Hello Year 4 – welcome ‘back’ after half-term!
Firstly, a great BIG thank you again for the great video you posted with your lovely messages. It was passed across for all the other teachers and staff to see and so many of them have told me how lovely they thought it was. I feel very lucky to be your teacher.
Over the next week, we will be working through an English unit based on the story of the King of the Fishes, which can be found at this link:
For today, Tuesday, I would like you to work through the booklet to page 6. If you would like some extra work, there are some additional comprehension questions.
In maths, we are continuing with our Statistics unit. So far, you have interpreted data in a pictogram and a bar chart.
Something you need to be aware of is that there are two distinct types of data – CONTINUOUS and DISCRETE.
Discrete data can only have certain values. For example, if we did a class poll on the favourite flavours of crisps, you can’t have 4.5 children liking cheese and onion, because you can’t have 0.5 of a child! Or, if we decided to do a graph of the size of children’s feet in Year 4, you can only have sizes 3, 3.5, 4, 4.5 etc. You wouldn’t have size 5.7. If you counted how many times a die landed on its various numbers, you could only record 1,2,3,4,5 or 6. You can’t roll a die and land on 6.7.
Continuous data on the other hand can take any value within a range. So, if we measured the height of everyone in Year 4 and put in in a graph, some of you could be 1.43m, someone else could be 1.44m or even 1.32m.
Check out these posters to help you with the definitions.
If you were drawing a bar chart to represent the data, discrete data would usually keep a gap between each bar. For continuous data there would be no gap.
Today’s data is all about climate. There are 3 challenges – Ch3 has 2 parts, the graph and the questions are separate.
In our weekly spellings so far, you have learned the ‘cian, ‘sion’, ‘ssion’ and ‘tion’ suffixes. This week your task is to practise all 3 and decide which word needs which suffix. The word list can be found here.
So, that’s all for today.