Thursday 21st Jan
Your task today is to answer these questions about chapter 5. Remember to keep looking back at the text and use this to help give detail to your answers where you can. Remember to give full answers and form the answer using the questions.
1) Wilbur wakes up twice in the night. Who does he hear or talk to each time?
2) What does Wilbur mean when he says “Will the party who addressed me at bedtime last night kindly make himself or herself known by giving an appropriate sign or signal?” (p34)
3) Wilbur apologises for being “objectionable” on page 35. What does this mean?
4) The first thing the mysterious voice says in Chapter 5 is “salutations”. Pick the most appropriate definition:
Hello! Goodbye! Thank you!
5) How does Wilbur feel when he finally sees his new friend on page 37? What evidence can you find to support your answer?
6) How does Wilbur’s opinion on Charlotte change? What evidence can you find to support your answer?
This week we are moving on to the next step in our writing sequence. This is the part where we write our own non-chronological report on Barn Owls!
To do this, you need to use all of the vocabulary, grammar skills and amazing facts you’ve developed over the last two weeks to help you!
We will add a paragraph each day, building up to our amazing piece of writing by Friday!
Today’s job is to write the first main paragraph about: Habitats and Breeding
Add this on to your piece of writing, underneath your paragraph from yesterday.
This paragraph will include where these owls live, how their habitats have changed, how many eggs/chicks they can have and other facts about habitats and breeding. Remember to pack it with facts!
Use the help sheet to help you include all of the grammar features and vocabulary in your piece of writing. Use the WAGOLL to help you too.
Writing a draft/rough version to edit and then writing your best version might be a good idea!
For the next week or so we will be focusing on 'Area'.
This morning we would like you to look at: Counting squares
Watch the video first. You will need to keep pausing this to have a go at the tasks.
There are slides too (same as the video) if you need to look at this more slowly and carefully.
Then, complete the worksheet. Look at the questions on a screen and write your answers on paper. Remember, the later questions are normally problem solving and reasoning questions so give these your best shot. You may need a little bit of adult explanation for these.
LI: Use imperative verbs to write a concise method for an experiment.
Last week we completing the melting chocolate experiment (or watched the video). Today we will write a scientific method to match the steps taken to complete the experiment. Writing clear and concise methods is a Year 4 focus for Science so it is important that children have experience of writing them. If you didn't complete the experiment at home, imagine that you did and the steps you would have taken. Perhaps watch the video from last week (Thursday 14th January).
Remember to start by including a list of equipment that anybody doing the exeriment would need to gather before starting with the first step. Try to start each instruction with imperative verbs (bossy verbs) e.g. place, put etc. and/or adverbs for manner e.g. carefully (due to using boiling water). If you are struggling, look at the writing frame below and have a go at writing it in your own words. If you struggle to write, fill in the missing words on the writing frame.