Lower KS2 – Wednesday 8th July

Good Morning Lower Key Stage 2 🙂

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MATHS

It’s Wednesday already, which means there will be no live lessons today. Instead, please complete the Maths review that I have emailed to your parents.

If you finish with time to spare, spend some time on IXL practising any objectives that you think would be helpful – which questions on the Maths review did you find trickiest?

YEAR 3

Please complete Part 1 and 2 (the first 2 pages)


YEAR 4

Please complete Part 1 (the first 2 pages)


ENGLISH

Reading

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Writing

The legendary Sir David Attenborough has hosted a Geography lesson on BBC Bitesize!

This week, our writing is going to be inspired by his amazing lesson, and by the end of the week you will have become an expert in a habitat type on planet Earth.

Tuesday – David Attenborough’s lesson and research day 

Wednesday – Introduction 

Thursday – ‘What lives there?’ paragraphs 

Friday – ‘Dangers’ paragraph and edit 

Yesterday, you chose one of the habitats mentioned in Sir David’s lesson, and did some research about the habitat, life found there, and the dangers it faces.

Option A – The Ocean

Option B – The Rainforest 

Option C – The Desert 

Option D – Polar 

By the end of the week, you will have a report that looks something like this…

non-fiction habitat report

Today, you will be writing the introduction to your report about your habitat.

Introduction

This is the first paragraph, and your opportunity to tell your reader the main, interesting facts about your habitat and conditions there. Look at the plan above 👆

I have chosen to write about the Polar habitat. Here is my introduction:

At the top and bottom of our magnificent planet is the coldest habitat type of all – Polar. Temperatures here can reach a bone-chilling -50 degrees, meaning anything surviving in this icy kingdom has to be a true survivor, able to withstand harsh conditions. Because polar habitats are found so far from the equator, at the most northern and southern points on Earth, day lengths can be just as extreme as the temperatures. For almost half the year, the landscape is in constant darkness, and for the other half the sun never sets. Such variable light conditions, as well as the persistent frost and freezing temperatures, mean plants are unable to survive in polar habitats, but some tough mammals and birds can. Antarctica (in the Southern Hemisphere) is not part of any country, whereas the Arctic is part of 8 countries in the Northern Hemisphere:

  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • Finland
  • Russia
  • USA (Alaska)
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • Iceland

*Did you notice that I used bullet points? Can you use them correctly in your report this week?*

Using my example, the plan, and your own research, write your own introduction. When you have finished, make sure you read over your writing carefully and edit any silly errors.

Spellings

These lists have been assigned to you on Spelling Shed for you to practise.

Year 3

What will you do to learn these spellings today? Spelling web? Roll and write? Spelling shed?

y3 challenge words

Year 4

What will you do to learn these spellings today? Spelling web? Roll and write? Spelling shed?

s spelled c

Afternoon Project

There’s another new project starting today – build a board game. I can’t wait to see your creations at the end of the week.

Story Time

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