Answers! Tuesday 9th February

Editing:

Reading:

  1. Toothless stopped pooing in the kitchen because he was embarrassed by Fireworm’s remark. Fireworm made fun of Toothless for pooing in the kitchen and called him a pathetic runny rabbit.
  2. Fishlegs thought Horrowcow wouldn’t survive in the wild because he felt that Horrowcow does not have the killer instinct. 
  3. Toothless and Hiccup are failing on basic obedience commands, the retrieval command, the compulsory exercises, the hunting strategies and pretty much on everything.
  4. The dragons are supposed to stand, bolt upright, on the handler’s outstretched arm.  The handler would then bark the command as loudly as possible, while simultaneously lifting his arm to fling the dragon into the air.  The dragon was supposed to soar gracefully into flight when the handler’s arm reached its highest point. 
  5. Toothless hung on to Hiccup, gripping him even more tightly and argued with him why he should go.  Hiccup tried pleading with Toothless as reasonably as he could and explained to him that both of them will be thrown into exile if he doesn’t follow his command.  Toothless wouldn’t yield and was stubborn not to follow Hiccup’s command.
  6. Hiccup was going to try a new tack from his notebook to train Toothless when Toothless did not heed  his command.
  7. Some to the tricks that Hiccup jotted on his diary were: a) Gratitude b) Fear c) Greed d) Vanity e) Revenge f) Jokes and Riddling talk.

Maths:

Today’s learning – Tuesday 9th 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.

Proof-reading and editing:

Proof-reading and editing is an important part of the writing process. It helps us spot any mistakes and change them. Watch this video to help you:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/skillswise/editing-and-proofreading/zvs36v4

In the piece of writing below, there are a lot of mistakes! Can you read the writing, spot the mistakes by circling them and then correct them underneath? Or, you could copy out the piece of writing correctly.

Look out for:

  • Spelling mistakes
  • Full stops and capital letters
  • Commas after fronted adverbials

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 Toothless stop pooing in the kitchen?
  2. Why does Fishlegs think that Horrorcow wouldn’t survive in the wild?
  3. What training steps are Toothless and Hiccup are failing on?
  4. What are the dragons suppose to do when they hear the basic command: ‘go!’?
  5. What did Toothless do when Hiccup yelled ‘Go!’?
  6. What was Hiccup going to do when Toothless refused to follow the command?
  7. List some of the tips that Hiccup jotted on his diary about the dragons.

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 (1)

History – Sutton Hoo

A lot of what we know about the Anglo-Saxons comes from graves like the one discovered at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk.

You have a choice of activities for history this afternoon! You can either read the information given below and answer the questions or you can complete an online task asking you to find out who was buried at Sutton Hoo.

Online task:

Click on the link to take you to the website:

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

Once you are there, read the information and then click on this link:

Your job is to find out what was discovered at Sutton Hoo by reading clues and solving the mystery. Make sure you click on the blue arrow at the bottom to take you through all the pages!

Reading task:

Sutton Hoo: An Anglo Saxon Mystery?

Just outside the town of Woodbridge in Suffolk (in the East of England), there was a field with many grassy mounds. This site is called Sutton Hoo. No-one knew how old the mounds were and people wondered what might be buried inside them.

The Discovery

In 1939, a group of archaeologists began to excavate (dig up) the largest mound and were amazed at what they found. They discovered the remains of a Saxon boat which was around 27 metres long. As the ship had been made out of wood, it had rotted away but the archaeologists could still see the outline where the wood had made the soil darker.

The Artefacts

Inside the ship, many rare and valuable artefacts were found including a bronze helmet, a sword and a shield. Other things found were:

  • cups
  • buckles
  • coins
  • jewellery

What’s the mystery?

Only very important Saxons would have been buried in ships with so many valuable treasures but archaeologists can’t be sure who was buried at Sutton Hoo. Some people believe it was King Raedwald who was a leader of a tribe in the area.

  1. What can be found at Sutton Hoo?
  2. Where is Sutton Hoo?
  3. Do you think the boat was large or small? Why do you think that?
  4. How do you think the archaeologists felt after discovering Sutton Hoo? Explain why.
  5. Why do you think the author has used bullet points to list some of the artefacts found?
  6. Look at where it says “began to excavate (dig up)” in the 2nd paragraph. Why do you think the author put words in brackets?
  7. Explain why the author might have chosen the title “Sutton Hoo: An Anglo Saxon Mystery”?

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 8th February

Grammar:

Reading:

  1. Dragons listen to humans because they are bigger than them and they feed the dragons.
  2. Hiccup thought that although Toothless  looks innocent and cute, his eyes reveal that he has  no morals and he will not hesitate to kill anyone.
  3. The author said that few flowers made the mistake of appearing is because it was only late February and early March which  is still  winter and usually flowers don’t appear in winter.  However some flowers in Berk appeared early only to be killed by the frost.
  4. Fishlegs has trained his dragon Harrowcow to follow his command to ‘go’ and ‘stay’.
  5. Hiccup was at end of his tether with Toothless because Toothless pooed in the kitchen in spite of telling him several times to poo outside. 
  6. Dogsbreath dragon was an ugly great Gronckle with a pug nose and a mean temper.
  7. Fireworm is a big bully as her master.  She teases Toothless and called him an ickle new-born bunny wabbit with a pathetic poo problem. She is also a show off and  boasts about her talents to catch fish.  She goes on about how she could catch a lot of finish in ten minutes with one of her wings tied behind her back.

Maths:

Today’s learning – Monday 8th 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.

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:

Synonyms are words that mean similar or the same. For example, happy and cheery, big and gigantic.

Antonyms are words that mean the opposite. For example, hot and cold, fast and slow.

Have a go at the online lesson or look at the middle word in the grid below. Can you fill in the synonyms and antonyms columns? A thesaurus can help you find synonyms.

Grammar Lesson – Synonyms and Antonyms

https://www.thesaurus.com/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zpnmdp3

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 do dragons listen to humans according to Toothless?
  2. What does Hiccup read from Toothless’s eyes?
  3. In paragraph 3, why does the author say that few flowers made the mistake of appearing?
  4. What has Fishlegs trained his dragon Horrorcow to do?
  5. Explain why Hiccup was at the end of his tether with Toothless.
  6. Describe Dogsbreath’s dragon.
  7. What do you think of Fireworm?  Justify your answer giving examples from the text.

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)

German:

Pfannkuchen: Pancakes

As it is Pancake Day next Tuesday (Shrove Tuesday) we are focussing on Pfannkuchen (pancakes) today. These are very popular in Germany. If you have seen the video before you may remember that sometimes they are eaten with apple sauce (Apfelmus).

Task 1: Watch this video https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zrwrkqt

Task 2: Match up the following German words with their English meanings

DeutschEnglischDeutschEnglisch
MehleggsZimtmix
Eierbutterlangsamheat up
Milchflourmischencinnamon
Buttermilkerhitzenslowly

Task 3: Now match up the recipe instructions with the correct German meanings.

Put the flour and a pinch of salt into a large bowl. Die Eier hinzufügen und gut mischen.
Add the eggs and mix well.Die Butter in eine Pfanne erhitzen und etwas Teig hinzufügen. 
Slowly add the milk and mix until there are no lumps.Auf jeder Seite braten, bis der Pfannkuchen braun ist. 
Heat up the butter in the pan and add some mixture.Mit Apfelmus, Zimt, Zucker oder Nutella genießen. 
Cook it on one side, until it is brown, and then the other side. Die Milch langsam hinzufügen und ordentlich mischen bis es keine Klümpchen gibt.
Enjoy with apple sauce, cinnamon, sugar or Nutella. Das Mehl und eine Prise Salz in eine große Schüssel geben. 

Optional activity: 

With an adult’s help you could try making pancakes (Pfannkuchen). When you are making the pancakes, can you try and say the names of the ingredients in German? I look forward to seeing your photos of your Pfannkuchen on Seesaw. 

Here is a recipe but you can use any pancake recipe you normally use. https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/easy-pancakes

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! Friday 5th February

Spelling:

Reading:

  1. The Gunpowder plot bombing was supposed to take place in 1605.
  2.  The Catholics did not like King James I of England because he treated them badly and brought new laws that discriminated them.
  3. Robert Catesby had the idea for the Gunpowder plot.
  4. Thomas Wintour asked Spain for help.
  5. Fawkes a good choice for helping the plotters was because he was a Catholic who hated the king and he was good at explosives
  6. The plotters met in a pub in London called Ducks and Drake to plan the plot.
  7. Thomas Percy rented a vault so that they can store the barrels of gunpowder in the vault.
  8. Anonymous 
  9. Guy Fawkes was found with 36 barrels of gunpowder when he was arrested.

10.The soldiers wanted Guy Fawkes to tell them everything about the plot and all the people involved in it.

Maths:

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Today’s learning – Friday 5th 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/

  • imagine
  • increase
  • important

Spelling:

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

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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They had entered the caves earlier that day. As soon as they entered the underground labyrinth they had been plunged into darkness, with the only light coming from the frothing pools of orange lava beneath. She could hear the occasional plop, as bubbles of toxic gas burst their way to the surface, filling the cave with a nose-stinging stench.

The girl and her young companion bravely headed out across the stepping-stones, trying to ignore the peril below. Their adventure was only just beginning…

Watch this video to help you plan what you are going to write:

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 year was the Gunpowder plot bombing suppose to take place?
  2. Why did Catholics did not like King James I of England?
  3. Who had the idea for the Gunpowder plot?
  4. Where did Thomas Wintour go to ask for help?
  5. Name one thing that made Fawkes a good choice for helping the plotters.
  6. Where did the plotters meet to discuss the plan?
  7. What did Thomas Percy rent the plot for?
  8. What word mean the Lord Monteagle did not know who sent him the letter?
  9. What was Guy Fawkes found with when he was arrested?
  10. What information did the soldiers want when they arrested him?

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 (1)

PSHE – Picture News:

This week’s story: A team of Nepalese climbers have been the first to summit the world’s second highest mountain, K2 in winter.

Question: Why do people choose to climb mountains?

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 4th February

Spelling:

Reading:

  1. Hiccup gave up on yelling because Toothless wouldn’t take him seriously.  Once when Hiccup yelled at Toothless fiercely for stealing a kipper off his plate, Toothless just gave him a wicked look and knocked everything on to the floor with one swipe of his tail. This incident made Hiccup give up yelling at Toothless.
  2. Any four of the following:
  • a) Hiccup gave Toothless the comfiest bit of his bed and he lay dangerously balance on the edge of it himself.
  • b) He fed him as much Kipper and lobster as he wanted.
  • c) He played games with him for hours and hours.
  • d) He brought him mice.
  • e) He told him jokes.
  • f) He scratched the bit that Toothless couldn’t reach.

3)  Hiccup was building a mud-wallow for Toothless and was spending endless amount of time trying to please him which Fishlegs thought would only spoil the dragon.

4) Fishlegs called his dragon Horrorcow because the ‘horror’ bit was to make the poor creature at least sound a bit frightening and the ‘cow’ bit was because for a dragon she really was remarkably like a cow.

5) Fishlegs thought his dragon might be a vegetarian because he was always nibbling woodwork.

6) Hiccup was trying to bond with Toothless to get him to listen to him.

7) Fishlegs was not impressed with Hiccup’s method of bonding with the dragon because according to Fishlegs,  dragons are the most selfish creatures on earth.  They will never do anything for their masters out of gratitude as they don’t understand gratitude.

Maths:

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Children’s Mental Health Week

During our Zoom calls, we have been looking through this presentation and finding out why having good mental health is just as important as keeping ourselves physically healthy by eating healthily and exercising.

This year’s theme is ‘Express Yourself’.

Have a look through the presentation together as a family and have a go at the ‘design a hat’ activity at the end of the presentation. We would love to see your designs on Seesaw.

Here is a link for a virtual assembly all about Children’s Mental Health:

https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/news/watch-our-children-s-mental-health-week-assembly-with-bafta-kids-and-oak-national-academy/

Today’s learning – Thursday 4th 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/

  • imagine
  • increase
  • important

Spelling:

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

Watch this video before having a go at the activity below:

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 cave was dark. The lava was orange. The girl and her cat went across the stepping-stones.

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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. Why did Hiccup give up on yelling?  Give an example.  (Paragraph 1)
  2. List four things that Hiccup did to make Toothless’s life a Dragon’s Heaven.   (Paragraph 2)
  3. Why did Fishlegs think that Hiccup was spoiling his dragon? ( Paragraph 2 and  3)
  4. Why did Fishlegs name his dragon Horrorcow?      (Paragraph 4)
  5. Why did Fishlegs think his dragon might be vegetarian? (Paragraph 4)
  6. What was Hiccup trying to do to get Toothless listen to him? (Paragraph 6)
  7. Why was Fishlegs not impressed with the method that Hiccup was using to train his dragon? (Paragraph 7)

Maths:

Times tables starter:

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

Count in tenths

Computing – Debugging:

Debugging is a term used to spot mistakes in an algorithm (a set of instructions written in order) and correct them. Watch this video to find out more:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zybdq6f

The picture on the left is what the house should look like. Read the instructions. Will the picture be the same if we follow this algorithm?

  1. Can you spot the mistakes? Circle or underline them.
  2. Can you correct them? Change the instructions so they match the picture.

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 3rd February

Spelling:

Reading:

  1. Stoick looked at Toothless with uncharacteristic anxiety because he wasn’t sure about the dragon that Hiccup got himself as the dragon was too small.
  2. Fishlegs told Stoick that Toothless Daydream was a unique, violent species. He is far more ruthless and so rare that his kind of species is practically  extinct.
  3. Fishlegs points to a wart on the end of Toothless’s nose to prove to Stoick that he is a special breed.
  4. According to Fishlegs, Toothless is related to King Daggerfangs the reptilian ruler of Wild Dragon Cliff.
  5. Impressive, Granantuan has been used in the text to describe the size of Royal Daydreams.
  6. I think Stoick believed that Toothless was a Royal breed because in the text it says that he was relieved and had his faith restored in his son.
  7. Fishlegs was confident in Hiccup’s ability to train the dragon because Fishlegs feels that talking to animals is a special gift and Hiccup has got that gift which will help him to train the dragon easily.

Maths:

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