Wednesday 17th June
Welcome to Wonderful Wednesday 3/4K
Suggested timetable for learning at home
Maths: 30 minutes
English: 30 minutes
Reading: 20 minutes
Science: 20 minutes
Spelling: 15 minutes
Maths: Mental warm-up
List the additions that make exactly 900?
450 + 550 780 + 120 540 + 450
830 + 170 210 + 690 300 + 600
Use column addition to add these 2 digit numbers together
Now check your answers and tick and fix
To day we are going to look at word pictures using similes
You probably know about similes. Similes are really useful when you write because they help the reader picture and get a better understanding of what you are writing about.
There are two types - like and as for example:
It was as small as a grain of wheat.
His hands were like claws.
You might have heard of the simile as quiet as a mouse In this activity, you have to create new endings so that instead of as quiet as a mouse you think of something else really quiet, for example, as quiet as a thief s whisper in a library.
Now make up new similes by completing the following:
as loud as... as tall as....
as red as... as blue as...
as large as... as tough as...
as small as... as soft as...
Lets have some fun by inventing a list of new, crazy similes. They don't have to make sense as you are just playing with the idea.
Choose an animal that you like and describe it using invented and silly similes. You could describe your
animal's eyes, ears, tail, paws, claws and teeth. Look at this example:
Which did you find easier to write? Was it when your brain was trying to think of the wrong thing or the right thing?
Which is your best idea and why?
Writing tip: If you are writing a playful list, then it can be fun to write a crazy simile. If you are trying to say what things are really like, then the simile has to work. Remember what we said earlier: there are two
types of simile like and as
A simile is a comparison. It is when you say two different things are similar.
Science: Listen up!
Our new science topic is all about sound and how we hear.
The rock stars of the world have a problem and need your help! They want their children to come to their concerts and 'rock-out', but they want them to protect their delicate ears.
To be able to help them you will need to find out all you can about sound; how it travels, pitch and volume. Then you will need to investigate different materials to see which will provide the best insulation against sound.
What do you hear?
Sit still where you are and don't make a sound. Is it silent there? Absolutely silent? Probably not.
What can you hear? It certainly isn't silent where I am. Cars driving by, my cat loud purring and my fingers clicking on the keyboard, the kitchen clock ticking, birds singing outside in the garden.
There are very few places in this world that are completely silent. Sound is everywhere, so we often don’t even notice it! As you live in a town, you might not notice the noise of traffic or aircraft, but if you live in the country these sounds might be more noticeable, yet the sound of a birds might not. Noise can be such a problem in some areas that it is considered 'pollution'. People are employed to monitor noise levels to make sure they are not too loud or a nuisance.
Today's task: Make a sound map of your house/flat
- Think about which areas (or rooms) in your house may be noisy and which may be silent
- Make a prediction - why do you think this?
- Walk around your house listening for what sounds you can hear and write them down.
- Draw and label the sounds you heard in each room. You could draw a plan of your house for this if you want to.