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 grammar,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/
Spelling: Practise your weekly spelling words: prefix, prepay, preview, prearrange, prejudge, premix, prepack
Today we will be working on prepositions.
A preposition is a word that tells you where or when something is in relation to something else.
Click on the following link to learn about prepositions:
Activity 2: Underline the prepositions in the passage below.
In his room, the trees began to twist and turn underneath Max’s bed. They rose up and over the bed frame, along the windowsill and around the door. Beside his bed, Max was curled in a ball, nervously watching the branches stretch out of the walls. Through the leafy bushes, Max could see a small wooden boat bobbing gently on top of the water. He slowly put his teddy down next to him and cautiously moved towards the boat. Was this a good idea? He didn’t know…
Stig of the Dump, Pages 82 & 83
As Barney and Stig came near one of the oak trees, Stig dropped to the ground and began crawling forward carefully.
“What is it, Stig?” asked Barney in a loud whisper. “Is it a fox? Where, Stig? I can’t see anything.”
Without looking round Stig waved his hand as if he wanted Barney to get down too. He dropped to his hands and knees, on to a bramble.
“Ouch!” yelped Barney. “It’s prickly!” And as he did so about twenty pigeons sprang into the air. Stig let loose an arrow into the flying flock, but somehow failed to hit anything.
Barney was trying to say something to Stig but there was such a fierce scowl on Stig’s face that Barney began to feel almost afraid of him.
Barney and Stig continued walking in silence. Stig splashed through the pools of rainwater without seeming to care how muddy his legs were getting. Barney walked more slowly behind, rather worried that the water might come over the tops of his boots. He saw Stig fit another arrow and raise his bow again. Across the track ahead strutted a proud cock pheasant, and before it knew what was happening Stig’s flint-tipped arrow struck. With a pounce, Stig picked up the body of the pheasant, pulled the arrow out, and stuck the pheasant behind him into his girdle. The long brown feathers wagged as if Stig had sprouted a tail as he walked on, but Barney was not at all happy about killing this pheasant.
1. What did Stig do when they came near one of the oak trees?
2. What happened that Barney said ‘ouch’?
3. How many pigeons were there?
4. … there was such a fierce scowl on Stig’s face…. What does this tell us about how Stig was feeling? Why was he feeling like that? (2 marks)
5. Why was Barney walking behind Stig more slowly?
6. What did Barney see Stig do again?
7. Find and copy a word from the text that means the same as ‘swoop suddenly’.
8. Was Barney happy about killing the pheasant?
Times table starter:
In maths, we will continue working on pictograms. Watch the video carefully by clicking on the links below and then have a go at answering the questions underneath on paper.
Today we will explore how the rise of wealth and trade created tensions among the people during the Bronze Age. Read the information given below carefully.
Bronze Age tensions
As farming improved during the Bronze Age, tribes got larger and started to spread out over the land. This led to tribes meeting each other. Sometimes they would be friendly but sometimes tensions arose.
Why did Bronze Age people fight?
Tribes would fight for lots of different reasons. Fighting would start if tribe leaders had an argument or were jealous of each other’s wealth. Tribes would also fight over land for farming, the mining of meatal and stealing from each other. Because of these tensions, tribes started to keep their animals, food and precious metals inside fenced villages.
The need for land
Village life was becoming more common and tribes were learning how to farm the land. Fighting would break out if tribes tried to take the land that belonged to another tribe. Taking farmland meant a tribe could grow more food, which would enable then to grow larger and stronger.
The importance of Bronze
Bronze was made by mixing tin and copper. It was used to make tools such as ploughs for farming. With metal axes, wood was easily chopped and boats and carts were made, allowing people to travel and trade. Not all tribes had a mine on their own land and would have fought with those who did.
The beginnings of raiding
Tribes that were able to trade food and metals became wealthy. It became fashionable for chiefs to show off their wealth and power by wearing expensive clothes and displaying powerful weapons. As tribes became richer, people became jealous of their wealth. Stealing treasures from other tribes became a tradition for some Bronze Age tribes.
Activity: After reading the information given above, can you write in your own words what were the reasons for tensions among the tribes of Bronze Age people?
Don’t forget to post your learning on Seesaw from today. We look forward to seeing all your work!
Mrs Dubey and Mrs Phelps