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Thursday 23rd April 2020

Hello Year Four, I hope you are all ok. Your learning challenges for today are below. Please use the class email address (year4@stmartinscofe.com) if you have any questions about your learning or if you want to share anything you have learned at home. Keep shining!

 

English

Please look at the picture below, then choose some of the activities to do in your exercise book from school. You could share your learning with your teachers by asking a parent to help you send a picture of your learning to your class email address.

 

Story starter!

Robin exhaled slowly. As an archer, this final exhalation, almost a ritual, was the calm before the storm; the final moment before releasing the arrow and wreaking havoc on its target.

Like all bowman, Robin was as strong as an ox. Daily training had seen to that. Hours upon hours of drawing back the beautifully curved yew bow had thickened Robin’s muscles like hempen rope, to the point where he could now draw the massive bow with ease.

The thousands of arrows that he had loosed since the age of 6, when he had been given his first bow, made Robin a professional, and like his ancestors, a bowman of his skill didn’t miss. The yew bow was so familiar that it was like an extension of his body; when it was not in his hands he didn’t feel alive.

He was the bow. The bow was him.

He didn’t need to aim; all he had to do was glance at his target and he knew the missile would find its mark.

A rustle from the treeline to his left disturbed Robin’s thoughts…

 

Sick sentences!

These sentences are ‘sick’ and need your help to get better. Can you help?

Robin crouched on the rock. Robin drew an arrow from the quiver and put it on the string. Robin drew the bow. He was strong.

 

Question time!

Have you ever seen a medieval longbow? Why do you think it is so difficult to draw the bow?

What is a bowyer?

Why do you think archers often chose wood from a yew tree for their bows?

What might have caused the rustle in the bushes?

Why is Robin alone in the woods?

Can you recall the story of Robin Hood?

Which other characters do you know?

Can you think of any other skills that require lots of practise, like being an archer?

 

Perfect picture!

Can you research and then draw a medieval longbowman?

Think carefully about his clothes and weapons. You could even write some instructions about how to fire a longbow!

Maths

 

Have a look at http://www.iseemaths.com/home-lessons/ . First watch today's video, pausing it to try out ideas, then have a go yourself.

Parents can sign up for information about maths at home here... https://iseemaths.us17.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=527e50946a2698d276f30fd2d&id=deb3b1a865 .

 

Visit https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/ and watch the video for Summer Term Week 1 – Lesson 4- Order decimals. The video will really help with the activities, which can be found below (with the answers too):

Curriculum - Science

This half-term we will be learning about living things and their habitats. Over the next few weeks, we will explore a variety of ways to identify, sort, group and classify living things. We will learn how animals are split into ‘vertebrates’ and ‘invertebrates’ and begin to consider the differences between living things within these classifications. We will use and create classification keys to group, identify and name living things from the local habitat and beyond. We will also start to think about the idea that environments are subject to man-made and natural changes, and that these changes can have a significant impact on living things. 

 

  • Work through the lesson presentation about grouping living things below.
  • Using the animal images on the animal pictures sheet (below),  complete the sorting animals activity sheets by sorting animals into either a Venn or Carroll diagram - you decide which one to use. There's no need to print out the sheets - you could copy either the Venn or Carroll diagram into your book and write the animal names in the correct places.
  • Use the videos to help you to understand Venn and Carroll diagrams if you need a reminder about how they work.
  • Check your answers.

 

 

 

Venn Diagrams Explained

Carroll Diagrams Explained

Curriculum - PE

 

Joe Wicks will be sharing an online workout each day at 9am. Why not have a go with your family each day. Exercise is great for your physical AND mental health, especially if you're staying at home. Chcck out Mr Mulock's PE challenges too on Twitter (@the_PE_hut).

 

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