Thursday – 28.01.21

Today’s timetable

Morning

  • Maths: Multiply 3 numbers.
  • SPaG: Inverted commas for speech (2) – adding speech to the newspaper.

Afternoon

  • Topic: What would YOU take?

Maths

Today’s maths session is multiplying three numbers. There is a video, worksheet and answer sheet for the session. Please make sure you watch the video before your worksheet as it explains the session really well, I can’t stress how important it is to watch the video before the worksheet.

Please see the worksheet below for today’s session. Again, don’t feel too pressured to complete every question on the worksheet. Remember Miss Housley and I are always available to help you.

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SPaG

Today’s SPaG session is part 2 of inverted commas for speech.

In the video, we have a look at using inverted commas for speech in writing. You may pause the video at any point and rewind it to look at the slides.

Task: Adding eye witnesses to your newspaper. 

So now you know how to turn dialogue into speech for writing using inverted commas, we would like you to add some eye witness accounts to your newspaper.

  • Can you interview an adult in your home? (Don’t use my mum said!!! – make sure you change the name to someone relative such as a local resident, a baker, a lifeguard…)
  • You could interview your brother or sister?
  • A cousin?

It is important to transcribe your interview (this is a post way of saying… write down the dialogue) then you can turn the dialogue (spoken words) into speech for your newspaper.

Here are some sentence starts that you may wish to use…

  • The local baker was really shook up by the tsunami events, he/ she told us that, ” ”
  • A local resident said, ” ”
  • A nurse told us how he/ she has never seen the hospital so full before, ” ”

We can’t wait to see what you guys come up with!

Topic

WHAT would you take?

One of the unusual features of a tsunami is that there is often an opportunity to escape by taking notice of warning signs!

Take a look at this astonishing story of a school-girl, named Tilly, who saved lives by recognising the signs of a tsunami before it happened as she had learned about it in school…just like you are doing now!

What are the natural warning signs for a tsunami?

Inundation at Pago Pago, American Samoa, from the 2009 Samoa tsunami. Image Credit: NOAA/NGDC
Information on this page was collected from the source acknowledged below:

U.S. Tsunami Warning Center FAQs:

“1. Severe ground shaking from local earthquakes may cause tsunamis.

2. As a tsunami approaches shorelines, water may recede from the coast, exposing the ocean floor, reefs and fish.

3. Abnormal ocean activity, a wall of water, and an approaching tsunami create a loud “roaring” sound similar to that of a train or jet aircraft.

If you experience any of these phenomena, don’t wait for official evacuation orders. Immediately leave low-lying coastal areas and move to higher ground.

Activity:

What would you take?

If you had a 5 min warning that you had to evacuate your home in an emergency, what would you take with you?

  • Are there personal items in your house that you would take?  (Are they worth risking your life for?
  • What matters most to you?
  • Are there any emergency supplies that would help you survive that you would grab?

Draw the items you would take in a suitcase, label what they are and write a paragraph explaining what you would take and why.  Year 4 may like to push themselves by having a seperate paragraph for different categories, such as items to help me survive, items i love, valuables etc.

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