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25th January

Please send in your maths, English and History work today. We can do this! 

Please be aware I am in the classroom this week, so responses to work will not be immediate.


LO: To be able to solve word problems involving multiplication and division

So far we have covered multiplication and division of bigger numbers - we have been building up to this point: word problems. I know some of you may hear word problems and dread the idea, but remember what we looked at it class. Have a look at the word problems: are there any words that give you a clue of what you have to do? What numbers are part of the problem? Identifying these is the first step of doing word problems! If you are able to do that, you can answer the word problem! If you're struggling to visualise it, remember our work on bar models too - these can be very useful to work it out!

Have a look at the in-focus question. How do you think you could work it out? As you would usually do this in your pairs, see if you can talk to an adult or an older sibling about your thoughts. Use the empty box to explain your thoughts.

Next, have a look at the guided practice. Can you work out how those answers were gained? Have a go at working them out yourselves to see if your method is correct.

Finally, have a go at the worksheet provided - it is 2 sheets, the minimum expectation is one sheet, but just like in class, try and have a go at the second one too!


LO: To answer questions on the text

This week, we are going to be reading the book ‘Wings'

Today, you are going to read chapter 1 and then complete the online quiz. I will be able to see if you have done this activity so there is no need to send me your quiz results! I can also see how long you spend reading, so no pretending to read and then doing the quiz!

You each have your own log in which I will be sending to your adults to give to you. I will send it via marvellous me – if it doesn’t come through please email me at year4@leigh.covmat.org and I will send it to you there!


LO: To write the next step of the story

I have started writing the beginning of my new story – I have shared it with you below. I really concentrated on developing my paragraphs, as well as trying to copy the style of the original author, Kaye Umansky.

I really like how she uses brackets to add extra information, how the characters aren’t afraid to upset each other, as well as the made up adjective of ‘trollish’. I decided not to write in narrative verse because trying to make it rhyme would get in the way of my ideas.

Have a look at my story. Can you identify any good verbs and adjectives, or parts that sound like the original story?

Now it is your turn to write your story, starting with the Trolls and Bogeys forming a band. Remember, I want to see lots of adjectives, adverbs and explanation marks. I would also LOVE to see paragraphs being used. Good luck, I can’t wait to read your work! 


Note: I am aware some people have accidentally already written their story - don't worry, it happens! Your task today is to attempt to rewrite it, ensuring you are using brackets. Tomorrow we will then edit our story, and Wednesday we will evaluate our work! 


LO: To understand how trade in India grew

Today in History, we will be continuing to look at Britain’s ‘first’ empire as well as how people resisted the company responsible for trade. Have a look at the slides below

In the slides, it spoke of reasons why traders were unhappy and emperors were happy!

Today’s work is to become a trader or an emperor. You are to write a letter to a friend explaining WHY it is you are happy or unhappy. Your letter should start with ‘dear’ and then your friends name, and end with a ‘from’ and then your name! I should be able to tell from your letter if you are happy and unhappy, and therefore be able to tell if you are a trader or an emperor. 


Today you will be joining Mr Palekar to do some body percussion! I hope you enjoy this lesson, I know I enjoyed watching it too!