Today’s learning – Friday 29th 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/

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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.

Have a go at this wordsearch to find your spelling words:

Writing:

Can you write a story based on this image? Can you use ambitious vocabulary to describe what you would see, hear, think or feel?

resource image

Here is a story starter, which you can use to continue the story if you wish:

The King had known that the gift he presented to his children on their 5th birthday was dangerous. He was prepared to take the risk of letting them own a pet dragon, however. One day, the twins would rule the kingdom together, and they would need all the help they could get. No-one could deny that a dragon was a powerful ally!

Before that day, though, the children had much work to do. They had to train their dragon!

This video explains how to use the story starter to help you continue the story:

English – Reading:

Today, we are going to complete a non-fiction reading comprehension. Read the text and have a go at answering the questions underneath.

  1. a) When do most carnivals take place?

b)  Why do you think this time of the year is chosen?

2)  The word brimming is in bold letters.  What do you think this word means?

3) Where do they celebrate Mardi Gras and what is an important symbol of this carnival?

4) What is different about carnival season in Germany and other countries?

5) Where does the large parade in Rio actually take place?

6) Why do you think carnivals are so popular and attracts so many visitors?

7) Name and describe two different carnivals in Europe using your own words.

8) Imagine you have attended a carnival.  Write down what you have seen, heard and experienced, giving as much detail as possible.

Maths:

Times tables starter:

Today in maths, we are learning about comparing the area of different 2D shapes. Watch the following video and have a go at the questions underneath on paper.

Comparing area

PSHE – Picture News:

This week’s story: Joe Biden has taken over from Donald Trump as 46th President of United States of America

Question: What makes a good leader?

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!

https://vimeo.com/channels/picturenews

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!

Miss Jennings and Mrs Ganes

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