Today’s learning – Tuesday 26th 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.

Grammar:

Today, you will be learning about determiners. Determiners are words that come before a noun to give the reader more information about it.

For example: The Queen was sitting on her throne.

These chairs are the only ones left.

There were ten sweets in the box.

Watch this song to help you understand what determiners are:

http://www.viewpure.com/B8MnOXgX0Kk?start=0&end=0

Then, identify the determiners by underlining them in the sentences below. You can use the word bank at the bottom to help you if needed.

Challenge: Can you write some sentences of your own using determiners?

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. If you are a coward in a Hooligan Tribe what does Hiccup think he could change his name to?
  2. What fight did the boys agree to do?
  3. Why do you think Hiccup thought axes were a bad idea?  
  4. Why did Snotlout wanted to have the fight after the Initiation Day?
  5. Why did Snotlout think he would definitely win the fight? Explain in detail giving at least 3 points.
  6. Where did Hiccup and Fishlegs go to look for the book that Gobber recommended?
  7. What did Hiccup and Fishlegs see in the Great Hall?
  8. How many chapters were there in the book (How to train your dragon) that Gobber recommended?
  9. What was the Golden Rule that the author suggested in the book for training a dragon?
  10. Why was Hiccup disappointed in the book that he found?

Maths:

Times tables starter:

Today in maths, we are learning about ‘What is area?’. Watch the following video and have a go at the questions underneath on paper.

What is area?

History – What was life like for Anglo-Saxons?

Can you use the following websites or information sheet to create a poster all about Anglo-Saxon life? Remember to include a title, subheadings, key facts and pictures.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zsrkg7h

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/history/general-history/anglo-saxons/

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

Miss Jennings and Mrs Ganes

Answers! Monday 25th January

Grammar:

Reading:

  1. Snotlout described Hiccup’s dragon as an ickle brown bunny rabbit with wings; a flower fairy; a fluffy flying frog. 
  2. Speedifist suggested that Hiccup should have got Monstrous Nightmare dragon with the six -foot wing-span and extra extendable claws.
  3. Snotlout was going to call his dragon Fireworm.
  4. Snotlout suggested that Hiccup should call his dragon Sweetums, Sugarlips or Babyface.
  5. Snotlout laughed so hard after the dragon yawned was because the dragon did not have any teeth.
  6. Fishlegs leapt forward to defend Hiccup.
  7. Fishlegs said that the firework dragon is Hiccup’s rights because Hiccup is the son of the chief and according to the Viking tradition only the son of a Chief can have the firework dragon.
  8. Snotlout said he we will boot out anyone who has an allergy like Fishlegs straight into exile.
  9. Snotlout has broken the ancient Viking rule by possessing the Monstrous Nightmare dragon.
  10. Fishlegs suggested that Hiccup should challenge Snotlout for the dragon.

Maths:

Today’s learning – Monday 25th 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.

Practise this week’s words using the look, cover, write, check technique. You can a grid like this out on a piece of paper:

Grammar:

Have a go at this online lesson for using prepositions and complete the sentences below on a piece of paper.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zh8nscw

A preposition is a word that tells you where or when something is in relation to something else.

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. Write down the phrases that Snotlout used to describe Hiccup’s dragon.
  2. What dragon did Speedifist suggest that Hiccup should have got for himself, as he is the son of the Chief?
  3. What is Snotlout going to call his dragon?
  4. What names did Snotlout suggest for Hiccup’s dragon when he looked at it?  
  5. Why did Snotlout laugh so hard after the dragon yawned?
  6. Who leapt forward to defend Hiccup?
  7. Why did Fishlegs say that the Fireworks dragon is Hiccup’s right?
  8. What did Snotlout say he was going to do when he becomes the Chief?
  9. What ancient Viking rule did Snotlout break?
  10. What suggestion did Fishlegs give to settle the fight for the Monstrous Nightmare?

Maths:

Times tables starter:

Today in maths, we are going to recap our knowledge of division. Watch the video below, showing you how to complete the bus stop division method. Then, have a go at the questions below. Question 11 and 12 may be tricky, so you can leave those ones if you get stuck.

http://www.viewpure.com/Zsd4F2SGky4?start=0&end=0

German:

Fun with compound nouns

German is a very logical language. That’s one of the things I love about it! You can put words together like Lego bricks to make compound nouns. If you know what the different parts mean, you can often work out the whole word. Here are some examples.

German wordLiteral meaningEnglish meaning
Nashornnose hornrhinoceros
Stinktierstink animalskunk
Flusspferd/Nilpferdriver horse/Nile horsehippopotamus
Faultierlazy animalsloth
Erdmännchenlittle earth manmeerkat
Nacktschneckenaked snailslug
Tintenfischink fishsquid
Seesternsea starstarfish
Eisbärice bearpolar bear

Creative compound words

Try putting together one word from the first column with another word from the second column to make a new compound noun, an imaginary creature. Write it and draw a picture showing meaning. Be creative! Eg: Wassermaus = ( would be a “watermouse”) so you could draw a mouse creature that can live in water/swim. Try a few more and do the same. 

TOP TIP: when you put nouns together to make a compound noun, it becomes one word and only needs a capital letter at the START. I look forward to seeing your work on Seesaw. 

Eis (ice)+ hund (dog)
Tinten (ink)+ katze (cat)
Kaninchen (rabbit)+ fisch (fish)
Vogel (bird)+ pferd (horse)
See (sea)+ maus (mouse)
Feuer (fire)+ schwein (pig)
Wasser (water)+ spinne (spider)

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

Miss Jennings and Mrs Ganes

Home learning pack w/c 25th January

Here is the weekly home learning pack for this week.

The majority of the content is the same as the daily blogs but adapted slightly to avoid the need for external websites.

We are aware that moving from one link to another can be time-consuming for some so by uploading a week’s worth of learning we hope we can provide further support to those families who would prefer this method.

We have also created a home learning pack for children who may find the Year 4 work too challenging. Please find here:

Answers! Friday 22nd January

Reading:

  1. Palaeontologist study Fossils.
  2.  The nickname of the best preserved Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton is Sue.
  3.  Fossils are  found in Sedimentary Rock (layered rock over millions of years)
  4. Whitby has an ammonite fossil as their symbol.
  5. We only got fossils to find out about dinosaurs because they lived so long ago and nothing else would last that long and they are extinct.
  6.  Sedimentary rocks are rocks made from different layers over time.
  7. Other animals haven’t eaten fossilised animals or plants because they were buried under mud or sand.
  8.  It does not seem possible to turn snakes into stone. It could seem strange that people believed this. (Did people think it was magic?)
  9. There aren’t  any fossils of cats that lived twenty years ago because fossils take millions of years to make. Twenty years is not anywhere near long enough.

Maths:

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Today’s learning – Friday 22nd 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/

  • guard
  • guide
  • heard

Spelling:

This week, we are going to be learning words where ‘ay’ sound is spelt ‘ey’, ‘ei’ or ‘eigh’.

Have a go at this wordsearch and find some of your spelling words:

https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/printable-resources/wordsearch-small/wordsearch-7697.htm

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?

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

It was that time again… Our annual surfing trip to Devon. While my parents packed up the suitcases and loaded up the car for the long journey ahead, we chatted excitedly about what an incredible holiday this was going to be!

Not too long into the journey, the beautifully clear, blue sky became dark and ominous. All of a sudden, crashing towards the long line of traffic, was a colossal wave – not the kind you’d want to catch on a board either…

Desperately, people raced wildly out of their cars, running, screaming and panicking yet as I looked to my left, I saw a man…

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.  What does palaeontologist study?
  2.  What is the nickname of the best-preserved Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton?
  3. What sort of rock are fossils found in?
  4.  Which town has an ammonite fossil as their symbol?
  5. Why do we only have fossils to find out about dinosaurs?
  6. What is sedimentary rock?
  7. Why haven’t the fossilised animals or plants been eaten by other animals?
  8. The author used an exclamation mark at the end of the Fossil Facts section to make it sound surprising. Why is that sentence surprising?
  9. Why aren’t there any fossils of cats that lived twenty years ago?

Maths:

Times tables starter:

Today in maths, we are learning about correspondence problems. Watch the following video and have a go at the questions underneath on paper.

Correspondence problems

PSHE – Picture News:

This week’s story: ‘Clap for Carers’ has returned in 2021 as ‘Clap for Heroes’.

Question: How can we show our thanks to those who help us?

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

Answers! Thursday 21st January

Spelling:

Reading:

  1. Old Wrinkly was Hiccup’s grandfather.
  2. Old Wrinkly said that Hiccup is destined for great things.
  3. Fishlegs suddenly became less certain of the Fate theory because the dragon inside Hiccup’s basket was very still and he wasn’t sure whether it was alive.
  4. Hiccup got himself a Common or Garden Common dragon for himself.
  5. The only extraordinary thing about the dragon was that he was very small.
  6. The word truly is written in Italics is to emphasise the size of the dragon that Hiccup got himself. It is to make sure the reader understands that the dragon was very, very small.
  7. The dragons that are used for hunting are usually the size of a Labrador dog.
  8. Hiccup’s dragon is compared to a West Highland Terrier.
  9. Hiccup felt that he is not meant to be a Hero because when he reached for a Deadly Nadder he got a Basic Brown and when he grabbed a dragon in the dark he got a Common or Garden dragon.  He feels that god is telling him that he is a Common folk.
  10. Fishlegs wanted to follow Hiccup when going into a battle and not Snotlout because he feels that Hiccup has more ideas about military tactics in his little finger than Snotlout has in his whole fat head.

Maths:

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Today’s learning – Thursday 21st 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 learning 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/

  • guard
  • guide
  • heard

Spelling:

This week, we are going to be learning words where ‘ay’ sound is spelt ‘ey’, ‘ei’ or ‘eigh’.

Writing:

Today, can you mend these ‘sick’ sentences? Today’s sentences are also missing something important! 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 waves fought against the man. he stood still. he waved his staff.

For example: The vast waves were battling against the powerful man.

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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. Who was Old Wrinkly?
  2. What did Old Wrinkly say to Hiccup about his future?
  3. Why did Fishlegs suddenly become less certain of the Fate theory?
  4. What type of dragon did Hiccup get himself?
  5. What is the only extraordinary thing about the dragon?
  6. Why does the word truly written in italics in the sentence, ‘In this it was truly extraordinary’?
  7.  What size dragons do the Vikings usually use for hunting?
  8. Which dog is Hiccup’s dragon compared to in size?
  9. Why does Hiccup feel that he is not meant to be a hero?
  10. Why does Fishlegs want to follow Hiccup when going to a battle and not Snotlout?

Maths:

Times tables starter:

Today in maths, we are learning about dividing 3 digit numbers by a 1 digit number. Watch the following video and have a go at the questions underneath on paper.

Divide 3-digits by 1-digit

R.E. – The Five Pillars of Islam:

The Five Pillars of Islam are the key beliefs for Muslims. Watch this video and read the facts to find out more:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/religious-studies-ks1-the-five-pillars-of-islam/zv84jhv

Can you decide on your own Five Pillars? What 5 rules do you think are most important in your life?

You can draw your Five Pillars out on a piece of paper and write a sentence explaining why on each one.

For example: I think that respect is important because we should all be kind to one another, no matter what our differences are.

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

Miss Jennings and Mrs Ganes

Answers! Wednesday 20th January

Spelling:

Reading:

  1. Fishlegs handed his basket to Hiccup because the dragon inside the basket was actually caught by Hiccup and he did not want Hiccup to get into trouble.
  2. Fishlegs wanted to go to Rome instead of becoming a Viking hero.
  3. Fishlegs’s jaw opened in disbelief because Hiccup said that he had got a dragon for himself. Fishlegs all along thought that Hiccup did not have a dragon as he had given his dragon to him.
  4. Hiccup managed to get a dragon for himself when he went back to the cave.
  5. Hiccup knew that there was a dragon on the shelf because he sensed it when they were running down the tunnel.
  6. Hiccup had a nasty dragon wound on his calf.
  7. Hiccup thought that he should not have risked his life in trying to get a dragon for Fishlegs because it is not an act of a Viking Hero.
  8. Hiccup was feeling pleased with himself because he thought that he would never catch a dragon and would be exiled and now he has got one for himself and would become a Viking warrior.
  9. Fishlegs predicted that Hiccup could have a wonder dragon in his basket a better one than the Monstrous Nightmare.
  10. Hiccup felt very excited about his dragon because he thought he could have a marvellous one in there.

Maths:

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Today’s learning – Wednesday 20th 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/

  • guard
  • guide
  • heard

Spelling:

This week, we are going to be learning words where ‘ay’ sound is spelt ‘ey’, ‘ei’ or ‘eigh’.

English – research:

Can you use these website to help you research and make notes about the Anglo-Saxons? When we are researching, we scan and skim the text to find the important information and only write down the key notes we need. WHEN YOU HAVE COMPLETED THIS WORK, KEEP IT SAFE FOR NEXT WEEK.

  1. First, you will need to choose 4 topics you wish to research further:
  • Who were the Anglo-Saxons?
  • Why did the Anglo-Saxons invade Britain?
  • What religion did the Anglo-Saxons follow?
  • What were Anglo-Saxon villages and houses like?
  • What did the Anglo-Saxons eat and drink?
  • Who invaded England after the Anglo-Saxons?

2. Once you have chosen your 4 topics, you will need to:

  • Make a research grid on a piece of paper like the one below:
  • Complete the topic column with your 4 chosen topics:
  • Make notes using the following websites or your own research.

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/saxons/who.htm

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/saxons/why.htm

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/saxons/religion.htm

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/saxons/houses.htm

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/saxons/food.htm

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/saxons/last.htm

Here is an example to help you:

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. Why did Fishlegs hand his dragon basket to Hiccup?
  2. Where does Fishlegs wanted to go instead of becoming a Viking warrior?
  3. Why did Fishlegs’s jaw opened in disbelief?
  4. When did Hiccup manage to get a dragon for himself?
  5. How did Hiccup know that there was a dragon on the shelf?
  6. Where did Hiccup have a nasty dragon wound on his body?
  7. Why did Hiccup think that he should not have risked his life in trying to get a dragon for Fishlegs?
  8. Why was Hiccup feeling pleased with himself?
  9. What did Fishlegs predict that Hiccup could have in the basket?
  10. How was Hiccup feeling about the dragon in his basket?

Maths:

Times tables starter:

Today in maths, we are learning about dividing 2 digit numbers by a 1 digit number. Watch the following video and have a go at the questions underneath on paper.

Divide 2-digits by 1-digit (2)

Science – asking questions to classify animals:

A classification key is one way to classify (sort) and name living things:

Watch this video to find out more:

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

When using a classification key to identify living things, we use yes/no questions.

Can you use this tiger or another animal of your choice to write at least 7 yes/no questions? Write your questions on a piece of paper.

For example:

  • Does it have fur? YES
  • Does it have a tail? YES
  • Is it an amphibian? NO

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

Miss Jennings and Mrs Ganes