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Monday 4th May

Good morning Year 4!

I hope you are ready for another week of home learning. I know it is harder to motivate yourself to do some work at home but you are doing so well - please keep it up! Try to at least complete the Maths and Literacy activities each day.


As always, I've set some to dos on Purple Mash based on your times tables. Please try to complete these as learning your times tables is very important. These repeat every week but you can do them as many times as you want. I've set our usual 25 questions times tables and some specific ones on your x6, x7 and x8 as these are the ones that we don't know as well as others. 


Maths =

1.Complete the times table to dos on Purple Mash.

2.We are going to be continuing with 'White Rose Hub Home Learning' this week as I was SO impressed with how you got on with it last week.

Using the link below, watch the video and complete the activity for: WEEK 2 LESSON 1 'DIVIDING 2 DIGIT BY 10' (remember if we divide by 10, our digits move one place backwards)  NOT the week beginning 4th May as we need to continue with where we were up to last week. Make sure you follow the lessons in order as they follow on from each other so don't jump to week 2 if you didn't get chance to complete week 1 last week.

Literacy =

Our focus for this weeks Literacy home learning is: 'Performance Poetry'.

Get your cameras ready as you delve into the world of performance poetry. You could be the next star of Britain’s Got Talent!

When following links online, parents should monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online.


1. Read and enjoy the poem using the PDF below. Watch Michael Rosen perform his poem 'Hot Food'. om/watch?v=Akwm2UZ J34o

2. Practice reading the poem putting your own actions and noises/sounds to it. Use the Youtube video to help you.

3. Can you write your own poem about hot food? What is your favourite hot food? Who might be eating the hot food with you? Your brother? Nan? Mum? Auntie? Friend? etc.

Consider the last section of the poem where ‘Dad’ puts the food in his mouth. How could you change this? What actions might the person do? E.g. screwing up their face, closing their eyes, fanning their mouth etc.

4. Practice your poem with actions. How will you make it funny? Can you change the volume or the pitch of your voice to emphasise certain words? Watch the clip again to see how Michael Rosen does this. What effect does this have on your poem?

5. Perform your poem and film it. Please email your video of you performing your poem to:

Reading =

1. Please make sure you are reading your book at least 20 minutes daily - there are lots of free books to read online via EPIC (a free app) or the library service.

2. Listen to me reading chapter 13 of Varjak Paw here:

3. Complete an activity on read theory or IDL if you a log on.


Spelling =

Complete the 'Monday 4th May Quiz' on Purple Mash. All of the spellings start with either an 'il-' or

'ill-' prefix. We will be learning these spellings throughout the week and completing the quiz again at the end of the week so don't worry if you find it tricky!


Picture News - Read and enjoy this week's news story using the PDF below.


Our artist from the North West this week is Take That.They are from Manchester so not too far from us and I bet if you ask your mum about them, they could probably tell you some facts (my mum definitely could anyway!).

Activity = Have a listen to their song 'The Greatest Day'.  Do you like it?  Does it make you want to move? Can you find the pulse? Do you know any other Take That songs? If you've got time, research a few more of their songs. Which is your favourite?