Today’s learning – Thursday 28th 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.

What is the root word of these words with the suffix -tion?

For example: completion -> complete

  • invention
  • injection
  • action
  • hesitation
  • stagnation
  • nomination
  • migration
  • conservation
  • selection

Writing:

Today, can you mend these ‘sick’ sentences? Can you add in adjectives and adverbs to make the sentences more interesting? Can you change the verbs to improve the sentences? You can also use a thesaurus to improve your vocabulary.

https://www.thesaurus.com/

The boy held out some food. The dragon ate it. He was green and had horns.

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Here are some videos you can watch, showing you how to improve the sentences given.

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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. What is Hiccup called by the boys in the tribe?
  2. What is Hiccup not good at naturally according to Old Wrinkly?
  3. What is the little problem that Hiccup feels that he has?
  4. Why does Hiccup feel that he cannot follow the Professor’s idea of training the dragon?
  5. Why did Hiccup go bright red in the face when Old Wrinkly revealed his secret about Dragon watching?
  6. What skill does Old Wrinkly suggest to Hiccup to train the dragon?
  7. Why does Hiccup think talking to the dragons will not work?
  8. What method does Hiccup think is a good method to train the dragon?
  9. What limitations does yelling have according to Old Wrinkly?
  10. What does Professor Yobbish’s book need according to Hiccup?

Maths:

Times tables starter:

Today in maths, we are learning about how to draw and make shapes with a given area. Watch the following video and have a go at the questions underneath on paper.

Making shapes

R.E. – The Qur’an:

The Qur’an is the Islamic holy book. Can you watch the video and read the following information to help you fill in the gaps in the sentences below? You can copy the sentences out on a piece of paper.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z4fgkqt

  • The Qur’an is the holy book for Muslims just like the Bible is for Christians.
  • It is written in Arabic.
  • Muslims believe that no part of the Qur’an can be changed or re-written because it is the word of God and so it is perfect.
  • Because Muslims believe the Quran IS the word of God they do the following to show their love and respect for it:
  • They perform Wudu (a special way of washing themselves) which involves washing their hands, faces, arms and feet.
  • Copies of the Qur’an are sometimes kept wrapped up in a cloth around it and they are always places on a high shelf in order to keep it safe and to show respect.
  • They put it on a special stand like the one in the picture so that it doesn’t touch the floor as the floor can be a dirty place and sometimes even smelly!
Wudu

Fill in the gaps:

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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