Year 4 Ruby – Tuesday 24th March

English

Thank you for the lovely letters you sent me. If you haven’t had chance to send it yet, please try and photograph it and get a parent to email it.

You have described where you are working, but now think about where you would set up your office if it could be anywhere. Where in the world would it be, what would it look like, what would it have in it. Use well chosen adjectives and details to describe your dream place of work. Make me want to go there.

Reading

Please look at Sapphire page and find out what Mr Downings would like you to do in Reading today.

Maths

Please look at Sapphire page and find out what Mr Downings would like you to do in Maths today.

Darwin’s Delights

We’ve learnt about natural selection and how natural changes to the environment force species to adapt. But today we’re thinking about artificial selection (known as selective breeding). Humans have created new breeds of dogs, sheep and cows as well as plants of every colour that you could dream of and wheat that is resistant to pests and produces more grain than it used to.

Look at and read this presentation and answer the questions in it.

Click here to download the presentation

Look at these images of mixed-breed dogs to see which features they have inherited from their ‘parent’ dogs. Investigate puggles, schnoodles, chuskys, labradoodles, cockerpoos and dorgis! Can you draw their family trees?

Images of mixed-breed dogs

Imagine that you were creating a new species of dog. What features would you mix and what would it create? Draw it and label its characteristics.