Home Learning Activities – Autumn
To view the home learning choice activities for the autumn term, please click the link below. Remember to upload your home learning to your eSchools page, or bring your learning in to school to share with your class on the stop-off dates, which are:
Autumn 2 - Remote Home Learning – Year 4
Daily Lessons for Absent Pupils
-If you are absent from school, please follow the link below to complete your daily lessons.
-Always begin the daily lessons from ‘Monday’, no matter which day your first day of absence falls on. This will ensure the lessons are taught in sequence and you understand what is being taught.
Additional Lessons to Support Year 4 Learning – Autumn 2
Reading Simple Rhythms - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/reading-simple-rhythms-c5h3ad
Performing Rhythms - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/performing-rhythms-6dh32r
Body Percussion Basics - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/body-percussion-basics-69j30t
Exploring Different Sounds - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/exploring-different-sounds-c9k3gc
Be Better and Do More - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/be-better-and-do-more-6dgkcr
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/reduce-reuse-recycle-crt38c
What is Elecricity? https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-is-static-electricity-74tk2t
What Parts are in a Circuit? https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-are-the-different-components-in-an-electrical-circuit-cdk34d
What are Circuit Diagrams? https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-are-circuit-diagrams-6ngk0c
What are Conductors and Insulators? https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-are-insulators-and-conductors-6rtp8t
Searching the Web - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/searching-the-web-6rrkct
Selecting Search Results - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/selecting-search-results-75gp2r
How Search Results are Ranked - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/how-search-results-are-ranked-64v38c
How are Searches Influenced? - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/how-are-searches-influenced-6gv62d
Visit Purple Mash to practise our French learning with a variety of activities - https://www.purplemash.com/#tab/french
We all had a golden ticket delivered to our doors from Mr Willy Wonka to take a journey around his world famous chocolate factory. We have followed the journey of Charlie Bucket and his Grandpa Jo as they ventured through the factory. After finding out about all the trouble the other children got into, we wrote our own chapter for the story. Mr Willy Wonka asked for our help after Augustus Gloop got stuck up the pipe. After a lot of research, we decided he should turn his factory into a smoothie factory to ensure he was helping keep the children healthy. We even made and tasted our own smoothies.
In Rocks, Relics and Rumbles, the children learnt about the different layers of the Earth, including plate tectonics and their potential effects on the Earth's surface. They investigated different types of rocks to learn about their uses and properties. They also investigated soil and fossils, including learning about the work of Mary Anning. They had the opportunity to use atlases to learn about the lines of latitude and longitude when locating the ring of fire. They learnt about volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis and the long and short-term consequences that these can have.
Hogarth and The Iron Man from our key text ‘The Iron Man’ are our guides through our Mighty Metals topic, as we learn all about different metals and how they are used. We look at magnetism and how this works, along with focusing our scientific investigations on different forces on Earth.
Below we have a range of photos from our theme and our lock down learning.
Winter Wish Lists - Reading for Pleasure
At Birchwood, we have been working extremely hard to promote the power and enjoyment of reading for our children, as we know that being a successful reader is one of the key indicators to future success in life.
We pride ourselves on nurturing skilful and enthusiastic readers within school, providing children with memorable experiences such as exciting activities. Although we work diligently to promote reading within school, we value your support greatly in creating a positive reading culture at home; it is vital that children are encouraged to read high quality texts.
At the moment, we know that many of us are spending more time indoors than we normally would, providing our children with even more opportunities to read for pleasure in the comfort of their own home. For this reason, we have compiled a list of inspiring, excellent books for both you and your child to enjoy – both independently and as a shared reading book. On this list you will find some children’s classics, as well as some new bestselling books, and some award winning texts which have been celebrated widely within the reading community. We have selected these books to cater for a variety of reading tastes, and we have included books ranging from wild adventure stories, spooky ghost tales, books which celebrate diversity and difference, and those which promote kindness and emotional wellbeing.
Please click below to view your child's Winter Wish List.
We join Larry on his adventures as he gets lost within the USA. We locate North America on the Atlas and identify where the places are that Larry visits throughout the topic. We get to explore San Francisco and its sights. With help off Snow White in New York, we even create our own Snow White story based in Texas. We learn about the Native America tribes, iconic buildings, places to visit, food, Presidents and culture of the USA. Even a walk along the iconic Hollywood walk of fame, it is quite a journey!
PE is dance on a Monday and Outside Adventures on a Tuesday. Please ensure all kits are in school on these days as we are unable to lend any kits at this time.
Remember it is important to stay active while you are at home! Join Emma from Embody Dance every weekday morning (9:00am) for 10 minutes, where she will be doing FREE morning 'Wake Up and Dance' Classes to keep you all moving!
In lieu of any opportunities for competition, or skill development, School Games have teamed up with Topya! to provide a platform for schools parents and teachers to recommend and even track activity levels.
Children practise the challenges, then submit their best video using a mobile device to receive personal coaching feedback from the TopYa! team of experienced virtual coaches. Points are earned for each video submitted, leading to climbing leaderboards and winning prizes!
To access the app follow the following instructions.
- Download the TopYa! Active app from the App Store or Google Play
- Create your Parent account
- When prompted to enter an Invite Code enter 23880 and then choose Primary or Secondary School League based on which type of school your child attends
- Then create your kid(s) account(s)
- Let them work on the activities on their own device or film and upload videos from your device on their behalf!
- Local area page: https://www.yourschoolgames.com/sgo/queen-elizabeth/ Twitter @schoolgames_nw
Your children might be in lockdown, but their imaginations don’t have to be. With now>press>play At Home, your children can access 21 Audio Adventures, complete with follow on resources. Whether it’s the Arctic, Ancient Egypt or a Mission to Mars, our Audio Adventures will transport your children to another world. www.nowpressplay.co.uk/learn-at-home/ Password: nowpressplay
Remember STAY SAFE online too. Visit https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
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'I think the wolf is innocent because Little Red Riding Hood was telling lies. I hope we can convince the judge to set him free,' Max.
'I enjoyed making the Wolf’s vegetarian cuisine because I got to try new vegetables and it tasted really nice. We also learned about cutting them safely with a knife,' Ayla.
'I was curious to find out more about the character of Jub,' Gracie.
'I enjoyed helping Jub to make the wish catchers because we got to decorate them with beads and feathers,' Frankie.
The Year 2 Infant Agility Team took part in North Warwickshire Finals alongside Warton, Shustoke and St Edwards. Birchwood were fantastic! They won the Final and all received a gold medal. Birchwood have now progressed through to the next stage of the competition competing against schools from Nuneaton and Bedworth. Year 2 cannot wait for the next competition.