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Chesswood Junior School

Chesswood Junior School

COULD

COULD homework is not expected to be completed each week, this is free choice for those who wish to do a little more after having completed their MUST and SHOULD homeworks.

COULD homework is divided into three sections: Subject Specific Knowledge, Safety and Wellbeing and IXL. There is no set order, children can attempt anything that takes their interest and spend as long or as little time doing the activity as they wish. All COULD homework is bonus learning each week.

summer Term

Wider Curriculum and Safety & Wellbeing

This term you could:

1) Learn the Key Information from a Knowledge Organiser below from this term's work. Why not play some of the game links too.

2) Complete the activities below relating to health and wellbeing.  When you have completed them bring them in to share with your class and the Chesswood PSHE team.

3) Focus on an area of IXL you feel you need further understanding of.  Answer as many questions as possible or master/excel at as many skills as possible to improve your termly certificate of achievement.

subject specific knowledge

Science - Classification

Have a read of the knowledge organiser for Living Things and their habitats.  See how much you can remember by attempting the vocabulary and knowledge games.  Don’t worry — it’s not a test — you can use the knowledge organiser to help you

Click on the image for key facts about the topic 'Living Things and their habitats' covered in year 4. 

Key Vocabulary

Key Knowledge

Art - Matisse

Have a read of the knowledge organiser for Matisse you have been given in class..  See how much you can remember by attempting the vocabulary and knowledge games.  Don’t worry — it’s not a test — you can use the knowledge organiser to help you

Key Vocabulary

DT - Stir Fry

Have a read of the knowledge organiser for We Are Chefs: World Cuisine - Stir Fry. See how much you can remember by attempting the vocabulary and knowledge games.  Don’t worry — it’s not a test — you can use the knowledge organiser to help you

DT - We are Textile Designers: Bean Bag Toy

Have a read of the knowledge organiser for We Are Textiel Designers: Bean Bag Toy. See how much you can remember by attempting the vocabulary and knowledge games.  Don’t worry — it’s not a test — you can use the knowledge organiser to help you

RE - Judaism

See link in Autumn Term Below  

History - Crime and punishment

This term we will finish our history topic about Crime and Punishment including  how the justice system worked during the Roman, Anglo-Saxon and Tudor periods.  

 

PE

   

Music

   
Life Skills - Health and wellbeing

Mental Health is the way we think and feel about ourselves and the world around us. It affects how we cope with life's challenges and stresses.

Below are some activities linked to mental health that you may wish to try.  

Remember to share any of the activities that you find helpful with your friends and family. 

How exercise can help your mental health

Managing your feelings

Coping with feelings of anger

Anger Activities

Harry Potter Yoga

Frozen Yoga

ixl

Visit IXL and see how many activities you can score at least 90 on.  If you can reach 100 - even better!  You shouldn't spend more than 30 minutes on any one task - if you are struggling with a task ask for help or move on to a different task. Click on IXL below to be taken to IXL.

Why not try these activities to help you prepare for the lessons on Shape and Co-ordinates that you will be undertaking after half term. You will find them in the Grammar and mechanics section 

  

Feel free to work through any other time activities to recap your learning so far and to wow your teacher with your expertise.

spring term
WIDER CURRICULUM AND SAFETY & WELLBEING

This term you could:

1) Learn the Key Information from a Knowledge Organiser below from this term's work. Why not play some of the game links too.

2) Complete the activities below relating to health and wellbeing.  When you have completed them bring them in to share with your class and the Chesswood PSHE team.

3) Focus on an area of IXL you feel you need further understanding of.  Answer as many questions as possible or master/excel at as many skills as possible to improve your termly certificate of achievement.

subject specific knowledge
States of Matter

Have a read of the knowledge organiser for States of Matter.  See how much you can remember by attempting the vocabulary and knowledge games.  Don’t worry — it’s not a test — you can use the knowledge organiser to help you

Click on the image for key facts about the topic 'States of Matter' covered in year 4. 

Key Vocabulary

Key Knowledge

Science
Sound

Have a read of the knowledge organiser for Sound.  See how much you can remember by attempting the vocabulary and knowledge games.  Don’t worry — it’s not a test — you can use the knowledge organiser to help you

Click on the image for key facts about the topic 'Sound' covered in year 4. 

Key vocabulary

Key Knowledge

RE
Judaism
See link below in Autumn Term  
History

The link to the Vikings which we study at the beginning of the Spring Term can be found below in the Autumn Term section.

After the Vikings we begin to look at Crime and Punishment.  Take a look at this knowledge organiser to learn about how the justice system worked during the Roman, Anglo-Saxon and Tudor periods.  Test yourself on the vocabulary by playing the linked games.

 
PE
Netball

Music

 

 
 
Life Skills - Health and wellbeing
Loneliness

Read through the Kid's Guide to feeling lonely by clicking on the picture below.  Create your own comic strip poster (like the ones in the book) to show anyone feeling lonely at school what they could do to help them overcome their feelings of loneliness and become more confident.  Perhaps you could create your own character like the ones on the picture below. Bring it in to show your teacher and share with the class.

Self Esteem - Who am I?

View yourself in a mirror.  Talk to a family member or friend about what you see.  Then, looking closely at the shape of your face and features, draw a self-portrait from the top of your head to your shoulders.  Around the outside of your portrait write 5 positive things about yourself, or, if you find that difficult, 5 things that others may say about you. For example: that you are a great friend or that you have an amazing smile.  Bring your portrait into school to share with your teacher and class.

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ixl

Visit IXL and see how many activities you can score at least 90 on.  If you can reach 100 - even better!  You shouldn't spend more than 30 minutes on any one task - if you are struggling with a task ask for help or move on to a different task. Click on IXL below to be taken to IXL.

Why not try these activities to help you prepare for the decimal lessons you will be undertaking next week.

Maths -  Money - T.3 - Which picture shows more.

               Money - T.4 - Making change

               Money - T.6 - Put money amounts in order

Feel free to work through any other money activities to recap your learning so far and to wow your teacher with your expertise.

 
Autumn term
WIDER CURRICULUM AND SAFETY & WELLBEING

This week you could either

1) Learn the Key Information from a Knowledge Organiser below from this term's work. Why not play some of the game links too.

2) Read or watch key information about safety and wellbeing.  Have a look at the life skills videos on our website (click on the links below for these) - Write down key rules for Road Safety and Fire Safety in your homework book.

3) Focus on an area of IXL you feel you need further understanding of.  Answer as many questions as possible or master/excel at as many skills as possible to improve your termly certificate of achievement.

Direct link provided to this page - see the tables and links below to decide what to do.

subject specific knowledge
science
electricity

Have a read of the knowledge organiser for Electricity.  See how much you can remember by attempting the vocabulary and knowledge games.  Don’t worry — it’s not a test — you can use the knowledge organiser to help you!

Click on the image for key facts about the topic 'Electricity', covered in year 4. 

Key Vocabulary: 


Key Knowledge: 

Science
aNIMALS INCLUDING HUMANS

Click on the image for key facts about the topic 'Animals Including Humans', covered in year 4. 

Key Vocabulary:


Key Knowledge:

Links to Food chain interactive:

 

RE
judaism

Click on the image for key facts about the topic 'Judaism', covered in year 4. 

 
history
The dark ages

lick on the image to open the KO to learn key knowledge, skills and vocabulary linked to the topic 'The Dark Ages', covered in year 4. 

 

history
The vikings

Click on the image to open the KO to learn key knowledge, skills and vocabulary linked to the topic 'The Vikings', covered in year 4. 

 
Art
abstract art

Click on the image to open the KO to learn key knowledge, skills and vocabulary linked to the topic 'Abstract Art', covered in year 4. 

 

Why not check out our web pages to explore further links to widen your thoughts on the curriculum? Click on the link below.

Useful Websites and Links

Game Zone

 

life skills

Have a look at the resources below with an adult.  Write down key rules for road safety and fire safety in your homework book.

ixl

Visit IXL and see how many activities you can score at least 90 on.  If you can reach 100 - even better!  You shouldn't spend more than 30 minutes on any one task - if you are struggling with a task ask for help or move on to a different task. Click on IXL below to be taken to IXL.