Answers! Monday 22nd February

Spelling:

  • injection
  • expression
  • tension
  • hesitation
  • musician
  • expansion
  • discussion
  • magician
  • completion
  • explosion
  • admission
  • action
  • permission
  • selection
  • invasion
  • mathematician

Reading:

  1.  The title of the book is Demon Dentist.
  2. The author of the book is David Walliams. The author writes the book.  He or she plans and writes the story.
  3. The illustrator is Tony Ross. The illustrator draws the pictures.
  4. The children put a tooth under their pillow.
  5. They found a dead slug, a live spider, hundreds of earwigs creeping and crawling beneath their pillow.
  6. The hero of the story is Alfie the boy with rotten teeth.
  7. The dentist is called Miss Root.
  8. Any prediction – based on  the blurb.           

Maths:

Ingredients needed!

On Thursday, the afternoon activity will be cookery. We thought we would post the ingredients you need now, so you have time to get them prepared.

  • Pasta (75g per person)
  • Vegetables (e.g. tomatoes, cucumber, peppers, sweetcorn, carrots, celery, red onion). You can use as many or as few as you like!
  • Oil (olive or vegetable will work)
  • Salt

Today’s learning – Monday 22nd 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/

  • learn
  • length
  • library

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.

Can you add the correct suffix to the following root words?

inject, express, tense, hesitate, music, expand, discuss, magic, complete, explode, admit, act, permit, select, invade, mathematics

Remember these rules:

  • If the root word ends in ‘t’ then add ‘ion’ on the end. BE CAREFUL, some root words we need to remove the ‘t’ and add –ssion.
  • If the root word ends in ‘te’ then remove the ‘e’ and then add ‘ion.
  • When the root word ends ‘ss’ then add ‘ion’ on the end.
  • If the root word ends in ‘d’, remove the ‘d’ and add –sion.
  • If the root word ends in ‘se’, remove the ‘se’ and add –sion,
  • If the root word ends in ‘de’ remove the ‘de’ and add –sion.
  • When the root word end in a ‘c’ or a ‘cs’ use –cian.

Research – how to keep your teeth healthy:

As part of our topic, we are going to be looking at human teeth.

Watch this video for some ideas about keeping our teeth healthy:

Use the following fact file to skim and scan the information you need, then, add notes in the grid. When making notes, make sure you only use the key information (you don’t need to write in full sentences!) I have included a few examples for you in the grid already.

How to keep your teeth healthy

It is important to look after our teeth so they stay strong and healthy. Did you know that teeth are the first part of the human digestive system? We need our teeth so they can bite and chew our food so we are able to swallow it and get all the nutrients we need. But, if we don’t look after our teeth, they become unhealthy and can even lead to toothache. Read the following information to find out how to keep your teeth in tip-top shape!

Eating healthily

First of all, it is important to eat a balanced diet to keep our teeth healthy. Cakes, biscuits, sugary breakfast cereals and fizzy drinks are all really bad for our teeth. Sugar causes cavities, which are little holes in your teeth, and they are painful. Instead, we should eat fruit and vegetables, drink water and choose less sugary cereals. Of course, you can have a treat every now and again, but it is important not to eat sugar all the time.

Brushing your teeth

It is vital that you brush your teeth regularly. Make sure you don’t forget to do this or else your teeth will become covered in plaque. Plaque is made up of harmful germs, which live in your mouth. If you leave the sticky substance on your teeth, it can cause holes (also called cavities) because it contains acid! That is why it is important to brush your teeth twice a day (in the morning and before bed) to get rid of plaque and stop tooth decay. Use a pea-sized amount of toothpaste and spit out the toothpaste once finished brushing. Do not rinse your mouth with water, as this will get rid of the fluoride from the toothpaste, which keeps your teeth healthy.

Visiting the dentist

Lastly, visiting the dentist regularly is crucial to keeping your teeth healthy. You should visit the dentist at least once a year, but most dentists recommend twice a year. A dentist will check your teeth are healthy and offer advice on how to improve brushing your teeth and how to look after them. This will stop your teeth causing you any pain and will keep them clean and white.

Reading:

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

  1.   What is the title of the book?
  2.  Who is the author of the book? What does the author do?
  3.  Who is the illustrator? What does an illustrator do?
  4.  Read the blurb:  What did the children put under the pillow?
  5.  Read the blurb:  What did they find under the pillow when they woke up in the morning?
  6. Who do you think is the hero of the story?
  7. What is the dentist called?
  8.  What do you think will happen in the story?           

Maths:

Times tables starter:

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

Count in fractions

German:

Im Cafe: food and drink in Germany

  1. Kaffee and Kuchen (coffee and cakes) is a very important part of food culture in Germany. A bit like Afternoon Tea in the UK but a bit different. Here you can watch a clip showing a German cafe and a special type of cake being made (Schwarzwälderkirschtorte = black forest gateau). Don’t worry about understanding what is said, just enjoy all the sights and sounds …. https://www.dw.com/de/die-k%C3%B6nigin-der-sahnetorten-aus-dem-schwarzwald/l-38969402
  2. Here is a sample menu:

3. Design your own German café menu (Speisekarte) using the model one as an example.

Think of a good name for your Café: eg, Café Zeder (= Café Cedar), Café Kastanie (Café Chestnut) / Café Müller/Café König/Café am Fluß/  

Have sections of your menu like on the example: Imbisse – snacks, Etwas Süßes – something sweet, Getränke – drinks.
Challenge: try to make some interesting new foods / drinks with compound nouns, eg, Erdbeer+kuchen = Erdbeerkuchen. You could also find out the names of other foods in German to include on your menu. 

  • Optional activity: https://www.german-games.net/ Go to topics, Food, Drinks and snacks and do the tutorials and some of the games to practise the new vocabulary. 

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 22nd February

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! Thursday 11th February

Spelling:

  • magician -> magic
  • electrician -> electric
  • politician -> politics
  • mathematician -> mathematics
  • optician -> optics
  • physician -> physics

Reading:

1)  Toothless wanted Hiccup to tell him a joke.

2) Toothless thought the joke was funny because he has never heard the joke before. 

3)  Toothless got seven fish altogether for Hiccup.

4) Hiccup wanted to prove that Toothless is under his control and Toothless can catch fish for him.

5) Fishlegs noticed  a tooth coming out in Toothless’s lower jaw.

6) Fishlegs thought Toothless getting a tooth was a good omen because now he feels that there is good chance for Hiccup to pass the Initiation Test as  Toothless has already started to get fish for Hiccup.

7) The boys met Old Wrinkly on their way home.

8) Fishelgs was angry because according to him the Thors’day Thursday Festival is the biggest event of the year and if they didn’t pass the test they will be exiled and will be fed to some cannibals.  It is a test for  survival of the fittest and Old Wrinkly thinks it is not important.

9) Hiccup was going to call himself as  USEFUL,  because he is now confident that he can control the dragon and Toothless is trained to get him some fish.

10) Toothless was whining on their way back home was because he wanted Hiccup to carry him as his wings were aching.

Maths:

Digital Detox Day! Friday 12th February

This Friday we are encouraging families to have a screen-free day away from computers, tablets and phones. Below are some different screen-free ideas for you to have a go at.

English:

Can you write an acrostic poem about our topic this half term? Use your work and what you have learnt this half term to help you. You can use your timeline, poster and non-chronological report. Think about where the Anglo-Saxons came from, Saxon shore forts, names of the seven kingdoms and Sutton Hoo as well.

A

N

G

L

O

S

A

X

O

N

S

Read or perform your poem aloud to your family when it is complete.

Reading:

Spend some time reading the rest of our book ‘How To Train Your Dragon’ if you have a copy at home or read some of your current reading book. Can you write a book review of what you have read so far?

  • What is title of the book?
  • Who is the author?
  • What is the story about?
  • What do you like best about the book?
  • Who would you recommend it to?

Maths:

Have a go at either of these fractions activities, involving a pack of sweets or a chocolate bar.

Fractions with sweets:

  1. Grab a bag of multi-coloured sweets e.g. Smarties, Skittles, Starburst
  2. Empty the bag and count how many sweets there are in total. This will be your denominator.
  3. Sort the sweets into colours.
  4. What fraction of the sweets are red/blue/yellow…? Write down the fractions.
  5. You eat one of the sweets. What is the fraction of that group now? Be careful – think what the denominator would be now!

Fractions with a chocolate bar:

  1. Grab a chocolate bar that is already divided into sections e.g. a bar of Dairy Milk or Galaxy.
  2. How many sections is the bar split into? This will be your denominator.
  3. You cut the bar in half. What would the fraction be?
  4. You eat one of the sections. What is the fraction of the chocolate bar be now? Be careful – think what the denominator would be now!

Science:

Can you create a classification key using items around the home? You could use Liquorice Allsorts, different kinds of biscuits, different kinds of pasta or different pieces of stationery… Remember to use questions with yes/no answers!

Topic:

Anglo-Saxon jewellery:

Can you design and make an Anglo-Saxon brooch, using items you have at home? E.g. cardboard, paints, tin foil, coloured pens, coloured paper. You could turn your Anglo-Saxon sketch from week 2 into a piece of jewellery!

Anglo-Saxon houses:

Build your own Anglo-Saxon model house using craft resources. Use a cardboard box as the base structure, add lollypop sticks for the wooden planks and wool or straw for the roof. Or why not go outside and choose some sticks from the garden to use as your building materials? Or you could build it out of Lego!

Anglo-Saxon cooking:

Can you have a go at making one of these Anglo-Saxon recipes? Make sure you have an adult to help you.

HAVE A GREAT HALF TERM YEAR 4! Relax and have fun. We will be posting work again on Monday 22nd February.

Miss Jennings and Mrs Ganes

Today’s learning – Thursday 11th 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/

  • interest
  • island
  • knowledge

Spelling:

This week, we are going to be learning words with the suffix -cian. A suffix is a group of letters added to the end of a word to change its meaning.

What is the root word of these words with the suffix -cian?

For example: musician -> music

  • magician
  • electrician
  • politician
  • mathematician
  • optician
  • physician

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:

“Leave us alone! This is our home!” the animals all declared as one.

The humans didn’t seem to care…

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 Toothless want Hiccup to tell him? P. 1
  2. Why did Toothless think the joke was hysterically funny? P.2
  3. How many fish did Toothless get altogether for Hiccup?P.3
  4. What did Hiccup wanted to prove on the Initiation day?  P. 4
  5. What did Fishlegs notice about the dragon when he dropped his jaw down? P.4
  6. Why did Fishlegs think Toothless getting his tooth as good omen? P.5
  7. Who did the boys meet on their way home?  P.5
  8. Why was Fishlegs angry when Old Wrinkly called the test, ’Piddly little Test.’ P.8
  9. Why was Hiccup going to call himself as USEFUL? P.9
  10. Why was Toothless whining on their way back home? P.11

Today is the last day we will be reading this story. Over half term, if you have a copy of the book at home, make sure you find out how the story ends!

Maths:

Times tables starter:

Today in maths, we are learning about fractions greater than 1. Watch the following video and have a go at the questions underneath on paper.

Fractions greater than 1

Computing – animation:

Animation is the process of creating the illusion of moving images using a series of still frames. Now, we have computer animations but animation actually started a long time ago. Watch the video below to find out more:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zr386sg/articles/zskthyc

You have the choice of different activities for this lesson, depending on what resources you have at home:

  1. Flip-book (requires a pen and paper/post-it notes/writing book!):

Watch this video to find out more:

2. Stop-motion animation:

This will require objects around the house and a stop-motion animation app on a tablet or phone, such as ‘Stop Motion’:

Watch these videos to find out more:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/art-and-design-ks2-stop-motion-animation/zr67kmn

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 10th February

Spelling:

Reading:

  1.  Hiccup offered Toothless two lobsters for every fish that he caught him.
  2. Hiccup refused to give Toothless a lobster that was alive, because he knew that the little creature will be tortured by the killer dragon.  This act of Hiccup tells us that he is a very kind and caring Viking who believes that every creature should be treated with respect and love unlike some of the Viking boys who are ruthless and violent.
  3. Hiccup was using flattery to get Toothless to get him a fish.  But he still wouldn’t heed.  Therefore,  Hiccup understood he was not vain and flattery would not work with him.
  4. Toothless was angry when he mentioned about Firework because Firework was rude to Toothless last time when they met and he called him a newt with wings and a bunny rabbit.
  5. Hiccup put a line through revenge tack because when he tried to instigate Toothless’s anger towards Firework for the insults he showered on him the other day, Toothless still didn’t motivate  himself to get a fish for Hiccup.  Therefore, the revenge tack did not work with Toothless.
  6. Toothless agreed to help because he promised him a joke.
  7. Toothless soared up the sky and shrieked few insults and came down closer to the sea and spread out  his wings like a kite.  He then flew fairly swiftly  over the surface of the choppy waves, keeping his body and wings steady as he searched for the movement of fish.  When he spotted something he soared upwards and took a dive with his wings folded and disappeared into the water and came out with a small fish.
  8. A dragon can stay under the water for five minutes.

Maths:

Today’s learning – Wednesday 10th 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/

  • interest
  • island
  • knowledge

Spelling:

This week, we are going to be learning words with the suffix -cian. A suffix is a group of letters added to the end of a word to change its meaning.

Writing:

Have a look at this image and think about the questions below:

resource image
  • What is a habitat?
  • What is happening in the picture?
  • Do you think it is fair?
  • Which animals can you see?
  • What country do you think the picture is from?
  • Do you think there are any important messages to take from this picture?
  • If you were driving the digger, how would you feel? What would you do?

Today, can you write a paragraph to persuade humans to treat animals with respect?

You could start with:

  • It is important that…
  • It is appalling that…

You could include a rhetorical question:

  • Did you know that… ?
  • How can we… ?
  • Will you…?

Watch this video to see how your persuasive paragraph could look:

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 offer Toothless for every fish that he was going to catch for him?
  2. What does it tell you about Hiccup when he refused to give Toothless a lobster that was alive when he requested for it?
  3. What tact was Hiccup using when he called Toothless a clever and quick dragon?
  4. Why was Toothless angry when Hiccup mentioned about Firework dragon?
  5. Why did Hiccup put a line through REVENGE tact?
  6. Why did Toothless agree to help Hiccup?
  7. Explain how Toothless hunted a small mackerel in your own words.
  8. How long can a dragon stay under the water for?

Maths:

Times tables starter:

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

Equivalent fractions (2)

Science – What happens to living things when an environment changes?

  1. A habitat is where an organism (living thing) lives. It is its home. Habitats can change for many reasons. Look at these photos and list the ways that habitats can change. What natural events could cause changes to habitats? What things do humans do that destroy the habitats?

2. Now can you sort these changes into natural and man-made (due to humans):

NaturalMan-made
  

3. Now, think about what happens when a habitat is destroyed. What happens to the animals and plants that live there? List as many points as you can think of. Our picture from English today might help you!

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

Miss Jennings and Mrs Ganes