Monday – 01.02.21

Today’s timetable

Morning

  • Maths: Times Table Rock Stars
  • SPaG: Formal and Informal language

Afternoon

  • Reading: Retrieval – Natural disaster reading
  • Reading: Book club – Chapter 1-4 Stig of The Dump
  • Topic: Wildfires

Maths – Times Table Rock Stars

For today’s maths session, I would like you to go on Times Table Rock Stars, YES, THAT’S RIGHT, TT Rock Stars!! Please make sure you have a go at different times tables (I have also set them for you!) this will come in handy for the short multiplication method that we will be looking at later in the week.

If you have forgotten your username and password, please let us know and we will get the details across to you. 

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school 

SPaG – Formal and Informal language

Today, we are going to be looking at formal and informal language.

Formal language is what we use when we address someone we don’t know or someone we show respect to.

Informal language is what we use when speaking to a friend or someone in our family and we are more relaxed when speaking to them.

Here is todays video with Miss Housley explaining some examples of informal and formal language and some examples of why we would use this:

 

 

Task 1: Can you complete the sorting activity on the worksheet and answer the 4 questions?

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Reading

This week is our last week introducing a new natural disaster!

Our final natural disaster we will be learning about this week is:

Wildfires!

To introduce this new learning, we are going to read a non fiction text and use our retrieval Vipers skill to find some more information about wildfires.

Here is todays reading text for you to have a read of below:

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Here is a video to help you understand how to use direct retrieval from the text and recapping how we find these answers:

The questions for todays task are below!

Topic 

Wildfires are spreading!

This is the final natural disaster that we are going to be looking at. So far in the topic you have added different climate zones, location of tectonic plates, volcanoes and tsunamis. This week, we are focusing on wildfires and you are going to add these to your World map.

We would like you to add the locations of wildfires to your World map. There are some famous wildfires listed below,

  • Amazon Forest Fire – 2019
  • Bandipur forest fires – 2019
  • Camp Fire – 2018
  • Uttarakhand Forest Fire – 2016
  • The Black Saturday Bushfires – 2009

I have attached a map of the biggest and the worst wildfires. You may magpie these and add them to your map. I particularly like the captions around the edge of the map that give extra detail of the wildfires for the reader.

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Task 2 – Wildfire information poster. 

Task 2 is an extension to task 1 – do not worry if you don’t get onto this task, it is extra work for you.

I would like you to design a poster of a chosen Wildfire. The poster must be an informative poster (something that gives lots of information!) There is an informative poster attached for you that you may wish to use to help you with your poster.

Chose a wildfire that you have added to your map and go into more detail about it on your poster! Here are some ideas to think about it.

  • Name and location of the wildfire
  • Picture of the wildfire
  • What caused the wildfire
  • What was the effect of the wildfire?
  • How big was the wildfire?

Let us know how you get on with your tasks, Year 3 and Year 4. We look forward to seeing your outcomes!

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