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Tuesday 7th July

Reading

Today's travel is a short one, staying on the same continent, Asia - from one country with a high population to another... CHINA!

 

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

 

China

Quick facts

Capital: Beijing

Population (approx): 1,303,701,000

Area: 9,596,960 sq km

Language: Chinese (Mandarin), Cantonese, local languages and dialects

Religion: Taoist, Buddhist, Muslim

Currency: Yuan

 

China covers more than 9.5 million square kilometres and is the most populous country in the world. Most people live in the east and southeast where the land is green and fertile. Hills, rivers, mountains and barren deserts of sand and rock cover other parts of the country.

The Himalaya, Karakoram, Pamir and Tian Shan mountain ranges separate China from South and Central Asia.

Shanghai is the largest city in China and is one of the world's largest seaports.

The Great Wall of China is 3,460 km long and is the longest wall in the world. It was built to protect China's northern borders against tribes from central Asia.

One in five people in China live in the cities, the rest live in the countryside where they grow wheat and rice and raise pigs and other livestock. Paddies are flooded fields where rice is grown.

Cantonese and other Chinese languages are spoken in the southeast coastal areas, but the official language of China is Mandarin.

One of the main ingredients of Chinese food is rice, as are noodles and vegetables.

Chinese people use chopsticks when eating food. They are two sticks which are held in one hand and pinched together to pick up food.

Bicycles are the main method of transport in China, carrying people and luggage.

  1. What is the capital of China?
  2. Which currency is used in China?
  3. What is the largest city in China?
  4. Name three mountain ranges in China.
  5. Rice is grown in flooded fields. What are these fields called?
  6. What is the official language of China?
  7. How long is the Great Wall of China?
  8. What do Chinese people use to eat food?

Writing

This week, we are  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. The actual cost was much higher than I expected.
  2. She knew she was probably lost after she realised she had walked in a large circle.
  3. He had a burning wish to become famous but knew he would have to work hard.
  4. Her knowledge of the city was outstanding.
  5. Dad told us he was taking us out for a treat, perhaps even an ice cream.
  6. When my two brothers started to fight, I knew I had to separate them fast.

Maths

So, how did you find yesterday's angle learning?

Today, we're going to build on that new knowledge by Comparing and Ordering Angles.

Topic - PE

Time to get active today!

Here is a range of physical activities - pick your favourite and remember to drink plenty of water.

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Just Dance Kids - I Like To Move It

Just Dance Kids - Kung Fu Fighting

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