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Wednesday 20th May 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!

The Great House had many hidden treasures. As a 10 year old girl, many of the rooms were out of bounds for Elsa, but her desire for adventure often got the better of her…

She peeked back over her shoulder to check that the coast was clear. She could hear one of the butlers clattering around in the kitchens at the far end of the hall; no one knew she was there.

She carefully turned the ornate, golden door handle, hearing the mechanism inside clunk, and eased the heavy, wooden door open just enough to slip inside the room.

Immediately, Elsa was bathed in light as it poured down from the circular windows in the ceiling. She could see dust dancing in the beams of sunlight.

With a flutter of excitement inside her chest, she strode confidently into the centre of the room, her shoes click-clacking off the chessboard-like floor. She loved this library – it felt like she was ‘in’ history. How many lords and ladies had graced this great room? It has stood here for centuries, and Elsa doubted that little, if anything, had changed over the years.

Elsa loved reading, but that wasn’t why she had come to the library. She approached one of the golden orbs lined up along the centre of the library floor, and carefully placed her finger on the top. It had worked last time. Would it work again? She longed for the magic to happen, and closed her eyes in silent prayer…

 

Sentence challenge!

Verbs are action/doing words.

Can you identify all the verbs I have used below? Can you replace them with more interesting verbs?

Elsa walked bravely across the floor. Light came down from the windows. She looked back over her shoulder to see if anyone was there.

 

Sick sentences!

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

Elsa stood in the room. It was a big room, with rows of books and a nice floor. The ceiling was very high and it was very light.

 

Question time!

Why is Elsa in The Great House?

Why are some rooms ‘out of bounds’ to her?

What time of day do you think it is?

How does Elsa feel as she enters the library?

What is she hoping will happen in the library?

What happened the last time she was here?

Will anyone notice she has gone?

 

Perfect picture!

Can you draw a picture of what will happen when the orb in front of Elsa opens?

Maths

 

Have a look at http://www.iseemaths.com/lessons34/ . 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 .

 

Equivalent Fractions

  • Visit https://vimeo.com/418154458  and watch the video 'Equivalent Fractions'.
  • The video will really help with the activities, which can be found below (with the answers too):
 

Curriculum - Geography 'Why should the rainforest be important to us all?'

 

Why should we all protect the rainforests?

  • Today we are going to explore 'deforestation'
  • What is deforestation?
  • What is the impact of deforestation?
  • Why does deforestation happen?

 

Please write a letter to a woodcutter, asking them to stop cutting down the rainforest trees. What could you say to them in order to stop them? In your letter you could talk about all the things you have learned over the past few weeks.

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.

 

Join Joe Wicks - The Body Coach every morning at 9:00am on YouTube!

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