2nd June 2020
Well, the glorious weather continues! Has anyone been having some fun with water fights/bbqs/paddling pools?!
For those of you who do not know, Mathletics has now finished and if you try to log on you will get a message saying that you are not allocated to any class.
Today, you could write a short diary saying what you did on a couple of days during the 'half term break'. Remember to write in paragraphs and include some fantastic sentence starters. Also, all of your writing should be in the past tense as the events have happened.
Let me know how you get on!
Happy 1st June everyone! I can't believe it's June already! Can you? I hope you've all had a lovely 'half-term'. If I haven't managed to catch you on the phone I'll try again this week.
Did any of your watch the SpaceX launch? History has been made as two Nasa astronauts have safely boarded the International Space Station (ISS). It's the first time that Nasa astronauts have been sent to space on a rocket owned by the private company, SpaceX. If you'd like to read more/watch some videos check this out>>> https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52526849
Today, you could practise your skills when rounding numbers to 10 and 100. Start by using the Rounding to 10 and 100 PowerPoint to practise those important rounding skills. Then, challenge yourself with the other resources which can be found below.
Let me know how you get on!
27th May 2020 Half-term Week!
Hello 4AH! I hope you have had a super bank holiday weekend and are enjoying the sunny weather! As it is half term, I won't be setting a daily challenge, however if you'd like something to keep you busy I've popped a message and challenge from Mrs Marriott and Mrs Hunter on our main class page. Also, keep an eye on the school Facebook page as there will be some fun challenges too!
Keep up all the super work/having fun/getting active!
22nd May 2020
Happy Fri-yay to one and all! I hope you've had a super week and staying healthy and happy! It's been lovely to talk to some of you this week. It's brightened up my week! If I haven't managed to catch you I'll try again after the bank holiday.
Here is today's positive news story
I've found a game you could try this weekend. It's called 'Matholopy'. It's a fun game which will help you practise finding change. This two-player or more board game involves working out the change from £10 from a range of amounts, including calculations involving converting between pence and pounds. I've popped a link so that you can download the board (with the instructions), score card and chance/challenge cards.
Let me know how you're getting on!
21st May 2020
Good morning everyone! I hope you are well and hope no one got too much sun yesterday!
Why not start your day with a positive news story?! It's all about Captain Tom Moore this morning. Click here to watch the daily news bulletin.
If you'd like a challenge this morning, why not check out the maths word problems in the link below. The answers are attached so you can check if you've got them correct. If you fly through them, why not write your own and challenge the adults at home?!
20th May 2020
I hope you're well on this beautiful day! It's lovely speaking to parents and 4AH pupils on the phone this week, I'm trying to get round everyone this week.
If you fancy a challenge today, let's have a look at equivalent fractions. Equivalent fractions are two or more fractions that have the same value, even though they have different numerators and denominators. Equivalent means equal. If you follow this link, it will show you some videos and you could make a poster or have a look at the worksheets.
Let me know how you get on,
19th May 2020
Happy Tuesday everyone! I hope you're all well on this (not so) fine day! Thank you for your responses so far to the animal challenge, I've got some super ones so far!
Today, the challenge is all about sound. Take two empty glass bottles or glasses. Fill them with different amounts of water. Tap the outside with a wooden spoon. Can you hear a difference in sound? Which one has a higher pitch? Try adding different amounts of liquid and see how the pitch changes.
This video demonstrates how we can produce different pitches by changing the amount of water in the glass.
Does adding water make the pitch higher or lower? Let me know!
18th May 2020
Good morning everyone! I hope you've had a lovely weekend. Well done to everyone who had a go at the Sports Quiz. We've been doing lots of quizzes on zoom with family and friends at the moment and some of you got higher marks than my family!
I've popped another video on Torrisholme TV for you. It's another animal themed challenge...have a watched and I'd love to hear from you!
15th May 2020
Good morning 4AH! Happy Fri-Yay! I hope you have all had a great week!
Parents will have had emails from Mrs Penney to say that class teachers will be calling you soon. I'm going to start doing that at the start of next week. I'm really looking forward to hearing you and getting a catch up!
If you fancy a challenge, here is a sports quiz. Let me know how you get on!
14th May 2020
Good morning everyone! I hope you are all well on this beautiful sunny morning!
Mr Harding and I have decided to record ourselves reading 'The Wind in the Willows' by Kenneth Grahame. Head over to Torrisholme TV to listen to chapter 1
If you would like a challenge today, this one is all about food. Have a look at the labels on 5 different types of food in your house. Where did they come from? Which place in UK or which country in the World? Which has travelled the furthest?
I'd love to hear from you!
13th May 2020
Good morning everyone! I can't believe we're half way through the week already! As you know, I've been in school this week with some of the Torrisholme family which has been fun. We have been working on something special...which may appear today. If you are passing by the school in the next few days you may see something. If you see it, let me know what you think!
I loved seeing your bridge pictures yesterday. Perhaps we have some future engineers in 4AH!
If you would like a challenge for today. I've popped a link below for you to follow.
It's all about finding the perimeter of a rectangle There is a video, some examples and a game you can play. Maybe you could find the perimeter of something rectangular in your house. Hmmm...I wonder what the perimeter of my garden is...I'll have to find out!
The BBB bitesize website has lots of different links and lessons. Have an explore if you fancy something different.
Keep emailing, it makes my day!
12th May 2020
Good morning 4AH! Happy Tuesday to you all! I'm in school this week and I must say it is very strange being in without you all and seeing our classroom so empty I hope you're still keeping safe and happy at home.
This morning I have a bit of a Science and Technology challenge for you. I would like you try and make a bridge. Did you know the world’s longest bridge is in China and is 164.8km (104 miles) long? It would take more than two days to walk the length of this bridge. Your challenge is to try building a bridge big enough for a toy car. You could use paper, Lego or any other building materials you might have at home.
I'd love to see a photo if you give it a go!
11th May 2020
Hello 4AH! I hope you had a super weekend. I'd love to hear how/if you celebrated VE Day.
This morning I have a challenge for you all about prepositions. Here is a link to remind you what they are...
This link also has some activities to help you practise. I have also set an activity on the '2do' of your purple mash about prepositions. Please let me know if you need your password.
8th May 2020
Good morning to you all! It's Fri-yay and it's VE Day. This is a special day for lots of people. Here is a little video if Colonel Tom Moore sharing his memories about VE Day in 1945.
I'm sure lots of people will be celebrating. Solo buglers, trumpeters and cornet players will be invited to play the Last Post from their homes at 2. 55pm so I'm joining in with that!
I've popped a set of activities below that you can choose to do today. I'd love to hear if/how you're marking today.
7th May 2020
Good morning everyone! I hope you're all well. I've really enjoyed your answers to the quiz. I did not know there used to be a dolphin that lived in Morecambe, did you?!
VE Day - or 'Victory in Europe Day' - marks the day towards the end of World War Two (WW2) when fighting in Europe came to an end. Tomorrow will mark 75 years since the first VE Day. Lots of people will be doing lots of different things to celebrate (even in lockdown!). For example, my band back in Northern Ireland have made a music video (see our main class page for link).
Today, why not have a read about VE day on the newsround website
Then, you could have a go at this activity posted below and let me know your thoughts about VE Day.
If you're celebrating, let me know how!
6th May 2020
Good morning everyone! I hope this finds you well. I have a little quiz on your local area for you to complete this morning. You may need a few books, an adult or the internet to help you find the answers.
Send me your answers if you have a go!
5th May 2020
Good morning everyone! I woke up to some lovely emails this morning. I love seeing what you've been up to over the last few days!
I've got a bit of a different challenge for you today...think about and record answers to the questions below...
If you could interview anyone, who would it be? What questions would you ask them?
I'd love to hear who you've chosen and what questions you would ask!
If you'd like some other challenges, I've set some more on purple mash if you'd like to have a go.
But, most importantly...enjoy this beautiful sunshine today!
4th May 2020
Good morning all! I hope you've had a lovely weekend!
My Dad has been sending me some more pictures of what's happening on his farm. Life continues as normal for a lot of farmers and he's been really busy with producing milk, alot of cows calving and seeing to some of my Granda's animals, including those 2 very handsome donkeys!
If you'd like to learn more about the Stone Age, follow this link this morning. It will take you to a page with lots of information about the Stone Age and some ideas about how you can use/test your new knowledge.
Let me know how you get on!
1st May 2020
Can you believe we're into May? I hope this week has been a fun and happy one for you all!
Here’s a super fun science activity that really gets you thinking! You can explore balance and center of gravity by creating a balancing robot!
Things you will need
Please follow instructions of how to build your robot on this webpage
To make the robot balance you’ll want to stick two pennies onto the hands of the robot. (You can use tape or blu tack to do this)
I'd love to hear how you get on! Email me your findings.
30th April 2020
Good morning all! Keep those emails coming, I'm really enjoying reading them!
If you'd like a challenge today I've chosen another Radio 2 500 words story for you to listen to. There are some questions that you can have a go at answering too.
The Story is called 'The Knight who loved to knit'. Click on the link below to listen.
1. Why did the Queen call for the Knight?
2. Why did the Queen say ‘Ugh! Agency staff’?
3. What do these words mean? You may have to look them up in a dictionary
4. Can you describe the dragon in 3 words?
5. What did the Knight make for the dragon?
6. What do you think the moral to this story is?
Email me your answers and I'll let you know how you've got on.
29th April 2020
Good morning 4AH! I'm sure I'm not the only one who hopes the sun is coming back soon!
If you'd like a challenge today, I have set a '2do' on Purple Mash for you all about apostrophes. When you log on to Purple Mash, click on the red and white '2dos' tab at the top and it will show you your challenge.
If you don't know your log in or have any problems let me know!
28th April 2020
Hello 4AH! I hope this finds you well this morning. I've had some super answers to yesterday's challenge. I'll pop them on our Wow Home Learning gallery.
Today's challenge is about map reading. As some of you know, I love fell walking in the Lake District. I'm sure I'm not the only person who is really missing visiting the mountains and looking forward to when we can all go again. This is me at the top of Skiddaw last summer.
When walking on the fells, it's really important to take and be able to read a map. Over the last few weeks, I've been trying to improve my map reading skills. I've been looking at the OS map for my local area and taking it with me on my daily walk. I've found footpaths I've never been on before!
If you follow this link, it will bring you to an online lesson where you can learn (or learn more) about map reading. There is a video and some activities that you can do to practise your skills. You could even make your own contour island!
Let me know how you get on!
27th April 2020
Good morning everyone! I hope you have all had a lovely weekend. I've been getting out and about in the sunshine and doing some baking. I made some soda bread yesterday. Soda bread is a lot quicker to make than normal bread as it doesn't have any yeast in it. It tasted quite nice! Did you know that when making soda bread, you have to slice a each corner before you put it in the oven to let the fairies out?
Have any of you been doing any cooking or baking? I'd love to see a photo of it!
Here is your challenge for today...
Choose four different punctuation marks, and write sentences using them
Here are my examples using ? ! . and "
What temperature is it today?
I need to stop eating cake!
I baked soda bread, a brown loaf and banana bread.
"I would like a BBQ for tea" said Mrs Haine.
I'd love to see your examples, email me if you can!
24th April 2020
Good morning 4AH!
I hope you are all well, staying safe and managing to have some fun.
Today for the daily challenge, we are going to be thinking about acts of kindness. One of the suggestions from the teachers at the start of the school closure was to try and think about acts of kindness at what is a difficult time for many people.
-you could create some lovely pictures to send them to elderly and poorly neighbours
-you could do something to help the adults at home
-you could write a letter to a family member you haven't seen for a while to remind them how special they are
I would love to hear what acts of kindness you have been up to. Check out this page on our school website to see what other pupils have been doing https://www.torrisholme.lancs.sch.uk/news/detail/acts-of-kindness/
I would love to hear from you!
P.S Check out my progress on my cartwheel on our main class page!
P.P.S Chester Zoo is live today at 10am! https://www.chesterzoo.org/virtual-zoo/
23rd April 2020
Good morning 4AH,
Thank you for all of the emails. Keep them coming!
Today is St. George's Day. He is the patron saint of England. Could you find ten interesting facts about this saint and suggest why he is the patron saint of this country? You could use this link to help you https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/17816642
Look forward to hearing from you!
22nd April 2020
Good morning everybody! I hope you are well. You should have received an email from me with your Mathletics log in. Please let me know if there are any problems!
A little challenge for today...as you know I love the BBC Radio 2 500 words stories. They are written by children around the same age as you. Listen to the story called 'The Great British Marble Run' and try and answer these questions.
1. What project did Mrs May tell all the people of Britain to do?
2. What did Mrs May say the project had to be made from?
3. What happened when people started to discuss the project?
4. Can you name 3 places the marble run went through?
5. What lesson do you think the people of Britain learned in this story?
6. Have you ever completed a big project that required teamwork and effort? What was it?
Send me your answers!
21st April 2020
Good morning everybody! I've been enjoying reading some emails from you! Please keep them coming! I've got a few correct answers for the cake challenge. And just incase you're wondering...it's delicious!
If you'd like a challenge for today, have a go at some expanded noun phrases. This helpful video will remind you of what they are.
I'd love to see your examples! Get in touch soon
20th April 2020
Good morning! I hope you've had a lovely weekend! Did you see the video of my Dad's cows dancing? If not, it's on our main 4AH class page!
If you fancy some maths this morning, here is a link to some great resources. There is a mini lesson video and some activities you can do to check you've got it. Have a go at lesson 1 today
Activity - https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/homelearning/year-4/Lesson-1-Y4-Spring-Block-4-WO6-Dividing-2-digits-by-10-2019.pdf
Answers - https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/homelearning/year-4/Y4-Spring-Block-4-ANS6-Dividing-2-digits-by-10-2019.pdf
If you're stuck or find it tricky, let me know!
17th April 2020
It's Fri-YAY! Another beautiful sunny day for us today! I have had some people get in touch about my cake, Mrs Patel has got it correct...I'd love to hear your thoughts!
If you fancy a challenge today here is a quiz. If you send me your answers, I'll let you know how you've got on!
16th April 2020
Good morning everyone! I got a very special parcel in the post yesterday. Do you know what it is?
Email me if you know what it is!
15th April 2020
Good morning everybody! I hope this finds you well.
I have had an eventful morning, and not the good kind of 'eventful'. I went out for a cycle on my bike and my gear cable snapped. This meant I had to cut my ride short and cycle up several steep hill stuck in my highest gear. However, my job for this afternoon is fixing it...I will let you know how I get on!
So apologies for my late update, it took me a lot longer to get home than expected
Anyway, a little challenge for today
Design a new front cover for
your favourite book.
I'm going to do one too, send a picture of yours if you do one!
Bye for now,
14th April 2020
Good morning everyone! I hope you are all well! Isn't the weather beautiful?! I have been outside working on my cartwheel. I can hold the weight of my body on my hands and am starting to get my legs up...baby steps but massive progress for me
If you'd like a challenge today, click on the link below. Can you find any interesting patterns in your home?
Miss you all,
13th April 2020
Good morning and happy Easter Monday to you all! If you fancy a challenge today why not try an Easter Story Scavenger Hunt?! If you try it, send me some photos of the objects you find!
10th April 2020
Hello everyone! Today is known as 'Good Friday'. Today, Christians take time to remember the day Jesus died on the cross. Mrs Dowker has very kindly recorded herself reading the Easter Story. Click on the link below to hear it.
Have a lovely Easter weekend,
9th April 2020
Today is known as 'Maundy Thursday'. On this day, Christians remember a meal called 'the last supper' which was when Jesus and his disciples shared a meal together before he died on the cross. At that time, people would wear open sandals and walked on dirty streets, so the lowest servant would usually wash people's feet. However, according to the bible, at this meal Jesus washed his disciples' feet — a Christian rite known as 'Maundy'.
Instead of washing people's feet, the Queen marks the date by giving out special commemorative coins called Maundy money, a tradition with its origins in medieval times. Every year she travels to a church in a different UK location each year for the Royal Maundy Service.The money is given to people who have aided their local community or church in some significant way.
Here is a little challenge question for you today...
If you were the Queen, who would you give some Maundy money to and why?
You could email me your answer or write the answer in your jotter. Either way, I'd love to hear from you!
Missing you all!
8th April 2020
Hello everybody! I hope you've all had a lovely morning so far! I've just been for a little walk and seen a duck with her 6 newly hatched ducklings. Aren't they lovely?!
I've got a little challenge for you today....
Calculate the number of weeks, days and hours until it is your birthday.
I have just worked out mine...If you give it a go, let me know!
7th April 2020
Easter Love and Kindness Activity
For Christians, Easter in a very important festival as they believe that God loves them so much that he sent his only son to die for them.
I want you to think about how you can show people love and kindness.
Make a list of all the things you can do to show you love and care for someone. For example: a smile, a hug, cleaning your room and washing up are some of the ways you could do this.
When you have made your list, show it to the grown-ups in your house.
Then you can either make a cube, using the net of a cube below, but don't stick down the final face, or get a small tub, jar or container and decorate it anyway you want to.
This is your token jar. When you do one of the things you have got on your list, a grown-up or brother or sister can put a token into the container. The token could be a bit of paper, a button, a penny, a pebble or any other small item you can think of.
Then at the end of Easter, you can count how many tokens you received.
Cube net - https://primarysite-prod-sorted.s3.amazonaws.com/torrisholme-community-primary-school/UploadedDocument/4041e72513ec4fbeba3d7553cd641b59/net-of-a-cube.pdf
6th April 2020
Good morning everybody! I hope you enjoyed the warmer weather over the weekend, Spring is well and truly here!
Here is Monday's challenge! The White Rose team are putting together some super maths resources for the Easter Holidays. I've popped a link below for a 'Bake it' and a 'Play it' activity.
Bake it - https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/homelearning/easter-fun/Day-1-Bake-it-Fairy-Cakes.pdf
Play it - https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/homelearning/easter-fun/Day-1-Play-it-Card-Games.pdf
If you do give either/both of these a go, let me know how you get on!
3rd April 2020
Hello, 4AH– it’s Fri-yay!! I hope you have all had a super week at home and are staying safe and well. I am missing all your smiley faces very much but I am hoping we can stay in touch and connected through this webpage and the class email address. I have created a little gallery for us so I can share pictures of what you have been doing!
Every weekday morning, I will check in with you all on here and include (an optional) daily challenge which will keep you busy. Please continue with all the super work you've been doing at home too. Remember to look at our newsletter for ideas too!
My first of the daily challenges for you this week if to take the 'Newsround Quiz of the Week' https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/51318780
I bet you can beat my score! Newsround is a great way of keeping up with the news every day so give it a watch!
Check back here on Monday for your challenge!