This term in Wilson class we are going to begin a unit on poetry. There are many different types of poetry. We have already explored ‘Found Poetry’ in The Den when we were reading The Bluest of Blues and ‘Shared Poetry’ in class when we were reading The Robot and The Bluebird. You all had a good go at writing Love Hate poems for Mr Harrison earlier this year and we have also studied a rhyming poem about Italian Food in guided reading during our class topic on Italy last term. There are still many more types of poetry to explore and we wanted to start you off this term with a very famous ‘Nonsense Poem’.
Before hearing the poem being performed, have a little think why you think it might be called a nonsense poem?
Task 3: Jabberwocky Reading Comprehension
Try and complete the reading comprehension questions. Remember to scan the text and use your trapping fingers to retrieve evidence from the text but you will also need to use your imagining and reasoning muscles to infer what the nonsense words mean! You can copy the questions and write the answers out and then photograph your work and email it to me at email@example.com or if you’re lucky enough to have a printer at home, you can use the template and then upload it and email it to me.
What noise did it make? Make up your own nonsense words to describe the noise it made. You could make these words up using Portmanteau this is when a word is made up by combining two or more other words for example:
Extra extra challenge:
What could ‘frabjous’ mean in verse 6? Think of at least four meanings that would make sense in the sentence then try and invent your own nonsense adjectives to replace it!
Can you do any independent research about the poet Lewis Carroll and complete a little profile about the author? What other poems or books has he written? Which is he most famous for? When was he born? Where was he born? etc.
Maths: Adding Fractions
You’ve already learnt to add fractions in Wilson Class so here is a chance to recap and revise what you’ve learnt in school earlier this year.
Watch the video on the BBC bitesize website by following this link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmhr92p
Complete the online interactive ‘Activity 1’
Year 4 – Enrichment
This week I want you to think very hard about your 5 senses and become mindful about what you can see, hear, smell, touch and taste.
I want you to choose one day this week and spend time outside either in your garden or in a public open green space or park (as long as you keep 2m away from other people) and write down 1 thing for each of your senses (5 in total).
Please email me the things you sensed so we can use it to inspire our poetry.
Fun Weekend Activity:
Have a go at this scavenger hunt and try and collaborate with a family member to find all the things! Email Mrs Hudson at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know what you found and how you collaborated.
JK Rowling is releasing a new book and if you logon to the Ickabog website she is releasing 1 or 2 chapters each day and then inviting children to create illustrations for it! It’s time to dust of those art pencils and get drawing Wilson class! Don’t forget to email me your illustrations at email@example.com
1)Work out the answer with a small explanation of how your worked the challenge out.
2)Draw your own reflected clock faces and challenge your family and send them into me using the year 4 email address.
1)Answer the questions in your blue text books.
2)Plan your story make sure it has:
A beginning -Introduce the main characters and describe the setting. What would be your first sentence?
Build up -What things happen? What clues are there?What us said? How do we build up the exitement?
The Problem- Things might go wrong!Is there a mystery,or do terrible things happen?
Resolution-How are things going to be sorted out?Problems must be solved. Think about every step.
The Ending-Does the story end with everyone happy?What have people learned?Have characters changed?
3)Edit your work by reading through it aloud and make changes to spellings, punctuation and grammar.
4)Record yourself reading your story aloud or take a photo of your writing and send it to me at-
I love playing Monopoly with my family, I'm always the banker.
I have been collaborating with my parents to make food.
I’ve been baking cookies and cakes with mum. I’ve helped make chocolate cracknels with my dad. I have sent some photos and a video showing me weighing the ingredients, it was my favourite part of cooking.
Fine Class have been busy at home learning all about the Romans. They have researched all about Boudica,created wanted posters and got into role to write a speech. Here are some of the fantastic examples of home learning.
(13.03.20) Science Day
The children used their questioning and making links to wonder why on Science day. We carried out a range of experiments. It was a fun day filled with lots of learning!
Practising making busts using play dough
Year 4 used their making links and perseverance muscles to practise their skills to create a Roman bust. They practised pinching, creating hollow sockets of the eyes and used tool to mark and cut details. There was some fantastic outcomes!
Research- Why did the Romans invade England?
Year 4 used their capitalising muscle to research about Why the Romans invaded England?. They collaborated in small groups to read, summarise and note down their research. They finished off my presenting it to the class.
14.02.20 Buzz Games
The children persevered to make buzz games this afternoon. They made links with what they have learnt about electricity and circuits and did a fantastic job! Well Done!
Christmas Craft Morning (18.12.19)
Thank you to all the parents that came to the Christmas Craft Morning.The children enjoyed making Christmas trees,cards, reefs and much more.
D.T Cooking with Mr Green
The children used their making links and Perseverance muscle to cook a vegetable curry with Mr Green. The class collaborates with each other to plan and prepare vegetables for the dish. Then they cooked the curry on and open fire in The Den. The children persevered to try and light a fire using a striker. It was very tricky but great fun!
We had a visitor from our local swimming pool. He taught us about water safety and how not to drown. We used our Empathy and Listening muscle to really try and understand the main points that he was telling us. have a look at our photos. If you are in Year 4, can you remember what he was showing us in each picture?
7.11.19 The Digestive System
In Year 4 we used their Making links and Noticing muscles to create a representation of the digestive system. We used a plastic sealed bag of the stomach, a stocking for the small intestine and a cup for the large intestine and anus. It didn’t smell or look great but it did help us to understand the different parts of the digestive system.
Thank you to all the parents that came to our Parent Showcase today. The children have worked very hard in D.T to plan, design and make some amazing catapults just like the Normans.
24.10.19 P.H.S.C.E- Drugs and Substance Abuse
The children in year 4 used there making links and reasoning muscle to learn all about drugs and substance abuse today. They learnt the four main categories of drugs which are prescribed, over the counter, socially accepted and illegal. They learnt the side effects each drug can have on the human body and mind. We discussed how expensive the drugs can be and how an addiction can cost hundreds of pounds and how it can ruin people’s lives. They had a quiz at the end of the lesson which is always fun.
11.10.19 Exploring material for a Prototype Trebuchet
The children used their making links and collaboration muscle to explore making a prototype trebuchet. They explore the different materials they could use for the arm to discover the best option. They looked at different ways to attach the throwing arm to the base. The class assessed their trebuchet as they made it as they had to overcome many problems such as raising the base to ensure they throwing arm could move freely and making sure the upright frame did not come in the way of the bucket. What a fun afternoon filled with learning!
03.10.19 Taking Risks
The children used their making links and reasoning muscle to discuss the different level of risks in everyday life. The class were given 3 scenarios and had to discuss and judge the level of each one. They used PEE to explain their thinking and shared their thinking with the class.
Year 4 have had a great time enhancing their their D.T skills this week. They used their noticing and collaborating muscles to saw and drill square wooden dowel for their trebuchets (catapults). It was tricky but they persevered and can now use both equipment safely.
17.09.19 The Den
Year 4 had an amazing time at the Den today working with Mr Green. They re-enacted the Battle of Hastings to explore why a hill can be used as defence. They worked together to make a motte and bailey castle using what they could find in the Den. They practised making reinforced frames for the gates of the castle using elastic bands and square dowel which proved to be very tricky. Finally they worked in small groups to practise their sawing skills to make arrows. Then they had a go at firing them. It was a fun filled day with lots of learning.
A trip to Skipton Castle
Year 4 enjoyed a day out at Skipton castle. They learnt all about the Norman way of life. They learnt how the Normans cooked and what food they ate, how they built their castles and how they defended them too. It was a very informative trip filled with lots of fun and learning.
The children in year 4 used there noticing and reasoning muscles to evaluate a range of catapults and pulley systems. They looked at the different mechanisms used in each catapult such as pulleys and levers. They evaluated which catapults were the effective and which ones were not
4.9.19 Junk Modelling
As a hook to the new literacy book ‘The Robot and the Bluebird’, the children used their making links to muscle to make robots from junk. They designed and collaborated as a table to select material and use different materials to join the pieces if junk together.