Answers! Tuesday 19th January

Grammar:

Reading:

  1.  Fishlegs took a sideways glance at Hiccup because Hiccup did not have a dragon.
  2. There are two more parts left to complete the test before they become full members of the Tribe.
  3. The next task for the children to complete is that they need to train their dragons.
  4. The children need to assert their will over the wild creature and show it who is the Master. 
  5. The boys need to teach their dragons: To obey simple commands such as “go” and “stay” AND train their dragons to hunt fish for them.
  6. Gobber asked the children to study a book called, ‘How to Train Your Dragon,’ by Professor Yobbish if they are stuck.
  7. The children have four months to prepare for the Initiation Day.
  8. The children need to prove that they have trained their dragon to the satisfaction of Gobber and the other elders of the Tribe.
  9. Any  2 points
    • Island of Berk is a sort of country where the sea and the land were always falling into one another and getting mixed up. 
    • The island has holes burrowed by water
    • It has maze of criss-crossing underground streams.
    • Slide looking piece of grass may suddenly lead to a black, sticky mud.
    • The ferns might lead to a fording river
  10.      a) fiasco – a complete failure, especially a ludicrous or humiliating one or disaster b) Ominously- in a way that suggests that something bad is going to happen. c) Hibernation – the condition or period of an animal or plant spending the winter in a dormant, inactive or sleepy state. d) bracken – a tall fern e) Limpets – a marine mollusc which has a shallow conical shell and a broad muscular foot, found clinging tightly to rocks.

Maths:

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Geography:

  • Is East Anglia in the north or east of the country? EAST
  • Is Northumbria in the north or south of the country? NORTH
  • Is Kent in the northwest or the southeast of the country? SOUTHEAST
  • Is Wessex in the southwest or northeast of the country? SOUTHWEST

Today’s learning – Tuesday 19th 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’.

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 subordinating conjunctions and complete the sentences below on a piece of paper. There is a word bank to help you at the bottom of the sheet.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6kj2sg

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 took a sideway glance at Hiccup when the boys chorused, “Yes”?
  2. How many more parts are left to complete to become a full member of the Tribe?
  3. What is the next task the children need to complete?
  4. What do the children need to do to train their dragons?
  5. Name two things the boys need to teach their dragons.  
  6. What tips does Gobber give the children if they are worried about training their dragon?
  7. How many months do the children have to prepare for Initiation Day?
  8. What do the children need to prove on the Initiation Day?
  9. Write down two things about the island of Berk.
  10. Write down the meaning of the following words using a dictionary (online) a) fiasco    b)  ominously  c) hibernation  d) bracken  e) limpets

Maths:

Times tables starter:

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

Divide 2-digits by 1-digit (3)

Geography – location of Anglo-Saxon kingdoms:

When the Anglo-Saxons invaded Britain, they split up some of the land into 7 different kingdoms, each with their own king!

  1. Have a look at the top of this website and video to find out about how many kingdoms there were and what they were called: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zxsbcdm/articles/zqrc9j6

2. Can you label the seven kingdoms of Anglo-Saxon Britain? Use the website or the internet to help you.

3. Can you answer these questions using the points of a compass? Use your labelled map to help you!

  • Is East Anglia in the north or east of the country?
  • Is Northumbria in the north or south of the country?
  • Is Kent in the northwest or the southeast of the country?
  • Is Wessex in the southwest or northeast of the country?

Challenge: Can you find out any of the name of the kings for each kingdom?

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 18th January

Grammar:

  • b) I fell over and bumped my head.
  • c) Would you like to go to the park or would you rather play on your bike?
  • d) I wanted to go to the beach but mum said we couldn’t go.
  • e) I like to watch football but I can’t play it.
  • f) I took my dog for a walk across the field and we both got muddy.

Reading:

  1. Gorge means a narrow crack in the cliff that is filled with large rock.
  2. The dragon landed on Wartihog’s back.
  3. The dragon sank his fangs into Watihog’s shoulder and ripped red lines into his arms.
  4. Gobber bashed the dragon on the nose with the handle of his axe to save Wartihog.
  5. Gobber flung an axe that hit the biggest dragon of lot, killing him instantly.  This made the rest of the dragons think a bit and they flew away, yelping like dogs.
  6. Gobber counted heads to make sure that all the boys were there and none went missing.
  7. Gobber was wondering how he would convey the message to the Leader Stoick the Vast if he had lost his precious son and heir, Hiccup for good.
  8. Hiccup admitted to waking the dragons up.
  9. Annihilate means to destroy, kill or wipe out something completely.
  10. The last sentence of Gobber’s speech is written in capital letters is to show and make the readers feel how angry Gobber was at the boys for waking the dragons up. 

Maths:

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Today’s learning – Monday 18th 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’.

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 co-ordinating conjunctions and complete the sentences below on a piece of paper.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z48xt39

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 does gorge mean?
  2. Who did the dragon land on?
  3. What did the dragon do to Wartihog?
  4. What did Gobber do to save Wartihog?
  5. How did Gobber eventually get rid of all the dragons that came down?
  6. Why did Gobber count heads?
  7. What was Gobber wandering about standing at the mouth of the dragon’s cave?
  8. Who admitted to waking the dragons up?
  9. What does the work annihilate mean?
  10. Why do you think the last sentence of Gobber’s speech at the end is written in capital letters?  

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)

German:

Writing about your pets 

  1. Go to https://www.german-games.net/germantutorial?topic=Animals%20-%20pets&level=primary and recap the names of animals from last lesson. Tutorials and / or activities.
4 German tutorials to learn Pets free online with audio Introduction to the German topic Pets. You start the tutorial with an activity that introduces the German Pets words or sentences you will be learning. You will see a set of pictures one at a time, and for each picture you will see the written word and hear the German audio for that picture. www.german-games.net

2. Take a look at this sentence builder grid : 

3. Using the grid to help you, write a sentence about your own pets, or what you would like to have if you don’t have pets. Change the name to fit your pets. Eg: Ich habe einen Hund. Er heißt Max. Er ist braun, weich und lustig. (= I have a dog. He is called Max. He is brown, soft and funny.) Then write 4 more sentences about pets other people have. 

4. Read the sentences below and answer the questions on a piece of paper:

Markus: Ich habe ein Kaninchen. Es heißt Snowy. Es ist weiß und lebhaft.

Andreas: Ich habe zwei Hunde. Sie heißen Rolf und Marley. Sie sind groß, braun und lustig.

Maria: Ich habe eine Schlange und eine Maus. Die Schlange heißt Nemo und die Maus heißt Carlos. Die Schlange ist braun und gelb. Die Maus ist klein und weiß.

Martina: Ich habe eine Katze und ein Meerschweinchen. Die Katze heißt Mitsy und das Meerschewinschein heißt Domino. Mitsy ist grau und Domino ist schwarz und weiß. 

Questions: 

  1. Who has a grey cat?
  2. Who has a rabbit? What colour is it?
  3. Who has a mouse? What is the mouse called?
  4. Who owns two dogs? What are the dogs like?

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 18th 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 15th January

Spelling:

Reading:

  1. Bearded dragons are reptiles.
  2. Another name that bearded dragons have is ‘beardies’
  3. Captive dragons must be kept in a large, glass tank called vivarium.
  4. There should be thermostat in a vivarium because the bearded dragons needs to be in a place where the temperature does not change.
  5. UV stands for Ultra Violet rays.
  6. No, bearded dragons should not live together because they fight for space.  Male dragons chase each other and female dragons bite each other’s toes.
  7. A bearded dragon should be fed in the morning.
  8. Three clear signs of a bearded dragons are:  a) clear, bright eyes, thick base to its tail c) hips will not be sticking out.
  9. You should take the bearded dragons out on a sunny day to make sure that it gets some natural light from the sun’s UV rays.

Maths:

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Today’s learning! Friday 15th 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 spelling, reading and maths 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/

  • fruit
  • grammar
  • group

Spelling:

This week, we are going to be learning words where the ‘sh’ sound is spelt ‘ch’. Can you find the spelling words in this wordsearch?

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:

Timidly, she pushed back the branches and peered into the clearing. Sunshine drenched the ground as it poured through the canopy above.

She had been following the trail of clues for days, and she had finally reached her destination. Were the stories true? Was this really the place people in her village had talked about for centuries?

She hoped her own story would have a fairytale ending, but in the back of her mind a sickening thought arose – what if something more sinister waited ahead?

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 sort of animals are bearded dragons?
  2. What other name do bearded dragons have?
  3. What do captive bearded dragons need to be kept in?
  4. Why should there be a thermostat in the vivarium?
  5. What does UV stand for?
  6. Should bearded dragons live together?  Explain your answer.
  7. When should a bearded dragon be fed?
  8. Give three signs of healthy bearded dragon.
  9. Why should you take a bearded dragon out to the garden on  a sunny day?  

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 (1)

PSHE – Picture News:

This week’s story: During the Coronavirus pandemic the armed forces have been asked to help with testing, supporting lorry drivers at Dover and in many other ways.

Question: How do soldiers help us in times of need?

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 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 14th January

Spelling:

Reading:

  1. Hiccup gave Fishlegs his basket with the dragon to him and took his empty one when he realised that Fishlegs didn’t want to leave without a dragon.
  2. I think Hiccup went back to the roaring dragons because he might want to get a dragon for himself as he gave his one to Fishlegs or to check how far ahead they were from the dragons.
  3. Hiccup bunged a rock at the dragon when he saw it on the other hole.
  4. A dragon pounded on Hiccup with a flap and a shriek when Hiccup was kneeling down to get out of the cave.
  5. Gobber helped Hiccup to get out of the cave.
  6. Hiccup hesitated to follow Gobber’s instruction to jump because he felt scared to jump into the sea from such a height.
  7. As Hiccup plunged into the sea the dragon that was attached to his leg released its jaws with a squeak of alarm and flew off.
  8. The dragons followed the boys jumping into the sea.
  9. The boys found it difficult to keep afloat because they were carrying a basket full of trapped, terrified dragons on their backs. 
  10. a) frantically – being in a desperate, wild, or frenzied way, out of extreme excitement, pain, fear, etc.

b) bunged:  to beat up

c) fangs :  long sharp canine teeth

d) hauled: to pull or draw with force

e) swarmed: to move about in great numbers

Maths:

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  1. 134 x 2 = 268
  2. 203 x 3 = 609
  3. 541 x 7 = 3787
  4. 316 x 4 = 1264
  5. 182 x 5 = 910
  6. 301 x 8 = 2408
  7. 247 x 6 = 1482
  8. 168 x 9 = 1512
  9. 418 x 4 = 1672
  10. 702 x 7 = 4914
  11. 941 x 1 = 941
  12. 538 x 5 = 2690
  13. 381 x 2 = 762
  14. 294 x 8 = 2352
  15. 606 x 5 = 3030
  16. 426 x 7 = 2982

Today’s learning – Thursday 14th 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 spelling, reading and maths 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/

  • fruit
  • grammar
  • group

Spelling:

This week, we are going to be learning words where the ‘sh’ sound is spelt ‘ch’

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 girl walked towards the house. She felt scared. She opened she door.

For example: The curious young lady approached the unusual yet vibrant house.

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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 did Hiccup do when he realised that Fishlegs didn’t want to leave without a dragon?
  2. Why do you think Hiccup went back towards the roaring dragons?
  3. What did Hiccup do when he saw a dragon on the other hole?
  4. What happened when Hiccup kneeled down to get out of the cave?
  5. Who helped Hiccup to get out of the cave?
  6. Why did Hiccup hesitate to follow Gobber’s instruction to jump?
  7. What happened when Hiccup plunged through the air to jump into the sea?
  8. What did the dragons do when the boys jumped into the sea?
  9. Although being good swimmers the boys found it difficult to keep afloat.  Why?
  10. Find out the meaning of these words using a dictionary (online): a) frantically  b) bunged  c)  fangs  d) hauled  e) swarmed

Maths:

Times tables starter:

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

Multiply 3-digits by 1-digit
Free Multiplication Worksheet - 3 Digit by 1 Digit - Free4Classrooms

Art – Anglo-Saxon patterns:

The Anglo-Saxons were known for being very creative. Here are some Anglo-Saxon patterns. Can you use a piece of paper to sketch one of these designs, carefully looking at the details shown?

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 13th January

Reading:

  1. Loki is the patron saint of the sneaky exploits.
  2. Hiccup wanted to drag the most unconscious dragon because he wanted to get out of the dragon catching nightmare as fast as possible.
  3. The dragons would Sleep into a Coma if they slept too deeply as they could become icy-cold, with no obvious pulse, or breath, or heartbeat.
  4. Hiccup got himself the very basic Basic Brown  dragon.
  5. Fishlegs approached the entangled Nadders on very loud tiptoes.
  6. Fishlegs was determined to get a really cool dragon because he was fed up of Snotlout’s sneering and jeering.  He also wanted to be respected by the other boys.
  7. When Fishlegs yanked the bottom most dragon the entire pile of dragons came crashing down in a furious tangle of limbs and wings and ears.
  8. If the dragon’s third eye lid is shut or down it means the dragon is still sleeping.
  9. The dragons woke up because of Fishlegs’s four gigantic sneezes which echoed and bounced off the cavern walls.
  10. The dragons could move more quicky than the boys because they were able to see in the pitch dark and the boys did not have their torches as they did not have time to pick them up as they were running for their lives.

Maths:

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  1. 21 x 2 = 42
  2. 42 x 2 = 84
  3. 53 x 2 = 106
  4. 84 x 2 = 168
  5. 43 x 3 = 129
  6. 52 x 3 = 156
  7. 64 x 3 = 192
  8. 95 x 3 = 285
  9. 52 x 4 = 208
  10. 71 x 4 = 284
  11. 96 x 4 = 384
  12. 37 x 4 = 148
  13. 81 x 5 = 405
  14. 42 x 5 = 210
  15. 66 x 5 = 330
  16. 73 x 5 = 365

Science:

Insects: ant, ladybird and wasp

Annelids: worm

Crustaceans: lobster, crab

Molluscs: snail

Arachnids: scorpion, spider

Echinoderms: starfish