Homework 22/3/21-26/3/21

Hello Year 4!

Here is your homework for this week. Remember to submit your work on Seesaw once complete, using the Seesaw code that is stuck into your Reading Records.

Maths – times tables

  1. Complete these questions on paper:

2. Practise your times tables on Times Table Rockstars (your username and password is stuck to your reading record).

English – Spellings and Reading

  1. Practise your spellings for this week using look, cover, write, check. Practise each word 5 times and then put 5 of these words into sentences:

If you would prefer, here is a grid you can use:

2. Practice your spellings on Spelling Shed (your username and password is stuck to your reading record).

3. Remember to read and record it in your reading record every night!

Remember, homework must be completed before Friday morning!

Miss Jennings and Mrs Ganes

Homework 15/3/21-19/3/21

Hello Year 4!

Here is your homework for this week. Remember to submit your work on Seesaw once complete, using the Seesaw code that is stuck into your Reading Records.

Maths – times tables

  1. Complete these questions on paper:

2. Practise your times tables on Times Table Rockstars (your username and password is stuck to your reading record).

English – Spellings and Reading

  1. Practise your spellings for this week using look, cover, write, check. Practise each word 5 times and then put 5 of these words into sentences:

If you would prefer, here is a grid you can use:

2. Practice your spellings on Spelling Shed (your username and password is stuck to your reading record).

3. Remember to read and record it in your reading record every night!

Remember, homework must be completed before Friday morning!

Miss Jennings and Mrs Ganes

Homework 8/3/21-12/3/21

Hello Year 4!

Here is your homework for this week. Remember to submit your work on Seesaw once complete, using the Seesaw code that is stuck into your Reading Records.

Maths – times tables

  1. Complete these questions on paper:

2. Practise your times tables on Times Table Rockstars (your username and password is stuck to your reading record).

English – Spellings and Reading

  1. Practise your spellings for this week using look, cover, write, check. Practise each word 5 times and then put 5 of these words into sentences:

If you would prefer, here is a grid you can use:

2. Practice your spellings on Spelling Shed (your username and password is stuck to your reading record).

3. Remember to read and record it in your reading record every night!

Remember, homework must be completed before Friday morning!

Miss Jennings and Mrs Ganes

Answers! Friday 5th March

Reading:

Friday Non- Fiction  Comprehension

  1. Fidget spinners are made from titanium and plastic.
  2. Fidget spinners are made from different materials because they change the vibration and the length of time the spinners spin for.
  3. To make the fidget spinner spin:
    • First, hold the middle of the spinner between your index finger and thumb as if you are picking it up.
    • Then, flick one of the outside branches with your middle finger and watch it spin.
  4. Catherine Hettinger created fidget spinner to entertain her daughter.
  5. The fidget spinner makes vibrations and patterns, which can help people’s concentration or to calm them down if they are feeling stressed or nervous.
  6. Some schools have banned fidget spinners because they can be a distraction and they could pose a safety hazard.
  7. You opinion on fidget spinners…

Answers! Thursday 4th March

Reading:

Thursday – Chapter 5  Special Sweeties  (Pg 62 –  67)

  1. Alfie did what he was told to do because he did not want to catch anyone’s eyes for fear of further humiliation.  He put his head down as he trudged back to his seat. 
  2. The lady offered sweeties to the children.
  3. I don’t think the dentist liked Gabz as Gabz challenged her to which the lady gazed at her and called her a feisty one.
  4. The dentist’s sweets were special because they were sugar free.
  5. The dentist pulled out different sort of sweets from her trolley.  She pulled out Chocolates, toffees and fudge.  Sucky sweets and chewy sweets.  Fruity ones and minty ones.  Melt in your mouth sweets.  Crunchy sweets. Fizzy sweets and Explosive sweets. 
  6. Gabz did not take any sweets from the tray because she thought the dentist was an evil witch like the witch in Hansel and Gretel story.
  7. I wouldn’t trust the dentist because the dentist looks and sounds suspicious. Her activities are very strange and it is a bit weird that she demands the children to call her Mummy.  She encourages children to take more and more sweets from the trolley and at one point says that she’ll magic more  which  once again is very suspicious. 

Maths:

Today’s learning – Friday 5th March

First of all, well done for all your hard work whilst you have been learning at home. You should all be very proud of every single piece of work you have completed. We have loved seeing what you have been doing on Seesaw. Thank you parents and carers for the support you have given your children in helping them achieve the tasks set.

Today, we are encouraging families to have a screen-free day away from computers, tablets and phones. There will be no Zoom call today. Below are some different screen-free ideas for you to have a go at.

English and Science:

Can you create a poster explaining how to keep your teeth healthy? Remember to include a title, subheadings, key facts and pictures.

Use this word bank to help you:

Reading:

Spend some time reading 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?

Or have a go at this non-fiction reading comprehension:

  1.  Which materials are fidget spinner made from?
  2. Why are fidget spinners made from different materials?
  3. How do you make fidget spinner spin?
  4. Why did Catherine Hettinger create fidget Spinner?
  5. Explain how fidget spinner could  help a person’s concentration.
  6. Give two reason why some schools have banned fidget spinners.
  7. What are your thought about fidget spinners being used at school?

Maths:

Have a go at either of these maths activities:

2D and 3D shape hunt!

Can you find items around the home that contain the following shapes? Write them down on a piece of paper and label which shape they are.

Topic:

Diagram of the human digestive system:

Can you create a diagram of the human digestive system using paper, pens, paints and any other craft items you have at home? Here is an example and a labelled diagram to help you:

Cooking – Healthy smoothie:

Can you follow this recipe to make a healthy smoothie? If you don’t have strawberries or bananas, you can add in other fruit instead! Also, if you have a blender, you could use that instead of mashing the fruit.

Looking forward to seeing you all on Monday!

Miss Jennings and Mrs Ganes

Today’s learning – Thursday 4th March

How you can celebrate a very 2021 World Book Day on Thursday 4 March! |  National Literacy Trust

Today on our Zoom call at 11am, we can’t wait to see your costumes and to hear all about your favourite books! If you don’t have a costume, why not cut out and colour in one of these masks to become Peter Rabbit or Fantastic Mr. Fox?

World Book Day!

Reading for pleasure!

Today, can you find somewhere new or interesting to read your favourite book? Can you share a book with a family member your live with inside their home or in the garden? Make sure you upload pictures to Seesaw!

Writing:

Miss Root is the dentist in our book, The Demon Dentist. Can you use these fragments to write a character description of her? There are also some synonyms for the colour ‘white’ you can use so you don’t repeat yourself.

For example:

I could turn the fragments ‘dazzling white teeth’ and ‘whiter than white’ into the sentence: Let me introduce Miss Root who has dazzling white teeth, which are whiter than snow-covered mountain tops.

English – Reading:

This half term, we will be reading The Demon Dentist by David Walliams. 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.

Thursday – Demon Dentist Chapter 5 Special Sweeties (Pg 62 – 67)
P1 “Now be a good boy and pop back to your seat ….!” Ordered Miss Root. Alfie did what he was told. Not wanting to catch anyone’s eyes for fear of further humiliation, he put his head down as he trudged back to his seat.
“Now, children…” continued the lady, “Who else would like a present? I have some free sweeties..? Hundreds of hands shop up, and soon the hall was humming with the chattering of excited children.
P2 “But don’t sweets rot your teeth?” shouted out Gabz.
Miss Root glared at her, then smiled. “Oh, aren’t you a feisty one? What’s your name child…?
The girl hesitated, but eventually said “Gabz…..”
“Well, of course, young Garbriella is right. Normally sweeties do rot your teeth. But not these ones. No! Mummy’s sweeties are special. All my sweeties are completely sugar free, so you can eat as many as you like…”
P3 From under the trolley she pulled out a tray, and whisked a white sheet off the top of it. Underneath was a huge pile of brightly coloured goodies. There were chocolates and chocolates and more chocolates. Toffees and fudge. Sucky sweets and chewy sweets. Fruity ones and minty ones. Melt in your mouth sweets. Crunchy sweets. Fizzy sweets. Explosive sweets.
P4 Come on children. Don’t be scared. Come and help yourselves to Mummy’s special sweeties….” In and instant, hundreds of children surged forward and started eagerly grabbing huge handfuls of sweets. As many as they grabbed, and the greedy little boys and girls were stuffing their faces and pockets, there seemed to be more. And more. And More.
“Take as may as you like!” Miss Root called over the din. “I can always magic up some more…!” Alfie noticed Gabz was sitting stock-still in her sweat.
P5 Are you not gonna get any?” asked Alfie.
Gabz shook her head. “No”
“Why not?”
“Haven’t you ever heard the tale about the brother and sister who go into the woods and find the house made of sweets…?” Alfie was surprised that the little girl’s imagination had run away with her like this.
“Hansel and Gretel?” Yes of course, everyone has but that’s just a stupid fairy story.” Gabz turned her head and fixed him with a stare.
“It’s not stupid. And just because it’s a fairy story doesn’t mean it never happened….” She said, before turning her gaze back to the dentist who was smiling broadly with those impossibly white teeth of hers, as the kids filled all their pockets with sweets. Strangely, however many the children took, there were ore and more filling the tray. Along the rows, just one boy stayed glued to his chair. It was the Texting Boy. He was still texting.

1) Why did Alfie do what he was told to do? P1
2) What present did the lady offer the children? P1
3) Do you think the dentist likes Gabz? Explain P2
4) Why were the dentist’s sweets special? P2
5) Explain the kind of goodies the dentist pulled out from the trolley? P3
6) Why didn’t Gabz take any sweets from the tray? P5
7) Would you trust the dentist? Why?

Maths:

Times tables starter:

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

Design a book token!

You can find the template here:

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 March

Spelling:

Reading:

Wednesday  –  Chapter 4    –  Blacker than Black  (Pg:56 –  61)

  1. Alfie wouldn’t open his mouth to the dentist because he was too embarrassed.
  2. The two children who didn’t laugh at Alfie were Gabs and the Texting boy.  Gabz didn’t laugh because she felt sorry for Alfie and thought it was cruel of the dentist to embarrass him in front of the whole school.  The texting boy didn’t notice what was happening as he was busy texting.
  3. Alfie didn’t want to call the dentist, Mummy because it is bit weird to call a total stranger Mummy.
  4. Alfie couldn’t choose the right bristle because he had the same toothbrush all his life and did not know the difference between soft or hard bristle.
  5. The dentist gave Alfie a present to keep him happy and allure him to her surgery.
  6. Alfie ran his finger along the bristles and winced and felt as if he stroking a porcupine when he was given a brush.
  7. Alfie looked like a tearful child at the zoo who has been made to face their fear of spiders by being given a huge, hairy, highly poisonous tarantula to hold.

Maths:

Today’s learning – Wednesday 3rd March

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/

  • material
  • medicine
  • mention

Spelling:

This week, we are going to be learning words where the ‘k’ sound is spelt ‘que’ and the ‘g’ sound is spelt ‘que’. These words are French in origin.

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/

Lucy sat in the chair. The books started to move. It felt like magic.

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English – Reading:

This half term, we will be reading The Demon Dentist by David Walliams. 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.

Wednesday – Demon Dentist Chapter 4 Blacker than Black (Pg:56 – 61)
P1 Alfie kept his mouth shut.
“Open wide, there’s a good boy.
Suddenly Alfie felt as if he couldn’t help doing exactly what the dentist told him. He opened his mouth, and she peered inside.
“Oh…” moaned the woman in pleasure. “Your teeth are absolutely abhorrent…” The whole of the lower school laughed at him.
“HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!”
Except two children – Gabz, who looked on with sadness at the cruelty, and the Texting Boy, who was still texting and had missed everything.
P2 “Oh dear, oh dear. What is your name child…? Enquired the dentist.
“Alfie, M-M-Miss…” the boy spluttered.
“Call me Mummy….”
There was no way he was ever going to call anyone that, least of all her.
“Alfie Griffth.”
“Well, young Alfie Griffith, you simply must make an appointment to come and see me at my surgery very soon…”
Alfie shuddered at the thought. He had vowed never to go anywhere near another dentist as long as he lived.
“ Do you like present, child…?” Like all kids, the boy loved presents.
“Y-y-yes…” he replied.
P3 “Well, Mummy’s got a little present for you. For being such a good boy today, here – have a free tube of my own special brand of toothpaste….”
From the trolley, Miss Root picked up a thick white tube with the work ‘Mummy’s EMBLAZONED IN BIG RED LETTERS ONTO EACH SIDE. The slogan ‘Mummy loves your teeth’ was inscribed in smaller black letters under that.
“And one of my special tooth brushes. Do you prefer hard or soft bristles, Alfie Griffith…?”
P4 The boy had had the same toothbrush all his life. He had no idea whether it once had been hard or soft. Right now there was only one lonely bristle left. IT was virtually bristleless.
“I don’t mind…”
“I’ll give you a nice soft one, then…” announced Miss Root.
P5 A gleaming white ‘Mummy’s toothbrush was produced from the trolley. The bristles on the end were sharp and wiry. Alfie ran his finger along them and winced. It was like stroking a porcupine. Holding the brush and tube in his hands, Alfie looked like a tearful child you might see at the zoo who has been made to face their fear of spiders by being given a huge, hairy, highly poisonous tarantula to hold.
“Alfie, we shall meet again…”
No we won’t thought Alfie.
“Oh yes we will…” she whispered. It was as if the dentist could hear his thoughts.

1) Why wouldn’t Alfie open his mouth to the dentist? P1
2) Which two children didn’t laugh at Alfie? Why?P1
3) Why do you think Alfie doesn’t want to call the dentist Mummy? P2
4) What did the dentist give Alfie? P3
5) Why couldn’t Alfie choose the right bristle when the dentist offered him a choice of hard or soft bristles? P4
6) Why do you think the dentist gave Alfie a present? P4
7) What did Alfie do to the brush when it was given to him? P4
8) Explain how Alfie looked holding the paste and a brush in his hands? P5

Maths:

Times tables starter:

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

R.E. – What rules must a Muslim follow when praying?

  1. Read the information on this website:

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/religion/Islam.htm#11

2. Can you list the key rules Muslims must follow when praying? You can write these down on a piece of paper.

Challenge: Can you make a poster explaining the rules Muslims must following when praying?

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 March

Spelling:

Reading:

Tuesday  –  Chapter 4  Blacker than Black  (Pg:50 –  55)

  1.  Miss Root wanted to come to the school to introduce herself to the children and to welcome them to her surgery as Mr Erstwhile the old dentist has passed away.
  2. The incy-wincy question  Miss Root asked the children was who hated going to the dentist.
  3. The one boy who didn’t put his had up was too busy texting.
  4. Alfie wanted his hand to be the highest because he wanted to show that he hated the dentists more than anyone else in the hall.
  5. Alfie hated going to the dentist so much because he had such a bad experience when Mr Erstwhile  pulled his good tooth out accidentally instead of the rotten one.
  6. The children didn’t believe when Miss Root said they don’t have to be scared of the dentist because her tone of voice sounded opposite to reassuring.
  7. The children glared at Alfie because everyone at school had at some point noticed his teeth.  They were so bad, they might as well have been a tourist attraction.  They could even have their own café and gift shop.   

Maths: