Welcome back to another week of home learning!
Did you have a good weekend? Were you able to complete your video for Fantastic Mr Fox? Are you coming to the book swap this afternoon from 2pm-3pm?
Here's today's Mood Check Monday task.
English - Writing
This week we’re going to carry on learning about different part of grammar. Today’s topic is when to use “a” and when to use “an”.
For this it’s really important to know the difference between a vowel and a consonant.
Have a look at the list below to remind you.
We use a or an before nouns, for example an apple or a ball. If we use adjectives a or an comes before the adjective, for example a tasty apple, an orange ball.
So when do we use a and when do we use an?
One of the words below doesn't use "an", can you work out which one it is and why?
The answer is unicycle, because although it begins with a "u" the sound it starts with is a "y".
Complete the sentences below to practise using a and an.
Write a short paragraph describing your bedroom. Use at least 2 “an”s and 4 “a”s.
CHALLENGE Find some people at home to play this game with.
English - Reading
During half term, the author JK Rowling made an exciting announcement. She has a new story, it's got nothing to do with Harry Potter and it doesn't contain any wizards, but it is a completely new story and she's sharing a new chapter or two every day on her website.
The name of the novel is The Ickabog. We are going to read it as our class book over the next few weeks. Some days we will have tasks to do and others will be days where you can read for pleasure without any additional activity.
Here is the link to Chapter 1. https://www.theickabog.com/king-fred-the-fearless/
JK Rowling is also running and illustration competition alongside the release of her new story. You can check it out here: https://www.theickabog.com/competition/
This week, we are going to continue working with decimals. Today, we will be rounding decimals to the nearest whole number. During Year 4, we have done lots of work on rounding. We have rounded to the nearest 10, the nearest 100 and the nearest 1000.
Have a watch of this video to see how to round to the nearest whole number when you are working with decimals.
The first question today is a reminder of how we round whole numbers to the nearest 10. When we are working with rounding decimals to the nearest whole number, all we are doing is working with numbers that are 10 times smaller.
Question 3 (Integer is a number with no decimals, for example 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 etc.)
CHALLENGE Question 7
Draw an outline of a room in your house and add in all the technology you can find.
Use symbols to show what technology it is and then make a key and colour code them to show which type of technology it is. For example, is it something to help with communication, something to help with housework or something for entertainment?
Stay safe, be kind and work hard.
Ruth and Emily