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Week 1 & 2 - Term 4 February 2021

Welcome to Term 4!  We are all still hopeful that it won't be very long now before we can be back together in school but in the meantime, here's a new set of lessons, activities and challenges to keep you busy.  Hopefully the weather will turn warmer and sunnier as we get into March, as this will mean more outdoor sport and exercise, more gardening, more outside artwork, and more messy Science experiments that can only happen out of the house!  wink

Keep working hard, and keep sending me pictures, scans, documents and videos of what you're doing.  I love getting your Dojo posts and your emails.  

Keep smiling!  laugh

Hugs,
Mrs Lloyd
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World Book Day!

Here's a menu of activities to complete for the afternoon of World Book Day (or maybe even on Friday!).

English Lessons

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Week 1 & 2 - English - The Borrowers

Lesson 1

To develop an understanding of key characters from 'The Borrowers'

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Lesson 2

To investigate suffixes -ary/-ery

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Lesson 3

To revise our knowledge of word class

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Lesson 4

To generate vocabulary for character description

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Lesson 5

To develop a rich understanding of words associated with large objects

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Lesson 6

To analyse and interpret a setting description from an extract

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Lesson 7

To practise and apply knowledge of suffixes -ary/-ery

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Lesson 8

To plan the opening

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Lesson 9

To write the opening

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Lesson 10

To practise speech with punctuation

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Week 1 & 2 - Creative Writing

Oh no!  You've somehow been turned into a LEGO Minifigure version of yourself!  The world is a dangerous and exciting place at this size.  Write a story or a graphic novel-style cartoon story about your adventures.  You could draw illustrations for your story or you could even take photos using a LEGO character, another tiny toy person, or even a figure you make from craft materials.  Watch out for giant dogs, cats and guinea pigs!
 

Dear Diary,
It's not that I mind being one of the Tinies.  I mean, I've heard the Bigs talking amongst themselves when they haven't noticed I'm there, and I don't think their lives are necessarily happier than ours.  But sometimes I do think it might be better to be...well...larger.  Just a bit.  
My family all work in food production for our city.  Dad works at the broccoli sawmill.  Mum works in the sugar factory, helping break up and then pack grains from the massive cubes that come in on lorries.  My brother Jerry is a cheese grater operator but Mum wants him to find something different.  The company they work for employs half the workers around here, which makes sense really: it's hard working gathering enough food from the Big World to keep us all fed.  It's dangerous work too!  One of the Tinies in my class at school had an uncle who worked in a sweet factory.  One day a whole Smartie fell from a hoist and he was crushed beneath it.  He survived, but I've heard he broke ten bones.  I mean, it's not surprising.  A whole Smartie?  Can you imagine what that must weigh?
Today is a big day for me.  I can't wait, but I'm a bit nervous too.

 

Extra English Thinking Challenge for Week 1 & 2!

There are lots of levels to this challenge so it will be a two-week Challenge!  Work your way through the levels, matching the triangles together so that synonyms are touching.  You should be able to fit all the pieces together into the shape shown on the second page.  Spoiler Alert!  Don't look at page 3 of the documents unless you are completely stuck and want to check the answers!

Work in this order: Beginner, Easy, Tricky, Expert, Brainbox, Genius
If you finish all 6 levels: Use a page 2 blank grid and create your own Fantastic synonym puzzles.
Good luck! yes

Maths Lessons

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Hooray!  We love fraction lessons because they often involve talking about parts of a whole like an eighth of a cake...or a tenth of a chocolate bar...or a sixth of a pizza.  Mmm...pizza...

Oh, right, fractions.  Focus.

Pick from either the Less Tricky or the More Challenging Fraction lessons this week; it's up to you.

Week 1 & 2 - Fractions

  Less Tricky (Year 4) More Challenging (Year 5)
Lesson 1

Recognising fractions as different representations

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What is a fraction?

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Lesson 2

Calculating unit fractions of quantities

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Representing fractions

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Lesson 3

Recognising equivalent fractions

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Equivalent fractions

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Lesson 4

Recognising equivalent fractions (2)

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Tenths and hundredths

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Lesson 5

Calcuting non-unit fractions of quantities

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Ordering fractions

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Lesson 6

Equivalent fractions

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Fractions and decimals

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Lesson 7

Fractions and division

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Thousandths

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Lesson 8

Comparing fractions

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Comparing fractions and decimals

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Lesson 9

Ordering fractions

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Improper fractions (Part 1)

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Lesson 10

Using mixed numbers

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Improper fractions (Part 2)

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Extra Maths Thinking Challenge of the Week

Here's an interactive equivalent fraction matching game.  It took Mrs Lloyd a bit of thinking!  You can play online by clicking the picture or you can download printable cards HERE.

Other Topic Work - Science

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Here are six lessons on Forces!  Enjoy...and may the force be with you.

Lesson 1

What are forces?

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Lesson 2

How can we measure the size of forces?

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Lesson 3

What are contact forces?

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Lesson 4

What are non-contact forces?

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Lesson 5

Which factors affect an object's ability to float?

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Lesson 6

What impact do gears, levers and pulleys have on forces?

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Other Topic Work - French

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Salut!  Let's see what French vocabulary you can remember from our Creative Friday lessons!  Here are five French lessons all about describing clothing.  Magnifique!

Lesson 1

Learning some clothes

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Lesson 2

Describing clothes with colours

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Lesson 3

Describing clothes with colour and size

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Lesson 4

Saying clothes you have and using a conjunction

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Lesson 5

Saying clothes you don't have and using conjunctions

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Religious Education

The story of Moses and the 10 Commandments is our Bible story focus for the next couple of weeks.  God gives us a 'tick list' of the things we should strive to do to live our lives the way He wants us to.  The story is from the book of Exodus, Chapter 20 verses 1 through 23.  You can read the story in the Bible, or find a version of it HERE.  You can also click the image below to watch a video summary of the life of Moses, including the 10 Commandments being given to him by God.

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You sometimes see visual reminders that are designed to help you remember what each of the 10 Commandments are.  The picture below shows an example for the 8th Commandment.  Can you figure out why?  How can you represent each commandment in your own way?  Draw a symbol for each and write out the commandment beside it to create a 10 Commandments poster.

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Physical Education

Here's another fun way to keep fit over the next couple of weeks.  If you've spelled your name, how about your middle names?  A famous person's name?  Your whole family?  Your friends' names?

If you're not sure what some of the exercises are, you can look them up online (with help or permission from an adult) or you can replace them with your own ideas.  Good luck!

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