Monday 17th January - Friday 21st January
Monday 17th January
In class we are going to be spending the whole morning on project work.
Watch this video, which shows someone from National Geographic exploring some of Iceland's volcanoes
TASK 1: Locating Iceland's main volcanoes on a map of Iceland.
Use the maps below (or any internet research you wish to do) to put the main volcanoes of Iceland onto the blank map. Remember to be precise where you locate them, and label some if you can.
Extension task: find out some facts about some of the volcanoes and put information around your map.
TASK 2: Learning about the structure of the Earth
This week, we are going to be learning all about volcanoes. To start this, we need to understand how the Earth is made up!
I have put a sheet which you can label and there is a reading text with some questions for you to complete.
There is a powerpoint also which you can have a read of.
Then, find out some facts about each layer (using the reading text below or your own internet research).
We are looking at mass with both year groups for the first part of this week. Watch the video https://vimeo.com/556159257 and then complete the sheet below. There are answers for you to check your work. If you have any scales at home then it is very beneficial to practice weighing objects. Try estimating the mass of an object then reading the scales to see if you are correct. (Make sure your scales are reading in grams and kilograms!)
We are learning the rule i before e except after c.
Go through the PowerPoint then complete the sheet below. Choose the level sheet which is right for you.
Tuesday 17th January 2022
We would be having Mr Cotton in school. Do your own exercise at home if you are feeling well enough. You could do super movers, cosmic yoga or create your own exercise routine.
More measuring for everyone. If you are able to do practical measuring then this will help. If not watch the video https://vimeo.com/556159306 and complete the sheet below. There are answers to check your work.
We are going to start the second page of our magazine about volcanoes.
We want our readers to understand how the Earth is formed.
Use the information we learn yesterday to create a fact page on the structure of the Earth. Think about images which will be helpful. What is the key information you need to include? What subheadings will you need? What is the best way to lay your page out so it is attractive and easy for the reader to follow?
In school we will be focusing on extending our sentences with conjunctions so we can include enough detail.
Please bring your magazine back into school when you return so we can add it your other pages.
Wednesday 19th January 2022
Now we know how the earth is made up we can look at how volcanoes are formed. You can read the PowerPoint below and watch the video on this website What is a volcano? All about volcanoes. (3dgeography.co.uk).
The following websites will also give you more information to help you develop your understanding of volcanos
Then label the parts of volcano using the sheet below.
If you have the equipment you can try the experiment below to make your own erupting volcano. Try to explain what is happening as if it was a real volcano.
You can then look at the technical vocabulary. You can either create your own mini-dictionary using the sheet below or there is an extension sheet for you to write your own definition of the technical words.
We are going to do a bit more on Mass today. Please watch the video https://vimeo.com/556562316 and complete the sheet below. The answers are below for you to check your work.
Below is a feelings chart. Match the similar feelings and rank them in order of intensity. The suggest situations when someone might have those feelings. You could draw/write situations to match the emotion.
Thursday 20th January 2022
Using what you learnt yesterday about Volcanoes and the PowerPoints below, your task is to write a short explanation about how a volcano erupts. Below is an example of an explanation to help you and a word bank to help you make your writing more exciting. Please bring your explanations in to school on your return as they will form part of your magazine.
Today we will consolidate your reading of scales work. Below is a sheet for you to complete. Choose the correct level for you. There is a second sheet for year 4 to have a go at as well.
Friday 21st January
Today I would like you to do some research and make notes about Volcanoes. Remember when you are making notes you do not write in whole sentences. Use the PowerPoints and websites suggested you use earlier in the week. Try to group your facts together so that you can use them next week to make your next page in your magazine. What did you find out about Volcanoes.
Year 4 - There is a sheet below to assess how you are getting on with place value and measures. Please email in or bring in with you when you return to school.
Year 3 - We are going to add and subtract mass. Watch the video https://vimeo.com/560858593 and then answer the sheet below.
Friday 14th January
Go on BBC Dance Mat to help increase your typing speed
We have been learning about the different climates around the world and looking specifically about the weather and climate of Iceland.
We would like you to choose another country and find out about the climate for that country. You are then going to use the skills you have learnt about layout for a magazine to create a magazine page for the climate of that country. You will need to:
You can then include appropriate pictures and maps which will help your reader understand the climate of the country further.
Tuesday 11th January
Maths Year 4: Can you continue estimating and measuring lengths - using the sheet below.
Then, we are starting to use known facts to find out other measurement of length facts.
10mm = 1 cm 100cm = 1m 1000m = 1km
so: 1500m = 1km 500cm = 1 1/2km
25cm = 1/4 m
Complete the sheet attached to practise this.
Project and English,
Read the text all about the weather of Iceland.
Answer the comprehension questions based on the text (decide which set you do!) Write in full sentences, using the text carefully.
Watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkB4eqFT4OA
What would you pack to go to Iceland?
Draw a picture of a suitcase and draw what you would pack to go on holiday to Iceland.
Then, write a paragraph explaining why you have made those choices.
If you want, research more about the weather in Iceland.
Monday 10th January
Maths Year 4:
We are beginning to think about measurements. Today, we would like you to estimate and measure different lengths in mm and cm. Have a go at sheets below.
This week we are going to start learning all about the country of Iceland. Today we are going to learn about climate.
Watch this video which introduces Climatic Zones (bbc bitesize climate zones): http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zr7hyrd
Then, using the map attached correctly colour in the climatic zones on the world map.
Read the non-chronological text about Climatic Zones.
Can you point to the following on the page, and tell an adult why these features are needed in a non-fiction text:
Heading/Title Sub-headings Introductory paragraph pictures/diagrams
captions fascinating fact boxes concluding paragraph technical/subject specific words
Then, read the text and, in your own words, write a paragraph explaining what climatic zones are and how each zone is different.
Friday 7th January
We are continuing to practice written multiplication. Please continue to make up your own calculations. If you are confident with this then move onto 3 or 4 digits numbers multiplied by single digits. Here is a video if you are unsure still - https://video.link/w/0HVSc.
Don't forget to keep practicing your times tables.
We have been set a challenge to identify the country from the photos. All of the pictures come from one country which we will study further. Use your prior knowledge of the world, maps, and internet research to decide which country you think it is and why.
Write a short paragraph justifying your opinion.
Below is a paragraph which needs editing to correct the spelling. Can you go through and write it correctly in your best handwriting.
Read your own book for enjoyment. Talk to an adult about what has happened and the characters.
Thursday 6th January
New Years Resolutions.
Have a think about what your New Year's resolution will be. There is a sheet below you could use of draw your own.
We are building on written multiplication. Watch the video https://vimeo.com/492101238 which is recap of what you learnt in year 3. Then please either do the sheet below or make up your own two digit numbers to multiply by a single digit.
Complete the comprehension below.