Today’s learning – Wednesday 3rd 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.

Can you add the -sion suffix correctly to these root words?

Writing a non-chronological report:

Today, you are going to use your research notes from two weeks ago to finish writing your non-chronological report all about the Anglo-Saxons. Today, we are going to paragraph 3, 4 and 5.

Watch the video below to help you finish writing your non-chronological report.

If you don’t have any research notes, you can use these notes and turn them back into full sentences.

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 Stoick look at Toothless with uncharacteristic anxiety?
  2. Write down in your own words how Fishlegs described the dragon to Stoick the Vast.
  3. What does Fishlegs point to on Toothless to prove to Stoick that he is a special breed?
  4. According to Fishlegs, who is Toothless related to?
  5. What word is used in the text to describe the size of Royal Daydreams?
  6. Do you think Stoick believed Toothless was a Royal Breed? How do you know?
  7. Why is Fishlegs confident in Hiccup’s ability to train the dragon?

Maths:

Times tables starter:

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

Tenths

Science – Classification of plants:

A classification key is one way to classify (sort) and name living things. When using a classification key to identify living things, we use yes/no questions. Watch these videos from last week as a reminder:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zxjj6sg/articles/z9cbcwx

As well as animals, we can also classify plants. Watch this video to find out more:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/science-ks1-ks2-comparisons-between-different-types-of-leaves/zndb47h

Can you complete the following classification keys by starting at the top and working your way down each branch? You can write the name in the blank boxes.

Challenge: Can you create your own classification key about plants using yes/no questions?

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 2nd February

Reading:

  1. Toothless asked Hiccup to give him fish to eat.
  2. Any of these points below
  • Toothless is very stubborn as in the text he  keeps repeating that he wants Fish to eat and is not giving up on it easily.
  • He is also violent as he bit Hicupp’s arm when he didn’t get what he wanted.
  • He has a killer instinct in him as he went for Hiccup’s cat (Fiddlesticks),  when he was not offered fish to eat. 

3. Hiccup wanted to sound firm because he knows that he needs to train this dragon before the Initiation Day. He was also pleasant because it is not in his nature to shout or yell.

4. Toothless made a lunge for Fiddlesticks, Hiccup’s cat and tried to eat him.

5. Toothless launched himself on to Stoick the Vast’s beard as he mistook it for chicken.

6. Stoick asked Hiccup to yell at the dragon to get him off.

7. Stoick yelled at the dragon to get him off.

8. Stoick’s two hunting dragons are:  Newtsbreath and Hookfang.

9. Hookfang was up to some mischief.  When he said he wanted to give a proper welcome he meant that he wanted to hurt Toothless as he was small and new.

10. Stoick threatened that he’ll make handbags out of them if they didn’t leave.

Maths:

Click on the link to download the answers:

Geography:

  1. Police House 1520
  2. Spital Farm 1320
  3. Mill Farm 1722
  4. Bridge Farm Bungalow 1426
  5. Mellish Park Lodge 1224
  6. School 1522

Today’s learning – Tuesday 2nd 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.

Practise this week’s words using the look, cover, write, check technique. You can a grid like this out on a piece of paper:

Writing a non-chronological report:

Today, you are going to use your research notes from two weeks ago to begin writing your non-chronological report all about the Anglo-Saxons. Today, we are going to write an effective title, introduction and your first two paragraphs.

Watch the video below to begin writing your non-chronological report. We will carry on with this writing tomorrow.

If you don’t have any research notes, you can use these notes and turn them back into full sentences.

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 ask Hiccup?
  2. Write down what you feel about Toothless from what you have read.
  3. Why did Hiccup wanted to sound firm but pleasant?
  4. What did Toothless do when Hiccup said he didn’t have any fish?
  5. Where did Toothless launch himself?
  6. What did Stoick ask Hiccup to do to get him off?
  7. How did Stoick get rid of Toothless from him?
  8. Name the two hunting dragons of Stoick.
  9. What does Hookfang mean by proper welcome?
  10. What did Stoick threaten he will do to the dragons if he didn’t leave?

Maths:

Times tables starter:

Today in maths, we are learning about ‘What is a fraction?’ Watch the following video and have a go at the questions underneath on paper.

What is a fraction?

Geography – 4 figure grid references:

On a map, there will be many horizontal and vertical lines, creating a grid. Using this grid, we can located the features on a map. Eastings numbers run from left to right. Northings Numbers run from south to north (bottom to top). Using the 2 digits of the easting and the 2 digits of the northing creates a four-figure grid reference.

For example, Bean’s Covert would be in Eastings 33 and Northings 43. The four figure grid reference would be 3343.

Watch this video to find out more:

Can you use the map to tell me the four figure grid references for the following places?

REMEMBER! Always start with the eastings first.

  1. Police House
  2. Spital Farm
  3. Mill Farm
  4. Bridge Farm Bungalow
  5. Mellish Park Lodge
  6. School

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 1st February

Grammar:

Reading:

  1. The sea dragon was sleeping for many hundred years on the sea bed.
  2. The sea dragon ate a whole Roman legion.  The Roman Legions were camping on a cliff-top cut off completely from the rest of the world.  The sea dragon wolfed all of them down from the commanding officer to the lowliest private.  He also ate the horses, chariot, shield and spears.
  3. Sleep Coma is a state when the dragons go to sleep without any movement or activity for years and years.  Sometimes they can stay in this state for eternity.  It is like half-dead, half-alive, buried under fathom after fathom of icy-cold sea water without any movement.
  4. The killer whale swam as fast as he could away from the dragon because he noticed a slight movement in the upper eyelid of the dragon’s right eye which means the dragon is coming out of his Sleep Coma and he might start his hunting once he is awake.
  5. Hiccup kept Toothless under his bed.
  6. Fishlegs gasped in astonishment because he saw Hiccup talk to the dragon.  Fishlegs thought that humans cannot understand or talk to animals. However, Hiccup could do this which is a special gift.
  7. Once Toothless woke up he huffed and puffed and blew out some smoke which made Hiccup and Fishlegs to cough. He then walked to Hiccup and got on his shoulder and gazed into Hiccup’s eyes for sixty seconds without moving.
  8. Hiccup blinked a lot when the dragon gazed at him because a dragon’s gaze can be hypnotic and can suck ones soul away.  

Maths:

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