Year 4: Home learning update for 8/6

Good morning!

Task 1: Maths
Today I’d like you to multiply three-digit numbers by one-digit numbers (e.g. 318 x 4).

The great thing is, like the subtractions sums, there are lots of ways you can do this!
Method 1 – Breaking it down using place value.
300 x 4 = 1200 (If you didn’t know this do 3 x 4 = 12 first to help you)
10 x 4 = 40
8 x 4 = 16
Add your answers together (either mentally or a written method to get overall answer)
Other ways to work out the answer include multiplying the 3-digit number by a smaller number, e.g. 2, and doubling the answer. You could also use a column method to work out the answer or the grid method (videos to watch on Google Classroom).

Please see the Powerpoint for your activity. Spice 2 involves first estimating each answer. Ideally please do this work on paper as it means I can see your workings out. Please ask an adult to then scan your work onto your computer so I can see/ mark it or take a picture. If this isn’t possible please use something like Google Docs to record your answers, writing down the method you used.

Task 2: Non Fiction
Lesson 1 of our exposition topic! (Very exciting!!)

The big question: What is an exposition? Any ideas?
-An exposition is a balanced argument! For example some people say that footballers get paid too much. Others disagree. This is therefore a super topic to write a balanced argument on.
-Read examples 1, 2 and finally 3 on the ‘Good and Bad – Football Exposition’ document (attached) linked to the topic: ‘Do footballer’s get paid too much?’. After each example discuss with an adult your thoughts on how good it is. Following example 3 discuss what the success criteria/ checklist could be for writing an exposition text/ balanced argument?
-When you have decided, write down your features (e.g. ‘An opening paragraph which explains the issue under discussion’) on the sheet provided (‘Table’ doc). Then mark each of the three football texts in the ‘football exposition’ document against your success criteria. You can expect not many, if any, ticks for example 1 which is majorly lacking in detail. Example 3 in contrast should have lots of ticks.

Best of luck! I will reveal next week the features I had in my Success Criteria/ Checklist for an exposition text!