Home learning 11th May

11th May 2020
Dear Swallow Class, 
I hope you all had a lovely weekend enjoying the weather (for most of the weekend!) and managed to celebrate VE day in some way! I would love to see/hear about what you did so make sure you share on Seesaw if you did something exciting. 
I am really enjoying seeing all of your learning on Seesaw so keep sharing what you are doing. I am pleased to hear that lots of you are enjoying the structure for each day that I am posting on here. Remember, if you can't complete it all it doesn't matter, just do the best that you can. 
If you fancy entering a writing competition then take a look at the information I have attached below, I would love to read some of your stories if you decide to enter!
Keep smiling :) 
Miss Tracy
Monday 11th May
Writing - create a book 
I thought it would be nice if over the next couple of days you spent some time presenting your wishing tale in a book. You can illustrate the story as well and perhaps when we are back to school we could share these with each other. I have attached a video on Seesaw with instructions about how the make the book. I'm sure you can make your front covers a lot more exciting than mine! Think about what catches your attention on the front cover of a book and perhaps you could do something similar.

You will need:
A4 paper, scissors, stapler (optional), pen/ pencil, colouring pens/ pencils (optional)

I look forward to seeing your finished books!
Read the extracts and complete the activities. 
Multiplication and division problem solving 
Watch the video and complete the activity sheet attached below. 
History - what is Stonehenge?
Watch the videos and complete the activities.
Create a fact file about Stonehenge. Think about what we learnt in the autumn term as well as all the information you can find on BBC Bitesize.

Some examples of questions you may want to consider:
When (roughly) was it built?
How was it built?
What was it built for (do we think)?
What is it like now?
Where is it found?
What is it made from?
Tuesday 12th May
Finish off creating your book if you haven't already. 
Similes and metaphors 
Watch the videos and complete the activites. Focuse on activities 2 and 3

Activity 2

Complete this activity by changing all the boring descriptions into exciting similes and metaphors.

For example:

The shark had sharp teeth.

The shark had teeth as sharp as razors.

1. The cat was black.

2. The moon was shining.

3. The dog ran after the tennis ball.

4. Bobby was hungry.

5. The trees swayed in the breeze.

6. Sarah did well in her dance show.

Remember: similes use the words like and as whereas metaphors say something is something else.

Activity 3

Lots of poets use similes and metaphors in their poetry.

Here's an example of a poem written entirely using similes and metaphors.

Claws as sharp as daggers,
A mouth of deadly pearls.
Orange fur like fire,
Sneaking silently, a ninja.

Write your own poem about an animal using only similes and metaphors.

You could also draw a picture to illustrate your poem.

Perimeter of rectangles 
Watch the video and complete the activity sheet attached below. Remember, the perimeter is the distance around the outside of a closed, 2D shape.
Latitude and longitude 
Watch the videos and complete the activities. 
Write a definition for the following words: latitude, longitude, Equator, Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, Arctic Circle, Antarctic Circle, Greenwich Meridian and Prime Meridian. 
Label the lines on the attached map of the world. 
Wednesday 13th May
Writing - exploring recounts
Watch the videos and complete the activities, thinking about the following questions:
1) What is the purpose of a recount?
2) What information might be included in a recount?
3) Which person and tense is a recount written in?
4) What does chronological order mean?
Watch the video about the Olympian Gemma Gibbons and fill in the sheet attached. 
Have a go at writing your own recount about your life so far. Remember to include description and exciting events - what is the most exciting thing that you've experienced? You could include information about your family and hobbies, pets if you have any or possibly a holiday that you've enjoyed!
Spellings - 'sc'
I have assigned you an activity on Purple Mash where you can practise your spellings. Next week, I will post a recording of me reading the words onto Seesaw so that you can test yourself or you could ask someone in your family to do it. I have also attached the spellings here for you. 
Perimeter of rectilinear shapes
Watch the video and complete the activity sheet attached. 
Vertebrates and invertebrates 
Watch the videos and complete the activities. When you are outside this week, have a look at animals that you see and try to classify them as vertebrates or invertebrates. You could take photos and sort them into groups or you could write them down/ draw pictures. Is there any other way you could classify these animals? Maybe you could further classify invertebrates into whether they have an exoskeleton or not...
Thursday 14th May 
I have based today and tomorrow’s English on a BBC Bitesize lesson but we are going to split this lesson across today and tomorrow so you will be planning today and writing tomorrow. 
I have based today and tomorrow’s English on a BBC Bitesize lesson but we are going to split this lesson across today and tomorrow so you will be planning today and writing tomorrow.
Reading - diary entry 

Firstly, read the example diary entry ‘Diary of a Young Pirate’ and then answer the following questions:
1. How does the diary entry start?
2. What tense is it written in?
3. What feelings or emotions does the writer experience?
4. How is the writing organised?
5. Think of a synonym for the word 'gleamed'.
6. Find 3 examples of fronted adverbials.
7. Why did the pirate not want to walk the plank?

This is a good example of a diary entry, so you can use it as inspiration for your own writing.
Writing - planning a diary entry 
Next, follow the link: BBC Bitesize Year 4 English lesson

Watch the video telling the story about Grace Darling. You are going to be writing a diary entry from her point of view tomorrow. You can also watch the video that will remind you why planning is important.

Plan your diary entry - either print out and fill in the 'Diary planning sheet', complete it on Seesaw or make notes on a separate sheet of paper.

• A diary entry is a form of a recount so you are retelling the story as if you are Grace on the day of the big rescue.
• This is not the actual writing so you don’t need to write in full sentences.
• If it helps, you can re-watch the video to remind yourself about what happens.

Top tip!
Diaries often include the writer’s emotions. So think about how Grace would be feeling during the events in the story.

We will write the diary entry tomorrow!
Area - counting squares
Watch the video and complete the activity sheet. 
Design and technology
Watch the videos and complete the activities. I have uploaded the two activities here. If you are unable to print the nets out, have a go at creating them yourself on paper. You could find a box and take it apart to see what it looks like to help you.

Activity 1

Nets can be produced using an industrial die cutter, which cuts and scores at the same time, but at home you can do this yourself.

You can download the nets that are provided, change these designs slightly or design your own net for a 3D shape.

You will need a pencil, a ruler, paper or card and a pair of scissors (make sure you have an adult's supervision).

Activity 2

When you are designing for someone else, they are known as the client .

Most adults will have a phone or tablet - build a design specification for a holder for their device, and then produce some example designs that meet this design specification.

You will need to consider the size , shape and material as well as where it will be used . The angle that the device is held at will come down to the personal preference of your client.

You can use the worksheet provided and you will need a pencil, paper and a 'client'.

Friday 15th May 
Write a diary entry
Use your plan from yesterday to write your diary entry from Grace Darling’s point of view. You might want to re watch the video to refresh your memories and here is a checklist which will help you when you are writing:

• Start with 'Dear Diary’.
• Describe the places where the events happened.
• Write in the past tense.
• Use pronouns like I, my and me to show that the events happened to you.
• Talk about how you were feeling or what you were thinking when each event happened.
• Use interesting vocabulary.

Once you have finished writing:
Read your diary entry aloud to yourself or to someone else at home, if you can.
Look at the checklist again. Have you included all the features in your writing?

Underneath your writing, using a different coloured pen, write down:
• two things that you really like about your diary entry
• one thing that you would like to improve. Maybe you missed something from the checklist?
If you can, ask a friend or family member what they like about your diary entry and how they think you could improve it next time.


Maths - Friday challenges
Have a go at these challenges, they do get progressively more difficult so just do the best you can! Challenges 1-4 are the most suitable for our year group. 
Art - print, collage and painting
Watch the videos of the different techniques and choose one to use to create your own piece of artwork. If you don't have the resources available to print, collage or paint then you could draw your place. Remember to use your imagination!