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Week 13 (06.07.20 - 10.07.20)

English

This week our focus writing genre is Setting Descriptions.

 

By the end of this week, you will have completed your writing mission: to write a setting description to describe a character of your choice walking through a setting of your choice. 

 

On Monday, you are going to read a short extract from a book called 'Five Children and It' and answer some questions about it. Remember to use the text and what you have read to help you - you don't need to remember all of the answers, just find them in the text!

 

On Tuesday, you are going to learn about fronted adverbials. We have learnt about these before so this will be a recap, but they are a key writing feature so it is important that we practise using them and you are confident using them in your writing before you go into Year 5.  

 

On Wednesday, you are going to plan your setting description by coming up with descriptive words and phrases that will help you when you start to write. 

 

On Thursday, you will improving sentences that I have written by adding fronted adverbials and descriptive words and phrases. 

 

On Friday, you will be writing your setting description.

 

Click on the stars below to access the English activity for each day. 

 

I can't wait to see your finished setting description on your portfolio on Dojo! 

Spellings

This week, your spellings are words that people often spell incorrectly - even adults. They do not follow a rule or a pattern so you will need to use other ways to help you to remember them. For example, spotting words within words (believe has a lie in it) or creating a mnemonic to remember the order of the letters (because – big elephants can always understand small elephants).

Please see below for a guide on what you need to do for your spelling home learning. 

(This week is Week 1)

 

Week 1
• Monday – Thursday: In Week 1 your spelling work consists of you practising these words (using a writing pencil), using the look cover write check method. You can also choose to practise them using one of the ‘fun ways to practise your spellings’ if you would like to.
• Friday: Test – ask someone at home to test you on 10 of the spelling words you have been practising. Reflect on any words you found tricky – make these words/rules your focus for next week.


Week 2
• Monday – Thursday: In Week 2 your spelling work consists of you including each word in a sentence then writing the sentences in your spelling book. You can also choose to practise them using one of the ‘fun ways to practise your spellings’ if you would like to.
• Friday: Test – ask someone at home to test you on all of the spelling words you have been practising.

 

Click on the star tab below to access your spellings and some fun ways that you could practise them at home! 

Maths

This week in Maths, you will be continuing to learn about fractions. You will be starting to add and subtract fractions and calculate fractions of quantities (numbers).

 

Miss Turner has put together some  information and activities for each day to help you with your learning. (If you are going into school and are in Miss Turner's bubble, you will complete the activities for Wednesday and Thursday in school but the other activities will need to be completed at home.)

 

Have fun! 

 

Click on the star tabs below to find the Maths activity for each day.

Science (Living Things and their Habitats)

 

This term, our science learning is focused on Living Things and their Habitats. This week, your learning and activities are all about changes to the environment and how these changes can impact on plants and animals. (If you are going into school and are in Miss Turner's bubble, your science activities will be completed in school so you will not need to do these at home.)

 

Click on the star tab below to find the Science teaching slides and your activities. 

Physical

For your physical activity this week, The Rutland Youth Dance Academy have put together some fantastic videos for you to learn 5 new dance routines to help you get moving and get grooving!

 

Click on the links below to go straight to each Youtube Video, which will teach you how to do the dance routine. 

 

Have fun moving and grooving, Year 4!

 

One Touch - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIszjTYyzIg&feature=emb_err_woyt

 

Waka Waka - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziUUFpDgNqk&feature=emb_err_woyt

 

Dance Monkey - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6NxYR6EJmk&feature=emb_err_woyt

 

Feel it still - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wilsodmlW0s&feature=emb_err_woyt

 

I like to move it! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuOUSUPV6R8&feature=emb_err_woyt

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