Friday 24th April 2020

Good morning Year 4. I hope you enjoyed doing the George and Dragon work yesterday. The pictures that some of you have sent are super!

Firstly, a message from Madame Elena. There is a free French course running for 3 months. Your parents will need to register, but it doesn’t cost anything to start with. The link is given below if you would like to try it.

English

Today we are going to create a story board for Little Red Riding Hood. Using your timeline from earlier in the week, you need to identify the key parts so that we don’t end up with lots and lots of verses. If you feel you want to do more, that is fine, but I have limited the story board to 8. There are 3 levels of challenge:

Challenge 1: Narrative is given and you draw the pictures to match

Challenge 2: Pictures are given and you add the narrative

Challenge 3: A blank canvas – you create your own pictures and add narrative

Maths

Next week we will be starting co-ordinates, so for today I have found a fun game for you to play, using your knowledge of symmetry.

If you are unable to access the game, part of the activity is to design a symmetrical robot. You don’t have to play the game to be able to do this. Instead you can design your own robot and draw it on paper (you could even use 2D shapes for different parts!) The only restriction is that it must be symmetrical. You could also write a list of the shapes you used in your design. Again, I would love to see them (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Also, if you haven’t already, go on to TT Rockstars and try and improve your speed.

Spelling

Some of you have asked about spellings. On Monday I will post the next set of words that you need to know. This may be in the form of a wordsearch. As with the words at school, you will need to select 10 from the list and the rule will be the same for all the words.

Science

I hope you were all able to have a go at the science experiment from yesterday. If you didn’t, it’s not too late you can do it today, and let me have your thoughts about where the water went to. Millie reported that her water had disappeared completely by 13:30, after only a short while. Thanks Millie. The same happened to Daisy. If your water is disappearing too quickly, try using a bigger cup/bowl so you get a bigger puddle. Also try it again on a different day when the weather is different. There will be another experiment next week where you will need either 3 flannels or a J-Cloth cut into 3 equal size strips. More of that later.

Keep up the good work Year 4. I am missing you and can’t wait until we are back at school so we can continue your learning journey! Have a great weekend. Will speak again on Monday.

Mrs Dowdall