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Thursday 7th May

Good Morning Year 4!

You have made it to Thursday - well done. Please keep up the hard work today :)

Here are today's activities - 

Maths =

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

2. 'White Rose Hub Home Learning' using this link -

Using the link above, watch the video and complete the activity for: WEEK 2 LESSON 4 'HUNDREDTHS ON A PLACE VALUE GRID' . The activity and answers are on the white rose website but I have also put the PDF activity and answers below.

Literacy =

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

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

Create your own funny poem to perform about your time so far in lock down.

1.Think about the following:

What have you been doing each day? (e.g. school work, reading, playing out in your garden/yard, watching TV, playing games, etc.)

What have your siblings been doing?

What have your parents/guardians been doing?

How can you make it funny?

Can you repeat any sections? This could be a chorus.


2.It might help to think of some rhyming words or phrases associated with your topic before you write the poem. However, don’t be tempted to use silly words just because they rhyme! Ensure the rhyming words still allow the poem to make sense.

Below are some ideas for rhyming words:

Bored, poured, scored, assured

Asleep, heap, keep, creep, leap

Keeping fit - regretting it - loving it

Exercise, disguise, surprise, recognise

School, pool, fool, cool, drool (!), ridicule

Sunshine, skyline, goal line, headline, define

NHS, impress, success, nevertheless, fancy dress


3.Can you include some of the reduplicative phrases (flip-flop phrases) that you investigated yesterday? Use some ideas from the tables below.

Here are a couple of clips that might help you with your poem/rap. om/watch?v=w- 5o11xZzwM (start – 6:00mins) om/watch?v=Yh-

nwPZxSmY om/watch?v=RCkM- IJew3Q


4.Write down your poem. Read it through out loud (remember this is for a performance!) Can you change any words to improve it?

There is no specific format for your poem - be as creative as you like!

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 of Varjak Paw here:

3. Complete an activity on read theory or a reading activity from classroom secrets to complete.

Spellings =

After learning words that start with a 'il-' or 'ill-' prefix this week, I have set the same quiz based on these spelling words from Monday. Hopefully, now that you've learnt these words, your score will have improved since Monday. I've set the quiz as 'Thursday 7th May - Quiz' in your 'to do' folder on Purple Mash

PE =

Choose some activities from this week's timetable for the Lancashire youth Games using the link below.

Science =

Continuing with our science topic of 'sound', this week we are going to be looking at the pitch of a sound.

Using the information and videos on the PowerPoint below, explore what 'pitch' is and how the pitch can be made high or low in different instruments.


Activity = Your challenge is to use what you have learnt about pitch to create a set of pan pipes that will create sounds of different pitches and to explain how to change the pitch. You will use straws, scissors, sticky tape and string to make the pan pipes if you don't have one of the materials at home, what could you use instead of it that would still work? The last 2 slides on the PowerPoint explain your activity in more detail with a diagram of the pan pipes. 

Please send me a picture of your pan pipes or even better, a video of you playing your pan pipes!