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Reading

This week, will start reading Chapter 4 of our book Journey to the River Sea.

 

You can follow along with the text as the lady in the video (below it) reads the story aloud to you.

If you did not read the first part of Chapter 1, click here to open the text.

If you did not read the second part of Chapter 1click here to open the text.

If you did not read the first part of Chapter 2click here to open the text.

If you did not read the second part of Chapter 2 click here to open the text.

If you did not read the first part of Chapter 3 click here to open the text.

If you did not read the second part of Chapter 3 click here to open the text.

 

 

Journey to the River Sea

Read the first half of CHAPTER FOUR up until, "But five minutes before the end of the lesson, something happened which changed her mood completely."

(0:00 - 17:46 on the Youtube clip)

 

 

Journey to the River Sea

View document year_4/chapter_4_-_p1.pdf

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 Grammar - Common Nouns

There are lots of different types of nouns. A common noun is a person, place, thing or emotion. For example, a doctor is a common noun because a doctor is a type of person. However, it is important to remember that common nouns are not the specific names for people or places, because those are called proper nouns. For example, Dr Twinkle is not a common noun because we are naming a specific doctor, so we call that a proper noun.

 

Common Noun Examples

Person: basketball player

Place: the park

Thing: computer

Emotion - joy

 

Watch the video below to refresh your understanding of common nouns.

 

Task: Can you find five different common nouns in this week's reading of Journey to the River Sea? Challenge: Find 10 different common nouns.

Write the sentence from Journey to the River Sea that your common noun appears in and underline the common noun. 

Eg twins - Mrs Carter was delighted to hear that Maia could not keep up with the twins.

Email your work to me at hhobbs@sfdprimary.co.uk

 

 

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Hands on Activity - Learn how to Bake a Cake

Cake is a sweet food made from flour, sugar and other ingredients. Many people around the world eat cake, but not all cultures make it the same way.

Watch the video below of children trying different types of cake from around the world.

 

Task: Bake a Cake.

It can be any type of cake you like and you can decorate it in any way you like. If you would like some inspiration, go to the 'Celebration of Work' section of our class weekly page to see how Bentley and Zak decorated cakes they made at home.

If you like, you can send me a video or photo of your cake at hhobbs@sfdprimary.co.uk  I will post the photos in the Independent Champions section of our Year 4 weekly page.

 

It is important to learn how to do things for yourself. This is called being INDEPENDENT. Learning to be more independent and do things for yourself helps you:

  • learn new things
  • build self-esteem and confidence
  • make good decisions
  • develop responsibility
  • feel important and like you belong
  • develop coordination