Summer 1, Week 3
Happy Monday everyone and welcome to a new week of learning! I hope you are all well and enjoying your new school environment!
This week many of your learning tasks build up to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day – marking 75 years since the end of WW2. These activities are for you to enjoy as a family leading up to the celebrations being held on Friday 8th May, which is a Bank Holiday. Please send your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. so we can share and enjoy the celebrations together. This week I would really like you to get creative and do the best with the activities you have been set. If you cannot make any of the ideas, you could always draw them out and there may be a time you can create them at a later date.
Last week you started writing a Myth based on the Romulus and Remus Story, for the start of the week you should complete this (see resources on the website.) For the second part of the week you will be doing some research to create a fact file for VE day, which will then lead to writing a poem on Thursday.
Your spellings this week will be looking at the prefix ‘anti’
In maths your learning is based on decimals and money.
As always there is plenty of topic options based around the Romans and our science topic of solids liquids and gasses, however if you’re feeling more create please see plenty of options on the VE learning task sheet.
It was lovely to speak to many of you last week, I will be doing some more phone next week!
Have a lovely week of learning, remember to stay safe and be good for your parents!
Miss Hunt <3
VE Day - or 'Victory in Europe Day' - marks the day towards the end of World War Two (WW2) when fighting against Nazi Germany in Europe came to an end.
On 8 May 1945, Prime Minister Winston Churchill made an announcement on the radio at 3pm that the war in Europe had come to an end, following Germany's surrender the day before.
Below are some suggested activities you can do with your family to help celebrate VE day. You can also find out more on https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/48201749
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Myths and Legends: Romulus and Remus Story Writing
Last week you started the story of Romulus and Remus, this week you will complete your story! Use the sheets attached to help you and the write your two completed paragraphs.
Task: Continue story writing-Build up
- •I can write an effective build-up.
- •I can use and punctuate direct speech correctly.
- •I can use drama to develop dialogue between the characters.
- •I can use short, snappy sentences to help raise tension.
- •I can use direct speech to convey what characters are thinking and feeling.
- •I can follow the rules for using direct speech.
Task: Continue story writing-Ending
- I can write a dilemma and resolution.
- I can describe what the characters are thinking or feeling.
- I can use powerful verbs.
- I can use well-chosen fronted adverbials.
- I can use long and short sentences together for effect.
Task: Create a fact file
Research and create a fact file about VE day, this information you find will inform your writing for tomorrow. You can use the PowerPoint attached, information sheet or the internet to help.
Task: Write a poem of your choice on VE day
Write a poem inspired by the 75th anniversary of VE day. You may want to focus on a sacrifice a solider made during the war. You could look at image from VE day in 1945 and base your poem on the 5 senses (touches, smell, see, taste, feel)
Reading and Topic
For reading you were each given the book 'How to train your Dragon' with comprehension questions, please continue to read this and work through the questions (Full question booklet avalible under reading tab).
There are also lots of reading material and questions on the year 4 reading section.
For topic please see the Topic section of the Y4 website. I have also attached lots of exciting VE day activities at teh top of teh page that you may choose to do.
Alternative Learning- SEN
The below resources are differentiated for children that have an educational health care plan.