Friday 24th April 2020 – Learning Tasks

Good morning Year 4! What a beautiful week it has been. I hope you have had a nice week with the sun shining.

Here are your learning tasks for today:

Maths: to create your own timetable

English/Topic: to write a commentary

Reading/Topic: reading comprehension

Additional: reading and quizzing, times tables, spelling and exercise!

Here is some more information if required:

Maths: create an opening timetable for your zoo and write a bank of questions for someone to answer.

Here are some example timetables with some questions:

Example questions:

  1. How long is the zoo open for on Sunday?
  2. How much longer is the zoo open on Saturday compared to Monday?
  3. How many hours is the zoo open for in total during a week?
  4. How long does the Tiger Talk and Feed last?
  5. Which is shorter? The Giraffe Talk or the Penguin Talk?

You can be as creative as possible with this learning. How will you display your timetables? How can you present the questions? You could type, write or record them,. It’s up to you!

Reading/Topic: inspired by Millie’s fantastic cheetah presentation, I have set some reading comprehension on cheetahs.

How can you extend your reading skills if you find this less challenging?

  • write your own questions
  • use a dictionary/thesaurus and replace some of the words with trickier ones
  • ask an adult to give you some tricky questions to answer

How can you make things easier?

  • if there are some words that you find hard to read, concentrate on using your phonics skills and learning some similar words
  • ask an adult to support you with your learning – they could read it and you could answer the questions or you could read it and they could answer the questions

Writing/Topic: imagine that you work at your zoo and are showing some children a display or feed of a certain animal. Write a commentary. What would you say? You could include:

  • their diet
  • their habitat
  • their movements
  • their food chain
  • their behaviours

Francesca researched meerkats for her food chain learning so I have used meerkats as an example. Here is a video of meekats being fed at a zoo and the sort of commentary you could write:

All the best with your learning tasks. We would love to see your learning via the email address previously provided.

Please remember there is no ‘ceiling’ to the learning that has been provided. They are ideas and resources to help support your learning. You can extend the learning in anyway you feel would benefit you. You might decide that a zoo really doesn’t interest you and therefore decide to do a timetable for a sports event and commentary on the sports event. It is the skills that are important eg. applying your writing skills and understanding time. What is important, especially now, is that you enjoy your learning and have tasks that engage you to keep your mind active.

Have a great weekend! From Miss Reece and team year 4.