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Mon 18th May - Fri 22nd May

Monday 18th May 

Maths Activity - Monday Madness

 Can you solve Chico's card trick - there are 7 different possibilities in total. Can you find them all? 

  

 

Literacy Activity

 

Lesson 1

 

This week, we will look at writing a poem about what we will put in our 'Magic Box' based on the poem by Kit Wright. His poem is below: 

 

 

 

In the first lesson, we will look at the features of the poem. Follow the link below and complete the lesson. Write any answers you need in your book.

 

https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/features-of-poetry-year-4-wk1-3

 

Non-Core Activity: Geography. Map skills and compass Directions 

 

We have practised our compass direction skills in class with our Spain work. Have a go at the tasks below (taken from twinkl.co.uk) and see if you can answer the questions. There are two levels of difficulty * = easier *** trickier challenge. 

 

Tuesday 

Maths Activity - Today we will be starting White Rose Summer Week 4 LESSON 1 This week you will need to follow the link to watch the video and then access the worksheets and answers by clicking the links to the PDF file below. 

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

Literacy Activity 

 

Lesson 2

 

Now we have looked at the features of the poem, we can start to create some sentences to use in our own poem.

 

We will look at creating some extended noun phrases as without these our poem will be rather boring!

 

Follow the link below and complete the lesson. Like before, write your sentences in your book – you will need them!

 

https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/spag-focus-expanded-noun-phrases-year-4-wk1-4



Non-Core Activity - Design and Technology (Making a paper boat that floats) 

 

Last week, I did this activity with some of our Key Worker children in school and they LOVED it. Your task this afternoon is to create a boat out of  paper that can float.

 

I have put two links below to two origami style boats that you may want to try or you might want to try your own design. There are lots of tutorials on YouTube.

 

The challenge is to see home many pieces of lego or pebbles (or whatever you have at home that you can use) your boat can hold without sinking. Remember to send your photographs to our home learning address so we can see who is the winner. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boat 1 idea (easier) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3QZpBL8-Tg

 

Boat 2 idea (much trickier) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfk7AsBW0-0

 

 

 

Wednesday 

 

Maths Activity - Today we will be starting White Rose Summer Week 4 LESSON 2 This week you will need to follow the link to watch the video and then access the worksheets and answers by clicking the links to the PDF file below. 

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

 

Literacy Activity

 

Lesson 3

 

Today we will have a go at writing up our poem. Use the ideas you have from the previous lessons to help you. There is also a copy of the original poem below to help you as well as to ‘magpie’ any ideas you like from.

 

Follow the link below to see the video and slides for the lesson. Happy writing!

 

https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/english/poetry-write-a-repetitive-poem-year-4-wk1-5

 

 

Non-Core Activity:

 

PE 

 

Time for some PE. Watch the video and play the game below. Have fun!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufTx2tiT_VQ&list=PLnwoPgo24bhmqV8Y76iXnwYw9T9AlxbqJ&index=25&t=0s

 

Thursday 

 

Maths Activity - Today we will be starting White Rose Summer Week 4 LESSON 3 This week you will need to follow the link to watch the video and then access the worksheets and answers by clicking the links to the PDF file below. 

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

 

Literacy Activity: Spelling Practise using       https://www.spellingshed.com/

 

You have been assigned a new set of spellings on spelling shed. Please log on and practise them this week. Usernames and passwords should be found in reading diaries but if you cannot find them please email the year 4 account and we will send them to you.

 

This weeks spelling theme is: Word Families ( There are two sets of words from different word families, can you work out how the words are related by thinking about their meanings?) 

 

phone

phonics

microphone

homophone

telephone

real

reality

realisation 

realistic

unreal 

 

Extend yourself by using each of the words in a sentence. 

 

Non-Core Activity

 

Spanish

 

Time to continue with our Spanish. Follow the link below and complete the lesson on introducing yourself in Spanish.

 

https://www.thenational.academy/year-4/foundation/introducing-yourself-in-spanish-year-4-wk2-2

Friday 22nd May

 

 

Maths  -Figure it out Friday!

Can you figure out this puzzle? You can use drawings or objects to help you. I am looking forward to seeing who can solve it - GOOD LUCK!

Sail away


Two men and two women want to sail to an island.
The boat will only hold
two women or one man.
How can all four of them get to the island?

 

 

 

Literacy - comprehension skills

Look at the picture below and answer the questions. You can write the answers down or tell them to someone in your house.

 

Untitled 1986/The Headington Shark

 

  • How did the shark get there?
  • Where did it come from?
  • Was anyone in the house at the time?
  • Were there any eyewitnesses?
  • How did the residents of the street react?
  • What happened to the shark in the end?

 

 

 

Non Core Subject -  RE

Next week is Eid which is a Muslim festival.

Follow the link below to find out how a family prepare for and celebrate Eid.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/religious-education-ks2-my-life-my-religion-ramadan-and-eid-ul-fitr/zdv7pg8

 

Activity - Design your own prayer mat .

There are some pictures below to give you ideas, there are different patterns and lots of symmetry. I am looking forward to seeing your designs!

 

 

 

 

 

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