Ideas for writing!

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This week, why not have a go at the following activities based on this image?

Question time!

Discuss these questions with your family or write the answers down on a piece of paper.

Which animal would be suited to working in the health clinic?

Can you give suggestions as to the occupations of the other animals in the picture?

If you could have any job, what would it be and why?

If you could be any animal, what would it be and why?

What problems might they encounter in Animal Town that humans don’t encounter in human towns?

Are there any similar problems that both animals and humans experience?

Would animals be better off without humans? Would humans be better off without animals?

Sick sentences!

These sentences are ‘sick’ and need help to get better. Can you help by improving them? How about adding in some adjectives or adverbs? Or improving the verbs that have been used?

A lion sat on the van. A giraffe put his head out through the window. The zebra walked across the road.

Sentence challenge!

Can you use verbs and adverbs to describe what each of the animals in the picture are doing?

E.g. The zebra meanders lethargically across the road.

Nonchalantly, the orangutan lounges on the bench.

You could experiment by using adverbs in different places in your sentences.

Here are some verbs and adverbs you could use:

Story starter!

Get a piece of paper or a computer and continue the story!

Most visitors are a little shocked (to put it mildly) when they arrive at Animal Town. Despite the fact that the name of the town gives a slight indication to passers-by that the inhabitants of the town are ‘not normal’, it’s as if people don’t believe things until the see them with their own eyes!

Once you get used to being in Animal Town – or so they say – seeing an orangutan behind a desk in a sheriff’s office and upholding the law to an impeccably high standard becomes relatively ‘normal’…

Imagine you are a visitor in Animal Town. Try to describe your experience.

Alternatively, you could be one of the residents…

We look forward to seeing your fantastic writing!

Share your home learning with us!

We have created a way to share some of your brilliant home learning with us!

This is what you need to do:

  1. Download ‘Seesaw Class’ app on a tablet or phone.
  2. Select ‘I am a Student’
  3. Scan the QR code

To post a picture of your work:

  1. Select the green plus at the top of the page
  2. Select ‘Photo’, ‘Video’, ‘Drawing’, ‘Note’ or ‘Upload’.
  3. When you have uploaded your work, annotate you work with your first name only (if you are able to) and then select the green tick
  4. Choose which class you are in and then the green tick again

NOTE TO PARENTS: Children are familiar with SeeSaw as we use it in class.

Things you should know:

  1. We have made this secure so no-one else can access your work or pictures.
  2. You will not be able to see other children’s work and others cannot see your work.
  3. Because it is secure, you will not be able to see your work once you’ve submitted it BUT don’t worry, we will still be able to see it.

We look forward to seeing your work and you enjoying your learning.

Miss Jennings and Miss Mullinger

Spellings!

This week, why not have a go at revising the prefixes in-, im-, il- and ir-?

  1. What is a prefix? Tell your parents, brother, sister or grandparents over video chat? If you can’t remember, this video clip should remind you: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/english-ks2-wonderful-words-prefixes/zknd7nb

2. Can you match the following root words with the correct prefix: in-, im-, il- or ir-?

legal, possible, regular, accurate, relevant, perfect, legible

HINT! Remember the following rules:

Use im- if the root word begins with m or p, use il- if the root word begins with l and use ir- if the root word begins with r.

3. Can you look, say, cover, write and check the words using this website? https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/look-say-cover-write-check-288107.htm

4. Have a go at these fun games: https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/games-288107.htm

5. Have a go at this wordsearch: https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/printable-resources/wordsearch-small/wordsearch-288107.htm

6. Can you get a parent, brother, sister or grandparent over video chat to test you on the following words? Mark them together and then keep practising using the games above if you need to! This website has even more words you could learn: https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/printable-resources/word-list-288107.pdf

Remember to keep practising the Year 3/4 words too! You can find them here along with some fun ideas for practising spellings: https://www.lawfordmead.essex.sch.uk/blogs/year4/2020/03/16/spellings/

Reminder: Maths learning at home!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

The above is a link to White Rose’s home learning page: they include a video linked to the skill that is being taught, a task and a set of answers too!

The upcoming lessons are exactly what we would have been learning if we were in school!

Whilst you can complete the lessons whenever you would like, how about joining the Maths Party everyday at 10am?

AND REMEMBER… KEEP PRACTISING YOUR TIMES TABLES! Here are some good websites to help you: https://www.lawfordmead.essex.sch.uk/blogs/year4/2020/03/16/times-tables-practice/

The Digestive System!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z27kng8

The above link has 5 videos all about what happens to our food inside our bodies! Can you watch all the videos and have a go at the following activities?

E.g. Dear Diary,

Today has been a whirlwind! It all began when…

  • Draw a labelled diagram of the digestive system inside our bodies. You could do this on a piece of paper or an old white t-shirt.

We would love to see all your work! Miss Jennings and Miss Mullinger

New week, new Picture News!

This week’s story: How people are keeping their spirits up in changing times!

Question: Can you think of ways to remain positive during difficult times?

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 additional ideas for you to have a go at!

Home Learning for German

This website is great and has lots to do, from finding out about Germany, to learning lots of new language. https://ukgermanconnection.org/kids/

Explore the sections on Find Out, Make and Do, Games and Quizzes, Stories and Songs, Fun with German. 

Practise the topics you have learnt this year on german-games.net – most of you have used this website in class. You click on Topics and choose a topic, do the tutorial and then play the games. If you are wanting a challenge, choose a topic you haven’t learnt yet and learn some new words. 

You could try and cook a German recipe https://www.tasty-german-recipe.com/kid-recipes.html with the help of an adult of course. There are lots of recipes on this site. Take a photo of what you make to show us.

You could find out about one of these topics and do a project on it: German cars, German sports stars, German football teams, a town or region in Germany……

Viel Spaß! (Have fun!)

Bis bald,

Frau Lees

CBBC – Hey, what if…?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000fzn3

Have a look daily at these interesting questions posed and discussed on CBBC. They are available on iPlayer to catch up if you cannot watch at the time it is shown. Pick your favourite ‘what if…’ question and write your own thoughts and opinions on the topics…

Elevenses!

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

When you are taking a break at home, why not listen to one of these David Walliams stories? A new short story from ‘The World’s Worst Children’ is being uploaded everyday! Enjoy!

Picture News at home!

We use these resources every week in school and you can still enjoy them at home!

This week’s story: Galactic plans first visitor trip to space

Question: Do you think that space tourism is a good idea?

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 additional ideas for you to have a go at!