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Week 15 - wc 29 June 2020

Welcome Year 4 to Week 15!

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 fractions, in particular finding unit fractions of different amounts and calculating equivalent fractions.
  • As an alternative or extra task, use the Internet or books to look up the weights of 10 different adult dinosaurs. Then use a bar chart (remember to provide it with a title and to label the axes) to present the data before writing at least five statements about what it shows e.g. Which is the heaviest / lightest? What is the different between the heaviest and lightest? Are dinosaurs with four legs heavier than ones with two? Is one of the dinosaurs heavier than 2 or 3 of the others combined?
  • 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 ‘super’ such as supermarket, superhuman and supersonic. The prefix ‘super’ means ‘above’. 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

This week we are beginning a new writing task based ‘Talk for Writing’ approach we have been using in English this year. It will be based on the text ‘The Impossibly Possible Bookshop’ by Kit Pennington and as before is broken up into smaller activities to be completed daily over a duration of three weeks.

Day One (see English Day One pdf):

  • Read introduction on p.2
  • Read the story p.3-6 (there is a link to an audio version)
  • Let’s Chat about the Story p.7
  • True-Or-False Quiz p.8
  • CHALLENGE: Detective questions p.9

Day Two (see English Day Two pdf):

  • What happened when? p.10
  • Wonderful words p.11
  • Unfamiliar words p.12

Day Three (see English Day Three pdf):

  • Character activities p.13-15

Day Four (see English Day Four pdf):

  • Settings p.16
  • Word work – prepositions p.18
  • CHALLENGE: Shoe-box and flower-pot worlds p.17

Day Five (see English Day Five pdf):

  • 10 things found in a Tree Goblin’s suitcase p.19
  • Poetry activity p.20

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.
  • Maddie Moate and Greg Foot go live every weekday at 11am to talk about science, nature and gardening! Maddie is the host of CBeebies series "Do You Know?" and BBC Earth's "Earth Unplugged". Greg is a Science Journalist on BBC TV & Radio, a successful YouTuber & podcaster. Available at https://www.youtube.com/user/maddiemoate
  • 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, stay safe and have fun.

The Year 4 team.