Celebrations from last week...
What a great start to the Summer term you have all had! I've received some amazing work this week and it seems that lots of you are really excited about our new Roald Dahl topic.
We appreciate that it may be difficult for lots of you to print off worksheets and therefore this week's learning will be activity based and there will be no printing required.
Please continue to send in your photos and examples of your work each week- or simply send us an email if you have any questions about the work. As a reminder our email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
This week's challenges...
Let's start this week's challenges of with some physical exercise. I know lots of you have been joining in with Joe Wick's Pe each morning which is great. Here is another video, which focuses on the skill of agility- have a go at it. Can you make up your own challenges which focus on agility too?
It's lovely to see how hard you have been working within our recount unit. I enjoyed reading lovely diary entries last week and some lovely recounts under the heading 'My best day ever!'.
This week, lets start our literacy with some punctuation work.
Challenge 1: I would like you to watch the clip from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory below.
-First pause the clip at 1 minute. Write the conversation Charlie has with his Grandpa and Mr Wonka when they enter the chocolate room.
- Next pause the clip at 3:50. Write the conversation Augustus Gloop has with somebody else from the group when he gets too close to the chocolate river.
You should remember: new speaker new line, inverted commas, punctuation within the speech marks.
To challenge yourself you should also include an adverbial phrase after the dialogue- for example: "This day is the best day of my life!" Charlie exclaimed with excitement, as he ran into his family home.
Challenge 2: Lets now go back to when Charlie first discovered the golden ticket (the clip of this part of the movie is still on last week's page) Who else was there? Who could you interview? Write out questions for different people, asking about the event, alongside their answers. You could choose from: the shop keeper, Charlie, other customers, Charlie's parents or Willy Wonka.
Challenge 3: We are going to write a newspaper report- recounting the moment Charlie found his ticket. Explore the features of newspapers you may have around your home (or in the extracts below). Make a list of everything that you will need to include.
Continue to read as much as you can at home- and check whether your books are on the AR system. Don't forget to keep tuning in for Mrs Johnson's readings of Demon Dentist.
In the document below are some new 'word of the day' cards. We usually look at three new words a week and spend two days applying these words.
Activity 1: Choose three words from the pack below- how many times can you use them in sentences whilst you complete your normal day around your home? Can your family guess which words you have chosen?
Activity 2: Practise writing these words in sentences. Can you include all three in one sentence?
I know last week's Maths was quite challenging for some of you. Remember challenge is a good thing, its evidence you're learning- so well done for persevering and carrying on even when things got tough.
Let's stick to the decimal theme this week and focus on the following year four learning objectives.
Once again, if you have access to a computer, watching the videos under the following link may help you with this week's learning (year 4 summer week 2) https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ but remember there is no need to print anything.
Find the effect of dividing a one- or two-digit number by 10 and 100, identifying the value of the digits in the answer as ones, tenths and hundredths
We have practised dividing by 10 and 100 in the past before, so this week should just be a recap week. At school, children are encouraged to use a place value grid for support (like in the video below) if they find this challenging. Feel free to draw these out to help you if you need to.
Maths challenge 1: Create 20 questions which require you to divide a 1, 2 or 3 digit number by 10 or 100. For example 145 ÷ 100, 365 ÷ 10, 1372 ÷ 10. Challenge yourself by also including multiplying by 10 and 100. You could present these in a table. You could even go outside and write these with chalks on the pavement.
Maths challenge 2: Explore the following statement. Is this statement always true, some times true? or never true? Give four examples why you think this is so and explain your decision.
Maths challenge 3:Write a range of numbers such as the ones below. Can you providing a division number sentence which gives the answer of each of these numbers? You could write these on the ground in chalk and then use water (or a water gun) to rub them out when you think of the number sentence. Perhaps you could turn it into a race with your parent/carer.
0.3, 1.67, 2.9, 34.1, 129.1, 0.72, 0.56, 1.78, 5.2, 27.9
Maths challenge 4: Lets apply our learning. Measure things around the house in cms. Can you then multiply this by 10 to find out how many mm it is? Can you convert from cm to m by dividing by 100?
Next, remember there are 1000g in a kg. Weigh different items in your home- can you convert between the two? (If you don't have weighing scales you could look at the weight on the back of the packet),
Extension: Set yourself some questions which require you to add the measurements e.g. What is the combined weight of the mug and bowl. Can you write in in grams and kilograms?
Extension 2: Can you weight four items which in total make exactly 1560g. Write each weight in grams and kilograms.
Mrs Revell has really enjoyed teaching you Music this year. She has made you a lovely Music quiz to see how much you can remember so far! Remember, there is no need to print it- just write your answers down on a piece of paper. Happy quizzing!
Below is also a link to a virtual piano that you have used with her before. Have a go exploring this again and practise making up your own tunes. Perhaps you could make a new theme tune for the movie of Charlie and the Chocolate factory?
This week, we are starting our new DT block on structures. In particular, we will be focusing on the shell structure:
This DT project will be over the next two weeks. Our overall aim of this unit will be to create a structure which will act as packaging for a new chocolate bar/ or chocolates for the product that Willy Wonka is busy inventing in his factory.
However this week is just the research phase- don't start making until next week. First we are going to explore existing shell structures around our home. You will need to gather a range of packaging from your recycling in order to do this- can you find different shapes and sizes?. Cereal boxes are a great option! To begin with look at your boxes and think about the following questions:
Next carefully cut open one of your boxes so that it lays flat. Can you see the net of the box? Watch the video below to explore this further.
Lets keep feeling positive. Here's a little activity to help keep you in a good mood whilst at home.
Remember if you have any questions or want to share your work with us get your parents to email the class email address: email@example.com
Thank you- keep up the hard work and be the best that you can be.
Miss Bridges and Mrs Revell.