Thursday 4th – World Book Day

Hi everyone,

Please find below tomorrow’s World Book Day activities.

First start with quiz; Find your perfect costume for World Book Day. Also attached you have will find a wordsearch and a bookmark activity to do for the afternoon. You may want to colour in Matilda’s Brilliant Bookmarks so you can have your very own new bookmark.

World Book Day Costume Quiz-Wordsearch-Bookmark

Main activity:

Watch the video scene of Violet Beauregarde’s inflation from the film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcqZynKuqhI

Imagine you are Willy Wonka – create your own invention. You may like to draw what the chocolate bar looks like then draw a wrapper. Think carefully about the ingredients that may have an effect on the person who eats your new invention.

Chocolate Bar Design

Now write a paragraph explaining what happens to whoever eats the chocolate bar that you have designed. However, there is something wrong with your new invention, it is not yet ready and someone who lives with you has eaten it! Think about what happened to Violet Beauregarde when she ate the gum and the impact of the ingredients.

  • Can you include adjectives, an expanded noun phrase and a simile?
  • What may the person taste, feel, smell, hear or see when they eat the chocolate bar you have designed?

Book Review

Write a comprehensive book review using this template as a guide to help organise their ideas. Choose a book you have read recently or your favourite ever book.

The template enables them to reflect on the book in a number of ways, prompting them to:

  • Illustrate their favourite scene.
  • Write a synopsis.
  • Write about who they would recommend the book to and why

Book Review

Zoom Call: World Book day

Join us at 13:30 for a quiz to celebrate World Book Day, I hope to see many of you dressed up!

Superfan Quiz

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/95886841349?pwd=OTI3QW5kUlFSUDg1L2svTkVhTXFVZz09

Meeting ID: 958 8684 1349
Passcode: H1rsv7

I hope you have a brilliant day,

Mr Weaver

Wednesday 3rd – Home Learning

Hi all,

Please find tomorrow’s home learning activities.

Non-negotiables:

  1. Read for a minimum of 20 minutes per day
  2. Practise your spellings everyday
  3. Practise your handwriting
  4. Play Times Table Rock Stars
  5. Play Hit the Button to practise number bonds to 10, 20 and 100

Maths:

Y4 Spring Block 3 WO4 Fractions greater than 1 2019

Literacy:

Now that you have edited your work, re-draft your work, copying it up in your neatest handwriting. Ensure you include all your edits.

If you have already done this, then perhaps you could design another art making device (or invent any machine) and write an explain how it works. Include all the key features of an explanation text.

 Science: To identify a variety of rainforest plants.

Read through the information slides asking yourself these questions for each example of plants found in the rainforest.

  1. What type of plant is it? (e.g. flower, tree, bush etc.)
  2. What does it look like?
  3. What different parts can you identify? (e.g. flower, stem, leaves, roots, etc.)

Rainforest Science Slide2

On worksheet 2A, children to write their own riddle for each of the remaining plants on Picture Cards A and then test a friend or family member to see if they can match them up correctly. Discuss the your descriptions to see if you have given enough information.

Have a great day,

Mr Weaver

Tuesday 2nd – Home Learning

Hi everyone,

Please find Tuesday’s activities below.

Non-negotiables:

  1. Read for a minimum of 20 minutes per day
  2. Practise your spellings everyday
  3. Practise your handwriting
  4. Play Times Table Rock Stars
  5. Play Hit the Button to practise number bonds to 10, 20 and 100

Maths:

WO3 Equivalent fractions (2)

 

Literacy:

Edit your explanation of an art machine; remind yourself of the grammatical features of explanations and revise Time Adverbs, Conjunctions and Pronouns to help you.

Time Adverbials-pronouns-Conjunctions

Then, write your explanation into its final form. Read it through to check it before sharing it.

PE:

Joe Wicks for some PE ideas:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Cosmic Kids Yoga:

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

PSHE:

Children will learn all about reducing, reusing and recycling. They will explore how a landfill operates and create their own product from recycling household items.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/reduce-reuse-recycle-crt38c?activity=video&step=1

Have fun,

Mr Weaver

Monday 1st – Home Learning

Hi all,

I hope you had a great weekend, one more week to go of home learning! Please find below Monday’s activities.

Non-negotiables:

  1. Read for a minimum of 20 minutes per day
  2. Practise your spellings everyday
  3. Practise your handwriting
  4. Play Times Table Rock Stars
  5. Play Hit the Button to practise number bonds to 10, 20 and 100

Maths:

Y4-Equivalent-fractions-1-

 

Literacy:

Look back through your plan/drafts from Friday. Try to identify effective features as well as areas for development or improvement – use the Prompt/planning sheet to help. Now write the rest of your explanation for your art machine.

RE: Why is Easter Important to Christians?

Why is Easter Important to Christians

Click on the link and jot down what you already know about Easter and any questions you have about Easter. Then read the information text.

Now, design a cross for the classroom or your home. Be creative and use any ‘junk’ you can find at home in the recycling box – cardboard/milk containers/lids etc. You could even use materials found outside – twigs, stones, leaves etc.

Have a great day,

Mr Weaver

 

 

Friday 26th – Home Learning

Hi,

Well done everyone, we all manage to get through the first week back and what a brilliant job you have done. Only five more days of home schooling left, we can all do this!

Please find tomorrow’s home learning activities below.

Non-Negotiables:

  1. Read for a minimum of 20 minutes per day
  2. Practise your spellings everyday
  3. Practise your handwriting
  4. Play Times Table Rock Stars
  5. Play Hit the Button to practise number bonds to 10, 20 and 100

Maths:

It’s Friday which means its showing off time. Attempt Spring Test 1 again and compare your scores. If you have any, spend some time addressing your mistakes.

Arithmetic Spring 1

Literacy:

Write an introduction for an explanation about how your art machine works (remember that these are not instructions on how to use it.

Then, using your annotated diagram from Task 1 (yesterday’s lesson), plan and draft key sections to explain how the machine works. Use the Explanation planning template to help you plan each section.

Start writing the middle section of your explanation in draft form. You can cross out and alter as you go as this is not a final copy!

Planning template – Explanation

Zoom call:

Join us at 13:30 for a catch-up. The zoom call will consist of children sharing their letters they wrote on Monday, so please ensure they have them available to read to the class if they wish to do so. Also, we will continue with the scavenger hunt which was unfortunately cut short last time.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/93448764849?pwd=V0p0NTc0bVk3ZDhQNWk4UDFXbktsdz09

Meeting ID: 934 4876 4849
Passcode: pR1dgP

Have a great day,

Mr Weaver

Thursday 25th – Home Learning

Hi everyone,

Please find below tomorrow’s home learning activities.

Non-negotiables:

  1. Read for a minimum of 20 minutes per day
  2. Practise your spellings everyday
  3. Practise your handwriting
  4. Play Times Table Rock Stars
  5. Play Hit the Button to practise number bonds to 10, 20 and 100

Maths:

-WO2-Equivalent-fractions-2

Literacy:

Today you will choose a piece of art from the project/activity ideas worksheet or you can come up with your own idea for something that your art machine will make or do.

Project – Ideas sheet

List the key processes of your machine in note form, then design, draw and annotate your art-inventing machine. Clearly label each process or operation in sequence and invent or use technical language.

Geography:

In today’s lesson you will investigate the climate of a rainforest. Read through the information slides and attempt to answer the questions. Topic Worksheets

On worksheet 3B, complete the two graphs showing temperature (line graph) and rainfall (bar graph) in the tropical rainforest. Then use the graphs to answer questions about climate in the rainforest on worksheet 3C Rainforest Geography Slide3

Have fun,

Mr Weaver

Maths Worksheets

Hi all,

Please find below the link to today’s maths sheets. My apologies, I’m not too sure what had quite gone wrong.-WO1-Equivalent-fractions-1

Also, below you can find the answers to this weeks maths worksheets. Please use the answers to address any errors in your child’s work, particularly if they have made mistakes in questions on the first page.

Answers-Count-in-tenths- Answers-Equivalent-fractions-1-2020 Answers-Equivalent-fractions-2-2020 Answer-Tenths-

Thanks,

Mr Weaver

Wednesday 24th – Home Learning

Hi everyone,

Please find below tomorrow’s home learning activities.

Non-negotiables:

  1. Read for a minimum of 20 minutes per day
  2. Practise your spellings everyday
  3. Practise your handwriting
  4. Play Times Table Rock Stars
  5. Play Hit the Button to practise number bonds to 10, 20 and 100

Maths:

-WO1-Equivalent-fractions-1

Literacy:

In today’s lesson I would like you to read two explanation texts: The ‘Teacher Pleaser’ Machine and How does a cat feeding machine work?.

Now use the features checklist to help you identify the key features of an explanation text. You have two explanation feature checklist (one per text). Colour code each feature. Also, if possible write some of the features (time conjunctions, technical words) in the empty feature box.

Two texts – Features checklist

PE:

Joe Wicks for some PE ideas:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Cosmic Kids Yoga:

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Have fun,

Mr Weaver

 

Tuesday 23rd -Home Learning

Hi all,

Please find below today’s home learning activities.

Non-negotiables:

  1. Read for a minimum of 20 minutes per day
  2. Practise your spellings everyday
  3. Practise your handwriting
  4. Play Times Table Rock Stars
  5. Play Hit the Button to practise number bonds to 10, 20 and 100

Maths:

Tues Count-in-tenths-2019

Literacy:

In today’s lesson you will identify the key features of an explanation text. You have two texts to read, read one at a time and identify some of the feature. Explanation texts

Can you find the following:

  1. Heading
  2. Introduction – What is the introduction about?
  3. Information about habitats. In which paragraph did you find this information?
  4. Facts
  5. Main paragraph – How and why sentences, useful conjunctions, step by step explanation
  6. Sub-heading

Science:

In today’s lesson you will identify different parts of rainforest plants and their uses. First, read through the information slides and attempt to answer the questions, testing your knowledge. On the worksheet you must match the part of the plant with its function then choose three of the plants to draw and label.

Rainforest Science Slide1

Science Worksheet 1

Have fun,

Mr Weaver

Half Term Competition

Having a sister that works at Samuel Wood means I get to know about an exciting competition that the children could do over half term! Please have a look at the information below if you’d like your child to enter (copied from their social media site).

I hope you are all having a lovely half term!

Kind regards

Mrs Edwards

As promised, we have ANOTHER half term competition for you!

This one requires a little more audience participation though…well from the kids at least!

What we want, is for them to design their DREAM house. We’re talking slides for stairs, swimming pool in the bathroom 🏊‍♀️ chocolate fountain in the kitchen 🍫, you get the picture.

So the prize:

▶️ A £25 gift voucher for Smyths

▶️ PLUS the winning drawing will feature as our cover picture

▶️ AND on our website

▶️ AND on display in all of our branches windows!

Designs need to be drawn LANDSCAPE please and emailed to shrewsbury@samuelwood.co.uk by Friday the 19th of February with the child’s name and age on it. The competition is open to ALL school aged children and the winner will be chosen by our Director’s.

Like and share so we can get as many wonderful entries as possible!

BEST OF LUCK 🍀