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Thank you,

Year 3/4 team

Home Learning Activities : Summer Term 2

Week 3

W/B 15th June

Visit Dukes Kingdom for your writing this term.

  • Use the map as directed each day to help choose your tasks.
  • Choose a number then check the chart to see what you need to do. You can use the Grammar Glossary to remind you to include all the different words and phrases we have learned about in school.
  • Keep your writing neat and joined. Don’t forget to edit it!
  • Keep a note of the number once you have completed it. If you are able to, you can print the black and white version and colour as you go. You could also add your own paths and people to the map.
  • Thanks to Max in year 4 for the name 'Dukes Kingdom.'

Dukes Kingdom

Week 3  

W/B 15/6/20 

Subject: ENGLISH

Mon

 

Non Fiction

Writing

Roll down to the Reflective River and choose a number for your report or recount writing today.

Tue

 

SPaG

Have a gander at the Giant Grasslands. Choose a number for your grammar task today.

Wed

 

Fiction Writing

Hike up the Hills of Hope. Which number poetry task will you choose today?

Thu

 

Fiction Writing

Venture to the Valiant Village and see which number story activity you would like to do today.

Fri

 

Reading

Go to BBC Bitesize for today’s reading activity.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

Slime by David Walliams

ENGLISH IDEAS

Reflective River

Hills of Hope

Giant Grasslands

Valiant Village

Wishing Woods

Genre

Number

Reports & recounts

Poetry

Grammar

Stories from history & different cultures.

Stories of fantasy & adventure.

1

Write a report about an endangered animals using questions as sub-headings. (idea submitted by Evie Smith)

Write your own rap about your family or your class at school using rhyme.

Describe the cave in the story ‘Stone Age Boy’ using prepositional phrases.

Write a different ending for the story ‘Stone Age Boy.’

Write a new adventure for Harry Potter & his friends.

2

Write a review of a book you have read recently using conjunctions. (idea submitted by Chloe Montgomery)

Write an acrostic poem about anything you like.  It could be your favourite footballer, a member of your family, a teacher or your favourite food. 

Write about your day using adverbials for time and place.

Write a letter to Om in role as the man from the end of ‘Stone Age Boy’, telling her all about what you have achieved in your life since you last saw her.  Use a range of conjunctions, for example: As a result of my adventures with you and your wonderful family, I developed a passionate interest in history.  Consequently, I studied archaeology at university and I have been a fully qualified archaeologist for ten years now.

Write a setting description of a swamp where a troublesome crocodile lives using expanded noun phrases with prepositions, e.g. Beside the swamp…, In the distance…  Remember to use your five senses to create a vivid setting. (idea submitted by Freddie H)

3

Make a scrapbook of special memories you have made during your time away from school.  You could include recounts of special walks you have been on using fronted adverbials for time or reports about local places of interest using expanded noun phrases. (idea submitted by Jaxon Jones)

Write a shape poem about anything you like.  It could be a planet, your favourite animal or your favourite food.  Remember to draw your subject and write your poem in this shape.

Find an object at home and write about it using expanded noun phrases.

Write a story inspired by ‘Stone Age Boy’ where your main character falls through a hole and goes back in time to the Bronze Age or the Iron Age. 

Write a description of a character called ‘Slurp Fish’ using expanded noun phrases with prepositions, e.g. On its head…, beneath its fins… (idea submitted by Max M)

4

Write a tourism guide for Glossop using sub-headings and conjunctions.  Remember to add pictures and captions. (idea submitted by Jaxon Jones)

Write a riddle about anything you like.  Your clues should be harder at the beginning and become easier towards the end.

Use possessive apostrophes to write about some of your family’s possessions.

Write a story where you are the main character & you fall through a hole/go through a portal to a different period in history.  Where did you go, who did you meet & what was it like there?  Use expanded noun phrases and adverbials.

Write the climax of a story set in prehistoric times where dinosaurs have a battle(idea submitted by Macy B)

5

Make a brochure about your house in the style of a travel guide using persuasive language, e.g. The comfortable living room has spectacular views of the spacious and well managed garden. (idea submitted by Harvey)

Write a new verse for a song that you like. (idea submitted by Charlie P-C)

Describe a family member, friend or teacher using conjunctions.

Imagine they had schools back in the Stone Age/Bronze Age/Iron AgeWhat do you think the lessons would be like?  What would you learn?

While messing about in the library you find a strange necklace. Wearing this necklace turns you into your spirit animal for 24 hours. It turns out your spirit animal is something unexpected…What is your spirit animal?  What adventures do you get up to?

6

Write a newspaper report about a famous figure/figures from history that you have an interest in, e.g. a report about Neil Armstrong landing on the Moon, when England won the World Cup or when Isaac Newton discovered gravity.  Use adverbials for time & place. (Idea submitted by Charley)

Write a poem about a dirty beast, inspired by Roald Dahl.

Write a conversation between two of your favourite characters using inverted commas.

Time travel goes crazy when people from history and the future start arriving in the present. What happens when unusual people from the past and future all show up in the here and now, and why have they come?

You find a spell book which gives you specific instructions on how to cast a body swapping spell.  What do you do?  Whose body do you swap with & why?  What adventures do you get up to in your new body?

7

Read ‘Stone Age Boy’.  Write a short newspaper report using adverbials for time and place (when & where) about what happened to the boy in the story. 

Write a spooky poem.

Describe your favourite character using prepositional phrases and expanded noun phrases.

Find out about a cultural celebration in another country, e.g.  Yi Peng Lantern Festival, Holi Festival of Colour or Dia De Los Muertos (like in ‘Coco’).  Write a story set on the day of this cultural celebration.

Legend goes that there is secret world which you can only access through a magical mirror. You think you may have seen this mirror in your attic.  What do you do now?  What is the secret world like?  What adventures do you get up to?

8

Write an imaginary recount of the day you were taught by the world’s strictest or silliest teacher using adverbials.

Write a new song that could be featured in an episode of ‘Horrible Histories’.  Perhaps you could write a song about Socrates or Tutankhamun.

Write a recount of a special memory you have (holiday, day trip, birthday etc.) using adverbials for time and place.

Write a story about a historical figure, e.g. ‘A day in the life of Tutankhamun’ or ‘A day in the life of Neil Armstrong’ (idea submitted by Amie M & Olivia R)

One night you are dragged into your favourite computer game.  Where do you go?  What happens to you there?

Video story book - Stone Age Boy

This book is used in the National Curriculum for Year 3 and 4 English.

Subject: MATHS

Date

Year 3

Year 4

WEEK 3- USE THE SAME STATISTICS MATS AS LAST WEEK

15th June

Answer the questions about the pets pictogram.

1) How many people have a cat as a pet?

2) How many people have a fish as a pet?

3) How many people have a rabbit or dog as a pet?

4) What is the difference in votes between the most popular and least popular pet?

5) How many people did NOT have a dog?

Extension- How many people voted altogether?

Answer the questions about the colours pictogram.

1) How many children chose yellow?

2) How many children chose green?

3) How many more children preferred yellow to green?

4) How many less children preferred pink than red?

5) How many children liked red, blue or green?

Extension- How many children in total were surveyed?

16th June

Answer the questions about the traffic pictogram.

1) How many people travel by van?

2) How many people travel by bus?

3) How many people travel by motorbike?

4) What is the difference in votes between the most popular and least popular form of transport?

5) How many people did NOT travel by car?

Extension- How many people voted altogether?

Answer the questions about the pets pictogram.

1) How many children have a pet dog?

2) How many children have a pet rabbit?

3) How many more children have a pet cat than those who have a rabbit?

4) How many less children have a pet fish than those who have a dog?

5) How many children have a pet with four legs?

Extension- 5 children have a pet canary. Draw what the symbol could be to represent this. How would it look on the chart?

17th June

Do your own survey to collect information.

You could do a traffic survey looking out of your window.

Draw a pictogram to show what you have found.

Do your own survey to collect information.

You could do a survey of birds you see looking out of your window. Draw a pictogram to show what you have found.

18th June

Write some questions and answers of your own about the pictogram from yesterday.

Write some questions and answers of your own about the pictogram from yesterday.

19th June

BBC Bitesize Daily Maths Challenge or Countdown Challenge if you prefer.

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

Week 3   

W/B 15/6/20 

Subject: PSHE – Coming Together Again

Mon

 

 

Think of a time when you felt welcome somewhere and the words or feelings that pop into your mind when you think about that time.  Create a spider diagram with all of your words around the outside.

 

Now think of some words that describe how someone might feel when coming back to school after a long absence.  How could we help them to feel better?  Jot down some ideas.

Tue

 

 

Over the next two days, you are going to create a virtual welcome pack for children who return to school after a long absence.  You can use whatever materials you have available: it can be designed on paper or on a device.  Some ideas you may include are:

  • a mindfulness colouring page
  • a worry box/jar
  • an information poster about social distancing
  • a feelings diary
  • some relaxation/meditation activities
  • a joke book
  • a ‘This is Me’ poster
  • a funny poem/recount about your class or school
  • a portrait and profile of your teacher

It’s entirely up to you what to include.  Think about ways you could make the return to school less nerve wracking and more fun for one another.

Wed

 

 

Continue creating your virtual welcome pack.  Your teacher may even give you the opportunity to share your welcome packs with one another in a future class meet.

Thu

 

 

Even though we may want to give our friends a hug as we haven’t seen them for so long, unfortunately at the moment we all need to make sure we stay 2 metres away from each other.  We need to find a new way of greeting one another but what could this be?  Draw, write or act out some ideas for a new greeting when we all come together again.

Fri

 

 

Follow the steps on this YouTube tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8xAFBeJJUA to create an origami heart.  Add a message for someone who you haven’t seen for a while.

LAST WEEK'S WORK

From Summer Term 2 Week 2

Week 2   

W/B 8/6/20 

Subject: ENGLISH

Mon

 

Non Fiction

Writing

Roll down to the Reflective River and choose a number for your report or recount writing today.

Tue

 

SPaG

Have a gander at the Giant Grasslands. Choose a number for your grammar task today.

Wed

 

Fiction Writing

Wander into the Wishing Woods and see which number story activity you will do today.

Thu

 

Fiction Writing

You decide where you want to go in the Dukes Kingdom today.

Which writing task will you do?

Fri

 

Reading

Go to BBC Bitesize for today’s reading activity.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo

Subject: MATHS

Date

Year 3

Year 4

WEEK 2- USE THE STATISTICS MATS FROM LAST WEEK FOR THE CHARTS

8th June

Answer the questions about the fruit bar chart.

1) How many people chose apples as their favourite fruit?

2) Which fruit had 6 votes?

3) What is the difference between the votes for bananas and grapes?

4) Which is the most popular fruit?

5) How many people did NOT vote for banana?

Extension- How many people voted altogether?

Answer the questions about the crisps bar chart.

1) Draw a table to show the totals for each crisp flavour.

2) Cheese and onion was the most popular flavour. How many less people chose salt and vinegar instead?

3) How many more people chose salt and vinegar than ready salted?

4) How many people did not choose ready salted?

5) How many people voted for their favourite crisp flavour?

Extension- Describe the scale for this bar chart. How can you read a number like 7 on this scale?

9th June

Answer the questions about the crisps bar chart.

1) How many people chose ready salted as their favourite crisps?

2) How many people chose cheese and onion as their favourite crisps?

3) How many people chose salt and vinegar as their favourite crisps?

4) What is the difference in votes between the most popular and least popular flavour?

5) How many people did NOT choose ready slated as their favourite flavour?

Extension- How many people voted altogether?

Answer the questions about the transport horizontal bar chart.

1) Draw a tally chart to show the totals for each type of transport.

2) How many people travelled by car?

3) How many people travelled by bus?

4) How many people did not travel by any transport using wheels?

5) How many more people walked than went by bicycle?

Extension- How many people in total were surveyed?

 

10th June

Do your own survey to collect information. It could be from your books at home or food in the cupboard.

Draw a bar chart to show what you have found.

Answer the questions about the birthdays stacked bar chart.

1) How many children have birthdays in February?

2) How many boys have a birthday in January?

3) How many girls have a birthday in March?

4) Which month is most popular for boys’ birthdays?

5) Which month is most popular for girls’ birthdays?

Extension- How many boys in total were surveyed?

How many girls in total were surveyed?

11th June

Write some questions and answers of your own about the bar chart.

Do your own survey.

Draw a bar chart then write some questions and answers about your bar chart.

12th June

BBC Bitesize Challenge & Countdown game- see separate details

Handling Data in football (for both year 3&4)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmtx8hv

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Science activities for one full week – 8/06/2020 (Week 2)

You can complete the tasks in any order over the week

Task 1. Experiments - Science at home.

Look through the ‘Ready, Steady Science!’ booklet and have a go at some of the fun experiments using household items.

 Alternatively, research and find your own small experiments to try.

  A starting point could be https://new.siemens.com/uk/en/company/education/students/diy-videos.html

 Then if you can, please share any exciting experiments (with instructions) on the Y3/4 FB group so you can try each other’s experiments and compare results.

 

Task 2. Stone Age Materials

Research the different types of material used by Stone Age people. Describe what these materials were used for and why.

 

Task 3. Magnets

Look through the Magnets booklet. (you can complete the activities but it would need printing) Therefore,

your task is to make a poster all about magnets using the information given.

Try and include scientific language and diagrams to explain what you have found out.

 

 

Stone Age Materials Research Help

 

Before the Stone Age, people would have used bones, wood and vegetable fibres for tools. Learning how to use stones as tools was a big advancement for humans.

One important material was Flint which was commonly used for making stone tools but other stones such as chert and obsidian were also used. Stone Age people were hunter-gatherers. This means that they only ate what they could catch or forage. Their diet consisted mainly of meat and fish that they would have hunted using nets, bows and arrows or flint-tipped spears.

 

What were Stone Age houses made from?

The earliest human shelters were natural caves or rock shelters. People also made huts and shelters from wooden frames, or frames made from animal bones, and covered them with animal hides. During the Mesolitic period, huts became more advanced. Huts were thatched with reeds, mud and turf. By the Neolithic period, people were making more permanent homes from wattle and daub. This involved weaving sticks or reeds around a structure, then filling the gaps with a mix of soil, clay or animal dung.

 

What were the Stone Age clothes made from?

The very first clothes would have been simple leather or fur blankets that were wrapped around the body. Later, people began to fasten long strips of leather around their clothing to hold it in place.

Around 47,000 years ago, people starting using awls. These were sharp, pointed tools that pierced holes into leather. Sinew or other natural cordage could then be weaved through the holes to join pieces together. Around 5000 years later, the first needle was invented. These allowed the holes to be made and the cord to be threaded in one step, and allowed people to wear clothing that was more secure.

People during the Stone Age made jewellery from shells, teeth, stones and animal claws.

 

Helpful Links:

(These links may be useful when home-schooling. Please note, they are not officially endorsed by school, and although some are free or have free resources, others may require registration or subscription). 

 

Fantastic resources linked to multiple subjects and/or the wider curriculum:

Derbyshire Wider Opportunities Music (free) https://derbyshiremusichub.org.uk/get-involved/music-at-home/music-at-home.aspx

BBC Bitesize (free KS1 and KS2 resources available): https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary

Twinkl (currently free account with code UKTWINKLHELPS): https://www.twinkl.co.uk/

IXL (some free maths and English available): https://uk.ixl.com/

Primary Resources (free resources): http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/

PE with Joe Wicks, The Body Coach (free daily PE session): https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html

Classroom Secrets (some free resources available): https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/

Mrs Mactivity (subscription required): https://www.mrsmactivity.co.uk/

Cosmic Kids Yoga and Mindfulness (free): https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Go Noodle (some free movement and mindfulness resources): https://www.gonoodle.com/

Supermovers (free dance videos linked to the curriculum): https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers

BBC Newsround (free): https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround

ICT games (free game for maths and English): https://www.ictgames.com/

Healthy Kidz Global Challenge (registration required): https://healthy-kidz.com/healthy-kidz-global-challenge/

 

Excellent English websites:

Literacy Shed (free resources available): https://www.literacyshed.com/home.html

Phonics Play (currently free subscription): https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Teach Your Monster To Read (registration required): https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/

Spelling Shed (subscription required): https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb

We Are Teachers (some free online read aloud and activities): https://www.weareteachers.com/virtual-author-activities/

 

Marvellous Maths websites:

White Rose Maths (free resources available): https://whiterosemaths.com/

Top Marks (free resources available): https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

The Maths Factor (with Carol Vordeman, currently free): https://www.themathsfactor.com/

Master The Curriculum (some free resources available. Subscription required for others): https://masterthecurriculum.co.uk/

Maths Shed (subscription required): https://www.mathshed.com/en-gb

Primary Stars Education (registration required. Some free resources, others require subscription): https://primarystarseducation.co.uk/

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