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WB 01.06.20 Week 8

Hello Persevering Pumas!

Welcome to Summer 2, the final half-term of what I can only describe as the strangest school year ever! I hope you've all had a fantastic half-term holiday and you've enjoyed our glorious sunny weather - I don't know about you, but I almost feel like I've been on a real summer holiday! I was so proud of all your hard work and effort last half term and I can't wait to see what you get up to this half term too, as I'm sure you'll all keep up your incredible effort and determination. With 7 weeks to go before the summer holidays, we'll be continuing with our Anglo-Saxon topic. Read on below to find out what part of Anglo-Saxon life you'll be learning about this week as well as some information on the PSHE work I've set to focus your minds on the goals you'd like to achieve this half term. 

Please continue to keep in touch via email, I love hearing from you all and seeing all the exciting learning you've been doing at home. I'm back working in school full time from this week, so please don't be worried if I don't answer emails as quickly, I will be in touch as soon as I can be! 

Work hard, stay safe and most importantly have fun! 

Miss Winkley

Maths

This week you will be continuing to revisit your learning on fractions. There are four lessons for you to complete this week, along with a challenge on Friday! Each lesson comes with a useful video teaching you the skills and a worksheet for you to complete. White Rose are no longer providing the worksheets or answer sheets free on their website, where you will still find the teaching videos, however, as we have paid into this scheme, we still have access to all the resources and I have provided a link to each of them below. If you have a printer, feel free to print out the worksheets and stick them into your home learning book. If not, you can simply just write the answers straight into your home learning book instead - it's entirely up to you! We are on Summer Term, Week 6 this week. 

The White Rose Hub have decided to work alongside BBC Bitesize. If you would like some extra maths learning or extra resources to help you with any of the lessons, I have posted the link to the BBC Bitesize home learning where you will find more worksheet resources, interactive activities and teaching videos. However, you don't need to complete these if you feel confident in your knowledge and understanding once you've completed the worksheets above.

Please continue to practise your times tables. Use Times Tables Rock Stars for around 15 minutes of practise each day. During half term, I found and assigned a couple of Mathletics fraction activities for you to complete, some of you had already done these so don't worry if you don't have anything new to complete. I would like to congratulate the following pupils who have completed all of their Mathletics activities up to date. If your name isn't on the list, please make sure you complete any outstanding Mathletics activities, many of you only have one or two to complete! 

Mathletics Shout Out 

A huge well done to George, Sophia, Harvey and Hannah for completing all of your assigned activities on Mathletics and to Lola, Poppy, Evie J, Naia, Ellie, Ava, Naiah, Zach and Ellen who had completed everything before I added the extra activities! 

English 

This week’s writing task is linked to the most famous of all Anglo-Saxon stories: Beowulf. I know so many of you enjoyed the writing task from last half-term and thought it would be great to continue with the story. As such, we would like you to write a character description of any one of the main characters from the story: Beowulf, Grendel or Grendel’s mother. As well as this, I would like you to log on to Spelling Shed to practise this week's spellings, read a book on Bug Club and as always, remember to read your favourite stories at home too!

History

This week you will be learning more about the Anglo-Saxon Kings! As you found out from your previous research, the Anglo-Saxons had seven kingdoms and those kingdoms needed rulers. Using the information provided in the documents below, and from your own research, you will find out about who the Anglo-Saxon Kings were, how they lived and how they influenced Britain. There is a reading comprehension for you to complete, an information leaflet for you to create and a royal portrait of your favourite king for you to design, once you've found out lots of new and interesting information about these historical rulers. 

PSHE

As this week of home learning begins a new half-term, I would like you to reflect on your incredible learning at home so far, how well you've used you superhero Learning Powers and decide upon 3 or 4 new targets or goals for your final half-term in Year 4. This week's activities will teach you what a SMART Target is and give you the opportunity to come up with your own targets and goals for both your home learning and for new hobbies and skills you've taken up or been practising whilst you've been at home. I'd love to see what you're aiming to achieve this half-term and how you present your new goals to put up on the wall next to your home learning area! 

Finally, please continue to participate in activities which you enjoy whilst you're at home. On the document below are lots of examples of how you can continue to look after your own wellbeing, have a look at them and try out the ones you think you'll enjoy! 
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