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Thursday 9th July

Reading

We've been travelling the world for so long that I'm starting to feel a bit homesick! So today, we're going back home to the UNITED KINGDOM!

 

Read the text below and have a go at answering the questions below in your workbooks.

 

United Kingdom

Quick facts

Capital: London

Population (approx): 60,070,000

Area: 242,910 sq km

Language: English, Welsh, Scots Gaelic

Religion: Christian

Currency: Pound Sterling

 

The United Kingdom is not one country but four. It is made up of England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. England, Wales and Scotland together form the island of Great Britain. England is the biggest and most populous part of the UK.

London, Birmingham and Manchester are large cities in England.

The North Sea and the English Channel separates the United Kingdom from the European continent.

About one third of the people in England live in the London metropolitan area. The southeast is the most densely populated area. The majority of people live in one of the large cities, even though much of Britain's land is farmed.

Cricket was first played in the 16th century in southern England. By the end of the 18th century it had become Britain's national sport.

On the 29th April, 2011, Kate Middleton married Prince William in a ceremony that was watched by over 3 billion people. The streets of London were lined with a million people, half a million were stood in front of Buckingham Palace. The other two million people watched the ceremony via their computers or their televisions. Prince William and Kate said their vows at Westminster Abbey, a large, mainly Gothic church located in the City of Westminster in London. 

  1. How many countries make up the United Kingdom?
  2. Which three countries make up Great Britain?
  3. Name three large cities in England.
  4. Which currency is used in England?
  5. What is the national sport of Britain?
  6. When was the sport first played?
  7. How many people watched the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate         Middleton? 
  8. Where did Prince William and Kate Middleton say their vows?

Writing

This week, we are going to focus on the Year 3/4 Spelling List.

We need to make sure that we know how to read themspell them and can use them in a sentence.

Each day, we will look at six words and I will show you how to use them in a sentence.

Then, I would like you to practise spelling them and write them in a sentence of your own.

Here are today's words:

Here they are in a sentence:

  1. We don't give our address to anyone we don't know.
  2. Would you consider playing a different game today?
  3. February can be one of the coldest months of the year.
  4. We must measure the length of the room to check if the new sofa will fit.
  5. "Get into position!" shouted the director.
  6. Turn left, the next right and then follow the road straight to the end.

Maths

Today's maths learning is moving on from triangles to another type of shape - Quadrilaterals.

 

Remember to watch the learning clip before having a go at the questions.

Topic - Spanish

Today's Spanish is about Mascotas - Pets.

Watch the video and design a poster with some of the new words you learn.

Remember to add some drawings to show what the words mean!

Pets in Spanish

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