Summer 1, Week 2, 27/04/20
Hello Year 4!
It was lovely to speak too many of you last week and I hope you have all had a lovely weekend and have been enjoying the sunshine!
Last week you may have produced a non-chronological report on the Romans (It was lovely to see a few of you sent a photograph for me to look at!) and you also learnt about Roman numerals.
For the next couple of weeks we will be looking at Roman narratives, focusing on myths and legends. You will be looking at the story of Romulus and Remus to help you produce your own narrative. This week we will be focusing on features of a narrative, as well as character and setting descriptions.
In maths you will be learning about decimals, I have uploaded 1 piece of math work per day; however please feel free to do extra if you really want to challenge yourself.
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. However there is also lots of reading material and questions on the year 4 website under ‘reading’ section, so please feel free to use these if your prefer. The important thing is that you are reading regularly!
On the website spelling and handwriting resources are available and this week’s focus is adding prefixes.
For topic we will be focusing on the Romans for the whole of this term, on the ‘Topic’ section of the Y4 website I have put lots of different material and activities to help you learn about the Romans, but if you would like to do your own research or have your own interests feel free to be creative!
This half term in science we are looking at solids, liquids and gasses, again I have uploaded learning resources, but you can also do your own research and experiments.
I hope you all have a lovely week!
Myths and Legends: Romulus and Remus Story Writing
- Read the story of Romulus and Remus
- Make notes of the plot of the story using a story line
- Underline any narrative features you spot in the story e.g speech, adjectives, character description, setting description.
- I can explore how characters might feel at different points in the story through drama.
- I can suggest what characters might be saying or thinking at different points in the story.
- I can work collaboratively to create freeze-frames from key points in the story.
- I can use evidence from the text to help me work out characters’ feelings and motives
- I can understand the features of a description of a setting.
- I can understand the story structure of this particular myth.
- I can order the parts of a myth correctly.
- I can describe the features of a description of a setting.
- I can describe a setting effectively.
- I can choose effective words and phrases to describe a setting.
- I can add detail to help the reader visualise a setting.
- I can suggest improvements to a piece of writing.
- I can describe a character’s physical appearance and personality.
- I can use well-chosen adjectives and expanded noun phrases.
- I can use nouns and pronouns appropriately.
- I can use drama to explore a character’s personality.
I can use a checklist to check my own character description
This week we are learning about decimals, use the resources below to help enhance your knowledge on decimals.
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.
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.
Alternative learning- SEN
The below resources are differentiated for children that have an educational health care plan.