Year 4P

Kian, a deal is a deal. You topped the TTR leaderboard so... GO ARSENAL GO!

Kian, a deal is a deal.  You topped the TTR leaderboard so...  GO ARSENAL GO! 1 This isn't too bad!
Kian, a deal is a deal.  You topped the TTR leaderboard so...  GO ARSENAL GO! 2 Hang on a minute...
Kian, a deal is a deal.  You topped the TTR leaderboard so...  GO ARSENAL GO! 3 (Sulking face)

Nell's descriptive writing

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Check out Nell's brilliant piece of descriptive writing. Well done Nell!

30 Minute Movement Challenge

Take Action, Get Active

 

We are encouraging Stonehill to get active this month!  Please follow this link https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/events/take-action-get-active-2020 for more information.  Can you complete the 30 minute movement challenge?

Mental health is very important and being physically active can really help with this.  The aim is for 30 minutes of movement each day and we would love to see how you have been doing this.  Please email pictures or short videos to me and, with permission, these can be put on the class page for all to see.

30 Minute Movement Challenge Gallery

30 Minute Movement Challenge Gallery 1 Go Niall go!

Covid 19 Time Capsule Workbook

 

In your spare time, you may want to print this off and fill it in for your future self to look at.  This is a really interesting way to reflect on what is happening at the moment.

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A special video has been posted on the Stonehill facebook page from the staff (link above).  We hope you like it.

Home Learning

 

We will continue to update parents/carers as often as we can through marvellous me, and notify of any learning tasks we set for the children whilst they are at home. The children will be able to complete online tasks, through either the links below, or marvellous me.

The children will also be given learning packs to bring home, if possible.

 

David Walliams Daily story at 11am:

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/

 

Times Tables Rockstars

https://play.ttrockstars.com/

 

Spelling Shed

https://www.spellingshed.com/

 

Purple Mash

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/stonehill

 

Literacy Shed

https://www.literacyshed.com/home.html

Monday is email Mr Phillips day (I don't mind if you email on another day too...)!

Children can email Mr Phillips on a Monday, under parent supervision, if they want to talk about their week. Of course, they are welcome to talk about Pokemon too (fingers crossed!)! I will get back to your child as soon as I can by replying to the same email address.  I'm looking forward to hearing from you 4P! 

Below are the activities set for each day this week.  It was dinosaur day recently, so this week is our Prehistoric Week! There is a prehistoric theme for English (possibly slightly based on Jurassic Park!) and a prehistoric maths escape room on Friday.  All the other maths lessons are based on the BBC daily lessons.  Topic is split into two parts so there is no computing this week.  Previous weeks are archived below, just in case anyone needs them! If parents/carers have any questions, please email me at nickphillips@stonehill.herts.sch.uk and I will get back to you as soon as I can.  Don't forget to get some physical activity in there too for the 30 minute movement challenge!  There are plenty of ideas further down the page... 

 

 

 

Monday 8th June

 

Subject Activities If you finish...
English

This week's English tasks are all about creating your own prehistoric zoo! 

Stage 1: Scientific Research!

 

 

 

Imagine you are an incredible scientist.  You have discovered a way to bring extinct creatures back to life.  These could be dinosaurs, ancient mammels or even enormous extinct insects!  You are going to create a zoo so that the public can see these creatures, but first, you need to research them.

Using the site http://www.prehistoric-wildlife.com/ choose some prehistoric creatures and research them.  You will find some amazing creatures on here, so don't limit yourself just to dinosaurs.  You can use the names of creatures to google search other sites too.  Write about them under a heading, including key facts and even a picture.  As a challenge, you should use the subordinating conjunction although once for each animal.  Here is an example: Although the Tricerotops had sharp horns, it only used these to defend itself.

1 hour

 

Accelerated Reading (including a quiz if ready to do so)  30 minutes

 

Spelling practise book Unit 9  - Work through the activities you can complete without a partner).  Then, use spelling shed to continue your spelling session  15 minutes 

 

Handwriting - Unit 9 from handwriting sheets to be completed in purple handwriting book (to last all week) 15 minutes

 

Complete an activity on Purple Mash or Spelling Shed
Maths

 

Go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zvyrkxs and complete the tenths lesson for today.  As usual, don't worry if you can't print things off, just complete them in your green book. 1 hour  

 

Times tables rockstars/purple mash times tables activities 30 minutes

 

Maths games on Purple Mash
Topic (to be completed

at some point this week)

Part 1

Go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/ztryxbk and complete the learning on why the Romans invaded Britain.

 

Part 2

Use the powerpoint above to find out all about Roman gods.

 

Then, in your green book, interview a Roman god!  Think about what questions you could ask them and write down what they said.  You could even get someone at home to ask you the questions and you could pretend to be the god!  Questions could include...

What are your powers?

Do you use your powers for good?

What would the world be like without you?

Do you get on with the other gods?

If you were a happy meal toy, would you collect yourself?

 

Finally, use the god trump resources above to create your own god trumps.  If you can't print the templates, you can draw them out yourself.

 

 

Create your own roman god and write about them.  You could even add them to your god trumps!

 

 

Tuesday 9th June

 

Subject Activities If you finish...
English

Stage 2 - Plan your zoo

It's time to design your zoo.  Your zoo should be full of animals from the past.  These don't have to be dinosaurs - you may have researched other prehistoric creatures.

 

 

Using a page in your green book, create a birds eye view map of your zoo with labels.  Try to include plenty of detail.  The map should be persuasive and encourage people to want to visit.  For example:

Tyrannasaurus Tower

See into the T-Rex enclosure from our terrific tower!  Stand 50 feet from the ground and tower over one of the largest predators that has ever lived.     

You can draw your creatures in their enclusures, but don't worry if you can't!

1 hour

 

Accelerated Reading (including a quiz if ready to do so)  30 minutes

 

Spelling practise book Unit 9  - Work through the activities you can complete without a partner).  Then, use spelling shed to continue your spelling session  15 minutes 

 

Handwriting - Unit 9 from handwriting sheets to be completed in purple handwriting book (to last all week) 15 minutes

 

 

Complete an activity on Purple Mash or Spelling Shed
Maths

Go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zf39whv and complete the dividing numbers by 10 lesson for today.  As usual, don't worry if you can't print things off, just complete them in your green book. 1 hour  

 

Times tables rockstars/purple mash times tables activities 30 minutes

 

Continue with creating your own escape room.
Topic (to be completed

at some point this week)

Part 1

Go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/ztryxbk and complete the learning on why the Romans invaded Britain.

 

Part 2

Use the powerpoint above to find out all about Roman gods.

 

Then, in your green book, interview a Roman god!  Think about what questions you could ask them and write down what they said.  You could even get someone at home to ask you the questions and you could pretend to be the god!  Questions could include...

What are your powers?

Do you use your powers for good?

What would the world be like without you?

Do you get on with the other gods?

If you were a happy meal toy, would you collect yourself?

 

Finally, use the god trump resources above to create your own god trumps.  If you can't print the templates, you can draw them out yourself.

 

 

Create your own roman god and write about them.  You could even add them to your god trumps!

 

 

Wednesday 10th June

 

Subject Activities If you finish...
English

Stage 3 - Persuade!

It's time to encourage people to visit your zoo!  Design a poster or leaflet with lots of persuasive details so people can't resist visiting!  Remember to include bold pictures, a catchy slogan "Creatures of the past, alive today!" and a rhetorical question "Can you resist a trip to the past?"

You coyuld use the tools on Purple Mash to create a leaflet if you want to.

1 hour

 

Accelerated Reading (including a quiz if ready to do so)  30 minutes

 

Spelling practise book Unit 9  - Work through the activities you can complete without a partner).  Then, use spelling shed to continue your spelling session  15 minutes 

 

Handwriting - Unit 9 from handwriting sheets to be completed in purple handwriting book (to last all week) 15 minutes

 

Complete an activity on Purple Mash or Spelling Shed
Maths

Go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbqkvwx and complete the equivalent fractions lesson for today.  As usual, don't worry if you can't print things off, just complete them in your green book. 1 hour  

 

Times tables rockstars/purple mash times tables activities 30 minutes

 

Continue with creating your own escape room.

Topic (to be completed

at some point this week)

Part 1

Go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/ztryxbk and complete the learning on why the Romans invaded Britain.

 

Part 2

Use the powerpoint above to find out all about Roman gods.

 

Then, in your green book, interview a Roman god!  Think about what questions you could ask them and write down what they said.  You could even get someone at home to ask you the questions and you could pretend to be the god!  Questions could include...

What are your powers?

Do you use your powers for good?

What would the world be like without you?

Do you get on with the other gods?

If you were a happy meal toy, would you collect yourself?

 

Finally, use the god trump resources above to create your own god trumps.  If you can't print the templates, you can draw them out yourself.

 

 

Create your own roman god and write about them.  You could even add them to your god trumps!

 

 

Thursday 11th June

 

Subject Activities If you finish...
English

Stage 4 - Opening Day

Imagine you are one of the first people to visit the zoo.  Write a first person account as you walk around the zoo.  This should be in your green book.  Don't forget to use a range of fronted adverbials:

As I walked through the petting area, I saw delighted children stroking baby dinosaurs.

Looking into the enclosure, I found myself staring into the beady eyes of a ferocious predator. 

Use plenty of detail in your writing but stop half way through your walk around the zoo - ready for tomorrow... 

 1 hour

 

Accelerated Reading (including a quiz if ready to do so)  30 minutes

 

Spelling practise book Unit 9  - Work through the activities you can complete without a partner).  Then, use spelling shed to continue your spelling session  15 minutes 

 

Handwriting - Unit 9 from handwriting sheets to be completed in purple handwriting book (to last all week) 15 minutes

Complete an activity on Purple Mash or Spelling Shed
Maths

Go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4dmhg8 and complete the dividing 1 and 2 digit numbers by 100.  As usual, don't worry if you can't print things off, just complete them in your green book. 1 hour  

 

Times tables rockstars/purple mash times tables activities 30 minutes

 

Continue with creating your own escape room.
Topic (to be completed

at some point this week)

Part 1

Go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/ztryxbk and complete the learning on why the Romans invaded Britain.

 

Part 2

Use the powerpoint above to find out all about Roman gods.

 

Then, in your green book, interview a Roman god!  Think about what questions you could ask them and write down what they said.  You could even get someone at home to ask you the questions and you could pretend to be the god!  Questions could include...

What are your powers?

Do you use your powers for good?

What would the world be like without you?

Do you get on with the other gods?

If you were a happy meal toy, would you collect yourself?

 

Finally, use the god trump resources above to create your own god trumps.  If you can't print the templates, you can draw them out yourself.

 

 

Create your own roman god and write about them.  You could even add them to your god trumps!

 

 

Friday 12th June

 

Subject Activities If you finish...
English

Stage 5 - Power cut!

 

 

Oh dear!  Halfway around the park, something has gone wrong.  Creatures are loose!  The power must have gone and allowed the creatures to escape.  Please make sure nobody gets hurt in your writing, but there should be chaos everywhere!  This chaos should come across in how you write:

Suddenly, I heard screams.  Terrified guests ran past me as the ground shook below.  Then I saw it.  I froze.

Create suspense with your sentence starters and short, sharp sentences.  I wonder how you will get away or what will happen?  I can't wait to read these!  This writing should continue from yesterday's writing in your green book. 1 hour

 

Accelerated Reading (including a quiz if ready to do so)  30 minutes

 

Spelling practise book Unit 9  - Work through the activities you can complete without a partner).  Then, use spelling shed to continue your spelling session  15 minutes 

 

Handwriting - Unit 9 from handwriting sheets to be completed in purple handwriting book (to last all week) 15 minutes

 

Complete an activity on purple mash or spelling shed
Maths

To end the week, complete the prehistoric escape room above.  Don't worry about pronouncing the names of the creatures!  Please send me the code to confirm you have completed this and to earn a prehistoric Pokémon! 1 hour

 

Times tables rockstars/purple mash times tables activities 30 minutes

Build your own escape room if you want to
Topic (to be completed

at some point this week)

Part 1

Go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/ztryxbk and complete the learning on why the Romans invaded Britain.

 

Part 2

Use the powerpoint above to find out all about Roman gods.

 

Then, in your green book, interview a Roman god!  Think about what questions you could ask them and write down what they said.  You could even get someone at home to ask you the questions and you could pretend to be the god!  Questions could include...

What are your powers?

Do you use your powers for good?

What would the world be like without you?

Do you get on with the other gods?

If you were a happy meal toy, would you collect yourself?

 

Finally, use the god trump resources above to create your own god trumps.  If you can't print the templates, you can draw them out yourself.

 

 

Create your own roman god and write about them.  You could even add them to your god trumps!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Live fieldwork lesson on Thursday (optional):  Habitat Exploration

On Thursday at 10:30am, follow this link https://encounteredu.com/live-lessons/fsc-fieldworklive-2020 for a live lesson on habitat exploration (just click on the habitat exploration lesson).  There are resources too.  The lesson can also be watched at any point after this from the same link.  This links really well with our topic and should be really interesting.  There are resources you can print off or look at beforehand so it is worth having a look before the time it starts.  As it's all about bugs, I'll give a special shiny bug type to anyone who watches and can tell me what they most enjoyed about it.  Happy habitat exploring!  

Tournament Result...

Year 3 16,787 v 25,847 Year 4P

It's all over and... we have won and we have won in style.  MEWTWO IS OURS!  Congratulations 4P!  I am so proud of you.  Tears have formed in my eyes and I am currently doing the tooth pick dance from the school disco (there's not even any music!)!

I will send Marvellous Me messages soon to tell you your individual Pokemon rewards if you took part. 

Special mention must go to Kian though.  As Kian got the highest score in the WHOLE TOURNAMENT, I now have to support Arsenal for a week and prove it with photographic evidence (now you know why I am crying!).  Oh well, at least they are not playing at the moment! 

 

Have a Poketastic half term everyone.  Missing you all!

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Two 4P members have caught Victini!

 

Thank you to everyone who sent me their VE Day learning.  I have decided to give 2 Victinis out and they go to...

Niall

and

Alethea

Congratulations to both of our winners.  Victini is yours when we return to school.  He will be 10 rated and already have the ability Victory Star...

 

Victory Star

Before each turn, roll the dice 5 times.  For every even number you roll, add 1 to Victini's battle rating for that turn.  

 

This means Victini could have a battle rating as high as 15 each turn! 

Well done Niall and Alethea.  I hope you have fun with your Victinis!

 

 

 

 

 

Pokemon News

Pokemon can't be stopped!  Check here each week for Pokemon news, including new abilities that are being introduced!

DAY ONE UPDATE:  Gengar is still being naughty!  He keeps hiding things in the classroom.  I can't even find Sid at the moment!  I'll keep you updated as I go looking for him...

DAY TWO UPDATE:  Still looking for Sid.  Gengar said he will only tell me where he is if I beat him in a battle with just a Magikarp!  Poor Sid!  I'll let you know how I get on!

DAY THREE UPDATE:  My battle with Gengar is planned for tomorrow.  I've been training my Magikarp as well as I can, but because he is so useless (don't tell him I said that!), he can't score more that 0.  Even if I roll a 6 on the dice, 0 x 6 is still 0.  I will of course try my best to win (somehow!) and rescue Sid the skeleton.  Then again, if you think about it, there's actually noBODY to rescue!  Ha!  Get it?

Wish me luck for tomorrow 4P... I'll need it!

DAY FOUR UPDATE:  The battle has ended 4P and.... I won!  I took some photos to prove it.  It was incredible!  Magikarp was about to roll and lose when suddenly he evolved right in front of me!  Gyarados defeated Gengar and Sid is safely back in his cupboard.  He says Hi!  Thanks for all your support 4P.  I couldn't have done it without you.  Sid is going to celebrate by having a disco all on his own in the cupboard now because he has noBODY to go with! laugh HA!  Sorry, my jokes aren't getting any better...

 

 

 

DAY FIVE UPDATE:  Sid is still safe!  There will be a new ability released here early next week.  Come back next week and check it out!  Have a great weekend 4P!

 

NEW ABILITY ALERT!

 

Disguise

If this Pokemon loses, you may restart the turn and both roll again.  You can only use this ability on the turn the Pokemon is brought forward from the bench.

 

This is Mimikyu's token ability, but other ghosts can learn it too.  It basically give you a chance to lose and not faint, which is very helpful!  You can also use it again if you end up switching your Pokemon back to the bench and then forward again. 

 

 

Nap Nap Spell

You don't have to use this ability.  At the start of the turn, choose one of your opponent's Pokémon.  That Pokémon is now asleep and can't be put in the active position until all other Pokémon on your opponent's team have been knocked out.  If that Pokémon is already in the active position, your opponent must switch it with another Pokémon of their choice.   You can't use this ability if one of your opponent's Pokémon is already affected by it.

 

This ability can be really annoying!  You can stop an opponent using their favourite Pokémon until the end of a battle, or just keep switching them around!  This can really ruin your opponent's strategy.  Pokémon that can learn this ability include Hypno, Butterfree and many other Pokémon that can send Pokémon to sleep.  Would you like this ability on one of your Pokémon?

 

 

Sychronising Shockwave 

If your opponent rolls the same number as you for any of their dice rolls this turn (including any rolls used for abilities), their Pokemon faints.  This does not affect ground types. 

 

This ability can be learned by electric type Pokemon.  It isn't guaranteed to work, but will give you a chance to defeat an opponent much stronger than you.  It's also great to use against certain abilities.  Imagine your opponent panicking every time they roll the dice for hydro barrage!  Would you like to put this ability on one of your electric Pokemon? 

 

 

Jealous Rage

If your opponent has used an ability to raise their Pokemon's battle rating, dice roll or attack score, double your own Pokemon's attack score.

 

This ability can be learned by lots of Pokemon, and is a great way to counter lots of popular abilities like hydro barrage, charge of the doomed, nightmare strike, revengeful rampage and many more.  What do you think of this new ability?  Would you like to give it to one of your Pokemon?

 

Times Tables Rockstars Battle of the Bands:

4P Boys 4874 v 1733 4P Girls

Congratulations Boys!  An epic victory!  Marvellous Me messages have been sent to all who took part.

 

 

 

 

 

Previous Battles

Times Tables Rockstars Battle of the Bands:           4P v 4JW

Final score: 4P 10,321 v 3,820 4JW

WHAT A VICTORY!  Well done everyone!

 

 

 

Year 4P v Mr Phillips

You have all had a marvellous me message inviting you to this epic tournament.  Log on and help your classmates to defeat me (but please be nice about it!).  Good luck!

 

UPDATE 26/3: Wow!  I'm losing by a lot! crying  Well done 4P!  It seems 1 v  (up to) 25 isn't fair!  I've asked for help from my friends so hopefully we will catch up!  Keep adding to your score 4P or we will catch you... We are teachers after all! wink  Remember, everyone who takes part is guaranteed a Pokemon when we return to school.  There will also be bonus Pokemon prizes for the highest scores.  Keep on rocking!

 

UPDATE 27/3:  Congratulations Year 4P.  You have been victorious against Mr Phillips and friends!  Everyone that took part has earned a Pokemon.  High scorers will be sent a marvellous me seperately stating your extra rewards.  There will be another exciting Battle of the Bands next week.  You will be told about this with a marvellous me message and also on here.  Congratulations again 4P.  I was secretly cheering for you anyway!

Tournament Result:

Year 3   31,455  v  31,129 Year 4P

Congratulations to Year 3 for winning the Ho-Oh tournament.  Very well deserved after an extremely close and high-scoring tournament.  Your Ho-Oh will be waiting for you when we go back to school.

Thank you to everyone in 4P who took part and gave it their all.  We will battle Year 3 again one day for another amazing reward and we will come back stronger.  Right, I'm going to go and have a  quick cry! 

 

What about PE?

Never fear, Joe Wicks is here!

Joe Wicks will be streaming a live 30 minute PE session, suitable for KS1 upwards, every weekday morning at 9am.  The first session is on Monday 23rd March.  Minimal equipment and space is needed.  This is a great way to keep your children active at a time when it may be difficult to do so.  It looks like fun too! Here is the link to his Youtube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

 

Premier Sports Stay Active

This link will allow you to sign in to the Premier Sports Stay Active site.  This has been set up for parents and has lots of resources that you can use with your children to promote physical activity, health and wellbeing and lifeskills.  Well worth a look!

https://www.premier-education.com/stay-active/

HAPPY SUMMER TERM PPPP (that's 4P!)

 

I hope you had a fantastic Easter.  If anyone has a habitat from their Easter project they would like to show me, please email a photo to me.  I look forward to seeing them and rewarding you greatly!  

New learning is ready for you below.  The Pokémon news and TTR sections will be updated throughout the week, including another new Pokémon ability and a TTR challenge for you to take part in.  Right, I'm going back to my bath to hold my special sign up.  I've been holding it for over a week now and my arms are sore, but it's such an important message!

Easter Project

Design a Pokemon Habitat

There is no learning set over Easter.  Have a well earned break 4P and thank you for all of your home learning over the last 2 weeks.

 

This is an optional project you could do over the Easter holidays (the next two weeks).  You don't have to do it!  If you do though, I will reward you in the usual Pokemon way (and the rewards are very, very, very good!).

 

Design a Habitat (a home) for a Pokemon of your choice to live in (if you don't want to link this to Pokemon, it could be an animal of your choice instead.  Think about what sort of Pokemon/animal you have chosen and what it will need to survive in your habitat.  Will it need a water source (absolutely!)?  What will it eat?  Does it have shelter? Do others live with it?

 

You can design the habitat in your green book or in other ways.  You could create it online (Purple Mash has some great ways of doing this) or create a powerpoint about it.  You many want to build it too if you have the right things at home already (an empty shoebox is great for this).  Please don't ask adults to get you things outside of your home as it is hard to do this at the moment.

 

You are welcome to send an email attachment of your habitat to me (this could be a photo), or you can wait to show it to me when we return to school.

 

I look forward to seeing what wonderful little worlds you create!  Have a fantastic Easter 4P!

 

 

Welcome to Year 4P's class page

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Spring is here!  There's lots to look forward to, including our class assembly on Thursday 23rd January.  We can't wait to show you what we have been learning!

Websites

Your child has access to 3 fantastic sites that they can log on to at home.  These can be accessed form the links below.  Purple Mash is the latest site that we have subscribed to and is fantastic for learning across the curriculum.  This includes times tables, which is an important aspect of learning in Year 4.  Times tables can also be practised on Times Table Rockstars, which is a brilliant site that children across the school are really enjoying.  Spelling Shed is an excellent way to learn and consolidate spelling through games and activities.   

 


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