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English - Writing
How did you find yesterday's task, collecting lots of nouns and adjectives?
Today, we are returning to one of the key grammatical features that we focus on in Year 4, expanded noun phrases.
Remember, an expanded noun phrase comes in a sentence and adds description. It has adjectives to describe the noun, a noun, and a prespostional phrase. An expanded noun phrase is not a sentence on its own because it does not have a verb in it.
large, oak table in the middle of the kitchen
wide murky river with no bridge across it
These two videos might help remind you about expanded noun phrases and prepositional phrases.
English - Reading
In Chapter 13 there is a terrible accident. We won't spoil it for you so read on to find out what happens.
"Boulders loomed suddenly out of nowhere like ghostly elephants, and the rustling reeds sounded just like snakes. Though Spittleworth and Flapoon knew perfectly well that there was no such thing as an Ickabog, their insides didn’t seem quite so sure."
There is some wonderful imagery in this paragraph...
Today, we are going to use our subtraction and addition skills to see if we can identify patterns in a number sequence.
You need to choose any four consecutive numbers (numbers that come after each other) and place them in a row with a bit of a space between them, like this:
4 5 6 7
Once you've chosen your consecutive numbers, stick with those same ones for quite a while.
Now place + and − signs in between them, something like this :
4 + 5 - 6 + 7
4 - 5 + 6 + 7
and so on until you have found all the possibilities.
Are you sure you've got them all? You should include one using all "+"s and one that includes all "−"s.
Now work out the answers to all your calculations (for example 4 - 5 + 6 + 7 = 12 ).
Now try another set of four consecutive numbers and look carefully at the answers you get each time.
Are you surprised by anything you notice? Are there any similarities to the answers you got for your first set of numbers?
CHALLENGE: It is good to ask the question "I wonder what would happen if I ... ?"
Here are some examples:
It's Wednesday, so our topic learning this afternoon is Spanish.
Head over to the Spanish blog to see today's task, the new learning today is all about places you might find in a town or city.
Work hard, stay safe and be kind.
Ruth and Emily