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St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Growing with Jesus

email: year4@stjosephslichfield.org.uk or contact via Google Classroom

Welcome to Year 4's Class Page 

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Summer Reading Challenge
 
Despite the library still being closed, this year's Summer Reading Challenge is now available as a virtual challenge.  The virtual challenge enables you to read any books (not just library books) and decide your own challenge and collect virtual rewards along the way.  Signup  at sillysquad.org.uk

 Reading challenge document

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Challenge 7- Wall Catch

One wall, one ball, bounce the ball off the wall and count as many catches as you can in 30 seconds. 

Reception, Y1/2 and Y3/4 to it from 1m away.

Y5/6 and older do it from 2m away.

 Here is the video, showing an example of the challenge.

https://youtu.be/91NJbmH0Oj8

Have a practice and let us know your best score-

Please include child’s name, year group and school to j.austin@eda.staffs.sch.uk or @lichandburntsgo

If you’re happy for videos or pictures to be shared, please send through via email or twitter.

 

Entrants will go in the following categories-

Reception/Preschool

Year 1/2

Year 3/4

Year 5/6

Staff/Family- and other entries will be grouped together for a special mention!

 

Final entry 12pm Friday 22nd May, results will be out later that day!

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School Games Challenge 5- Side Step

 This week's challenge is a Side step. You’ll need 2m of space and 2 objects that are set on the floor. Place 2 cones/tins/teddies etc. 2 metres apart, and stand in the middle. In 30 seconds, touch (with your hands) one cone then the other, moving between them with a side step.

Example of what they are looking for in the video below.

https://youtu.be/rKjcw_1B300 

Have a practice and let them know your best score. Please include your child’s first name, year group and school to  j.austin@eda.staffs.sch.uk (email) or @lichandburntsgo (Twitter). If you’re happy for videos or pictures to be shared, please send through via email or twitter.

Final entry 12pm Friday 15th May, results out later that day!

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Challenge 5- Target Practice

 This week's challenge is a target throw. You'll need a bucket, a handful of rolled up socks (or anything similar you can get hold of) and 2.5m of space. Place the bucket 2.5m away from you, stand or sit, aim and throw the socks into the bucket.

How many consecutive shots can you score?  -  There is no time limit!

Here is the video link to the example - https://youtu.be/H9H_sVgYQ9o

Have a practice and let us know your best score- Please include your child's first name, year group and school to j.austin@eda.staffs.sch.uk (email) or @lichandburntsgo ( on Twitter). If you’re happy for videos or pictures to be shared, please send through via email or twitter.

Final entry 12pm Friday 8th May, results out later that day!

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Challenge 4 – Speed Bounce

 Well done to Y5/6 for coming second in last week's challenge. 

For the speed bounce you have to jump side to side (or forwards and backwards!) across a small obstacle as many times as you can in 30 seconds!   You can use anything as an obstacle- empty juice bottle, box of tissues, a teddy bear etc, and make sure you have a little bit of space to do your jumping.

 

It's harder than it looks! Check out the video below for the example and an explanation of  the challenge.  https://youtu.be/uFwal9LRC6U

 

Have a practice and let them know your best score -  Please include your child’s first name, year group and school to j.austin@eda.staffs.sch.uk or tweet your results to @lichandburntsgo

If you’re happy for videos or pictures to be shared, please send them through via email or twitter. Please be aware that there are a large number of entries so they might not be able to get them all up on the twitter feed.

 Entries need to be in by Thursday 30th April and the results will be announced on the Friday

 

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 School Games Challenge 3 - Blind Balance  

Balance on one leg for as long as you can- different challenges for each age group

Preschool and Reception- with your eyes open

Y1/2- with your eyes shut

Y3/4 and y5/6- with a toilet roll balanced on your head.

Time stops when you put your other foot down or the toilet roll falls off! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Nm9fc4A7SI - Here is the link to the video demonstration. 

To take part in this week's challenge either share your child’s entry with the school games Organiser for Lichfield and Burntwood email j.austin@eda.staffs.sch.uk or through the Lichfield and Burntwood school games Twitter account @lichandburntsgo .  Replies through Twitter will be retweeted.

Closing date for entries this week is Thursday 23rd April. Please include your child's first name, school and year group and their best score. Top 5 scores will count for a schools overall score, with bonus points for the number of entries per school.

Creating a Google Document in Google classroom

To crete a Google document or Google slide in the Year 4 Google classroom, simply click the add or create button in the my work section. This will then give you the option to create a document, Google slide (like powerpoint) etc. See screenshot below.

Once you are happy with your work you can hand it in for feedback.

Spring Project Homework - Set 10.01.20 Due 11.02.20

This half term, Year 4 will be working on a Great War creative homework project. 

During the autumn term, we learnt about WWI and spent some time writing diary entries from soldiers living in the trenches. To further understand trench life, children have been asked to create a model trench.  

Please be as creative as you can and use a range of different materials to make your model. Can children also produce a power point presentation to show to the rest of the class. The presentation could be used to show how the project was researched, designed and created. I have included some pictures below to give you some ideas. Please don't hesitate to ask if you have any queries.    

 

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