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Hello Year 4,
What a beautiful sunny week! We are all doing fine but we miss you all and hope you are all keeping busy. Remember to use this time to keep well, listen to your families and be kind.
This week we have set 5 tasks for English and Maths. You could try to do one each day of the week. We have also made a list of other websites you might like to use. Do as many as you can and let us know if you have any problems by commenting on the post or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
If you log into your Scholastic account, you have been assigned our class text for this term (The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde). We will be using the story to inspire our own writing. Below is the opening from the story which provides a setting description of the Giant’s garden.
In the middle of the quiet countryside, next to a quiet little village, lived a Giant. He had a big, beautiful stone house with a wide, wooden front door that had ivy growing all around it. The house was surrounded by a huge garden filled with sweet-smelling flowers that looked like stars, and lush green grass as soft as a carpet.
Twelve tall peach trees grew along the garden. In spring, they filled with delicate pink and white blossoms, in summer they provided wonderfully cool shade, and in autumn they bore rich, juicy peaches. A high stone wall ran all the way around the edge of the Giant’s garden, keeping the Giant in and anyone else out.
Task 1: Make a list of similes you find in the extract. Write some examples of your own. You can look through books you have or other books on the Scholastic site.
Task 2: Create a new setting description for your Giant’s garden. Use the following questions to help you. Are there flowers in the garden? How many? Where are they? What is the garden like in different seasons? What smells are there? What sounds are there?
Task 3: Draw a picture of what you think the Giant looks like. Label the picture with descriptive words and phrases. Think about their personality as well as their appearance.
Task 4: Using the picture and phrases you thought of yesterday, write a character description of the giant.
Task 5: Design your own front cover for the story and write a blurb for the back cover.
We would like you to complete a number hunt around your house. Try to find between 10 and 20 different numbers. You must only look for numbers up to 4-digits so nothing bigger than 9,999. Food packaging is a great place to look for numbers. Let us know all the other places you discovered numbers.
Task 1: Order your numbers in ascending order (smallest to largest). What do you notice? Write an explanation about how you know your numbers are in the correct order. Write a definition for descending order. How is it different to the order you have?
Task 2: Represent your numbers in different ways. Draw your number using place value counters on a grid. Draw your number using base 10 blocks. Write your number in words. How many different ways can you partition your number using a part-whole model?
Task 3: Choose pairs of numbers to add together. Remember you can draw a place value grid to help you. Challenge yourself by adding more than two of the numbers together. Can anyone find the total of all their numbers? Think about the different methods you could use and how.
Task 4: Complete some subtraction questions using your numbers. Remember you need to use a larger number to begin your calculation.
Task 5: Write some riddles for other people in your house to guess your number. We have written an example below. The answer is at the bottom of the blog post.
The number has 4-digits.
It is smaller than 10,000 but bigger than 9,000.
The hundreds digit is and odd number between 5 and 9.
The ones digit and the tens digit are the same. If you add them together, the total is 8.
The thousands digit is in the 3 times table. It is larger than 6 but lower than 10.
This term we are going to be learning about Kings and Queens of England. We have found a song to get us started. Follow this link.
Try and learn the song. Once you have learnt it, see how many of the Kings and Queens you can remember and write them down without looking. Choose one of your favourites and find out some information about them. Can you share these facts in a comment on the blog?
Remember to keep using your TT Rockstars accounts. Challenge yourself to set a new high score on the Studio.
We have been pleased to see the books you have been choosing to read on your Scholastic accounts. We have assigned you a book this week, but you can also read any you like from the Scholastic library. The instructions for logging on can be found using the link below:
If you would like some more ideas and activities, then BBC Bitesize Daily has a range of resources that you might like to use. For the worksheets, remember you don’t need to print them out you can just write your answers and responses on a piece of paper. There are also shows that you can watch on BBC iPlayer that contain more ideas for you to complete.
Riddle answer = 9,744