What’s lurking beneath the murky waters?
Good morning Year 4,
We hope you have all had a wonderful half term. Please find below the work for week 6 and 7. As always, don't worry about doing absolutely everything and just try your best!
Continue to keep smiling and we miss you all so much !
Mrs Smith and Mrs Stubbs
Monday 8th June to Friday 12th June
This term in TTRS you are going to have a mix of different multiplication facts each week. By now, you should all know every multiplication fact up to 12 x 12 so this is your time to really make sure you’re confident.
As said last week, we will be continuing to follow the White Rose scheme of learning. This week the Maths focus is comparing, ordering and rounding decimals. Please click here to access the daily videos for week 8 and find the worksheets below. Friday is a challenge day!
Take a look at this beautiful image below and read the introduction…
The majestic creature glided gracefully through the perfect, azure waters. Its size and beautiful colours stood out in stark contrast to the murky, grey ocean floor beneath.
Many other creatures that dwelt under the sea looked on with envy at the unusual and startlingly bright colours that its appearance possessed…
Your challenge is this - Can you continue the description telling a story (narrative) at the same time? This is your time to be as creative and imaginative as you possibly can be.
To help you get started with your narrative, take a look at these activities below and then follow the writing steps to success.
- Use the IPEELL plan below to plan your narrative. Remember, planning for a narrative is different than any other text.
- Using your plan and the story starter, begin writing your narrative.
- Proof read your narrative against the Year 4 success criteria.
- Edit or redraft for Year 4 perfection.
- SHARE it on Twitter!
For this week's spelling, I want you to learn the correct spelling of every single word (not every single word of the definitions!) on the section of the Knowledge Organiser! Good luck!
We are continuing our learning with paragraphs this week focusing on cohesion. Cohesion is when ideas within a paragraph link well together and you can create cohesion by using adverbs or adverbials. Take a look at the information below before having a go at the activity. It would be great to see cohesion in your narrative.
Read, get silly and have fun!
Summer Reading Challenge 2020 launches online this week!
Better Libraries in partnership with The Reading Agency and Lincolnshire County Council are going online to launch this year’s challenge on Friday, 5th June at: summerreadingchallenge.org.uk or click here.
The Summer Reading challenge 2020 promises loads of silly fun. Once you have signed up you can head to Lincolnshire Libraries’ social media channels for fun activities and book recommendations and download the free library app Libby to borrow e-books to complete the challenge.
The theme for this year’s challenge is ‘Silly Squad’ and the aim is to encourage you to read whatever makes YOU happy, get silly and have fun!
How do vibrations cause sound?
For each experiment, I would like you to make a prediction about what you think may happen and compare it to the actual result. Were you right?
- Blow up a balloon and hold it against your mouth. Then speak with your hand on the other side – what can you feel? Let the balloon go – what happens?
- Pour some rice on the top of a drum and then bang the drum – what happens to the rice?
- Cover the open end of a large tin with the plastic and hold it in place with a rubber band. Then, pour the salt onto the plastic. Hold the small tin close to (but not touching) the salt. Tap the small tin with the ruler. What happens to the salt?
Challenge 1) What is the longest sustainable vibration you can make?
Challenge 2) What is the loudest sustainable vibration you can make?
Challenge 3) How many natural vibrations can you think of?
You could also have a go at making a string telephone and exploring how it works.
Musician: So far, we have learnt about pulse and rhythm. This week in our music lesson we are going to learn about dynamics and the composers Tchaikovsky and Mussirgsky. Dynamics are how loud or quiet music is. Click here to go to a daily music lesson by the BBC to watch a short video about how Tchaikovsky used dynamics in his music before painting (or colouring if you don’t have access to paint) a picture in response to a piece of music.
Researcher: Use researchify.com to research the crown of thorns starfish, which is thought to be one of the greatest threats to the Great Barrier Reef. Find out what the crown-of-thorns starfish eats, its predators, why it is having such a devastating effect on the Great Barrier Reef and what measures are being taken to tackle the problem. You can present your findings however you wish – you may like to make an informative poster or present a news report for example. You can use these videos to help you:
Scientist: Can you research the food chain of a sea creature using a diagram or model to show your findings. Explain where your particular creature fits into the food chain and describe it and other parts of the food chain as producers, consumers, predators or prey. Consider what would happen if any of the living organisms in their chain became unavailable.
Whilst the sun is shining, get yourselves out and about for a wonderful daily walk, jog or bike ride.
Monday 1st June to Friday 5th June
This term in TTRS you are going to have a mix of different multiplication facts each week. By now, you should all know every multiplication fact up to 12 x 12 so this is your time to really make sure you’re confident. You will also find a Mini Maths activity.
This half term, we will continue to follow the White Rose scheme. White Rose has teamed up with BBC Bitesize to create some really helpful videos to support us with our learning. Please click here to access the daily videos for week 6 and find the worksheets below.
I would like you to write an explanation text this week about a submarine. You might like to base your explanation text on your D&T work from last term and explain how a submarine works or you might like to explain what a submarine is - the choice is yours.
- To begin with, refresh your minds with what an explanation text is. The purpose of an explanation text is to… explain something. As you’re reading the model text think about these questions: Does it have a title? What is included in the introduction? What are the main points to each paragraph? And what is included in the ending? Has the author used facts? Are there really descriptive sentences or is the author clear and straight to the point? Make yourself a success criteria based on the features you find.
- Plan your explanation text. I have included the IPEEL plan below. Feel free to print it off and use it or use it as a template.
- Write your explanation text for your chosen audience.
- Read it back to yourself and check for any silly spellings mistakes and that each sentence makes sense.
- Check it against my success criteria below and edit if you need too.
Spelling and Grammar
Bug Club has some great spelling and grammar games so if you haven’t been on yet, take a look! I have added a few activities below which would be great to see in your writing this week.
This week in spellings I would like you to revise the u sound spelt ou.
Practise spelling these words using any spelling strategy you like. You might choose to write each letter in a different colour like a rainbow, perhaps create a pyramid by adding a letter on each line or create a mnemonic.
Continue with Bug Club and enjoy reading more books on there - completing the tasks as you go. Remember that you can access Bug Club from almost any device with an internet connection - but you do need your login information. If you run out of books or find the ones on there too easy, send a tweet to our class Twitter page and I'll change them for you when I can.
Keeping your reading going is one of so, if you've not pushed yourself with your reading much so far, now is the perfect time to do it!
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In Science this term, we are learning all about sound. Now some weeks this may be quite tricky but for this week, all I would like for you to do is to sit or stand quietly in different areas of your house or garden and listen to what sounds you can hear. Are they loud or quiet, high or low pitched, far away or near? You could make a sound diary to see if you can hear the same sounds every day.
You could also have a look at these STEM challenges -
Explorer: You have all been amazing at researching the oceans, the layers and things that you can find in them. Now, we are going to focus on one of the greatest living things you can visit, swim around and even see from space – The Great Barrier Reef. Create a fact file all about the Great Barrier Reef. You might want to include a sketch map of where it is located, state how you can visit it, any significant features about it or any problems that might be happening to it.
Technician: Can you apply special effects to online images to create a unique collage of the Great Barrier Reef? Find some beautiful images of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, copy and paste these on to Microsoft Publisher (feel free to use any other suitable software) and then format the image (tab at the top of the page). You may want to explore changing the size, shape, brightness or even recolour the image completely. This activity is to allow you to explore how an image can be altered.