Hola año 4,
¿Cómo estás? Esperamos que sea feliz y saludable.
See if you can use Google translate to answer our question as a comment on the blog post. We have some more activities for you to try this week. Remember you do not need to print anything out and to try to complete as many as you can. We have loved receiving comments from some of you. We have listed 5 Maths and English activities so that you have something to try each day. There is also a Science activity for you to try. We would also love to hear about any further research you have done or any projects you have been completing independently.
Internet Safety Activities
Scholastic Reading and TT Rockstars
We have assigned a new book for you to read this week (The Wind in the Willows). There are some tips for reading the book on page 5 and a character list on pages 6-7. Throughout the story, there are question prompts and activity ideas at the bottom of some pages. Once you have completed the book, there is a quiz for you to complete. Scholastic Reading Handout for Parents
For TT Rockstars this week, we are battling Year 5. We would love as many of you as possible to log on and play so that we beat Year 5!
English Activity Ideas
The following extract is from page 10 of The Selfish Giant. Remember you can access the whole book using your Scholastic login: Scholastic Reading Handout for Parents
Task 1: You need to find all the feelings and emotions in the extract. Look carefully, some feelings are shown through actions. Try to separate the lists into the Giant’s feelings and the children’s feelings. Bonus task – list as many synonyms as you can think of for each feeling.
Task 2: Organise your feelings words from task 1 into shades of meaning. This means you need to put your feelings words into order from least powerful to most powerful. For example:
You could also think of some alternative words for the following feelings and organise them using shades of meaning.
sad excited scared angry
Task 3: Read the last two lines of this extract. Sophie is about to speak to the Giant. Write down what you think she might say to him. Remember to punctuate your speech using inverted commas and to start a new line if someone else begins to speak. You can use the book to help you or write your own version.
Task 4: Rewrite the extract above by imagining the Giant is pleased to see the children playing in his garden. Think about how the feelings will change. Try to use show me, don’t tell me in your writing.
Task 5: Make a list of characters from the book. Write down anything you know about them using evidence from the text. What is their appearance? What is their personality?
Maths Activity Ideas
Task 1: Find a calendar in your house. Remember most devices such as tablets and laptops have a calendar on them. We would like to know which day your birthday is on in 2020. Make a list of dates for the first Tuesday of each month. Do you notice any patterns?
Write down the date you complete this task. What will be the date in 7 days? What will be the date in 20 days? 50 days? 100 days? 200 days?
Task 2: Use the same calendar that you found for Task 1. Write down the date you are completing the task. How many days are left in this month? How many days will it be until 7th July 2020?
How many days into 2020 are we? Try to find different methods of calculating this number. For example, counting in ones on a calendar, adding 7s for each week or adding month totals. Which is the most efficient method and why?
Task 3: The year 2020 is a leap year. Explain what this means by telling someone in your house or creating a poster. When are the next three leap years? Will the year 2200 be a leap year? How do you know? Write a list of some more leap years in the future or from the past. Bonus task – research why leap years occur.
Task 4: Number hunt time. Try to find three items in your house that weigh less than ½ kg (500g). Remember food packets and tins are good places to look. Which is the heaviest? Which is the lightest? How much do they weigh altogether?
See if you can find three items, which add up perfectly to 500g. You could also try to find the lightest total of three items and the heaviest total of three items. Remember each item must weigh less than 500g.
Task 5: How many days old are you? Use your knowledge of days in a year to work out exactly how many days old you are. Remember leap years have a different number of days in them. You will need to use your methods for addition and multiplication to help you. You could represent your final answer as a part-whole model or bar model. We have drawn part of an example of the representations you could use for a younger child’s birthday. You will need to complete extra jottings for how many days you were alive in your first year of birth as well as this year.
Starting point – calculate the total days for the example below:
Creative and Topic Activity Ideas
We would like you to draw your own picture for the water cycle or you could make a model like the one in the video below. Use the diagram underneath to help you. Try to include the following labels:
You could see how much you remember from our Science topic by writing an explanation of the water cycle. You might like to write a song or create a dance to help you remember the key vocabulary.
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