Week Beginning 11th May

LITERACY

This week we are going to focus on another one of Roald Dahl's books - The BFG! Lots of you have read this already and you may have seen the film too. We are focusing on one aspect of the book so, if you don't have a copy at home, there is a copy of the chapter you need attached below.

Look at the attached Literacy outline below for the week's activities.

Maths

Seeing as you were so great at adding fractions last week, this week we are going to start subtracting fractions. Remember, our subtraction rules still apply, so the biggest number (or fraction) must go at the start of the calculation. We also have the same rules as we do when adding fractions – the denominator of the fractions must be the same!

Step 1

Read through the Intro to Subtracting Fractions sheet carefully to make sure you understand how to subtract fractions, then have a go at the questions

Step 2

Complete the Subtracting Fractions worksheet. The first page gives you shapes to shade in to help you work out the answers, so make sure you use this if you are finding it tricky!

Step 3

Now you will be a fractions expert! Complete the Adding and Subtracting worksheet; there are some matching and word problems to do so make sure you’ve got your thinking caps on!

Science

This week we are investigating the way water is transported within plants. Follow the powerpoint Moving Water Lesson Presentation (also available as PDF). There is an opportunity to try a science experiment at home if you would like to which will require the observing changes sheet (below). For this week's activity you will need the PDF blank comic strip. Enjoy!

Topic

In 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory', Willy Wonka has a factory full of delicious and unusual sweets and chocolates. Your task is to design a brand new treat, draw and describe it and write a few sentences to persuade Willy Wonka that you should be his new inventor. There is a sheet attached below which you can use to help you.

There are some very creative and inventive children in year 3 / 4 so we can't wait to see what you come up with. Good luck!