Answers! Wednesday 6th January

Punctuation:

Reading:

  1. The story is set on the isle of Berk.
  2. The main character’s full name is Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third.
  3. Hiccup was feeling slightly sick because he needed to become a full member of the tribe by passing the Dragon Initiation Programme.
  4. There were 10 boys.
  5. The boys become full members of the tribe by passing the Dragon Initiation Programme.
  6. Hiccup will be commanding the team.
  7. Fishlegs is allergic to reptiles.
  8. Limpets are a bit like worms and a bit like snot and a lot less tasty than either.
  9. Hiccup’s dad is the chief of the tribe.
  10. They are trying to catch a dragon.

Maths:

Click on the link to find the answers.

Science: Here are some example answers.

Sheet 1:

Group 1 were fish. Fish have scales and fins. They use gills to breathe and are cold blooded.

Group 2 were amphibians. They have lungs and are cold blooded. They have slimy wet skin and can live in water and on land.

Group 3 were birds. Birds have feathers and beaks. They lay eggs and are warm blooded.

Group 4 were mammals. Mammals have lungs and are warm blooded. They give birth to live young (they do not lay eggs).

Group 5 were reptiles. Reptiles have scaly skin and are cold blooded. They live on land and have lungs. They also lay eggs.

Sheet 2:

A shark is a fish. I know this because it has fins/gills.

A toad is an amphibian. I know this because it has has slimy wet skin and can live on land or in water.

A penguin is a bird. I know this because they have feathers, a beak and lay eggs.

An elephant is a mammal. I know this because they give birth to live young.

A crocodile is a reptile. I know this because it has scaly skin.

Today’s learning – Wednesday 6th 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 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/

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Spelling:

Have a go at this wordsearch activity for our spelling pattern – ‘k’ spelt ‘ch’.

https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/printable-resources/wordsearch-small/wordsearch-109.htm

Punctuation:

Have a go at this online lesson for inverted commas (speech marks!) and complete the sentences below on a piece of paper.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4rbgwx

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 is this story set?
  2. What is the main character’s full name?
  3. Why do you think Hiccup was feeling ‘slightly sick’?
  4. How many boys were there?
  5. How do the boys become full members of the tribe?
  6. Who is commanding the team?
  7. What was Fishlegs allergic to?
  8. What are Limpets?
  9. Who is Hiccup’s dad?
  10. What are they trying to catch?

Maths:

Times tables starter:

Today in maths, we are learning how to multiply 3 numbers. Watch the following video and have a go at the questions underneath on paper.

Multiply 3 numbers

Science:

Our topic this half term is all about classifying (grouping) living things. Today, you are going to be looking at grouping vertebrates.

  1. Watch this video to find out what vertebrates are!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zn22pv4/articles/zp6g7p3

2. Watch this video to find out how we classify (group) living things, as well as having a go at the activity and quiz underneath:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/science-ks1-ks2-ivys-plant-workshop-grouping-living-things/zfjxcqt

3. Using what you have learnt in the videos to complete the following activities on paper.

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! Tuesday 5th January

Reading:

  • What is the title of the book? How To Train Your Dragon
  • Who is the author? Cressida Cowell
  • What do you think this book will be about? You may have different answers for this one! You could have: I think the book will be about training dragons because there is a clue in the title. Or I think the book will be about a boy and a dragon because they in the picture on the front cover.
  • Who do you think the main character will be? Why? Again, you may have different answers for this one! For example, I think the main character will be a dragon because it is mentioned in the title. Or I think the main character will be a boy because I can see one in the picture on the front cover.

Maths:

Click on the link to find the answers.

History: This is the order you should have put the dates in!

  • 410AD Roman rule in Britain ends
  • 432AD St. Patrick arrives in Ireland
  • 459AD Angles and Saxons invade
  • 597AD Augustine comes to spread Christianity
  • 616AD First Christian English king
  • 633AD Lindisfarne monastery built
  • 731AD Bede finishes ‘History of England’
  • 789AD First recorded Viking attack
  • 793AD Viking raid on Lindisfarne
  • 867-878AD Series of big Viking victories
  • 886AD Vikings and Alfred divide England
  • 899AD King Alfred dies
  • 1066AD Battle of Hastings – Norman rule

Home Learning Pack w/c 4th 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:

Today’s learning – Tuesday 5th January 2021

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

  • favourite
  • February
  • forward(s)

Spelling:

Have a go at this look, cover, write, check activity for our spelling pattern – ‘k’ spelt ‘ch’.

https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/look-say-cover-write-check-109.htm

Grammar:

Have a go at this online lesson for expanded noun phrases and complete the sentences below on a piece of paper. Be adventurous with the adjectives you choose!

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

Reading:

This half term, we will be reading the following book. Have a look at the front cover and answer the questions below on paper:

  • What is the title of the book?
  • Who is the author?
  • What do you think this book will be about?
  • Who do you think the main character will be? Why?

Maths:

Times tables starter:

Today in maths, we are learning the 11 and 12 times tables. Watch the following video and have a go at the questions underneath on paper.

History:

Our topic this half term is all about the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. Can you look at these events and put them in chronological (time) order to create your own timeline? You can do this on a piece of paper and add in extra information and pictures.

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

Miss Jennings and Mrs Ganes