Class 4: Road Trip USA

Welcome to our home learning page. This is where you will find your home-learning activities for you to complete while you are isolating.

Our Autumn 1 topic is:

W/C 28th September 2020

Writing

We are starting to look at native American myths and legends. Can you identify the language features (different styles of writing) and structural features (how a myth or legend looks on the page) of a native American myth or legend?

Watch the American tall tale about John Henry. Who are the characters? How would you describe the setting? What happened at the beginning of the story? What happened in the middle? How did it end? What is the moral of the story?

Chose a section (beginning/middle/end) of the tall tale to write in your own words.

Native American Legends were often told to gain a spiritual understanding of their living environment.

During the long winter nights when wind and snow blew outside the longhouses, native people gathered around the fires to listen to the great storytellers.  These oral historians were the guardians of traditional values and the teachers of lessons about the natural world.  They told stories of creation, spiritual metamorphosis, and the mysteries of the animal kingdom.  Embedded in these stories is the theme of conservation and preservation of the environment, a constant reminder to the people that they belong to the earth and must be good stewards.

Many of the stories explain natural phenomena, how the raven made the tides or how thunder and earthquake made the ocean.  Others are great adventure stories, recounting supernatural encounters or transformations:  stories of turtle who makes war on man and the owl-man giant and the monster elk.  Still others reveal secrets of the animal kingdom, how the birds got their feathers and how grandmother spider stole the sun.

Word collector

The first legend we are going to look at is a legend about ‘How the sky rose up.’ In this legend man cannot stand tall because the sky is so low. Imagine you are unable to stand up tall. Create a list of words that will help describe how your body is bent over and how it feels moving around bent over. After building up your bank of words, walk bent over for a longer period of time. Can you think of any other words to describe what it is like. How would your family describe you? How would you describe your family if the only thing they could see was the floor and their toes?

Write an effective opening for your own Native American legend

Maths

In maths this week we are looking at multiples, factors, prime numbers and composite numbers. Click on the links to find out more:

Multiples

Factors

Prime numbers

Test your knowledge with these questions. If you don’t have a printer, you can just write your answers down.

W/C 5th October 2020

RE

What do you know about the story of Moses? Watch this video then complete the activities below.

Science

Maths – Multiplication

Year 3 Recapping written multiplication 2 digits x 1 digit

Year 4 Written multiplication 2digits x 1 digit

Year 4 Written multiplication 3 digits x 1 digit

Year 5 written multiplication 4 digits x 1 digit

Maths – Division

Year 3 Divide 2 digits by 1 digit

Writing: The final part of the Native American Legend

Bonus house points in you identify the spelling mistakes in the video above.

W/C 12th October 2020

Maths

World Mental Health Day PSHE using RIC

Watch the following videos before answering the questions:

Fact or fiction https://ideas.classdojo.com/i/fact-or-fiction

Story Snake https://ideas.classdojo.com/i/the-story-snake

Positive stories https://ideas.classdojo.com/i/positive-stories

The Beast https://ideas.classdojo.com/i/the-beast