Today’s learning – Wednesday 27th January

Here is your learning for today! We will go through it on our Zoom call at 11am and we can answer any questions you have. Answers for the work 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/

  • heart
  • height
  • history

Spelling:

This week, we are going to be learning words with the suffix -tion. A suffix is a group of letters added to the end of a word to change its meaning.

Features of a non-chronological report:

Last week, you will have researched information about the Anglo-Saxons. We are going to use that research next week to start writing a non-chronological report. Today, we are going to look at the features of a non-chronological report. First of all, watch this video to learn more:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/english-ks1-ks2-how-to-write-a-non-chronological-report/zvbtscw

Here is an example of a non-chronological report about Vikings:

Sneyd Academy on Twitter: "An excellent non chronological report that  earned a headteachers sticker today.… "

Non-chronological reports have the following features:

  • Title
  • Subheadings
  • Paragraphs
  • Past tense (some are written in present tense, but as the Anglo-Saxons lived a long time ago, we will be using the past tense).
  • Third person
  • Pictures with captions

Can you spot the above features in this example? If you can’t print a copy, look carefully at the examples, list the features and write down any features you spot next to it on a piece of paper.

English – Reading:

This half term, we will be reading How To Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell. Read the text and have a go at answering the questions underneath. I have put the text and questions both as a picture and a document. They are both the same but you can decide which is easier to view on your device.

  1. Where was Hiccup’s dragon sleeping?
  2. What is Hiccup’s mother called?
  3. What does the following sentence mean?   ‘Old Wrinkly had taken up soothsaying in his old age, mostly unsuccessfully.’
  4. Why did Hiccup say that he has become even more a laughing stock?
  5. What does reproachfully mean?
  6. How many times is the sea dragon bigger that the dragons that the boys have caught?
  7. Why do you think Hiccup felt the Old Wrinkly was getting off the point?
  8. What was Hiccup worried about?
  9. Why does Hiccup need to learn to become a hero the hard way?
  10. What does Old Wrinkly suggest that the Hero of the future need to have?

Maths:

Times tables starter:

Today in maths, we are learning about finding the area of a 2D shape by counting the squares. Watch the following video and have a go at the questions underneath on paper.

Counting squares

Science – Classification keys:

A classification key is one way to classify (sort) and name living things. When using a classification key to identify living things, we use yes/no questions. Watch this video from last week as a reminder:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zxjj6sg/articles/z9cbcwx

Can you complete the following classification keys by starting at the top and working your way down each branch? You can write the name in the blank boxes.

Challenge: Can you create your own classification key using yes/no questions?

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

Miss Jennings and Mrs Ganes

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