Year 4 Week 2 30/3/20

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Friday 3rd April – Day 10

MATHS

Remember to keep up with Mathletics and perhaps log on to Mathletics live at 11.00 to try playing with your classmates if you can.

Task 1: Using the answers that have been provided, look back at yesterday’s learning and check on how you did. What do you need to work on? Correct any mistakes.

Task 2: To complete our learning on Place Value, you are going to be completing a place value challenge. You have two sets of the digits from 0 to 9. Can you put the twenty digits into the five boxes to make the 4-digit numbers as close to each target as possible? The idea is to arrange these digits in the five boxes to make four-digit numbers as close to the target number as possible. You may use each digit once only. Once you have had a go, see if you can find another way of meeting the targets.

TIP: Cross out the numbers you have used as you go along.

Your teacher has already chosen their numbers. When the next work is uploaded, you can compare your numbers with theirs. Whoever is closest to the target scores one point. Let us know who the winner is!

You can do this task using the annotation tools on Showbie or using a pencil and paper. Make sure you add on here what your numbers are.

ENGLISH (Writing)

Make sure to be reading at least 15 minutes a day alongside completing these tasks.

Task 1: Look back at yesterday’s work and edit your writing. Look for these things to edit:

  • Spelling mistakes Capital letters and full stops.
  • Upgrading any of your language (adjectives, verbs)
  • Starting your sentences in different ways

Task 2: Identify the determiners by underlining them. Determiners are the words that come BEFORE the noun to give the reader information about it, for example, the number of nouns or who they belong to.

There are some examples of determiners to help you below:

CREATIVE CURRICULUM (PSHCE)

Let’s start by checking out our learning from yesterday.

It has been a very interesting and different two weeks for everyone. To end this week, we’d like you to focus on:

  • How well the past two weeks have gone
  • Any difficulties you faced
  • Think about how you overcame them.

We’d also like you to celebrate your success and think about how amazing you’ve been learning in a different environment. On the document provided, you can write your reflection thinking about the points above.

Thursday 2nd April – Day 9

MATHS

Remember to keep up with Mathletics and perhaps log on to Mathletics live at 11:00 to try playing with your classmates if you can.

Task 1: Using the answers that have been provided, look back at yesterday’s learning and check on how you did. What do you need to work on? Correct any mistakes.

Task 2: Using the link, have a go at the 9x tables speed test and let me know how you got on. https://www.timestables.co.uk/speed-test/

Task 3: You have been assigned a worksheet on rounding to 10,100 and 1000. Answer the Maths problems.

The answers will be posted tomorrow for you to self-mark and see how many you got right.

TIP: Remember that when rounding we can always draw our own number lines and find the nearest 10/100 or 1000 on either side.

For example, when rounding 6345 to the nearest 100, 6300 and 6400 are the nearest hundreds either side of 6345. Then find the middle (6350). We can then work out which it is closest to.

ENGLISH

Make sure you are reading at least 15 minutes a day alongside completing these tasks.

Task 1: Using the answers that have been provided, look back at yesterday’s learning and check on how you did. What do you need to work on? Correct any mistakes.

Task 2: Your writing task today will be to write a letter to Usain Bolt finding out more about him and asking him to visit your school.

Re-read over the reading comprehension from yesterday to remind you of some facts about Usain Bolt’s running career. Write out some reasons as to why you would want him to visit or some questions you may want to ask him. You can use some of these sentence stems to help structure your letter:

Introductions:
I think…
For this reason… I feel that…
I am sure that… It is certain…
I am writing to… Of course…
In the same way… On the other hand… In this situation…

Making your point:
Firstly, secondly, thirdly…
Furthermore… In addition… Also…
Finally… Likewise… Besides… Again…
Moreover… Similarly… Surely…
Certainly… Specifically… If…then…
because…

Details:
For example…
In fact…
For instance… As evidence…
In support of this…

Endings:
For these reasons…
As you can see… In other words… On the whole…
In short… Without a doubt… In brief…
Undoubtedly…

Success Criteria:

  • I have written in paragraphs
  • I have used some persuasive language
  • I have used facts in my writing

CREATIVE CURRICULUM

In Geography, we have been finding out about the countries of Europe, especially Provence in France. For today, you will be labelling some of the mountain ranges in Europe on a map. Try to use a map software (e.g. https://www.google.com/maps on a web browser or Apple Maps on iPad) and search for the mountain ranges listed below. Can you zoom out and find out which country they are in and label the European map on Showbie?

If you can’t use that software, look at the mountain information sheet and use it to label the mountain ranges:

  • The Alps
  • Ural Mountains
  • The Cantabrian Mountains
  • Scandinavian Mountains
  • The Appenines
  • The Pyrenees
  • The Caucasus

Once you’ve labelled the map, follow these links to find out more about The Alps, the tallest mountains in Europe. There’s videos to watch, information and a quiz at the end.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z3fycdm/articles/zb3ywty

Now test yourself on your knowledge by taking this quiz!

https://www.sporcle.com/games/mrsmith/mountain-ranges-of-europe

Wednesday 1st April – Day 8

MATHS

Remember to keep up with Mathletics and perhaps log on to Mathletics live at 11:00 to try playing with your classmates if you can.

Task 1: Using the answers that have been provided, look back at yesterday’s learning and check on how you did. What do you need to work on? Correct any mistakes.

Task 2: Using the link below, choose the Division Facts option to practise your ÷9 facts. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Task 3: You have been assigned worksheets on counting in 25s and negative numbers. Answer the Maths problems.

LI: I can count in 25s.

LI: I can count backwards past 0.

The answers will be posted tomorrow for you to self-mark and see how many you got right.

TIP 1: Remember that when writing negative numbers, you must write the negative symbol before the number. We also say negative and not minus.

TIP 2: Always look for what the difference is between the numbers given when spotting patterns.

ENGLISH

Remember to read for at least 15 minutes each day and check the answers to the previous day of learning.

Task 1: Using the answers that have been provided, look back at yesterday’s learning and check on how you did. What do you need to work on?

Task 2: You have been assigned a worksheet where you need to correct the spellings circled or identify the incorrect spellings and then correct them.

LI: I can spell words from the Year 3 and 4 spellings list.

The answers will be posted tomorrow for you to self-mark and see how many you got right.

Success Criteria:

  • Use your knowledge of prefixes, suffixes and root words to help you.
  • Use a dictionary to support you where needed.

CREATIVE CURRICULUM

Science focus.

Task 1: To round off our learning on Sound, today you are going to write a poem about sound. A list of key vocabulary has been included. You are free to create your poem in any style that you wish. A free verse poem, rhyming, acrostic or any other style that you can think of! The poem can be written onto a piece of paper that you have at home or typed onto the document provided. Try to use descriptive phrases and some onomatopoeia, such as high level adjectives and adverbs, smilies, metaphors and perhaps some personification if suitable.

Links have been included for you to get more ideas and vocabulary.

Task 2: If you are able to, perform it to a family member. You could even get them to record you so that you can upload it to Showbie and I can enjoy it too!

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/science/sound/how-are-sounds-created/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/music–science-ks2-what-is-sound/zbnmhbk

Key Vocabulary:

  • sound
  • air
  • vibration
  • loud
  • ear
  • quiet
  • travel
  • hard
  • sound waves
  • soft
  • vacuum
  • low
  • pitch
  • volume
  • high

Tuesday 31st March – Day 7

MATHS

Remember to keep up with Mathletics and perhaps log on to Mathletics live at 11.00 to try playing with your classmates if you can.

Task 1: Using the link below, choose the Time Tables option to practise your 9x tables. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Task 2: You have been assigned a worksheet on ordering numbers. Answer the Maths problems.

LI: I can order numbers to 9999.

The answers will be posted tomorrow for you to self-mark and see how many you got right.

TIP: Remember that when ordering numbers, we always start by looking at the highest place value. For example, in 3475 we look at the 3. In 942 we look at the 9. If the digits are the same, then we look at the digit to the right.

ENGLISH

Make sure to be reading at least 15 minutes a day alongside completing these tasks.

Task 1: Using the answers that have been provided, look back at yesterday’s learning and check on how you did. What do you need to work on? Correct any mistakes.

Task 2: LI: I can make inferences from the text.

Yesterday in English we practised using our retrieval skills to answer questions. Today we will be using those skills again but also making inferences.

Look at the text about Wimbledon. Read through the text twice to make yourself comfortable with the language and your understanding. Answer the questions below.

You can always use the Showbie annotation tool to answer them (use the typing tool!). Remember to answer in full sentences.

Success Criteria:

  • Use prior knowledge and experience to make a connection
  • Identify the point you want to make
  • Find the most relevant evidence to support this point (consider what the character says/does)

For the questions that ask ‘why’ or ‘how do you know think’, you will want to include evidence from the text to explain why you have made that point.

‘I think that… because in the text it says that…’
‘I think that Bolt felt… I think this because…’

CREATIVE CURRICULUM

Today we are going to be linking our Science learning on sound with Music. Go into the kitchen (with an adult) and find various objects that you can use to make a sound.

Some objects may make a louder sound, other objects may be much quieter. Some objects may make different sounds depending on where or how hard you hit it.

Task 1: perform your composition to an audience and if you can, record and save this to Showbie.

Task 2: write a comment explaining:

  • the different objects you used to make a sound
  • why you chose those objects
  • what you did to change the volume of noise

If you can, write this comment on Showbie.

Monday 30th March – Day 6

MATHS

Remember to keep up with Mathletics and perhaps log on to Mathletics live at 11:00am to try playing with your classmates if you can.

Please chant your 9x table and go onto https://www.timestables.co.uk to practise.

Task 1: Using the answers that have been provided, look back at yesterday’s learning and check on how you did. What do you need to work on?

Task 2: Let’s start with practising our four operations in Maths with these activities. Use a piece of paper to use the formal methods where appropriate.

Task 3: You have been assigned two problem solving activities on Mathletics. Complete ‘Swap the digits’ and ‘Swap the numbers’.

LI: I can use my knowledge of place value to solve problems.

ENGLISH

Make sure to be reading at least 15 minutes a day alongside completing these tasks.

Task 1: Using the answers that have been provided, look back at yesterday’s learning and check on how you did. What do you need to work on? Correct any mistakes.

Task 2: LI: I can retrieve and record information from the text.
Look at the text about Wimbledon. Read through the text twice to make yourself comfortable with the language and your understanding. Answer the questions below.
You can always use the Showbie annotation tool to answer them (use the typing tool!). Remember to answer in full sentences.

Success Criteria:

  • Identify key words in the question
  • Use organisational features of the text to find the relevant section (e.g. subheadings)
  • Skim and scan the text for key words from the question or synonyms
  • Identify the information needed
  • Check this answer makes sense in the context of the question

For the final question, you will want to include evidence from the text to explain why you have chosen those qualities.

‘I think that a person needs to be… because in the text it says that…’

CREATIVE CURRICULUM

Geography focus: This half term in Geography, we began to look at settlements. Settlements are places where people live and sometimes work. Your task today is to create a mind map comparing the different types of settlements that can be found within the UK.

  • hamlets
  • villages
  • towns
  • cities

The links below can be used to help you find more information about each settlement type.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zx72pv4/articles/zrbvjhv

https://www.3dgeography.co.uk/settlement-geography

https://www.3dgeography.co.uk/settlement-hierarchy

On your mind map you could include:

  • the different types of settlements
  • the features of each settlement
  • examples of each type of settlement within the UK
  • the positive and negative factors do some of your examples have

There is an example of what a mind map could like below.

Complete the mind map on a piece of paper. If you are using Showbie, you can either use the annotation tool to draw your mind map directly onto the page provided. Or you can take a picture of your work and upload it.

Leave a comment letting me know how you got on!

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