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Week 14 - wc 22 June 2020

Welcome Year 4 to Week 14!

This week, we would like the children, if possible, to complete:

Maths, Reading, Spelling

  • We have set 5 new My Maths activities for this week which all revolve around mental division and multiplication (including the use of bar models).
  • As an alternative or extra task, conduct an investigation into the following question: When a coin is tossed it is equally likely to come down ‘heads’ or ‘tails’? Begin by predicting how many ‘heads’ and how many ‘tails’ you would expect if you tossed the coin 100 times. Now test this out. Toss a coin 100 times, recording your results in a tally chart. Next, repeat the experiment again then present your data in the form of a bar chart using different coloured towers for the first and second tests (don’t forget to provide a title and to label both axes). Finally, examine your results. Was your prediction close? Were there any surprises? Are the results similar or very different? Why do you think they are?
  • Continue to practice times tables, especially the trickier 6, 7, 8, 9 and 12s. As previously mentioned, a good resource for this are the Mad Minute challenges at http://www.snappymaths.com/multiplication/multiplication.htm. The website also provides a number of games for each times table.
  • Continue reading for 20 minutes at least three times a week which should then be recorded in their Reading Records.
  • Complete the 3 reading comprehension activities. These have been differentiated. One star = Starting out. Two stars = Getting there. Three stars = Super confident (see attached documents).
  • The spelling rule for this week is words which begin with the prefix ‘inter’ such as interpret, interview and interrupt. The prefix ‘inter’ means ‘between’ or ‘among’. Use the Internet and/or a dictionary to find 10 words that also use this prefix, define each one and then write a sequence of sentences or even a short story that uses them.

Writing

  • During the previous two weeks you have been working on a writing activity based on the story ‘Mission Possible’ by Kit Pennington, which uses the ‘Talk for Writing’ approach we have been using in English this year. Now that the planning is completed (Day 8), we would now like you to spend this week drafting, editing and evaluating your spy stories. A step by step guide for each paragraph is provided on the ‘Spy story lesson sequence’ PowerPoint. Moreover, there are links to sentence starters and writing scaffolds to provide extra support for anyone who feels they need it.

Day Eleven (slides 1-15)

- Draft the story opening.

Day Twelve (slides 16-27)

- Draft story build-up.

Day Thirteen (slides 28-38)

- Draft story problem.

Day Fourteen (slides 39-49)

- Draft story resolution and ending.

Day Fifteen (slides 50-62)

- Sentence editing activity.

- Edit and evaluate your spy story.

Extra challenge

- Design a front cover and blurb for your story (see slide 60). Provide a book review for your new story (see slide 61).

Other projects/ activities that children could do

  • We would like the children to complete a further 1-2 activities from the ‘Summer 2’ task grid (see attached document) which also includes a range of appropriate science, geography and RE activities which would have been covered this half-term.
  • Choose from a wide range of sites and activities listed on the ‘Other things to do’ word document.

PE

  • A selection of activities / sites is provided on the ‘PE ideas and activities’ word document.

Many thanks,

The Year 4 team