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Leighton Primary School

Week 7: Beginning Mon 01.06.20

We realise that you may have come to the end of your home learning books. So in the coming weeks, we aim to have more of these delivered to you. In the mean time, please complete the tasks below.

English comprehension - Use the documents uploaded to this page to complete the Captain Tom Moore reading comprehension activity. You will notice there are several versions of this document. The easiest version is marked with one star. The most challenging has three stars. Please choose the one most relevant to your child's reading ability. The answers can be found in the same section. 

English spelling and grammar Uploaded to this page, are some grammar and spelling activities. Take your time to work through a few of the sheets correcting the mistakes and re-writing the sentences where needed.

Maths – it is a Fractions focus again this week – there are 4 daily lessons!

We will be using resources from the White Rose scheme that is used as the basis for the maths teaching at Leighton.

First, access the site using this link:

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/resources/year-4/

Click on Week 6. Then click on the Red tab (Video links) – this gives access to view a short video that introduces each day’s lesson.

After watching the video, complete the worksheet for that day, or use your Home Learning book to record your answers. The worksheets, and a set of answers, are included as an attachment on this page.

Science - You have been learning about the water cycle, so this week we'd like you to make and observe your own. Follow the instructions below to help you.

How to make a water cycle in a bag

Step 1:

You need just a few common household items to create your water cycle display:

  • Plastic zip lock-style bag

  • Pen (preferably a permanent marker where possible)

  • Water

  • Blue food colouring (if possible)

  • Clear tape

Step 2:

Before you do anything else, decorate your bag!

Use your permanent marker to draw a sky in the upper half of your plastic bag.  Include clouds and the sun, as they are important elements to the water cycle.

 

Step 3:

Next, fill a cup with tap water.  Then if you have some, add a couple of drops of blue food colouring to it to make it stand out.  Swirl the cup of water a few times to mix the colouring until it's a nice, solid blue.

Now, carefully pour the water into the plastic bag and zip it closed.  Make sure it's nice and tight!  You don't want any water to be able to escape.

Step 4:

Once your water has been added to the bag and it's sealed up, it's time to hang it up on a window!  Pick a window that gets a lot of sunshine for best results.  Cut two long pieces of tape and stick them to the corners of your bag.  Then, press the tape tightly to the window - you don't want your bag to fall down!

Step 5:

Wait a couple of hours and check on your experiment.  You should see a change in your bag between two hours and 1 day (depending on the amount of sun and the time of day you started).

Eventually, you will begin to see droplets of water sticking to the side of the bag.  Some of these will be up high (in the clouds) while other droplets will be on their way back down (like rain).

Why is this happening?  It's because the water in the bag is being heated up against the sunny window.  That water turns into a gas through the process called evaporation.  In nature, evaporated water vapour goes into the atmosphere, but in our bag, it has nowhere to go, so it ends up sticking to the sides of the bag, turning back into a liquid as condensation.  That condensed water then slides back into the pool of water below as 'rain'.

Keep checking back on your experiment a few times a day, or anytime it's sunny to see the water cycle progress!

With some simple materials and a weekend afternoon, you and your children can have a great time learning about the water cycle together.

 

Remember – if you have any problems or questions, you can message the Year 4 page on the website. Have fun with your work this week!