Today’s learning – Friday 26th February

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 revising our knowledge of the suffixes -tion, -sion, -ssion and -cian. 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:

https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/printable-resources/wordsearch-small/wordsearch-6291.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?

resource image

It had been three months since it had happened. It had been three months since she had seen another living soul. She had to be brave if she was to make it through…

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. Why is it a good thing that birds help scatter seeds?
  2. What would happen if birds did not eat insects?
  3. Name one bird that eats dead animals?
  4. What is a starling’s favourite food?
  5. Give one reason why there are fewer house sparrows around.
  6. Who do the RSPB do?
  7. Why are fieldfares having to leave the countryside?
  8. Why are there more long-tailed tits and goldcrest birds around?
  9. How far can migrating birds fly on one day?
  10. Which word has been used that means robins can get angry with other birds?
  11. Write two facts about magpies.

Maths:

Times tables starter:

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

Subtract 2 fractions

PSHE – Picture News:

This week’s story: The Egyptian authorities have built a 22-mile long wall around the resort of Sharm El-Sheikh to encourage more tourists to visit.

Question: Do walls divide us or protect 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

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