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Wednesday 6th January

Good Morning!

 

Good Morning Sycamore class!

 

Here are the activities I would like you to complete today – Wednesday 6th January.

 

You can choose what order you do the activities in, but we suggest trying to do the English and Maths in the morning. You can print the work if you want to or you can read from the screen and answer on paper. Please save anything you do to bring into school once we are back so we can have a look at it. You can also ask your grown-ups to e-mail photos of your work to me each day if you want.

 

1) English

We’re going to start our Home Learning with a mini topic on Dinosaurs! Let’s warm up with a quick Terrific T-Rex activity. Click on the t-rex activity card in the resources below and read the information and then answer the questions. The answers are also on the PDF for you to check how you got on. 

 

Now have a look at the Jurassic Age picture below. Can you think of 2 or 3 questions you would like answered? Write them down with a capital letter and question mark?

 

Now read this story starter, whilst thinking about the picture.

 

The dinosaurs all gave a simultaneous roar. It was coming…

Moments before, the lake had been quiet and peaceful. As the golden sun rose above the shadowy, jagged mountains on the horizon, creatures came from far and wide to enjoy their early morning drink from the tranquil pool. All they could hear was the gentle lapping of water and contented grunts as thirsts were quenched.

Then they had heard them: footsteps in the distance. Thump…Thump…Thump…It could mean only one thing: a T-Rex…

 

Think about the t-rex you read about at the beginning of the lesson… Now imagine you are one of the other dinosaurs in the picture. Close your eyes and imagine what you can hear and how you would feel? Have a go at answering the questions on the Jurassic age question sheet. There are no right or wrong answers. I want you to use your imagination!

 

2) Maths

 

Times tables

  1. Log on to TT Rock Stars and spend 5-10 minutes on your tables. They are set for all tables up to 12x12 as you should know these off by heart by the end of Y4.
  2. Open up the ‘Times tables’ resource below and answer the questions – we will check the answers in the afternoon.

Let’s see how much you have remembered from last term. Open up the link Applying and consolidating: Reasoning with 4-digit numbers (thenational.academy) which will take you the ‘Oak Academy’s’ maths lesson page. On there you will find a maths quiz and a video from a teacher explaining your activities for the day. You will only need paper and pencil. She will ask you to pause the video at certain parts so that you can answer questions and work things out. Record all your work on a piece of paper and ask an adult to photograph it and email it to school.

3) Spelling

Spelling test day! Please ask someone at home to test you on your Christmas spellings. I will collect your spelling scores during your afternoon Zoom lesson. Use the activities below to learn your new spelling rule and to practise your new spellings. 

 

4) Topic

 

Dinosaurs! I love everything about dinosaurs so I thought it’d be a great time to start a mini topic on them – I’m so excited!

 

Today, open up the dinosaur presentation below and read the information about the different periods. If you’d like an adult to read it to you, that’s ok. After you have read or listened to the information, I’d like you to make me a poster which explains each period (Triassic, Jurassic, cretaceous, Cenozoic). Think about including the following:

  • A big bold title (Dinosaurs is a good example)
  • The time frame for that period or era
  • The types of dinosaurs you’d find in that period
  • Any fun facts
  • Pictures (either drawn or printed off and stuck in)

For your poster, make sure you use the information in the presentation but if you’d like to, you can use books and the internet too.

 

5) PE

 

Think about 5 or 6 good mini activities you could use to keep yourself fit and healthy on a daily basis. These could be star jumps, running on the spot, stretches, hoola-hooping - anything! Then, I'd lik you to put 5 of them together in a row to create a mini exercise routine, a bit like Joe Wicks did during lockdown one. Once you have done this, you can either, write your routine down on paper and keep it for me to read, or ask an adult to film you and email it to me so we can share it with the rest of the class. 

 

Resources:

 

Jurassic Age picture

  • Station Road,
  • Buxworth,
  • High Peak,
  • Derbyshire,
  • SK23 7NJ.
  • Tel: 01663 732426
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