Hello to all the wonderful children and their parents and carers in Year 4! Mr Houghton here, I hope you're all keeping safe and happy and being helpful with the chores and good to one another at home. I really miss you all and I look forward to seeing you back in class once this is over. In the meantime, our class page here will have plenty of activities for you to try, in order for you to keep your skills fresh and your mind sharp. No doubt your crafting skills, the number of keepy ups you can do and your Fortnite battle records are looking excellent! What about your English and Maths skills though? Can you still identify a numerator and denominator? What about a subordinate clause - remember those? Dip into these activities when you can to stay on top and ready to rock and roll when we all return to school.
Until then, adios, sayōnara, arrividerci, au revoir and Ma'a as-salaama!
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Perimeter and area.
Do you remember that the perimeter is the lengths of each side of a shape all added together? So the perimeter of a square, if each side measured 5cm, would be 20cm - because you add up the four 5cm sides: 5cm+5cm+5cm+5cm = 20cm.
Area is quite different. Area measures the space INSIDE the shape. Take the same square with 5cm sides. If you drew this square on squared paper, as long as the squares on the paper have 1cm sides, you would be able to count 25 little squares inside the square. Try it!
So the area of a square with 5cm sides = 25cm (and we add a tiny 2 at the end which means 'squared') - like this: 25cm²
What if the square has shorter sides? - 3cm instead for example. What is the area now?
If you draw it and then count the squares inside, you should get the answer 9 - there are 9 little squares inside.
So the area is 9cm²
Ok, so 5cm sides means the area is 25cm² and 3cm sides means the area is 9cm²
Can you see a relationship between 5 and 25 and 3 and 9?
Draw some more squares of different sizes and work out the perimeter and area.
Is there an easier way to work out the area of a square, rather than by drawing it and counting up all the squares inside?
That's your challenge! Have a go and take some pictures while you do it to post on our page please.
Here are the word classes we have studied so far in Year 4:
Nouns - the words that label things, such as: bike; lion; idea; puzzle; car; house; moon; thought.
Proper nouns - people or places, such as: London; Istanbul; Susan; Mrs Carver; David; America.
Adjectives - these are the describing words. They describe nouns. All the colours are adjectives, as well as words like: sulky; clever; brave; beautiful
Verbs - the action words. If you can do it, it's a verb. Ran/running/will run; danced/dancing/will dance; sang/sing/singing are all verbs, whether you have already done it, you're doing it now, or you're going to do it.
Adverbs - how something is done. Lazily, cleverly and quietly are all adverbs.
Determiners - the/a/an. These determine which noun you are talking about. The lion / a lion / an ostrich.
Prepositions - these words show how things link together. He ate before playtime. She danced under the table. You can sit next to the tree. It crawled over the floor.
1. Have someone test you on the meaning of each word - can you give a correct example for each one?
2. Write an example for each one and each example must begin with the letter t.
3. As number 2 but each word must begin with the letter a.
4. Write a sentence that contains at least one example of each word class. For example:
Horace the lazy hippo munched sleepily beneath a tree.
Can you see which words belong to which class?
My sentence contains two determiners - /the/ and /a/ and two nouns - /hippo/ and /tree/. Is it possible to write a sentence that contains just seven words, with each word being one of the seven different word classes?
Before our school had to close, we were learning about children's rights around the world. We discovered that there are places in the world where the rights of children are under threat; places like Syria where the war means that children are in danger everyday. If you were in charge of the world, what rights would you give children? What do you think is important?
Look at these examples:
Chloe chose these rights:
Children should be allowed to eat whatever they want, to play video games for as long as they want to and to not have to go to school if they don't feel like it.
Rufus said this:
Every child should be given only the healthiest food because that is best for them. Children should get to choose where to go to school so that they are happy learning. Every child should be given lots of money by the government so that no child is poor.
What do you think of Chloe's ideas? What about Rufus's?
Write your own set of children's rights. Would you use any of Chloe and Rufus's ideas for children's rights? Try to include ten rights in your own rights charter. Once you have written it, share it with the people that you live with. Can you explain why you chose these rights? What do the people that you live with think of your rights charter?