Monday’s learning – 1/3/21

Here is your learning for today! We will go through it on our Zoom call at 10:20 am and we can answer any questions you have. Answers for reading and maths will be posted later today, so you can check your work.

English – Writing:

DAILY SPELLING CHALLENGE!

Today, why not learn how to spell these tricky words. Or, if you think you already know them, get an adult or older sibling to test you! This blog post tells you some fun ways to practise spellings: https://www.lawfordmead.essex.sch.uk/blogs/year4/2020/03/16/spellings/

  • heard
  • heart
  • height
  • history

Spelling: This week we are going to work on adding suffixes that start with a vowel ‘ed’, ‘en’ and ‘ing’ to words containing more than one syllable. Click on the link below for more information.

Practise this week’s words using the look, cover, write, check technique. You can draw a grid like this out on a piece of paper:

Activity:

Reading:

Charlie and the chocolate factory, chapter 5, pages 23-24

“You mean people are actually going to be allowed to go inside the factory? Read it quickly what it says!” said Grandpa Joe excitedly.

“All right,” said Mr Bucket, “Listen.”

The newspaper notice said: I, Willy Wonka, have decided to allow five children to visit my factory this year. These lucky five will be shown around personally by me, and they will be allowed to see all the secrets and the magic of my factory. At the end of the tour, as a special present, all of them will be given enough chocolates and sweets to last them for the rest of their lives! So watch out for the Golden Tickets! Five Golden Tickets have been printed on golden paper, and these have been hidden underneath the ordinary wrapping paper of five ordinary bars of chocolate. These chocolate bars could be anywhere – in any shop in any town in any country in the world where Wonka’s Sweets are sold. And five lucky finders of these five Golden Tickets are the only ones who will be allowed to visit my factory and see what it’s like. Good luck and happy hunting! (Signed Willy Wonka)

“The man’s dotty!” muttered Grandma Josephine.

“He’s brilliant!” cried Grandpa Joe

1.  What was Grandpa Joe so excited to find out about?

2.  What did Mr Bucket start to read?

3.  How many children will be allowed to visit Wonka’s factory?

4.  Why does Wonka call these five children ‘lucky’?

5.  What was the special present that would be given to the chosen five children?

6.  How would the children be chosen? Explain in your own words.

7.  Grandma Josephine calls Mr Wonka as dotty. What do you think ‘dotty’ means?

8.  Do you agree with Grandpa Joe that Wonka was brilliant? Explain why/why not.

Click on the following link for chapter 5 of the book, Charlie and the Chocolate factory.

Maths:

Times table starter:

Today in maths, we are going to continue to work on compare lengths. Watch the video carefully by clicking on the link below and then have a go at answering the questions underneath on paper.

German:

Food in Germany To link with your topic for this term, follow these links to find out about:

a) Gummy Bears https://ukgermanconnection.org/kids/find-out-en/gummibaren/

Gummibären – The Voyage Kids – UK German Connection That’s right! – Gummibären (gummy bears) are a German invention!They were first created by Hans Riegel all the way back in 1922. Hans Riegel was the founder of the German sweet company Haribo and came from the city of Bonn in Germany . ukgermanconnection.org


b) Fast Food in Germany https://ukgermanconnection.org/kids/find-out-en/fast-food-in-germany/ 

c) Chocolate in Germany https://ukgermanconnection.org/kids/find-out-en/german-chocolate/

Write at least 3 facts about each topic that you have found out. 

Don’t forget to post your learning on Seesaw from today. We look forward to seeing all your work!

Mrs Dubey and Mrs Phelps

Home learning pack w/c 1/3/21

Here is the weekly home learning pack for this week.

The majority of the content is the same as the daily blogs but adapted slightly to avoid the need for external websites.

We are aware that moving from one link to another can be time-consuming for some so by uploading a week’s worth of learning we hope we can provide further support to those families who would prefer this method.

We have also created a home learning pack for children who may find the Year 3 work too challenging. Please find here:

Mrs Dubey and Mrs Phelps

Friday’s learning – 26/2/21

Hello year 3,

Here is your learning for today! We will go through it on our Zoom call at 10:20 am and we can answer any questions you have. Answers will be posted later today, so you can check your work.

English – Writing:

DAILY SPELLING CHALLENGE!

Today, why not learn how to spell these tricky words. Or, if you think you already know them, get an adult or older sibling to test you! This blog post tells you some fun ways to practise spellings: https://www.lawfordmead.essex.sch.uk/blogs/year4/2020/03/16/spellings/

  • grammar
  • group
  • guard
  • guide

Spelling: Practise your weekly spelling words: gardening, gardened, limited, limiting, developing, developed, listening, listened, covered, covering

Grammar: Consolidation of prepositions and imperative verbs.

Imperative verbs are action words , just bossier, that is why they are also called ‘Bossy verbs’!

Activity 1:

Prepositions: A preposition is a word that tells you where or when something is in relation to something else. Some examples are over, under beneath, outside etc. Click on the link below for more information.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/zw38srd

Activity 2: Have fun learning about prepositions by clicking on the following websites.

https://uk.ixl.com/ela/year-3/select-the-best-preposition-to-match-the-picture

https://uk.ixl.com/ela/year-3/select-the-best-preposition-to-complete-the-sentence

Reading comprehension:

Read the text below carefully and then answer the questions underneath on paper.

  1. What made Roald’s mother a good storyteller?
  2. Do you think Roald would have liked the Headmaster?
  3. What sport was he good at?
  4. What do you think the boys thought about being chocolate testers?
  5. Explain why he had to leave the RAF.
  6. How did Roald start writing children’s stories?
  7. What word did Roald Dahl use to describe how children saw adults around them?

Maths:

Times table starter:

Today in maths, we will learn to compare lengths. Watch the video carefully by clicking on the link below and then have a go at answering the questions underneath on paper.

PSHE – Picture news

This week’s story: The Egyptian authorities have built a 22-mile long wall around the resort of Sharm El-Sheikh to encourage more tourists to visit.

Question: Do walls divide us or protect us? 

Watch the following video for a virtual assembly all about this week’s news story! You may need to pause the video to give yourself some more time to think about the questions!

Here are some other activities you could have a go at:

Don’t forget to post your learning on Seesaw from today. We look forward to seeing all your work!

Mrs Dubey and Mrs Phelps

Reading and maths answers – 25/2/21

Reading:

1.  How many people worked in Willy Wonka’s factory some time ago? (1 mark)  thousands of people

2.  What did Willy Wonka ask all the workers in his factory, all of a sudden? (1 mark)  to leave and never come back

3.  What do you think the word ‘spies’ mean? (1 mark)  someone who secretly gathers information

4.  What did the spies do? (1 mark)  pretended to be workers and stole Willy Wonka’s secret recipes

5.  What happened in other factories because of the spies? (2 marks)   They started making the ice cream that never melted, chewing gum that never lost its flavour and sugar balloons that blew up to huge sizes.

6.  Copy a word from the text that means the same as ‘destroyed’. (1 mark)  ruined

7.  Find the evidence from the text that tells you that there were no longer any chocolates that got made in the factory. (3 marks)   factory became silent and deserted. The chimneys stopped smoking and machines stopped making any sounds.

Maths:

Mrs Dubey and Mrs Phelps

Thursday’s learning – 25/2/21

Here is your learning for today! We will go through it on our Zoom call at 10:20 am and we can answer any questions you have. Answers will be posted later today, so you can check your work.

English – Writing:

DAILY SPELLING CHALLENGE!

Today, why not learn how to spell these tricky words. Or, if you think you already know them, get an adult or older sibling to test you! This blog post tells you some fun ways to practise spellings: https://www.lawfordmead.essex.sch.uk/blogs/year4/2020/03/16/spellings/

  • grammar
  • group
  • guard
  • guide

Spelling: Practise your weekly spelling words: gardening, gardened, limited, limiting, developing, developed, listening, listened, covered, covering

Creative writing:

Look down!

Sentence challenge:

A preposition is a word that shows the relationship between one thing and another.

It may tell you where a thing is in relation to something else. E.g. The passengers watched from inside the plane.

It may tell you when something is in relation to another event. g. The excitement would not end until the plane landed.

Can you write 3 sentences for the picture above that contain prepositions?

Click on the link below for some ideas.

Story starter:

“Look! Look down there!” His voice could just about be heard above the sound of the aeroplane’s engine and the shrieking wind in their ears.

“Can you see it?”

Continue the story or write your own…

Reading:

Charlie and the chocolate factory, chapter 4, pages 18-19

The next evening, Grandpa Joe went on with his story.” You see Charlie,” he said, “not so very long ago, there used to be thousands of people working in Mr Willy Wonka’s factory. Then all of a sudden, he had to ask every single one of them to leave and never to come back.”

“But why?” asked Charlie.

“Because of spies.”

 “All the other chocolate makers got jealous and started sending spies to steal Wonka’s secret recipes. The spies pretending to be workers, found out exactly how a certain special thing was made.”

Grandpa Joe continued, “The spies went back to their own factories to tell and soon other chocolate makers were making the ice cream that never melted, chewing gum that never lost its flavour and sugar balloons that blew up to huge sizes. Mr Wonka shouted, “ This is terrible, there are spies everywhere! I’ll be ruined. I shall have to close the factory!”

 “Then he shut the main gates and fastened them with a chain. Suddenly, Wonka’s factory became silent and deserted. The chimneys stopped smoking and machines stopped making any sounds.”

1.  How many people worked in Willy Wonka’s factory some time ago? (1 mark)

2.  What did Will Wonka ask all the workers in his factory, all of a sudden? (1 mark)

3.  What do you think the word ‘spies’ mean? (1 mark)

4.  What did the spies do? (1 mark)

5.  What happened in other factories because of the spies? (2 marks)

6.  Copy a word from the text that means the same as ‘destroyed’. (1 mark)

7.  Find the evidence from the text that tells you that there were no longer any chocolates that got made in the factory. (3 marks)

Click on the following link for chapter 4 of the book, Charlie and the Chocolate factory.

Maths:

Times table starter:

Today in maths, we will continue to learn about equivalent lengths. Watch the video carefully by clicking on the link below and then have a go at answering the questions underneath on paper.

DT:

As a part of DT, you are going to be making your own pizza! Today, you will research and plan for it. Your computing lesson from yesterday will come in handy as you would have hopefully finalised your choice of toppings. You are going to go on the internet and find the information to fill in the planning grid given below. You will be using your planning sheet from today to make your own pizza next week!

Don’t forget to post your learning on Seesaw from today. We look forward to seeing all your work!

Mrs Dubey and Mrs Phelps

Reading and maths answers – 24/2/21

Reading:

1. What did prince Pondicherry want Mr Willy Wonka to do? (2 marks)  to go all the way to India and build him a colossal palace entirely of chocolate

2.  Find a word that means ‘extremely large’. (1 mark)  colossal

3.  How many rooms did the palace have? What was everything made out of? (2 marks)  The palace had one hundred rooms and everything was made of either dark or light chocolate.

4.  What came pouring out when you turned on the taps in the bathroom? (1 mark)  hot chocolate

5.  Why did Mr Wonka warn the prince to eat his palace right away? (1 mark)  because it was hot and it would all melt

6.  What happened to the palace and why? (2 marks)  The whole palace melted because it was a very hot day!

7.  Why was it a strange thing that no one ever went in or came out of the factory? (2 marks)  It was strange because if there were people working inside, they would surely want to go back home in the evening like everyone does.

Maths:

Mrs Dubey and Mrs Phelps

Wednesday’s learning – 24/2/21

Here is your learning for today! We will go through it on our Zoom call at 10:20 am and we can answer any questions you have. Answers will be posted later today, so you can check your work.

English – Writing:

DAILY SPELLING CHALLENGE!

Today, why not learn how to spell these tricky words. Or, if you think you already know them, get an adult or older sibling to test you! This blog post tells you some fun ways to practise spellings: https://www.lawfordmead.essex.sch.uk/blogs/year4/2020/03/16/spellings/

  • grammar
  • group
  • guard
  • guide

Spelling: Practise your weekly spelling words: gardening, gardened, limited, limiting, developing, developed, listening, listened, covered, covering

Activity: Write descriptive sentences using this week’s tricky words: grammar, group, guard, guide

Writing: Today, we will learn about the features of an instructional text. Click on the following link to learn more about it.

Activity: Using the checklist, spot the features of an instruction text in the text given below:

Reading:

Charlie and the chocolate factory – chapter 3,  pages 15-16

Grandpa Joe told Charlie that Prince Pondicherry wrote a letter to Mr Willy Wonka to come all the way to India and build him a colossal palace entirely of chocolate.

Mr Wonka built a palace that had one hundred rooms and everything was made of either dark or light chocolate! The bricks, cement, windows, walls and ceiling were all made of chocolate, so were the carpets, pictures, furniture and beds. When you turned on the taps in the bathroom, hot chocolate came pouring out.

When it was all finished, Mr Wonka warned the prince to start eating the palace right away as it won’t last very long. “Nonsense!” shouted the prince. “I’m not going to eat my palace. I’m going to live in it!” Very soon, came a very hot day and the whole palace melted!

Grandpa Joe also told Charlie another strange thing. He told Charlie that no one ever goes in or come out of the factory!

1.  What did prince Pondicherry want Mr Willy Wonka to do? (2 marks)

2.  Find a word that means ‘extremely large’. (1 mark)

3.  How many rooms did the palace have? What was everything made out of? (2 marks)

4.  What came pouring out when you turned on the taps in the bathroom? (1 mark)

5.  Why did Mr Wonka warn the prince to eat his palace right away? (1 mark)

6.  What happened to the palace and why? (2 marks)

7.  Why was it a strange thing that no one ever went in or came out of the factory? (2 marks)

Click on the following link for chapter 3 of the book, Charlie and the Chocolate factory.

Maths:

Times table starter:

Today in maths, we will learn about equivalent lengths. Watch the video carefully by clicking on the link below and then have a go at answering the questions underneath on paper.

Computing:

In today’s lesson, you are going to learn about using a search engine.

What is a search engine?

Search engines are special websites that make it easy for you to find a website or page in an instant. Popular search engines include Google, Yahoo! and Bing.

Each search engine works in a similar way. If you go to a search engine’s homepage, you’ll find a single box. You simply type whatever you want to search for into that box.​​​​​​​

Search engines are a great way to find things on the web. If you search carefully you can find reliable and trustworthy information.

Keywords in your search criteria

You need to think carefully about the keywords you enter in your search. They need to be relevant. You also need to think about the number of keywords that you use, too. If you use too few keywords you could get too many results and they won’t all be relevant. However, if you use too many keywords, you might get no results at all.

Activity: Your task today is to use the internet to search for your DT project – making a pizza.

You should research photos and images of:

• different types of pizza

• pizza toppings

You are then going to select your favourite image (favourite pizza and favourite toppings) and save it on your tablet, laptop, desktop etc.

Also, use the search engine for instructions on how to make a pizza. If you want, you can save these also on your laptop.

Don’t forget to post your learning on Seesaw from today. We look forward to seeing all your work!

Mrs Dubey and Mrs Phelps

Grammar, reading, maths and science answers – 23/2/21

Grammar:

Reading:

1.  What was Charlie’s dinner most of the time?  Watery cabbage soup

2.  Why did Charlie visit his grandparent’s room in the evening?  to listen to their stories and to say good night

3.  Write the similes describing Charlie’s grandparents. (2 marks)  They were as shrivelled as prunes and as bony as skeletons.

4.  What adjective has been used to describe grandparents’ faces? (1 mark)  wrinkled

5.  What did the grandparents look forward to all day long and why? (2 marks)  They loved Charlie who was the only bright thing in their lives and his evening visits were something they looked forward to all day long.  

6.  How did Grandpa Joe describe Mr Willy Wonka? (3 marks)  the most amazing, the most fantastic and the most extra ordinary chocolate maker

Maths:

Science:

Activity 1:

Activity 2:

Mrs Dubey and Mrs Phelps

Tuesday’s learning – 23/2/21

Here is your learning for today! We will go through it on our Zoom call at 10:20 am and we can answer any questions you have. Answers will be posted later today, so you can check your work.

English – Writing:

DAILY SPELLING CHALLENGE!

Today, why not learn how to spell these tricky words. Or, if you think you already know them, get an adult or older sibling to test you! This blog post tells you some fun ways to practise spellings: https://www.lawfordmead.essex.sch.uk/blogs/year4/2020/03/16/spellings/

  • grammar
  • group
  • guard
  • guide

Spelling: Practise your weekly spelling words: gardening, gardened, limited, limiting, developing, developed, listening, listened, covered, covering

Click on the link below to understand the use of suffixes, ‘ed’ and ‘ing’ and how it changes the root word.

Activity:

Grammar:

In grammar today, we will learn about imperative verbs. They are also known as bossy verbs and are generally used to write instructions. Click on the following bitesize link. There is a video for you to look at and three activities to do.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zv98jhv

Activity 1: Circle the imperative verbs in these commands.

Reading:

Charlie and the chocolate factory – chapter 2, pages 9-10

In the evenings, after finishing his dinner of watery cabbage soup, Charlie always went to his grandparent s room, to listen to their stories, and then to say good night.

Charlie’s grandparents were over ninety. They were as shrivelled as prunes and as bony as skeletons. They lay huddled in the bed, dozing the time away. But as soon as they heard Charlie’s voice, all four of them would suddenly sit up and their wrinkled faces would light up with smiles of pleasure.

They loved Charlie. He was the only bright thing in their lives and his evening visits were something they looked forward to all day long.

One evening Charlie asked his grandparents if it was true that Wonka’s factory was the biggest in the world. He also asked if Mr Willy Wonka was really the cleverest chocolate maker in the world. “My dear boy,” said Grandpa Joe, “Mr Willy Wonka is the most amazing, the most fantastic, the most extraordinary chocolate maker the world has ever seen!”

1.  What was Charlie’s dinner most of the time?

2.  Why did Charlie visit his grandparent’s room in the evening?

3.  Write the similes describing Charlie’s grandparents. (2 marks)

4.  What adjective has been used to describe grandparents’ faces? (1 mark)

5.  What did the grandparents look forward to all day long and why? (2 marks)

6.  How did Grandpa Joe describe Mr Willy Wonka? (3 marks)

Click on the following link for chapter 2 of the book, Charlie and the Chocolate factory.

Maths:

Times table starter:

Today in maths, we are going to continue working on measuring length. Watch the video carefully by clicking on the link below and then have a go at answering the questions underneath on paper.

Science:

In science today, we will be learning about the different food groups and explore what a balanced diet looks like.

The different food groups are:

  • Fruits and vegetables: We should aim to eat at least five portions of fruits and vegetables a day. They are a good source of vitamins, minerals and fibre.
  • Carbohydrates: Carbohydrates give us energy. Some examples are rice, potatoes, pasta, bread etc.
  • Dairy: Milk, cheese, yoghurt and fromage frais are all dairy products. They are an important source of calcium, which helps keep our bones and teeth strong and healthy.
  • Proteins: They help repair our bodies themselves. Some examples of protein rich food are beans, lentils, fish, nuts, eggs and meat.
  • Fats: They help store energy for our bodies. Some examples are butter, fried food and cheese. All types of fat are high in energy and should be consumed sparingly. Too much of fat-rich is not good for our bodies.

Click on the following links for more knowledge about different food groups and a balanced diet.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrffr82/articles/zppvv4j

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well/the-eatwell-guide/

Activity 1: Fill in the blank spaces with a suitable word from the word bank given below.

Activity 2: Label the eat well plate given below and draw the different foods in it.

Challenge: Think like a scientist!

Don’t forget to post your learning on Seesaw from today. We look forward to seeing all your work!

Mrs Dubey and Mrs Phelps