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Thursday 18th June

Happy Rainy Thursday!


Look at my cucumbers, I'm kneeling down     Mrs T sunflower is still growong!  It's taller

and even though they are growing lots         than her now!

they are no way close to Mrs T's. I think

she's an expert gardener!


Efficient Subtraction


You may find, "finding the difference" by using a numberline is a lot more efficient method of subtraction here. Think about going back to the nearest 10, or 100

When using the "constant difference" method you are trying to change the equation so that your column subtraction is easier.

If you have 0s in the first number then you know you will have to do lots of exchanges in your column subtraction, so instead subtract a small number to make those 0s 9s.

The constant difference means yuu have to subtract that small number from the first AND the second number and then the answer will stay the same.


Year 4 - Week 8 - Lesson 4 - Efficient subtraction

This is "Year 4 - Week 8 - Lesson 4 - Efficient subtraction" by White Rose Maths on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.



I have made a video of 'Journey' with those of you who videoed yourselves narrating your description of the pictures in it.  Well done to everyone that took part, it's just brilliant! 

I have put a link on Class Dojo for you to watch it.


Today, watch this video of Aaron Becker talking about using your imagination


Take a look at these pictures:


Now that you have drawn your new adventure story map and chosen your colours to show emotions.  Where will your story first start?  Once you are through that door what world will you walk into.  These pictures are just ideas, but you can use any of your own.


Next, using the planning grid below plan out your story. Remember, like last time think of what you can see, hear and feel in each part of the story and write words to describe that.

You can copy your pictures from your story map here (you may want to just draw a little sketch to remind yourself rather than the whole picture again).


Science - Sound - Bottle Orchestra


In your books, look at this picture and answer these questions

What do you think might happen in this picture?

  • Why do you think the bottles are lined up like this?
  • What do you think will happen to each bottle when they're tapped?
  • Why do you think there are different levels of liquid in each bottle?


Now watch this video

Bottle Orchestra

This is "Bottle Orchestra" by Explorify on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

  • Can you describe what you saw using only one word?
  • How do you think the sound is made?


Now, have a go at creating your own bottle orchestra,

You can use bottles, or glasses, or jars (check with an adult first)


First, try tapping the bottles gently and see if you can create a tune.


Extra challenge

If you are using bottles, try blowing over the mouths of the bottles, rather than tap them, you'll get a completely different result. 


The bottle with the smallest amount of water, that made a high note when tapped, will make a low note when blown. This is because when you blow over a bottle you're vibrating the air, not the bottle!