Friday 3rd June
Happy Friday everyone! We've made it to the end of another week. You've worked so hard and we are really proud of you.
Here is today's work.
Exercise: Go bananas for Friday! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFQWVN4xip0
Find Zahra Sentences on BGFL, My Files and follow the instructions.
Today I want you to create a poster persuading people to donate to Water Aid. Use all the techniques we have learnt about this week to make sure people know why it is so important. You should also think about a catchy slogan to help people remember.
On BGFL find the file called "Water Aid". This is a poster I have made already, feel free to use images and ideas from this to help you and to see what we expect.
Have a go at this fun game to practice your 8 x table and division facts.
You can download the board underneath, as well if you want to.
Here are our spellings from this week. Use rainbow writing or pyramid words to practice them, and then ask your adult to test you and see how many you can get right.
Have a lovely weekend - and try to do something fun!
Thursday 2nd July
Good morning everyone! It hasn't been the sunniest start to July but hopefully we are all still feeling happy and ready to go.
Today we are going to carry on thinking about fractions of amounts. Today we will be working through another maze but this time using non-unit fractions.
To work out a non-unit fraction you must first find out what 1 would be then times your answer by the numerator.
For example 2/9 of 18
1/9 of 18= (18 divided by 9) 2
so 2/9 must be 2 lots of 2= 4
2/9 of 18= 4
If you are struggling still then the video is still on youtube to help you https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpfzzu74PUY&t=7s
Then try and complete today's maze
Today we are going to practise making sentences more emotive in order to persuade.
The easiest way to be emotive is to add adjectives to describe a noun, or adverbs to describe a verb:
The dog had been left by its owners
add an adjective and an adverb
The innocent dog had been cruelly left by its owners.
The innocent dog had been cruelly abandoned by its owners.
Make the following sentences more emotive:
1. The girl has to walk for water
2. Children get ill from the water
3. The people need clean water
4.The charity Water Aid try to help families without clean water.
5. Children are walking miles everyday.
6. The children want to go to school.
Spend 20 minutes at least on Read Theory or Reading Planet.
Go to My files and find the file called All About Africa
Listen to the instructions then read and answer the questions. Make sure you do both sections!
Wednesday 1st July
Good Morning Year 4! Can you believe it's July already?! After this week, there are only two more weeks of school, and then we'll all be ready for a break!
Here's your work for today.
Today we are looking at emotive language. These are words used to make us feel something.
It could be:
Remind yourself about how to find fractions of amounts here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpfzzu74PUY&t=7s then try and find your way out of the fraction maze by finding the right answers.
Find the file called Wednesday Spelling ly suffix in My Files and listen to your instructions. Don't forget the bouns question at the bottom!
Watch the Zahra video again, then answer these questions. You can also find them in My Files, in the file called Zahra Questions. Remember to give evidence from the video for your answers.
1. Which country might Zahra come from and why?
2. What is the weather like?
3. When the water runs out, Zahra is tired and disappointed. What might happen in a place where there is no water left?
Tuesday 30th June
Good morning everyone!
Here are your jobs for today
Using the skills you learned yesterday, download the questions below and have a go. When you’ve finished, use a calculator to check your answers.
If you get stuck, look back at yesterday’s lesson for some help.
Watch this video about a girl called Zahra.
Watch the video again, and come up with some words to describe how she feels at the beginning, middle and end of the story. I have done some for you to give you the idea. See if you can add three more words to each category.
Today we are looking at another persuasive technique, rhetorical questions. These are questions that you ask your reader that don't necessarily need an answer.
You are going to be turning statements into rhetorical questions. For example:
You should come to Cardiff Bay!
can be turned into
Why not come to Cardiff Bay?
Go to the downloads at the underneath for the rest of your English questions.
Spend 10 minutes on Read Theory.
Now think of the last book you've read. We are going to summarise this means you tell me about it but in as little words as possible! I don't want to know all of the details just a summary.
Complete a story sandwich for your book.
Monday 29th June
Good Morning Year 4! Welcome to a brand new week. We hope you've had a lovely weekend and you're ready to start some work.
Here are your jobs for today:
(You can download this work underneath, too)
Go to this link and watch the two videos for a quick reminder about division.
Then go to this link and work through all the steps to practice your division. There are nine steps on the left hand side. When you have finished one, just click on the next one.
Miss King’s top tip:
If you find it tricky, follow the steps here:
Water stress is when there is not enough clean water to go around. This can happen in places where there is not much rain. It can also happen in countries that do not have good infrastructure - that means they don't have factories to clean the water or good supply pipes to take the water to people's houses and businesses.
Look at the map below, and make a list of 4 countries that have high water stress. If you need to, you can google a map of the world to show you where the countries are. The darker red the country is coloured, the higher the water stress.
You can also find this work in My Files. It's called Water Stress.
We're looking at the ly suffix this week. Remember, a suffix is a group of letters that goes at the end of a word to change the kind of word it is.
Go to My Files, find Monday Spellings ly suffix and listen to the instructions.
You can also download this work underneath.
Have a great day, and don't forget to do something fun too!
And the winner is...
However a massive congratulations to 4KL for having the most individual players.
Keep an eye out for the next challenge coming soon to a rock stadium near you...
Friday 26th June
Happy Friday everyone!
Here are your jobs for today.
Today you are going to be doing another grammar quiz. See if you can beat your score from last week.
You will find the grammar quiz in the downloads below.
(It's called SPAG 2)
It's times tables Friday! Today you're doing a times table wordsearch. These work the same as normal wordsearches except for instead of words you're looking for the number sentences below. One is done for you. Numbers and signs can be used more than once.
Click the link to watch the video below, then answer these questions.
What is a dam?
What might happen if we did not collect water from the river?
What might it be like if you did not have enough water?
Choose a character from a book you know well. Draw that character and write around it all the facts you know and the inferences you can make about them. Remember to think about both the inside and the outside of your character.
Thursday 25th June
Good Morning Everyone!
Please start your day by playing on TT Rockstars for 15 mins, so you can help your class win!
Here are the rest of your jobs for today:
Today we are going to look at the following different types of word:
You can use the colours shown above or choose your own but I want you to read through this passage and highlight the different nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs you can find.
Go to My Files and find the file called Thursday Spelling. Listen to the instructions and follow what they say. (Remember - there are TWO jobs today.)
We’re carrying on with column subtraction today, but this time you’ll need to exchange twice, instead of just once. Download the sheet below to practice, then check your answers on a calculator. If you’ve got any wrong, see if you can spot your mistake and correct it in a different colour.
Click the link and match the words to the pictures to retell the Christian story of creation. Talk with an adult in your house and ask them if they know any other creation stories. What is the same? What is different?
If you're bored and fed up, try this:
Can you make a model of a beautiful garden, like in the creation story? You could: use lego, do junk modelling, make a painting or drawing, create a collage. Take a picture when you've finished so we can see who needs a Golden Sticker!
Have a lovely day and don't forget, you can always talk to us on teams, email or chat if you want to.
Wednesday 24th June
Good morning Year 4! As well as your tasks below today you need to spend 15 minutes on TT Rockstars to make sure you've done your part in the class battle.
Watch this video to remind yourself how to do column subtraction, then download the sheet below to practice.
Remember: you MUST show your working out because we are practicing this method. And if it helps with setting it out, I’ve included some squared paper you can download to work on. When you’ve finished, check your own answers with a calculator. If you’ve got any wrong, see if you can spot your mistake and correct it in a different colour. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zy2mn39/articles/zc78srd
Today we will be looking at apostrophes. We use apostrophes in two different ways. Sometimes they show that something belongs to someone:
Can you pass me Isa’s bag?
We also use them in contractions to show a letter is missing:
I can’t believe that!
Look at this website and complete the activity:
Now do the same with this one:
Spend 20 minutes on Read Theory or Reading Planet. Make sure you are using both so do whatever you din't do last time. Your books will be changin soon on Reading Planet so make sure you try and finish them off.
Today we’re going to think about our own water use. Download this water diary underneath and keep a record of how much water you use in a day. Did you use more water than you thought, or less?
Can't wait to see what you get up to on BGFL and Teams!
Tuesday 23rd June
Good Morning Year 4! We hope you are well. Why don't you start your day off by moving your body and having fun with this Go Noodle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhfkYzUwYFk
Here are your jobs for day:
Monday 22nd June
Good morning year 4!
Welcome to a new week, we hope you are feeling fresh and ready to go. It is so important to keep active when you are in the house more, try this video from Marcus Rashford and get your body all stretched and ready to go! https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000jycy/celebrity-supply-teacher-series-1-3-marcus-rashford-pe
I want to… double 37
So I… double 30 which makes…60
Then I…double 7 which makes…14
Finally I…add the together 60+14=74
Use partitioning to work out the doubles of these numbers:
You can use the same method to halve.
I want to…halve 44
So I…halve 40 which makes…20
Then I…halve 4 which makes…2
Finally I…add them together…20+2=22
This week we are carrying on our grammar work and covering some things that we already know but are very easily forgotten.
Today it is tenses. When we read this sentence
I wear my coat last Monday because it was raining.
It doesn’t make sense as the tense is wrong. Last Monday is in the past so we need to change the verb to a past tense verb.
I wore my coat last Monday because it was raining.
Watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPOm4Z-HpGY
Then go to this website and do the quiz https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrqqtfr/articles/z3dbg82
Sort through these sentences, decide which ones are past, present and future. You could copy and paste them then colour code it or you could just write them out onto paper.
I am running through the park.
I sang my heart out in collective worship.
I really miss going to school.
Sometimes the work is hard but sometimes it is easy.
The warriors went that way!
The river flows swiftly through the mountains.
The river will reach the sea.
Spend 20 minutes on Read Theory or Reading Planet. Go on the one that you didn't use last week.
We’re starting a brand-new topic this week called Environmental Engineers! We’re going to be learning all about how water is used around the world and what happens when there isn’t enough.
To begin, click this link, then click the button called Join Molly and enter your details.
Then watch the video and complete the activities in the first section.
When you see the ‘continue’ button, then stop.
Friday 19th June
Happy Friday! Can you believe we've made it to the end of another week?!
Here are your jobs for today.
Today you need to click on the SPAG quiz from the downloads below. It has questions about lots of things we have practised this week as well as a few others that we have already covered. If you can’t remember what something means, then come back to the question at the end. You can also ask your teacher on Teams.
Click the link to get onto Flipgrid. Login with Microsoft, using your school email.
Your job is to make a short video for the St John's family. Tell us what you've been doing in lockdown, what you're proud of and what you're looking forward to when we can be back together again.
It's BATTLE OF THE BANDS!!! 4KL versus 4A! Go onto TTRockstars and play to help your class win! The battle will last for one week and we'll announce the winners next Friday!
Go onto Spell Blast, click practice, then shared, then Year 4 Spellings. Practice the spellings we've been learning this week. If you get any wrong, practice them, then go back and test yourself again to see if you've improved.
Well done for all your hard work this week! We are so proud of you. Have a lovely weekend.
Thursday 18th June
Happy Thursday everyone!
If you haven't managed to yet have a look at flipgrid and record a message telling us what you've been proud of or what you've enjoyed doing during lockdown. If you aren't sure what Flipgrid is then ask your grown up to check their parent mail from yesterday.
Today we are going to think about subordinate clauses and conjunctions. A subordinate clause is a phrase (part of a sentence) that DOESN’T make sense on its own. It often starts with what we call a subordinating conjunction like before, although or after (there are lots more than just these 3 though).
Watch this video to get a better idea of what subordinating clauses look like in a sentence and what the special conjunctions are that you need to look out for.
The MAIN clause in a sentence contains the main idea or action: Lucy went to bed
The SUBORDINATE clause in a sentence contains another idea or action: because she was tired.
We put the two clauses together to make our complex sentence:
Lucy went to bed because she was tired.
Find the MAIN CLAUSE in these sentences
Find the SUBORDINATE CLAUSE in these sentences (subordinate clauses often start with a conjunction!)
Revise column addition by watching Miss Kirk's video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFPhri-pV4o
Once you've done that try these questions using column addition. It will probably be easiest to do this on paper so you can write it out yourself.
Go onto Reading Planet. Try and finish your book today and complete a quiz. If you still have lots to read then use today to try and get at least 15 pages done.
If you prefer you can use Read Theory.
Today we're learning all about the amazing Amazon River! Open the file called Amazon River in My Files and follow the instructions there.
As usual if you have any issues you can let us know on Teams, we can't wait to see your work!
Wednesday 17th June
Welcome to Wednesday. Here are today's jobs.
Today we are going to think about speech marks. These are also called inverted commas. They go around speech in writing. It is so important to include them as it can make it really tricky to make sense of who says what without them.
Watch these videos and make a checklist of what you need to remember to punctuate speech correctly.
Now work through these sentences from Roald Dahl’s The Twits punctuating the speech correctly.
You can download this work underneath.
Have a look at the instructions here, then find the file called Place Value Maths in My Files and answer the questions. You can also download these instructions below.
We're finding out about some famous rivers today and tomorrow. Today is all about the River Nile. Go and find the River Nile file in My Files and follow the instructions there.
Find the file called Spelling Wednesday in My Files and follow the instructions. You've got TWO spelling jobs today.
Tuesday 16th June
Good morning everyone!
Here are all your new jobs for Tuesday.
Today we are going to be looking at the other ways you can end a sentence. We know that you can put a full stop at the end but you could also use an exclamation mark or a questions mark.
Watch this video and complete the quiz underneath
Now do the same again on here
A WHAT WARNING!
We know that there are some words we often use to start questions like what, who, where, when and why. These are not the only words you will find starting a sentence. Think about asking is there any toast left? Or how did you do that?
The words WHAT and HOW we often think of as questions but you need to check as they are often used in exclamation sentences like WHAT AN AMAZING DAY! And HOW GOOD WAS THAT!
Rewrite these sentences with the most appropriate punctuation then come up with two of your own sentences for the bottom of the grid.
What an amazing day
How old is your sister
How amazing is that
That work was really good
Today's RE is all about a river that is very special to Hindus, called the River Ganges, in India.
Watch the video, then go to My Files, find the file called River Ganges and listen to your instructions.
Go onto either Reading Planet or Read Theory for 15 minutes. If you choose Read Theory make sure you lets us know. You don't need to tell us on Reading Planet because we can see exactly who is going on and reading lots and lots!
Today we are going to think about a method of addition that is really helpful when you are working things out mentally. It is when you can use place value to mentally add a pair of numbers together.
23 + 75 = Think about the value of each digit in each number. 23 is made up of 20 and 3. 75 is made up of 70 and 5. Combine the tens (20 + 70 = 90) Combine the ones (3 + 5 = 8)
Using your place value to do these means you can work it out without a written method, often the best ones to work out mentally are questions where I know that none of the numbers will go over 10 so no carrying is needed.
Start by working out these questions mentally, there is a second activity underneath to challenge you further:
Now go to the downloads at the bottom and download your addition challenge.
Remember you can talk to us on Teams if you have any issue while you are doing your work!
Monday 15th June
Good Morning lovely Year 4!
We hope you've had a good weekend and are ready to do some work. Here are your jobs for today.
Go to My files and open up the file called Monday spellings to find out your spelling job.
Please read your book on Reading Planet and do the quiz at the end.. Use your usual user name and password. The centre id is 199591.
This week is going to be our grammar blast week. We will work through some grammar revision each day and then on Friday we will do a quiz on what we have learnt.
Today we are going to start on something that we know but lots of us are forgetting at the moment. Capital letters and full stops.
A capital letter is needed at the beginning of any proper noun or the start of a sentence. A proper noun would be the name of a person or a place. They also include things like days of the week.
Miss Kirk took Max to the park in Birmingham on Wednesday. Max loves to play with the other dogs.
Full stops separate sentences. A sentence is a complete phrase that includes a verb. To work out where to put a full stop we need to try and recognise when the sentence starts to change topic.
Miss Kirk took Max to the park in Birmingham on Wednesday. Max loves to play with the other dogs.
The green sentence talks about what Miss Kirk did, the purple sentence talks about what Max likes to do when he is at the park so our full stop splits the two sentences up and then another one closes it at the end.
Tick the words from the list that should have a capital letter:
Apples Isa London Phone Thursday October Doctor
Now add in the capital letters and full stops for the story below
A lovely Surprise
last night when i went home from school my mummy said she had a surprise for me as soon as we got into the house she told me to wait next to the door she ran into the kitchen and i could hear funny scratching noises I took my coat off and sat on the stairs waiting patiently soon mummy came back and had something hiding under her coat the thing was moving and wriggling about she took her coat off and underneath there was a little puppy she said happy birthday to me and put the puppy in my arms I was so happy
Fill in the missing numbers in the number square. Use the decimal hundredths square to help you if you need it.
You can download this work underneath.
We're back to our rivers topic this week.
Use the map to find the name of each river. Write the correct number next to each river name.
You can download this work below.
Friday 12th June
Happy Friday everyone! We hope you enjoy your jobs for today and have a lovely weekend.
Today we are thinking about data. Data means information and in Maths it is important to think about the different ways we can present information. One of these ways is through different types of graph.
We will be taking a look at how you can use bar graphs to present football results.
Go to this website https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zsrgp4j and watch the video and the presentation. Once you've done this have a go at the quiz labelled "Activity 1".
Once you have done all that you can have a go at drawing your own bar charts by working through these questions.
If you complete your graphs quickly then have a go at this challenge. It is a lot more of a thinker than the first questions so only have a go if you are feeling really confident. Remember you can also use J2Data to draw graphs on BGFL if you want to.
Today you are going to write your story using your planning from yesterday. It shouldn’t be the longest story as your plot should be quite simple however it should be at least half a page, any shorter and it is not likely you will have been able to describe your characters or the action in enough detail to make me empathise with anyone. You can write it on paper or type it up.
Correct the text below.
miss kirk and miss king were really excited on monday they were going to go to the biggest wildest zoo in the whole world they were going to see lions tigers bears elephants and even dolphins im so excited miss kirk exclaimed i know me too miss king replied what an exciting day
Use the checklist to make sure you've found all the missing punctuation:
Listen to this song and then answer these questions.
Thursday 11th June
Good Morning Year 4!
We hope you are safe and happy. Here is your work for today.
Today we’re dividing by 100. To divide by 100, use your place value grid and move everything two places to the right to make everything 100 times smaller, like this:
If you divide a 2-digit number by 100, you’ll need a 0 in the ones, like this:
If you divide a 1-digit number by 100, you’ll need a 0 in the ones and a 0 in the tenths, like this:
Now try the practice questions. Download them underneath. Write your answers on paper or type them on J2E5.
Today you are going to be the author of a story that will teach about empathy (thinking about others). As the author you have a choice to make: are you going to tell a realistic story like The Cinnamon Bun, a funny story like Caveman Bok or a more magical story like one of Aesop’s Fables?
Once you have made your choice on the style of your story you need to plan out what happens. What is going to happen to test your main character’s empathy?
Here are some of my ideas:
Feel free to use one of my ideas or think of one of your own. Once you have your main idea fill in the boxes to decide what goes in each paragraph of your story.
Topic: Children for Justice
Now you have read Natasha’s story, choose one of these activities:
I am writing to you because _________________________________________
If Natasha and her family have to return to their home country, ______________________________
You should let this family stay in Britain so that ______________________________________
Lots of people get confused between the meaning of where and were.
Where is a word that describes the place of something and is often used in questions, for example
Where did I put my slippers?
Were is the past tense form of the verb to be when we are talking about more than one person, for example
We were outside when it started raining.
Today I would like you to create a picture that will help you remember which word has which meaning.
Wednesday 10th June
Good morning everyone I hope you are all feeling happy and ready to go, here is your work for today.
Often young children’s very first stories include fables. These are stories that have a meaning behind them. The proper word for that is a moral. We often use the phrase “moral of the story” to mean what did you learn or what is the main point of what you are telling me. Fables often but don’t always feature animals as their main characters and although we empathise with them they don’t always make the right choice first time.
Watch these videos and for each one complete the sentence “The moral of the story is…”
Once you have worked out the moral for each story I want you to put them in order from your favourite to your least favourite.
What happens when you split 1 whole into 100 equal parts?
Each equal part is a fraction called a hundredth, you can also write this as a decimal: 0.01.
Today we will look at counting in hundredths, what happens when you have 10 or more hundredths and using place value grids, number lines and hundredths squares.
Watch the videos on here https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zb4jmyc
Once you have done that have a go at these questions
Today we're going to find out about a girl called Natasha and how her friends helped her. Go to My Files and open the file called Let Natasha Stay. Read the information and answer the questions underneath. There are TWO pages today, so when you've finished the first one, click in the bottom right hand corner to turn the page.
Today we are thinking about what verbs and adverbs are. We will also be thinking about the difference between them.
A verb is an action. For example I ran for the bus.
An adverb describes that verb. For example I ran frantically for the bus.
Work through the questions below. You can copy them out on paper, print the download below or copy and paste them from the website into J2E on BGFL.
Verbs and adverbs
Underline the verbs in these sentences.
Change the verbs in these sentences to alter the meaning.
The girl dropped the ice-cream.
The red team won the race!
The family loved camping.
The children bake a cake.
The boy ran across the road.
An adverb describes the verb.
For example: The alien suddenly jumped up behind them and burped loudly!
Underline the verbs in these sentences, then circle the adverbs.
Change the adverbs in these sentences to alter the meaning.
Remember to still get your reading done! You can use Reading Planet, Read Theory or anything you might have at home to read. You can also check out the next chapters of The Ickabog here https://www.theickabog.com/read-the-story/. Just scroll down to see the chapters and find where you got up to.
Tuesday 9th June
Good Morning Year 4! Welcome to Tuesday!
We're carrying on with our work around empathy and justice today. Here are your jobs.
If you haven't been on Reading Planet and completed an end of book quiz yet, please do that first.
Use your normal user name and password. The centre id is 199591
Today we're dividing by 10. Use a place value chart and move everything one place to the right to make it ten times smaller, like this:
Remember, if you're dividing a one digit number by 10, you'll need a 0 in the ones column so we know you're talking about tenths now, instead of ones.
So 7 ÷ 10 = 0.7
If you want a bit more explaining, have a look at the videos here, then complete the work underneath.
When you've finished, go back to the website and find the answers so you can check your own work.
For a bigger version, click on the maths download underneath.
Yesterday’s story was all about Cora and the impact she had on someone else’s happiness just by taking a minute to think about how her Granny was feeling. Marcia Williams wrote a story about a very normal 10-year-old girl and allowed us to empathise with her Granny.
Today we are going to look at a very different story that still talks about empathy but in a sillier, more comedic way. Stories have a magical power…they allow us to explore people and places far far away from what we know yet still come up with a message we understand at the end.
Caveman Learns Big Huge Lesson by Sam Copeland
Caveman Bok was happy. The cave was dry, the fire in front of him was crackling and he was picking fleas out of his beard to snack on. Caveson was sleeping in the back of the cave, and cavewoman Brenda was painting bison on the cave wall.
Suddenly Bok’s cavebrother Buk crashed through the cave entrance, a look of thunder on his face.‘I have worst day!’ he grunted, falling on the cave floor.
‘Oh no!’ said cavewoman Brenda. ‘What matter!’
‘First I chase sabretooth tiger,’ said Buk. ‘But I slip in mammoth poo and sabretooth run away! Now I smell terrible!’
Caveman Bok chortled. ‘It true! You smell like dead brontosaurus!’
‘It no funny!’ Buk glared at Bok. ‘Then got in fight with pterodactyl. I carry heavy sheep for dinner nearly all way home, then it suddenly swoop down and steal sheep!’
‘Ha! Ha!’ Bok laughed, pointing at Buk. ‘That very funny too! You lost sheep!’
Cavewoman Brenda glared at Bok. ‘It no funny! Poor Buk!’
‘Yes, no funny AT ALL! It horrible!’ shouted Buk. ‘Finally, my turn milk-testing, see which milk taste good. Wild warthog milk – yuck, make me sick. Spider-milk – tiny amount, also yuck. Snake-milk – yuck, make me sick, then snake bite me on end of nose.’
Caveman Bok burst out laughing. ‘Stop! Too funny! You drink terrible milk, get sick, then get bit on nose! My side split from laugh too much!’
Buk jumped up. ‘Bok! You horrible!’ And then he ran out of the cave.
‘Why you mean to Buk!’ Brenda said. ‘He had terrible day!’
‘What? Me no mean! It funny! He sick, get nose bit, land in mammoth poo. How that not funny?’
Brenda shook her head and said nothing, which gave Bok a funny feeling in his tummy which he did not like.
The next day it was Bok’s turn to hunt. He was chasing a great hairy buffalo, when suddenly the buffalo tumbled down a hill, and Bok tumbled after him, head over heels. Down he fell, until he landed - straight into a bee’s nest. The bees flew out, stinging Bok, as Bok ran away screaming. As Bok was running away from the bees, a gigantic pterodactyl flew over him, swooped down, and did a wee on his head, but Bok didn’t hear because the pee was silent. Bok sat on the forest floor, wet, aching and covered in bee stings. He was sad. And then he remembered laughing at Buk when Buk was sad the day before.
He ran back to the cave and told Brenda everything that had happened and how he felt sad like Buk had done. ‘I learn a great big lesson!’ Bok said.
‘That it important to try feel how other person feels?’ Brenda said, smiling. ‘To share how he feeling?’
‘No!’ Bok said, looking baffled. ‘If cavebrother has hilarious accident and they sad, don’t have accident too or else no funny anymore!’
This story would be a really fun way of talking to younger children about empathy.
Turn this story into a comic strip that would teach younger children about the importance of thinking about others. Remember to include your speech marks whenever a caveman speaks!
Topic: Children for Justice
We're looking at the story of Ruby Bridges again today. If you didn't read her story yesterday, scroll down to find it and catch up first. Then go to My Files and find the file called Ruby Bridges Part 2. Click play to listen to your instructions and find out your arty job!
Today we are practising our homophones. Go to My Files and find the file called Homophones 1.
Click play to listen to your instructions - don't forget to click edit so you can work on the file.
Monday 8th June
Good morning and welcome to a brand new week!
This week on the 9th June it is Empathy Day, this means that this week you will find lots of work that is linked to empathy and that explores what this means.
This week we are going to looking at how authors can teach their readers all about empathy. Empathy means to share and understand the feelings of another person. It is what allows us to be kind and compassionate even when it is not going to benefit us personally. Empathy is essential in a community as it allows us to serve one another and look out for the feelings of other people.
Authors have a special skill, by writing stories they allow us to empathise with lots of different characters who might be very similar to us or who might be very different. Today I want you to read this story by Marcia Williams. Once you have read it complete the activities underneath.
The Cinnamon Bun by Marcia Williams
Cora was nine years old. She lived with her mum in a bedsit full of sunshine, music and colour. On every wall there was a rainbow, so that when she woke up, no matter which way she was facing, there was always something cheery to look at.
Cora’s mum worked long hours, so after school Cora would walk round to Granny Lottie’s. Granny Lottie came from Denmark and would tell Cora wonderful stories about summers spent on a tiny island where she would collect berries, swim in an icy lake and make cinnamon buns. When the buns came out of the oven they smelled so sweet that the whole island would shiver with delight– or so Granny Lottie said!
Cora longed to taste the sweet, soft, spicy buns for herself. Granny Lottie promised Cora that as soon as she was well again, she would take her to the island where they would have soft, spicy cinnamon buns – proper Danish ones. But Granny Lottie had been saying that since forever, and could still only get out of bed to go to the bathroom.
On the morning of her tenth birthday, Cora found a little waxed-paper parcel by her plate, tied with pink ribbon. Her mum smiled as Cora undid the bow and slid her finger into the crease of the paper, and a wonderful aroma began to escape. Cora looked at her mum, and a shiver of delight ran through her. It was a cinnamon bun, but not just any cinnamon bun, for on the wax paper were the words ‘Danish Bakery’. It was a proper Danish cinnamon bun. Cora could feel her mouth watering! She closed her eyes and lifted the bun to her mouth, breathing in the buttery, sugary, cinnamon smell. She imagined Granny Lottie sitting on a rock by a lake about to bite into her own, warm, fragrant cinnamon bun and thought her dreams had come true.
After school, Cora ran all the way to Granny Lottie’s. “I thought you’d never get here,” said Granny Lottie. “Make me a mug of tea, would you, and break open the chocolate biscuits to celebrate your birthday.”
So Cora made some tea and put the chocolate biscuits on a plate, then carried the tray into Granny Lottie. “What’s this,” said Granny Lottie, picking up the little waxed paper parcel, retied with pink ribbon. “It’s for you,” said Cora as she bit into a biscuit. Cora watched as Granny Lottie fumbled with the ribbon. She smiled at the look of astonishment and delight on her granny’s face as a buttery, cinnamon smell wafted around the room. Granny Lottie closed her eyes and two fat tears rolled down her cheeks as she bit into the bun…
A shiver of delight ran through Cora as she shared in her granny’s joy – she could almost believe that she was on the little island, eating her own cinnamon bun.
Today we are thinking about tenths. This means that one whole has been split into 10 equal parts. We can recognise tenths in different ways.
Now look at where those 3/10 would sit on this number line from 0 to 1.
Watch the two videos on this website and then complete the questions underneath https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zvyrkxs
For a bigger version click on the Maths download underneath.
Do a speed test, ask someone at home to time you for 10 minutes. During that 15 minutes see how many pages you can read, you can choose a reading book you have at home or you can use your books that are set to you on Reading Planet.
We're pressing pause on our river topic so we can spend this week looking at justice.
Justice is one of our school values and we've been hearing about a lot of unjust things happening in the world over the last couple of weeks. So this week we're going to explore some stories about children who made the world a more just and fair place. Look at the download below and follow the instructions.