# Friday 29/10/21 – Maths

Learning Goal: I can identify and model common fractions.

First, look at the pictures below are they an equal representation of a fraction? Justify your thinking.

Next, choose 1 shape below and demonstrate your understanding of 1/2, 1/4 and 1/8.

Example:

Then, choose 1 other shape and demonstrate your understanding of 1/3, 1/6 and 1/9.

Finally, give me a real-world example of when you would use these fractions.

Example: To share out equal parts of a birthday cake.

Challenge: See if you can use all the shapes to demonstrate your understanding of common fractions.

# Thursday 28/10/21 – Maths

Today you will be doing math’s in your small group lessons with your teacher.  Please bring your math’s book, a pencil, a ruler and an eraser.

# Monday 25/10/21 – Writing

Learning Goal: I can include metaphors and similes in my writing.

First, watch the video below on metaphors and similes and/or read the text below.

A simile is a comparison between two different things using ‘like’ or ‘as’.

Ex. The sun was like a yellow marble in the sky.

She has been busy as a bee.

A metaphor is an expression that is used to compare two different things. Metaphors have no literal meaning.

Ex. Time is money (meaning is that time is precious).

Next, draw yourself in the middle of the page.

Then, come up with 5 or more similes and metaphors about yourself and write them down in your exercise book.

Ex.

My eyes are as blue as the ocean.

Finally, see if you can find 1 metaphor from the picture below and post your answer

You can find more examples of similes and metaphors by reading the book  “skin like milk hair of silk’ on Epic

Don’t forget to ask your teacher for your class code.

# Thursday 14/10/21 – Reading

Learning Goal: I can infer the character’s emotions when I read.

Characters in our stories have feelings, just like people have feelings. They can be positive or negative.

First,  draw the table below and list as many words related to emotions that you can think of.

 Positive emotions Negative emotions Ex. Happy Ex. Sad

Next, listen to the story of the “interrupting chicken” by watching the video below:

Microsoft Stream

Then, pay attention to the characters in the story. Notice how:

• They act
• They speak
• What they say
• What they think
• Take some notes in your exercise book.

Finally, ask yourself the following questions:

• What is this telling me about the character?
• How do you know the character is feeling this way?

Here is an example, using yesterday’s readingNever Satisfied The story of a stone cutter’.

Don’t forget to use your class epic account or a JRB to do 20 minutes of independent reading working on your independent goal.

# Thursday 14/10/21 – Writing

Learning Goal: I can use dialogue in my writing.

First, think of a conversation you have had today. It might have been a brief conversation you had with a parent over breakfast or with a friend over the phone. Maybe it was some small talk with a worker in a shop. It doesn’t matter.

Next, write down in your book what the conversation was like.

Here are some things to think about:

What did you say to each other?

Who said what?

How did you begin/end your conversation?

Then, watch the video below on how to use dialogue in your writing.

Microsoft Stream

Finally, capture the conversation you had using the appropriate conventions.

As a challenge, you might want to revisit a story you have written this week and include the appropriate conventions.

# Wednesday 13/10/21 – Reading

Learning Goal:  I understand that the actions of characters can affect the story.

First, when we read we need to understand that the actions of characters may have an effect on the outcome of the story.

We can do this by thinking about the following prompts;

1. What happened in the story?
2. How did the character respond to the situation?

Ex. “The princess and the frog fairy tale” (if you are unfamiliar with this story you can listen to the story by clicking on the following link Princess and the Frog | Fairy Tales and Bedtime Stories for Kids | Princess Story)

Next, listen to ‘Never Satisfied The story of a stone cutter’ in the video below.

Microsoft Stream

Then, use the prompts and to think about the characters actions and the effects they had on the story

1. What happened in the story?
2. How did the character respond to the situation?

Don’t forget to use your class epic account or a JRB to do 20 minutes of independent reading working on your independent goal.

# Wednesday 13/10/21 – Writing

Learning Goal: I can write a different ending to a story.

First, look at the maze below. Write down three things you notice.

Next,  choose a different character, maybe one from your book club text or from a totally different book.

And briefly tell me what happened to them in the story.

Ex.

Then, watch the video below and learn about the different types of endings.

Microsoft Stream

Finally, draw your character in your exercise book and create a maze with three different endings for your character.

Ex.

Don’t forget to practise some touch typing using https://www.typingclub.com/

# Tuesday 12/10/21 – Reading

Learning Goal:  I can compare and contrast the texts I read.

First, list all the things you know about the story “Little Red Riding Hood”

If you don’t know the story you can listen to it be read to you.

Next, watch the video below

Microsoft Stream

Then, draw the table below in your exercise book.

 Things that are the same Things that are different Characters (villain and hero) Events (Beginning, middle and end) Themes (The message or lesson that you as the reader take away from the story)

Finally, write down a short response on which version of the Red riding hood you prefer/don’t prefer and why? Make sure you justify your answer.

Don’t forget to use your class epic account or a JRB to do 20 minutes of independent reading working on your independent goal.

# Tuesday 12/10/21 – Writing

Hello 3/4s,

Today you will be doing your writing lesson with your teacher in a small group.

# Monday 11/10/21 – Reading

Hello 3/4s,

Today you will be doing your reading lesson with your teacher in a small group.

Our topic for this will be fairy tales. If you can, bring your favourite fairy tale book to our small group session today.