I hope you had a wonderful week last week lovely Lapwings!
I have once again set maths and English learning for the week and you have the family challenge to have a go at too.
Stay safe. Miss Marriott
Maths – we are moving on to shape this week as we have not done this during the year.
^^ We are following the week commencing 6/7/20 on White Rose Maths – I have attached the link to the videos – https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/. The worksheets and answers are attached as PDFs.
- Monday – identify angles.
- Tuesday – compare and order angles.
- Wednesday – triangles.
- Thursday – quadrilaterals.
Friday – practical day – can you find acute, obtuse and right angles in your home? What is the biggest one you can find? What is the smallest? Can you find any of these that occur naturally on a nature walk? How many quadrilaterals and triangle shapes can you find in nature or around your home? If you would like to add any pictures or examples of these to our blog then feel free. If you would like to do some extra learning, feel free to try the BBC bitesize Friday challenge on the WRM website.
- EASIER ^ I have attached 4 clear and straightforward sheets for the week focusing on angles and identifying shapes. Please complete the above practical activity on Friday too. These videos are great for understanding angles https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zb6tyrd/articles/zg68k7h and the different shapes that are mentioned in the sheets/their properties https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvmxsbk.
- HARDER ^^^ If you would like extra shape and angle challenges, there are lots to choose from here https://nrich.maths.org/public/topic.php?group_id=39&code=77, I recommend ‘finding 60’ and ‘triangles in a circle’ in particular, but you are welcome to try others – some are very hard!
- I have also set several related 2Dos on Purple Mash.
- Daily – TT rockstars – keep practising!
- I have attached a booklet from Oxford Owl with ideas for games – you could try the 4 times tables snap cards, the 6 x table treasure hunt, the what’s missing game and silly rhymes and rhythms.
There is a lot of reading to do as part of your English work this week.
How many of these bingo squares can you tick off/have you read? Could you try to read some more, different types of books over the next few weeks and tick some more off?
This week I would like you to focus on words that have something to do with English. Do some ‘look, cover, write, check’ to test how many you can spell.
^^^ Can you explain how each of them link to English and what word type they are? Can you think of any other words that are in the same word family as them or change the tense of them?
^^ List A:
February, Grammar, Imagine, Library, Often, Sentence, Occasionally, Therefore, Though, Although.
^ List B:
Book, What, When, Where, How, Why.
Ideas for helping you to practise these daily:
- Make the words out of Lego or other tactile objects like Play-doh.
- Write in an interesting writing style, colours or places e.g. chalk on pavement or on bricks (with permission)/sticks in a wood/paint etc.
- Think of a sound or action to go with each word – play charades with this – act it out – can you guess and spell the word with an adult/sibling?
- Spell the words with scrabble tiles.
- Make up a silly song or dance to help you remember the meaning and the spelling of the word.
We have an exciting week with a virtual visitor and a writing masterclass at Wicklewood – some of you may remember Luke Temple from previous visits! He is back again with new books, videos and activities. Enjoy your learning this week!
Over the course of the week, I would like you to challenge yourself to read his book (attached as a PDF), it is quite long so feel free to share the reading with an adult and do a bit each day.
Monday – Page 2: Can I retrieve information from a text?
Watch Luke Temple read the chapter on page 2 and discuss what you notice about the chapter with an adult. What do you like about the chapter? What is it about? Is there any language or anything else that you do not understand?
As above + how does the vocabulary add to the description/effectiveness in this chapter – which words do you think work particularly well? Can you summarise what happened?
Can you predict what might happen in the next chapter?
As above + what other things can you comment on from this chapter using your VIPERS skills? Can you use a skill that you have not used yet today?
Tuesday – Pages 5/6: Can I understand how to write an exciting description?
Similes task 1.
As above + adjective task 2.
As above + metaphors task 3 + alliteration task 4.
Wednesday – Pages 7/8: Can I use senses to describe and engage the reader?
As above + task 6 + 7 on show don’t tell activity
As above + can you up level the sentences given to make them even better using a greater range of devices and vocabulary? Edit your sentences carefully. Read them to somebody what can they feel/smell/see/hear/taste from your description.
+ task 8 on show don’t tell activity.
Thursday – Page 9: Can I use short sentences to add impact?
Read the information and watch the video on page 9.
Can you write some short sentences?
As above + task 9.
As above + write a long and short version of sentences – when do you think long sentences work best, when do you think short sentences work best, why is this? Can you refine your ideas to make a sentence as short as possible whilst having impact and getting the meaning across? How short can you make the sentence?
Friday – Page 10: Can I edit a paragraph to make it more exciting?
Task 10 – read the paragraph given then change some adjectives, conjunctions and add at least one exclamation mark.
You can send any questions you have about how to write a successful story to Luke via email – instructions are attached on the PDF booklet – he will send responses back to us and help you!
If you would like to design a new front cover then this is an activity at the end of the booklet so feel free to do this too.
As above + look at the examples of how other children have edited it to help you. Can you change more of the description and words to make it more exciting?
As above + how else can you improve this – can you add similes, metaphors, alliteration, alter the length of sentences, use different punctuation.
Have a wonderful week! Don’t forget to email me work or share anything you do on our class blog!