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Week beginning 6th July

Week Commencing 6th July 2020

Spelling

Please log in to Spelling Shed and complete this week’s word list. The words for this week are set out below.

As well as using Spelling Shed, please complete the activities below.

 

 Group 1 Group 2

dialogue

fascinate

weigh

paragraph

babies

break

mail

piece

whose

unnecessary  

under

until

upon

used

walk

walked

walking         

watch

where

while

Activities:

  • Monday - Use a dictionary to find out what the words mean. Can you use each one in a sentence?
  • Tuesday - Complete a 'Look, Cover, Write, Check' activity to learn your spellings (below)
  • Wednesday - Handwriting Sheet (below)
  • Thursday - Find the words in the Word Search (below)
  • Friday - Test yourself in the Kahoot Challenge

Kahoot! challenge!


Once you have practised this week’s spellings have a go at the Kahoot! challenge below or use the challenge pin. Good luck! 
 

Challenge pin: 01591110

 

https://kahoot.it/challenge/01591110?challenge-id=c25e159b-88bb-49e5-96fa-07ca0f212198_1593805188060

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Reading - Group 1

'Goodnight Mr Tom' by Michelle Magorian. 

This week, we are reading the final chapters.

There are some aspects of this part of the story that you may find upsetting, so you might like to read with an adult and discuss the ideas that are contained in these chapters. If there is anything that you don't understand, please try to find someone to ask, or post your questions on the class Padlet.

This week, there are no focus questions for you to consider, but remember, as you read, to employ the seven reading strategies (PREDICTING, QUESTIONING, CLARIFYING, SUMMARISING, INFERRING, MAKING CONNECTIONS AND EVALUATING) so that you can get the most out of your reading. You might also like to refer to the reading prompts.

 

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Reading - Group 2

 

Antarctica is found in the Southern Hemisphere. It is one of the coldest places on planet Earth. Read the information sheet attached and answer the questions. 

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Handwriting

 

 

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Writing

 

 

 

 

MONDAY - Alliterative Adjectives

Alliteration - the use of the same sound or sounds at the beginning of words that are close together.

Adjective - a word that describes a noun

Find alliterative adjectives to describe each of these objects (for example, to describe a table you might use the adjectives 'tough', 'tiny' or 'tall'; to describe a chicken you might use the adjectives 'chubby' or 'chirpy').

 

TUESDAY - Pronouns

Read this piece of text and then edit it to make it less repetitive, and to help it to flow:

A crime was committed last night. Amy's brother sneaked downstairs and took Amy's doughnut from out of the fridge. Amy's brother took a huge bite out of the doughnut and then put the doughnut back pretending that the doughnut had not been touched. When Amy found Amy's doughnut this morning, Amy was not surprised. Amy's brother had a splodge of jam, smeared around Amy's brother's mouth. Amy shrugged Amy's shoulders and then Amy walked away, with a secret smile on Amy's lips. Little did Amy's brother know, that Amy had let the dog lick the doughnut before putting the doughnut in the fridge. Amy might tell Amy's brother later.

 

WEDNESDAY - Adverbs of Manner

Adverbs can tell you more about verbs, describing how things are done.

Adverbs often end with which suffix?

(Note: Sometimes it sounds better if a prepositional phrase is used to act as an adverb. E,g, With a horrid grin, Dick Dastardly left Penelope stuck in the mud.)

For each of these short sentences, give each verb an adverb or adverbial phrase saying how the verb was performed:

  • He walked into the dark and dismal room.
  • Horrid Henry tidied his room and made his bed.
  • The butterflies danced in the sun.
  • Mrs Bond turned to the board and began to write.
  • The gate swung open.

 

THURSDAY - Punctuation

Punctuate these sentences correctly.

Remember to add capital letters where they are required:

  • being unaccustomed to receiving compliments simon blushed and stammered thank you fatima its very kind of you to say so
  • come here at once demanded the teacher youre a horrible little boy
  • if i dont the child replied what will happen to me
  • as the man struck a match the warden shouted put that bloomin light out

 

FRIDAY - Synonyms for 'Said'

Replace “said” with a better word:

“Can I have a turn?” said Joe.

“Stop acting like a clown,” said the teacher.

“This is a very tasty pizza,” said the fly.

“Now I’m going to close the gate,” said the caretaker.

 

 

 

 

MONDAY

Use this picture as inspiration. You can write a short story, a biography, a setting description, a diary entry, ... anything you wish. Just make sure that you follow the non-negotiables: basic sentence punctuation, paragraphing, and neat, legible handwriting.

 

TUESDAY

Today, you should edit and redraft your writing from yesterday.

Remember that there are two main features of editing: correcting and improving.

Look out for basic mistakes in punctuation, spelling and grammar. Also look for ways in which you might improve your text.

When you have finished, you might like to post your work on the Anson Blog.

 

WEDNESDAY

This week, we would like you to write an informal letter to your teacher (Mrs Bond, Miss Flynn,  Mr Waters), telling us all your news.

  • What have you been doing at home?
  • How are you feeling?
  • What are you missing about school?
  • What are you most looking forward to when we return to school?

Today, you should plan your letter. Perhaps you could draw a mind map using each of the above questions as a main idea to prompt the details of your letter.

 

THURSDAY

Look at the elements of an informal letter:

Look at the main body of the letter. This is written in paragraphs. The first paragraph asks after the person to whom the letter is being written (the recipient). The next few paragraphs relate the news that the writing wishes to communicate. The last paragraph is the closing or concluding paragraph.

Today, you are going to write your letter, referring to yesterday's notes and using the above format.

 

FRIDAY

Today, you are going to edit, improve and redraft your letter.

Re-read your letter, deciding what improvements can be made. Look carefully - have you followed the layout of an informal letter? Check your work against this checklist:

Once you have edited and improved your letter, write in out again: the final draft. Share it with a member of your family. What do they think?

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are going to share your letter on the school blog, class Padlet or any other format that can be viewed by others, DO NOT USE YOUR REAL ADDRESS - INSTEAD, USE THE SCHOOL'S ADDRESS.

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Mathematics

(Weekly Focus: Geometry - Angles, Triangles and Quadrilaterals)

 

Follow these steps:

 

  • Click on the link to the White Rose Maths home learning videos and activities.

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

 

 

  • On the right hand side of the page, click on Home Learning - Year 4.
  • Click on Summer Term - Week 11 (w/c 6 July)
  • There is a video for each day, Monday to Thursday, and then a challenge for Friday.
  • Watch today's video (either on your own or with someone who can help you with your learning) and answer the questions on the worksheets (below) as you are prompted to do so.

 

There are no expectations for you to hand in your work but you may want to share it on the school blog!

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TT Rockstars

Login to TT Rockstars and see if you can improve your time. Make sure that you complete at least 3 sound checks every day.

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PE

Children need regular breaks and exercise. If you have a safe outdoor space, please ensure you get some fresh air and exercise. If you do not have an outdoor space, try following the routine in this video.

Joe Wicks is running a 30 minute PE session Monday to Friday at 9:00am. Click here to direct you to The Body Coach page on YouTube. Happy exercising!

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