good Afternoon Persevering Pumas!

I hope you're all keeping well and enjoying your second week of home learning! I'm really enjoying seeing the different and creative ways you're presenting your learning, keep the photographs and videos coming! Lots of children have made a start on the French activities, remember to send a photograph of your completed work if you're ready for a certificate. 

If I've not heard from you yet, please make sure you send a picture showing what you've been up to! 

Enjoy the rest of your week and stay safe, 

Miss Winkley

If you're looking for some extra active challenges, Leeds Rhinos Foundation has created some. Miss Robinson has put some extra information on the PE & Sport Blog about this. 

Click the link below which will take you directly to this page. 

Home Learning - Week Beginning 30.03.2020

Hello Persevering Pumas! After a successful week of home learning last week, I'm sure you're eager to find out what the activities in this weeks home learning are. Equally, I hope that parents/carers find the suggested outline of home learning activities useful. As always, please feel free to follow the suggested timetable above or adapt these learning activities to fit around your week and email me if you have any questions at all.

If you're interested in some extra Science learning, have a look at the Science page on our school website, under the 'Children' tab for some fun and exciting ideas. 

I would love to see what you've been up to at home so please send me an email with some photographs attached and most importantly, remember to have fun! 

Miss Winkley

Maths

In maths this week, we are continuing our unit on decimals. This week, you will start by dividing 2-digit numbers by 10, move on to building your understanding of hundredths by using place value grids and recognising hundredths as decimals and finally, you will explore dividing 1 and 2-digit numbers by 100. 

 

To support you with this, the White Rose Hub (the scheme we follow everyday in school) has created some excellent resources. There are 5 lessons for you to complete this week, each with a useful video teaching you the skill and a worksheet for you to complete. I have posted the link where you can find the teaching videos beneath alongside each of the 5 worksheets. If you have a printer then feel free to print the worksheets and glue them into your home learning book, if not you can simply write the answers to the questions into your home learning book - it's entirely up to you! 

Please continue to practise your times tables. Use Times Tables Rock Stars for around 15 minutes of practise each day. 

I have also assigned for you the Mathletics activities for the maths objectives you've learnt this week for you to complete once you've done all 5 of the lessons above. 

English

Please read the document below which outlines your English learning for the week. Linked to our topic on the rainforest, you are going to write a non-chronological report about Brazil. The document explains what you should include in your non-chronological report and the other attachments provide information about Brazil (the subject of your report) and how to plan your report. Furthermore, on the document below you will find details of your reading and spelling learning for this week.  

Topic - Geography (Rainforest)

Your topic learning this week is a continuation of our work on the rainforest with a specific theme of plants and animals which live in the rainforest.  Read the document beneath which outlines a set of activities for you to complete in your home learning book. Any resources you may require are posted as separate documents below. If you are feeling creative, please feel free to add your own activities to enhance your learning of plants and animals in the rainforest to the ones we've suggested.

Topic - French

Bonjour! As you've worked hard on improving your French skills over the last few months, I thought that it'd be great to continue this learning at home. The are a series of challenges on the document beneath which enable you to practise your French. If you complete either the Bronze, Silver or Gold challenges that have been set, email us with your work and you will be awarded with a certificate! 

PE

Please find below a series of website useful for PE activities. 

Remember Joe Wicks is live at 9am every morning on his Youtube channel and if you're after extra inspiration Ellie and her family are uploading a daily active video to their family channel. 

Creative Time

Illustration to Creation:

As part of your daily creative time, every week we will be posting an illustration to create ideas for you to use at home. It's not just about writing and reading but how an image can inspire art, creativity, design, science, knowledge etc. More examples can be found using the hashtag #Illustration2Creation

 

Here is the image for this week:

Tom's Magnificent Machines

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Possible Ideas (feel free to come up with your own)

  • Design a rollercoaster based on a theme

  • Build a rollercoaster using recycled materials/paper/lego

  • Share what magnificent machine you would like to build and why

  • Explore all the machines and large objects in your house. Can you think of another use for them?

  • Experience all the rides (without leaving even your house) at Virtual Disney World.

Photographs of our class enjoying their home learning
Picture 1 Lovely to see Naia (& Quinn) enjoying the outdoors
Picture 2 Excellent maths work Ava!
Picture 3 Look at Evie's beautiful watercolour artwork!
Picture 4 Poppy outdoors enjoying the glorious sunshine
Picture 5 Lola (& Grace) working hard at home! Well done!
Picture 6 George setting up his Science investigation
Picture 7 Lukas working hard on Mathletics
Picture 8 Ava's excellent explanation text
Picture 9 Richard working very hard at home!
Picture 10 Lola enjoying a 2K run around the park
Picture 11 George showcasing great English and Science work!
Picture 12 Incredible gymnastics skills from Lucy
Picture 13 Hannah's beautiful Science learning
Picture 14 Evie working hard in her home learning book
Picture 15 Abi completing her maths work - great effort!
Picture 16 Lucy enjoying the sunshine whilst working hard!
Picture 17 Fabulous piece of English work Lola!
Picture 18 Richard is concentrating hard!
Picture 19 Zach is learning sign language - fantastic effort!

27.03.2020

Good Morning Persevering Pumas! It's Friday (Yipeee!!) and you've almost completed your first week of home learning - well done children (& parents!)

Please can you all send me a photograph completing the piece of work or learning activity you've either enjoyed the most or been the most proud of. Thank you to those who have already sent a photograph or video in, I've really enjoyed looking at what you've all been up to. 

More work will be uploaded ready for Week 2 of home learning before Monday morning. In the meantime, I hope you all have a lovely weekend, fingers crossed the sunshine is here to stay! 

Stay Safe, 

Miss Winkley 

26.03.2020

We're now onto day 4 and we've almost made it through a whole week of home learning! I can see that many of you have accessed our online learning tools (Mathletics, Spelling Shed and Bug Club). Education City has now reloaded its site and hopefully this now means that more of you should be able to access the science activities on there. I'd love to have a look at some of the other learning that you've done in your home learning books too so please keep sending the photographs in! 

Stay safe everyone! 

Miss Winkley 

25.03.2020

I was delighted to receive the link to this video of Ellie and her brother, Lucas, being active in their garden! It was great to see them enjoying their learning and being active at home. Take a look at the link below and hopefully it might inspire more of you to be active in your gardens on this glorious, sunny day! Please send in photographs of what you've been learning too - I'd love to post more of what you've been up to on here to show others!

Miss Winkley

24.03.2020

Good Morning Persevering Pumas! 

I hope you are all finding the learning resources on this web page useful and you are all working hard at home. I have added an extra activity to the home learning resources for you to enjoy during your creative time. I can't wait to see what you've been up to at home and the work you've completed so please send in lots of photographs via email and remember to ask any questions via email too! 

Miss Winkley 

Home Learning - Week Beginning 23.03.2020

Hello Persevering Pumas! I'm sure you're eager to find out what you would have been learning at school this week and therefore are now going to be learning at home. Equally, I hope that parents/carers find the suggested outline of home learning activities useful. Please feel free to follow the suggested timetable above or adapt these learning activities to fit around your week and email me if you have any questions at all.

I would love to see what you've been up to at home so please send me an email with some photographs attached and most importantly, remember to have fun! 

Miss Winkley

Maths

In maths this week, we are beginning our unit on decimals. Throughout the week you will learn to recognise tenths and hundredths and then explore tenths as decimals on a place value grid and on a numberline. The final lesson of the week moves onto dividing a one-digit number by ten.

 

To support you with this, the White Rose Hub (the scheme we follow everyday in school) has created some excellent resources. There are 5 lessons for you to complete this week, each with a useful video teaching you the skill and a worksheet for you to complete. I have posted the link where you can find the teaching videos beneath alongside each of the 5 worksheets. If you have a printer then feel free to print the worksheets and glue them into your home learning book, if not you can simply write the answers to the questions into your home learning book - it's entirely up to you! 

Please continue to practise your times tables. Use Times Tables Rock Stars for around 15 minutes of practise each day. 

I have also assigned for you the Mathletics activities for the maths objectives you've learnt this week for you to complete once you've done all 5 of the lessons above. 

English

Please read the document below which outlines your English learning for the week. It directly links to the Science that we've set as the topic work, as this week is Science Week! The document contains all of the information you need for your spelling and reading activities - these have been assigned on Bug Club and Spelling Shed. 

Below are some extra resources to support you with your explanation text writing. Please use the internet to conduct extra research about different flowering plants and how they grow. 

Topic - Science

Your topic learning this week is based around plants; their features and what they need to grow. Read the document beneath which outlines a set of activities for you to complete on Education City and in your home learning book. If you are feeling creative, please feel free to add your own activities to enhance your learning of plants to the ones we've suggested. 

Topic - DT (Cooking)

Whilst you're at home, it would be great if you learnt some life skills, starting with cooking for your family! Look at the step by step guide to creating a successful meal in the document below - ask an adult to help you with the cooking!! 

PE

Please find below a series of website useful for PE activities. 

Creative Time

Illustration to Creation:

As part of your daily creative time, every week we will be posting an illustration to create ideas for you to use at home. It's not just about writing and reading but how an image can inspire art, creativity, design, science, knowledge etc. More examples can be found using the hashtag #Illustration2Creation

 

Here is this image for this week:

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Possible Ideas (feel free to come up with your own)

  • Make a turtle from plasticine/clay
  • Design a shelter on a desert island
  • Paint an ocean scene including multi-coloured fish
  • Find out 5 facts about each of the world's 5 oceans
  • If you were shipwrecked, what would you do on your first day?
  • Write a message to put in a bottle - what are you going to say about the world today?

Welcome to Persevering Pumas!

We are the Persevering Pumas, the Year 4 Class. 

Our Staff Team: 

Miss Winkley - Class Teacher

Mrs Beckett - Teaching Assistant (Tuesday - Friday)

Mrs Ridsdale - Teaching Assistant (Monday) 

Mrs Robertson - Trainee Teacher

Useful Information

PE is on a Monday, pupils should come to school dressed in their PE kit and swimming is on a Thursday. 

Homework is set on a Friday to completed by the following Wednesday. In KS2, this is set on Mathletics and Spelling shed, please find the links to these websites in the 'Useful Links' section.

Please scroll down to see our latest learning. 

Spring 2 - Skipping Festival

On Thursday 12.03.2020, we participated in the Skipping Festival at Leeds Trinity University against 4 other Pudsey Schools. We competed in individual skips (including the double bounce, speed bounce, cross-over, pretzel and side swing), group skips (including run-jump-out and keep the pot boiling) and we performed a skip dance to our happy song - S Club's Reach up for the stars! We had practised really hard and we extremely proud to win a whole host of awards including silver in our team skip dance!! 

Run Jump Out Team

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Skipping Warm Up

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Spring 2 - Sport Relief

We looked great dressed in our red clothing as we ran a mile for Sport Relief! It was great to be involved by doing something active and raising money for a great charity. 

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Spring 2 - World Book Day

We are having a fabulous time celebrating World Book Day. The children look amazing in their costumes and have enjoyed sharing their favourite characters and books. We are also completing lots of book relating activities! 

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Spring 2 - Learning Logs

Over half term, we set the children a piece of learning log homework all about the Amazon Rainforest. We have been absolutely delighted with the hard work and effort that'd been put in to creating these projects and the children have learnt so much about the Amazon Rainforest through their research. All of the children have been given the opportunity to share their work and we have seen some fabulous artwork, fact files, iMovies, games, DT work and even some delicious biscuits! 

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Spring 2 - Samba Drumming

As part of our topic about the Amazon Rainforest, we participated in a samba drumming workshop. We loved playing all of the different instruments and creating different rhythms. 

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Spring 1 - Headingley Water Treatment Works 

As part of our 'Water Cycle' science week topic, we visited Headingley Water Treatment works. We learnt all about where our water comes from, how it is collected, how it is cleaned and purified and how it travels to our homes so that we can drink it. We then used our learning in our wonderful writing!

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Spring 1 - Skipping Workshop 

We had a great time participating in the skipping workshop and learning lots of new skips. Jodi (from the Skipping School) taught us skips as a class, with a partner and individual skips - it was great fun!

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Spring 1 - Watercolour Art 

During our art lessons so far this half term we have been learning to use watercolours. We tried different techniques in our sketch books and created some lovely results! 

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Autumn 2 - Science Week 

As part of our science week, we participated in a workshop demonstrating our digestive system from Eureka. During the workshop we explored each part of our digestive system and the role played in taking our food from 'Chew to the Poo'. It was a little bit gruesome but we really enjoyed being hands on scientists! 

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