Hello again year 4 (and parents),
It’s a poem this week! Gran, can you rap? by Jack Ousbey
Read it here. You could read it to yourself, read it aloud to an adult or ask an adult to read it to you.
1) Words that repeat themselves with a change in the vowel sound are called reduplicative phrases. For example: flip-flop.
There are lots of examples in this poem. How many can you find? Can you make a list?
Which ones sound funny? Can you think of any more of your own?
2) Can you learn and perform the poem? Maybe you could make a video!
3) Can you write a new verse?
Other reading opportunities
There’s a new reading of the first book – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – at the 'Hogwarts at Home' hub.
The book is being read by celebrities, a chapter at a time, starting with, ‘The Boy Who Lived.’
If you’re already a Harry Potter fan, I’m sure you’ll enjoy it!
If you’ve not discovered the Harry Potter books yet, maybe this is a good chance to try them!
There are lots of activity ideas based on the chapter too.
There’s also an opportunity to submit artwork to be featured in future chapters. Look at the website for further details.
I discovered a fantastic new e-book this week – The Book of Hopes: Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain Children in Lockdown. It’s completely free and is an amazing collection of stories, poems and pictures by more than 100 children’s writers and illustrators. Have a look, find your favourite authors and be introduced to some new ones!
It looks a bit different this week. Try these arithmetic challenges for the number of the week.
You might be able to solve some mentally, but you’ll need to write down your working out for some of them!
How many can you calculate correctly?
If you usually work with Mrs Bennett and Mrs Savage for arithmetic, try the small group sheet.
It’s been good to see that lots of you are still practising your times tables and it’s been fantastic to send new certificates out to some children who’ve reached a new rock star status! If you’re practising regularly, well done and keep it up! If you haven’t been on for a while, try to have a go this week. If you’ve lost your login details, let me know and I can send them to you.
Well done if you solved the secret message last week!
This week, can you use the grid to create a secret message for someone else to solve?
If you want to challenge me, write your message using the coordinates and send it to me!
Work through the activities on each of the powerpoints and then try the activity sheets.
The challenges get more difficult as the powerpoints and activity sheets progress. How far can you go?
We’re diving deeper into the digestive system this week! What happens to your food when it leaves your mouth as you swallow?
Have a look at the websites and interactive resources.
1) Can you make a diagram of the digestive system and label these different parts? Take care with spellings!
mouth, tongue, teeth, salivary glands, oesophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, liver, rectum, anus.
You could draw your own or print this one and cut out the pieces to build your own diagram.
2) You could also compare the human digestive system with some other animals. How many similarities and differences can you find?