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Week 4 Learning - Week Beginning 27/04/20

Remember you can email me with any questions or pictures/documents of work you have completed. 
Don't forget to read for at least half an hour a day and practise your timestables for 15 minutes a day!


Miss Cessford smiley

Maths activities for the week
Daily maths lessons:
Click on this link and have a go at doing one maths lesson a day. Watch the video for the lesson and have a go at the activities. You can either print the activity sheets or write the answers in a notebook. Then check your answers!
Monday - Round decimals 
Tuesday - Halves and quarters


The next topic we will be learning about is money. 

Wednesday - Pounds and pence
Thursday - Ordering money
Friday - Maths challenge!


Online money games: 
Coins game 

Toy Shop Money game 

The Change game 

Timestables practise: - pick a times table you need more work on 
Times Tables Rock Stars - play on Garage or Soundcheck 

Literacy activities for the week 


Writing activity - 

Use Pobble 365 and choose an image to write a spectacular story. Remember to use noun phrases, fronted adverbials and direct speech. Challenge: include personification, a simile or a metaphor. 


Spelling activity

This week I would like you to focus on prefixes. A prefix is a string of letters that are added to the beginning of a root word, changing its meaning.


Here are ten spellings you can practise this week. Make a list of the prefixes and have a think how they change the meaning of the root word. See if you can find any more words with these prefixes. 












Grammar/punctuation activities - 

Click here for a lesson on identifying and using prepositions on BBC Bitesize. Follow the learning activity by watching the videos and then practise with three activities. You will need a pencil and some paper for some of these activities.  


Click here for a lesson on adding description using adverbs and adverbial phrases on BBC Bitesize. Follow the learning activity by watching the videos and then practise with three activities.


Reading activity
Click here for a lesson on reading poetry on BBC Bitesize. Listen to Oti Mabuse from Strictly Come Dancing read two poems by Allan Ahlberg. You will use the poems to practise summarising. You will also give your opinion, using the text as evidence to support you. Finally, you will get creative and try writing another verse for one of the poems. Enjoy! 



Science activities for the week

This terms Science topic is Animals (including humans). Last week you looked at the human body and labelled parts of the digestive system. This week we are exploring teeth! 


I wonder if you already know the different types of teeth? Have a go at naming all the types of teeth using the image below (molars/canines/pre-molars/incisors).  



Have a think about the answers to these questions and discuss them with an adult. 

1. Why do we have different types of teeth? 
2. What is their purpose? 


I would like you to research the four different types of teeth and write mini fact files about each of them. Include how many an adult has, their shape and function. BONUS points if you can do a fact file on the fifth type of tooth (orange in the diagram above)... 


Big Picture / Art activities for the week 

This terms Big Picture topic is Meet the Artists. We will be looking at the work of different artists each week, both designers and architects. 
This week we are going to explore the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. He was an architect, designer and artist. He designed interiors for tea rooms and restaurants in Glasgow, which exposed him to the public and contributed to his success. His chairs often had long backs with very geometric struts and lots of right-angles. Mackintosh designed ‘clean cut’ chairs with crisp edges and simple but stylish details rather than over-elaborate ‘fussy’ detail.  


You have been commissioned to design ‘Mackintosh’ chairs for a local tea room in Ham. You will draw a design and create a prototype (small model) for their tea room commission. You will need to think about the type of chair customers in the tea room will want to sit on (comfortable yet stylish). Use the word document below to help with your planning/designing. 


A prize will be awarded to the best designed chair so send photos across!