Class 4: Allotment

This half-term our topic is Allotment.

Wouldn’t it be nice to grow your own crispy carrot, a luscious lettuce or a tasty tomato? You’d have to dig deep to nurture your seeds. Then, when they’re ready, harvest your crops and make soups and dishes of seasonal foods that taste delicious.

This half term we will be learning about where food comes from and (maybe) opening up our own ‘secret garden’. If we’re really good at this, and if we manage to harvest our crops, we could set up our own farmers’ market and sell our own produce. Ideally, making a profit and not a loss!

To start you off, here are a few activities I’d like you to complete. At the bottom of this page is a glossary of the vocabulary covered in this topic.

Week 3:

Reading

Read chapters 6 and 7 ( and 8 and 9 if you want to challenge yourself) of ‘The Secret Garden’ by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

Maths

This week our focus is on multiplication and division. Year 5’s there are 13 different multiplication and division activities for you to access. Year 4’s there are 16 activities for you to access. Don’t worry if you cannot complete them all.

Writing

To have your writing read out as part of our weekly class story you need to submit your writing to me by 17:00 on Friday 22nd May. This week’s two writing challenges are:

Science

This week we are looking at plant functions including photosynthesis. After you have completed this activity, see if you can identify the parts and functions of a plant. You could draw a picture of a plant or take a photo of a plant from your garden.

Week 2:

Reading

Read along while you listen to chapters 3, 4 and 5 of The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett and then complete the quizzes.

Maths

This week, I would like you to practise your addition and subtraction methods. Make sure you have a pencil and paper ready before you start the quizzes. Year fives, complete the addition and subtraction activities and then have a go at the square numbers extension.

Writing

This week I would like to try something a little different. Below are two different writing activities for you to complete. Once you have completed them, please send them to me using the ‘Submit your work here’ link on the home page. I will then try to put your chunks of writing together to create our own Class 4 story which I will record and read to you. Each story only has nine chunks so to make it into our class story I am looking for writing which is properly punctuated and includes exciting word choices. Try your best to including the writing challenges for each of the stories below. Good luck?.

Science

What do plants need to survive? Watch the videos before making your own poster.

Computing

Can you create an animation on purplemash to show what a plant needs to survive?

French

This week we are consolidating and extending our French vocabulary for directions.

Week 1:

Reading:

Read along while you listen to chapters 1 and 2 of The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett and then complete the quizzes on the next page.

Writing

Narrative writing based on the Pixar Short film…

Maths

This week I’d like you to revise place value concepts we’ve looked at previous;y as well as challenge yourselves with the place value of decimal numbers.
Revision: In the game ‘Find numbers on a number line‘. There are three levels to this game. Ones, tens and hundreds; and there are also two games within each level. Have a go at both games and see if you can make it to the hundreds level. When you have completed this activity make sure you click ‘complete’ underneath the activity to show yo have completed your work. If you think you are ready for a challenge try the ten-thousands level.
Can you complete all the place value activities for your year group? Click the year group you usually follow in school to access the activities.

French

Do you know your numbers to ten in French? What about numbers between 10 and 20? Can you challenge yourself to count in multiplies of hundreds in French?

Science

This week’s science lesson builds on our learning about minibeasts to find out how they help our gardens through the creation of compost.

Glossary and Home Learning Activities