Wednesday 6th May 2020 – Home Learning Ideas

Good morning year 4. We know these are extremely usual times but keep being resilient.

Writing/topic: Step three – story openers/describe your setting

Maths: negative numbers

Music: drums

Additional: continue with yesterday’s spelling, reading and quizzing, times tables and exercise

Here are your learning ideas for today:

Writing: Today we would like you to begin your story. There are several ways a story can open but we are going to look at a setting description.

Your challenge is to open your story by describing the setting. Could you include?:

  • adjectives and adverbs
  • prepositional openers
  • different sentence types

Below are some resources to help you:

Here are some sentence openers you might like to magpie:

Below the scorching hot sun, …

The sun beamed down…

As as flurry of dust blew…

It was a hot, humid day…

Suddenly, …

The thick dust settled on the surface…

The vast landscape stretched for miles…

Maths: following on from your negative number challenges, here is a game and an investigation:

African Drums:

At the beginning of the week, you listened to African music. Drums are often used in African music. Can you make your own? Please ask your parents/carers first…

How do drums make sound?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/music–science-ks2-how-drums-make-sound/z6wc8xs

How to make a drum ideas:

https://www.wikihow.com/Make-Drums-for-Kids

These are unusual times so please do not worry if you do not have the materials – improvise and be resourceful 🙂 Please be mindful that your parents and carers might be working so this activity should be done at an appropriate time for everyone.

Remember you can connect with us through email.

Have a great day!

Miss Reece and Mrs Hewitt