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20th April 2020
I hope you all had a lovely Easter enjoying the weather and didn’t eat too much chocolate! It has been lovely to see some of you still posting your work for me to look at on Seesaw :)
From this week I will be posting your work for each day on the class page of the website so please make sure you check this. I will put up one Maths activity, a SPaG/ writing activity and one other activity each day. There might be a link to a video and then an activity to follow. Please keep posting what you have done on Seesaw so that I can see it! I will also be using Seesaw to post some extra challenges or follow up work but make sure you check the website first. Don’t worry if you don’t get everything done in one day though, but try to have a go at something for each subject. I have tried to make sure you can have a go at these activities by yourself to take the pressure off your adults at home. I will be available to contact via Seesaw/ Purple Mash if you have any questions about any of the activities.
If you run out of activities then you can look back at the original list I gave you, you can find this under the ‘school closure’ tab on the website, and complete any that you did not do before Easter.
SPaG - Identifying when to use pronouns
Follow the link: BBC Bitesize SPaG lesson Year 4
Watch the videos about nouns and pronouns, then complete the activities. I have uploaded the two sheets here, there is no need to print them out, you can just write you answers on a separate piece of paper. I have also uploaded the second activity sheet as an activity on Seesaw if you would like to complete it straight onto there.
Over the next couple of weeks we are going to be basing our English learning around a story called ‘The King of the Fishes’ which is a wishing tale. By the end of this topic you will have written your own wishing tale! Your first task has been uploaded below - what would you wish for if you had three wishes? Use the examples to help write your wish in a full sentence, giving reasons for your answers. I have uploaded this as an activity on Seesaw if you would like to complete it on there!
- Likes - what did you like about the story? This could be to do with the characters, plot, language, how it is written...
- Dislikes - was there anything that you didn't like so much? Why didn't you like it?
- Puzzles - do you have any questions about the story? Did anything confuse you?
- Patterns - does this story remind you of anything else? This could be a book, film, something you have heard about, something in real life...
Like we have done in school, I would like you to practise learning this story at home as this will help when it comes to writing your own story. To help you do this you can create a text map, drawing little pictures to help you remember the story. If you look on Seesaw you will see a video of me creating a text map for the first couple of paragraphs. Remember, you don’t have to do it all in one day, take it a little bit at a time as this will be easier and will help you to remember the words better. I would suggest just doing the first 2 paragraphs today. I will post another video of me doing the next section tomorrow. Can you add actions to help you remember it? Take a look at my actions for the first section on Seesaw!
SPaG - past tense verbs
Follow the link: BBC Bitesize SPaG lesson Year 4
Watch the videos and complete the activities on past tense verbs. We have done this quite a lot in class this year so you may find that you don't need to do so much of it but it will be useful to have a reminder.
Look at the pictures of these three insects. Which do you think is the odd one out and why? You might want to think about:
- their appearance
- what they do
- where they may be found
Is there more than one answer? Make sure you give a reason for your answers.
Can you also think about what these insects all have in common?
RECAP: Can you remember the seven characteristics that make a living thing? Hint: MRS NERG
Look back at the story we read yesterday. Find any words which you don’t know. Look up these words in a dictionary or ask an adult if you really aren’t sure. We are going to look specifically at three words: whip, reflection and precious. You will find the sheet with the activities for each of these words or you can find the activity on Seesaw.
Create your text map for the next section of the story – look at my video to see how I have done it; can you work out which symbols I have used for which words? Try practising the section from yesterday using actions, without reading the words, and then add actions to today’s section.
Watch the videos and complete the activities on adverbs. We have done quite a lot about adverbs at school so you may find that you don’t need to do so much of this but it might be helpful to have a quick reminder.
Watch the videos and practise your singing! You could link this to the daily challenge on Seesaw and ask someone to guess which songs you are singing. Why not have a look at the iSing Pop Youtube channel and practise some of those songs?
Write a definition for pitch and melody. Listen to your favourite song, see if you can work out when the pitch changes.
Have a go at these challenges. They do get more difficult so don't worry if you can't complete them all but try your best! You can answer these directly onto Seesaw if you would like.
Once you have completed your English and Maths for today then you can finish anything else off from this week that you may have not had a chance to do. Keep practising the story with the actions. If you are still looking for more to do then check the BBC Bitesize website as they have got lots of activities on there.
I hope you have enjoyed this week of learning; I have seen lots of your hard work on Seesaw so keep it up!