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Week beginning 6th July 2020

 

We hope that you enjoyed writing your own book in the style of 'Song of the Dolphin Boy' last week. Thank you for continuing to send all the hard work that you have been doing at home. Enjoy this week's learning!

 

If your teacher has asked you to prepare something for next Monday, make sure you are ready; we'll see you at 4pm! 

Reading and Writing

This half term our English work is all about the book ‘Song of the Dolphin Boy’. In the videos section of the website, you will find Miss Peat reading some chapters each week.

 

Monday

Listen to chapter 10 and 11

Song of the Dolphin boy reading 7

Your task is to think of something you are passionate about and plan a protest. What would you do to have a peaceful protest and how would you hope this would make a change? (You do not need to undertake your protest).

 

Tuesday

In the story, we have heard how plastic pollution and in particular in Song of the Dolphin Boy, how balloons can cause harm to dolphins and other sea creatures. This is a real life problem in our world today.

Today, your task is to research all about plastic pollution, noting down any facts you find out about the issue and how it is affecting sea creatures in our oceans.

Wednesday and Thursday

Over the next two days, your task is to take your research from yesterday and present it. You can choose to create a power point presentation or poster that is explaining the current plastic pollution problem.

Added extra: You could try to persuade your audience in your power point/poster to make better choices and how they can help with the problem.

 

Friday

Complete the reading comprehension below.  Read the text carefully then answer the questions.  (Remember 1 star questions are easier, 3 star questions are more challenging).

Maths

This week's maths learning is identifying different types of angles and investigating triangles and quadrilaterals.  Remember to watch the White Rose videos first.  After each set of White Rose questions, there is an extra task for each of the maths sets for some extra practice.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

Monday
Mr Greenwood's, Mrs Bonella's and Mrs Howard's Maths Group
Miss Cutts' and Miss Hill's Maths Group
Miss Peat's Maths Group
Tuesday
Mr Greenwood's, Mrs Bonella's and Mrs Howard's Maths Group
Miss Cutts' and Miss Hill's Maths Group
Miss Peat's Maths Group
Wednesday
Mr Greenwood's, Mrs Bonella's and Mrs Howard's Maths Group
Miss Cutts' and Miss Hill's Maths Group
Miss Peat's Maths Group
Thursday
Mr Greenwood's, Mrs Bonella's and Mrs Howard's Maths Group
Miss Cutts' and Miss Hill's Maths Group
Miss Peat's Maths Group

Friday

Problem Solving

For this week's problem, you will need to use your times tables knowledge to work out what numbers the different shapes represent. 

Where might you start? 

What can you tell from the first multiplication with three purple squares and a yellow semi-circle?
Perhaps you can use what you now know to help you with another calculation?
How will you remember what you have tried and what you have found out? 

You could use the recording sheet below to keep a note of what you think the shapes stand for.

 

There is an alternative problem if you want to try this instead where you have to find different ways of making 8.  Try to use as many operations as you can.  Can you think of a way of making 8 that no-one else will have thought of?  Can you change the starting point of one of your solutions and then tweak it a bit to find another way of making 8?

Some possible solutions can be found below.

History

We would like you to investigate the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of Britain as well as how they ruled the country. Life for Anglo-Saxons wasn’t always fair.  Follow the link to find out information about Anglo-Saxon society then complete the tasks. Write notes to help you with your work.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zxsbcdm/articles/zqrc9j6

Task 1: Label the map with the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms.

 

Task 2: Use the interactive picture on the website and use the information about different ranks in Anglo-Saxon society to complete one of the activities. (* is the easiest activity and *** is the trickiest).
*Use the pictures to write sentences about each person at the feast.
**Draw a picture of the feast, including all the different people at the table.
***Pretend you’re an Anglo-Saxon king of one of the Kingdoms in Britain.
Write a speech to your people, explaining what you will be like as their leader.
-Where are you king of?
-What roles will different people have in your kingdom?
-What are the laws and punishments of your kingdom?
-Why should people like you as their leader?

 

Character Curriculum  

Read the information about Tolerance. Your task is to create a piece of art work showing your understanding. You can choose how to present it; be creative! There are some examples below to give you some inspiration.

 

Spellings
This week,  we would like you learn words with the suffix ‘-ing’.  

bouncing       deciding      decreasing        imagining       measuring
punctuating    traipsing       including

Practise the year 4 words:  

naughty       favourite

 

Practise by using look, cover, write, check. Then put each word into a full sentence.

 

Please continue to read and record it in your organiser for 10 minutes every day.

 

Extra Learning

 

BBC Bitesize is still producing a range of daily lessons for different subjects.  You can find these using the link below:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

 

Get active!

Try ‘PE with Joe’, live on The Body Coach TV youtube channel at 9am on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

You could try to ‘workout to your name’. Spell out your name like an acrostic poem then write down what each letter represents from the picture below. Good luck!

Picture 1

Week beginning 29th June 2020 (last week)

 

Well done for all the hard work that you have been sending; please continue to email your teacher with the fantastic pieces you are doing.  We hope you have enjoyed the sunshine this week! It was lovely to see so many of you on the catch-up calls on Monday. We are looking forward to seeing you all again this Monday. 

 

If your teacher has asked you to prepare something for next Monday, make sure you are ready; we'll see you at 4pm! smiley

Reading & Writing

 

This half term our English work is all about the book ‘Song of the Dolphin Boy’. In the videos section of the website, you will find Miss Peat reading some chapters each week. There will also be a video to support you with your writing task J

In the video section, you will now find all of Miss Hill’s grammar videos from last half term. These may help you with grammar techniques to use in your writing.

 

Monday

1. Listen to chapters nine, ten and eleven of ‘Song of the Dolphin Boy’. These run across two videos.

Song of the Dolphin boy reading part 1

Song of the Dolphin Boy reading part 2

2. Write a diary entry from the perspective of Finn, explaining what has been happening to him recently.

Try to include:

* Dear diary and an ending

* Fronted adverbials

* Informal language

* Paragraphs

* Facts and feelings

 

Tuesday

Watch the video all about your writing task, talking you through how to structure your story. The video will support your writing task. We suggest pausing the video for each part of the story so that you can complete your story throughout the week.

You will also find Miss Hill’s grammar videos in the video section that you can watch to help you with writing techniques to use in your story J

Your task this week is to write your own story based on a Scottish myth.

Use the plan you created last week to help you. Find Miss Peat’s plan below to support your writing or if you struggled to plan last week.

Today, write your introduction.

Try to include:

* Expanded noun phrases

* Fronted adverbials

* Adverbs

* Exciting vocabulary

* Subordinate conjunctions

 

Wednesday

Today write your build up.

Try to include:

* Short snappy sentences

* Description without giving it away

* Repetition (in school we have previously looked at three ways):

- Anaphora

- Epistrophe

- Epizeuxis

Don’t forget to look at the video! Miss Peat talks you through some examples of these.

 

Thursday

Today write your climax.

Things to think about when writing this section:

- Using your senses – what noises might the children hear or make?

- How might the children communicate with the monster?

- How does Nessie respond to the children?

 

Friday

Today write your resolution.

Think about the emotions that the children and Nessie (if the Loch Ness Monster is in your story) feel.

Once you have finished, you might want to turn your story into an actual book by folding pieces of paper and including pictures, a front cover and a blurb!

Reading comprehension

 

This week, your reading comprehension is an extra activity.

Complete the reading comprehension below linked to the Anglo Saxons.  Read the text carefully then answer the questions.  (Remember 1 star questions are easier, 3 star questions are more challenging).

Maths

This week's maths learning is interpreting and presenting data on different types of charts.  Remember to watch the White Rose videos first.  After each set of White Rose questions, there is an extra task for each of the maths sets for some extra practice.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

Monday
Mr Greenwood's, Mrs Bonella's and Mrs Howard's Maths Group
Miss Cutts' and Miss Hill's Maths Group
Miss Peat's Maths Group
Tuesday
Mr Greenwood's, Mrs Bonella's and Mrs Howard's Maths Group
Miss Cutts' and Miss Hill's Maths Group
Miss Peat's Maths Group
Wednesday
Mr Greenwood's, Mrs Bonella's and Mrs Howard's Maths Group
Miss Cutts' and Miss Hill's Maths Group
Miss Peat's Maths Group
Thursday
Mr Greenwood's, Mrs Bonella's and Mrs Howard's Maths Group
Miss Cutts' and Miss Hill's Maths Group
Miss Peat's Maths Group

Friday

Problem Solving Challenge

This week's problem is to play a game with a member of your family.  You will need the dotty grid, a pencil and a dice.  You will need to use your strategic skills to help you win the game.  There is an extra challenge if you want it!  Good luck!

Science

Task 1: This week, you will be investigating the question, ‘how can you make wet clothes dry faster?’ Make a plan for your investigation by deciding on four or five different places where you can put your wet clothes.
*How will you make sure the test is fair?
*How will you decide which item has dried most quickly?
*Which item of clothing do you think will dry fastest? Make a prediction.

Now conduct your investigation.

 

When you have finished, write a conclusion explaining which item of clothing dried most quickly and why you think this is. Use the document below to help you plan out your investigation. 

Challenge: Can you explain using your knowledge of evaporation?

 

Task 2: Some of the children in school were interested in finding out about what happens to water when we have used it. You might like to investigate using this website:

https://www.severntrent.education/index.php

There are lots of great interactive activities linked to our work on water.

 

RE

For RE, we would like you to think about the qualities that a good leader has. Make a poster giving information about the following…

  • what qualities a good leader has e.g. good listening skills
  • famous effective leaders
  • a leader who has had an impact on you

Challenge- Jesus was an important leader for Christians, can you explain why?

 

Spellings
This week, we would like you to practise some words where the letters ‘cy’ make different sounds.  

cylinder    cyclone    emergency    efficiency    privacy    accuracy    mercy

 

Practise the Year 4 words:

imagine   sentence  

 

Revision words:

disconnected    abrasion   

 

Practise by using look, cover, write, check. Then put each word into a full sentence.

 

Please continue to read and record it in your organiser for 10 minutes every day.

 

Extra learning:

BBC Bitesize are producing a range of daily lessons for different subjects.  You can found these using the link below:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

 

Get active!

Try ‘PE with Joe’, live on The Body Coach TV YouTube channel at 9am on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

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