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Week 7 Learning - Week Beginning 18/05/20

Maths activities for the week 

Firstly, I have set a challenge for you all on Timestables Rockstars. The challenge starts at 8 am on Monday until 3 pm on Friday. You will need to complete four sessions in Garage mode over the week. 


Secondly, we are going to do something a little different this week compared to the White Rose Maths videos and worksheets (don't worry, we will carry on doing those after half term).

Each day I would like you to choose:


  • 1 activity from the addition and subtraction pack below
  • 1 activity from the multiplication and division pack below


Complete them over the week and of course if you are able and want to do more, you can! Check your own answers to see if you've made any mistakes. 


Complete the Friday Maths Challenge on White Rose Maths on Friday! 

Arithmetic test - a combination of questions using your addition, subtraction, multiplication and division skills.

Literacy activities for the week 

Writing activity - 

This week I would like you to think of a story that you know really well, maybe research the plot to remind yourself of all the details. Your task is to write another version of the story from another character's point of view. But remembering to stick to the original story line. 

For example, you could write "Cinderella" from the Ugly Sisters point of view. Or "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" from the point of view of Goldilocks.

Remember to use: 

  • Capital letters and full stops 
  • Other punctuation (commas, exclamation marks, question marks)
  • Noun phrases 
  • Fronted adverbials (Later that day, ....) 
  • Similes and metaphors (from the grammar and punctuation activity below) 
  • Personification 


I can't wait to see what some of you come up with! Either type your stories or write them down and email me them. 

Spelling activity - 

Words containing 'ou' where it sounds like 'u'. Practise these spellings each day and ask an adult at the end of the week to test you. 





Also practise a few of the Year 3/4 common exception words. Write the meaning of the word, synonyms, antonyms and an example of how to use the word in a sentence. Get an adult or sibling to test you at the end of the week. 

Grammar / punctuation activity - 

Before school closures we looked into making our descriptive writing more interesting using different devices. We look at personification which gives an animal, plant or object human characteristics, for example we could say 'the stars danced in the sky.' It can be used to create strong visual images in the mind of the reader. 


Another two devices you could use in your descriptive writing are similes and metaphors. Click here for a lesson on using similes and metaphors on BBC Bitesize. Follow the learning activity by watching the videos and then practise with four short activities. You will need a pencil and some paper for some of these activities.  

Reading activity - 

Have a go at this reading comprehension about Wimbledon. Pick which level of difficulty you want, read the text and then answer the questions. Don't forget to check your answers using the answer sheet. 
★ Easy: Pages 1 - 6
★★ Medium: Pages 7 - 12
★★★ Difficult/Challenge: 13 - 19

Science activities for the week 

This terms Science topic is Animals (including humans). Last week you looked at different animal teeth. This week we are going to learn more about food chains. 


What is a food chain?

Below is an example of a food chain. Think about these questions: 

  • How is this food chain constructed? 
  • What do the arrows represent? 
  • How should we label the different parts of the food chain?



Click this link to find out more about food chains. There is a short video and some key terms. Write a definition out for each word below. 


consumer (primary, secondary, tertiary...) 







If you have a printer at home you could print out these challenge and sorting cards and have a go at making your own food chains. Some of them ask to make a food web? What do you think this means looking at this picture? 



Find out how the animals and plants are connected in different food chains by playing these interactive games based in different environments. 


African savannah environment -

Arctic tundra environment -

British woodland environment -

Big Picture / Art activities for the week

This week, we are going to explore the work of the architect Norman Foster. An architect is a person who designs buildings. Here is a picture of a very well known building Foster designed in London. Do any of you recognise it?? 



This building is 30 St Mary Axe. It is a commercial skyscraper in London's primary financial district. It's nickname is ‘The Gherkin’. Do you think that this is a good nickname?


Lord Norman Foster is a British architect who has a reputation for high-tech architectural design. He includes a lot of internal ‘green space’ in his buildings and works to produce low-impact environmental buildings. Some of his buildings have nicknames, as they resemble everyday objects. Lord Foster is a prolific architect (he produces a lot of designs and has a lot of ideas). He has won several international architecture prizes.

You are going to become architects and design your own office building like Norman Foster! Using the resource pack below, look at other buildings Foster has created. You will see that they are all over the world. Then look at the various plans for The Gherkin (floor plans, elevation details, outside detail). You will be creating similar designs. 


Here is your architectural brief: 

Superstar Challenge 

If you complete all the work on the class page for this week and would like an additional challenge, try the puzzles and problems below! Please do not worry if you do not have time to do the challenge.