Year 3 and 4
Year 3-4 Suggested Home Learning Timetable (Updated)
Week Beginning Monday 19th October 2020
By the end of the week, you will have written a description based on a character from the Stone Age. Throughout the week, you will explore the features of a good character description by reading through the WAGOLL ('what a good one looks like') and then practise your sentence structures before writing your own.
Lesson 1: In today's lesson, you are going to develop your ideas based on your 5 senses. Read through the instructions to find out more.
Lesson 2: Today, you are going to be explore the WAGOLL ('what a good one looks like'). Then, you will have a go a writing different sentence types for your Stone Age character. This is the same Stone Age character that you started to develop ideas for in the previous lesson.
Lesson 3: Today, you'll gather ideas for your character description which you will begin tomorrow. Think about the different aspects of your character using the 'Role on the Wall' template.
Lesson 4 and 5: Over the next two lessons, you will use your knowledge and skills from the past two weeks to create your own Stone Age character description within a short story. Read through the lesson instructions Good luck - we can't wait to read your entertaining, detailed and vivid descriptions!
For those of you who have stormed ahead and created some fantastic description parts of your story already, have a go at the third paragraph.
There is an example in the document below and a list of success criteria for what you should try to include.
Use the other resources from lesson 4 and 5 to support you too.
This week in Guided Reading we will continue reading our non-fiction book: Explore! Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages. For each lesson, read the instructions in the documents attached below. You may find it easier to read the book from the PowerPoint as the quality is clearer.
Lesson 1: Read the text and answer comprehension questions to check your understanding of what you have read.
Lesson 2: Continue practising your comprehension skills using the PEE (Point, Evidence, Explain) method to decide whether the statements are true or false.
Lesson 3: Try working out what the questions would be to a set of given answers. To do this, find the answer in the text by skimming and scanning. Then work out what a possible question would be to give that very same answer. Can you do it? It's a challenge but we can achieve great things when we put our mind to it!
Lesson 4: Use the information to create your very own fact file about Stone Age religion.
Lesson 5: Follow the instructions to create your own Stone Age beaker pot! Check you have the materials required.
Guided Reading Book
On Monday, Wednesday and Friday, complete one of the activities below to practise your weekly spellings.
Monday - PE: Stay active around your home by taking a look at the activities on the PE blog. Remember, there's Joe Wicks, Cosmic Yoga, GoNoodle and many more!
Tuesday - RE: You will create a fact-file about a modern-day leader of your choice e.g. someone who leads a country, sports team, an environmentalist, or someone who is trying to support a group of people who are treated unfairly or are vulnerable. It is completely up to you! You can use the internet (a child-friendly search engine such as: swiggle.org.uk) to find out more about your chosen leader. There is a link for this search engine below.
Wednesday - PE: Choose some activities to complete from the PE blog. Try to get as active as possible within this time slot.
Thursday - Art: This half-term, everyone in school is taking part in an art project. Our final work will make up part of a display in the front entrance. You will complete the first two lessons of the project this week. For lesson 1, watch The Colour Monster story by following the link below. Then, use the activity sheet to consider what things make you feel the different emotions in each of the jars.
Friday - Art: Look through the attached PowerPoint about how music influences art.
Activity 1: Have a go at using the 'MusicLab' link below to draw a picture on your computer which will create a tune at the same time.
Activity 2: Continue with the PowerPoint and listen to the four tracks attached. For each piece of music, use a new piece of paper and draw, letting your pencil make movements along with the music.
After you have completed the four tracks, is it easy to tell which piece of music links to each drawing you have made? If so, how?