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Class 4 - Wednesday 1st April

31 Mar 2020

Good Morning Class 4

Happy April Fools Day! Watch out that you don't get caught out by any practical jokes this morning. Have any of you played any jokes on your family? I bet some of you have! 

I have a riddle for you today...

Forwards I am heavy, but backwards I am not. What am I?

I'll tell you the answer tomorrow. smiley Send me an email on Purple Mash if you think you know the answer!

Purple Mash didn't work well yesterday, well certainly not for me. It wouldn't let me login until last night. Some of you did manage to write your interview questions on there so well done you. Thank you to others of you who emailed me your work in other ways. Due to this, we're not using Purple Mash today; we all need a break! Feel free to still send me your work in other ways though, either as an email through Purple Mash or you could ask your parents to email it to me through if they're happy to. I love seeing what you have done. 

I was really impressed with the individuals you chose to write interview questions for yesterday. You all chose someone different and they were all really interesting. Well done! A special mention to Jasmine, Isabella, Juliet and Ruby who all produced excellent work. Eve had a wonderful day on Sumdog too - well done! 

A huge well done to Oli, Guy, Adrian, Tom C, Joel, Sam and Jasmine who have achieved their Accelerated Reader points target for this half term. yessmiley We also have a few children who are very close to their target, these are: Charlotte, Josh and Eve. You've only got to the end of the week to achieve these so get quizzing (and obviously, reading)! 

Here are the answers to your maths activities from yesterday. Please mark your own.

  -Year 5 Maths 2 answers.docx-  

  -Year 6 Maths 2 answers.docx-  
These are your tasks for today. Please remember that if you don't get all the tasks done each day then that is absolutely fine. Some tasks will take longer than others and if you're really enjoying a task, you may choose to spend longer on that than others which I'm perfectly happy with so please don't worry. smiley


I have decided to put this link on every day as a reminder to ensure that you get some exercise, in whatever way that might be. Exercise is so good for you and will really make you feel better. This website is being updated with new ideas all the time so please keep checking on it. 

Have a look at the below link. There are lots of ideas for different PE type activities that you could do at home; give one a go!

If you've already done lots of these then there are also some videos from a company called, 'sporting excellence' which you might like to try. Click on the link below to have a look:

Maths task:                                                                                                                                                 
For maths today, I would like you to do some research about your local area. I'd like you to try and find out:

How many people live in the place you live, whether that is a hamlet, village or other.

Then can you find out how many people live in your nearest town or city (if that is different to where you live).

Then can you find out how many people live in our County.

Then you could go on to find out about England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Which has the largest population? Which has the smallest population? What is the difference between the populations? Is there anything that surprises you? 

You can record this work in your exercise book.


Reading task:                                                                                                                                     

I would like you to use reading plus for your reading time today. Please login and spend 30 minutes on there completing comprehension activities. I will have a look later on to see how you have done.


Spelling task:     

I would like you to create a vocabulary bank about the area that you live. Think about which words best describe where you live or what it is like to live where you do. Try to think of the most engaging vocabulary that you can; use a thesaurus to come up with more exciting synonyms if needed. 
Please record this in your exercise books. 

Writing task:                                                                                  

I would like you to write a set of instructions for this morning's writing task. First, you need to think of a task that you can write a set of instructions for. This could be: making a model, baking a cake, looking after your pet; it can be anything where the reader needs to know how to do something, and you know how to do it.   

I have included a basic example of an instruction text to remind you of the layout and how they are structured. I've also attached a sheet which explains the features and other details of an instruction text.
You will need to include a what you will need section and then write your instructions in bullet point steps. You should use time conjunctions to sequence your steps and remember to use imperative (bossy) verbs. Adding adverbs to your sentences will add more detail and make your instructions clearer. 


  -Instructions example.doc-  

Learning project:

This focus for this week's project is 'the area we live'.

Your learning aims to provide you with opportunities to learn more about the area in which you live. It may focus on our local area, famous people, key landmarks and links to cities. 
This afternoon, you can either carry on with the project you started yesterday or you can choose a different one to begin. Remember, it's ok for each of these projects to take you more than one afternoon or even all week. You don't have to do them all. 

An Architectural Masterpiece- ​ You can design a new building/structure to inspire the residents of our local town or city. You must research, plan, design and then make a model f it using materials from around the house. Create a criteria for success and then evaluate your model against this. 
 ● Promoting Your Local Area-​ Imagine a visitor from another country is coming to stay in Ripon or Harrogate for a week. You really need to impress them by showing them the most interesting places in our local area. Where would you take them each day? Plan the itinerary for each day detailing the transport that will be taken to each location, how long will be spent there, what will be eaten and any activities that may take place. 
Where in the World? - ​Have a look on Google Earth or Google Maps to look at the geographical features of Ripon, Aberystwyth and Perth (Australia). How are these places the same? How are these places different? What impacts the similarities and differences? After, you can then choose three different places and do the same thing. Do you notice any patterns?
 ● Places of Worship - ​Ripon Cathedral, Sawley Methodist Church, The Sikh Temple in Leeds, The Bilal Masjid Mosque in Leeds and The Leeds Hindu Mandir and  are ​all places of worship in our area. Can you order them on a timeline based on the year they were built? Why do they think some of these places were built more recently, whilst others were built many years ago? Do they think the society they live in has had an impact on this? 

 ● Rowntrees: A timeline- ​the Rowntree family had and still have a significant impact on York. You can create a timeline detailing the history of the company. You should include dates and details of significant events. How did Rowntrees impact the local area positively? How does Rowntrees impact the local area positively now? 

 ● Graffiti Art -​ Has graffiti always been seen in a positive light? How have attitudes towards graffiti changed over time? Is all graffiti good? Think about these questions and then design your own graffiti art using paper and crayons or felt tips.

Have a great day everyone, and I look forward to hearing from you. 

Take care 

Mrs Barker smiley

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