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Thursday 16th April

Thursday 16th April 2020



Remember to find some time today to keep active, either indoors or outdoors.  Maybe you can involve the rest of your family too?  Joe Wicks’ daily live P.E. session can be accessed here: 


Quick Maths

Times Tables - test your knowledge by logging on to TT Rockstars for 5 or 10 minutes.  Keep practising to improve your speed and accuracy so that you are ready for our upcoming Lower Junior battle!



We will continue using the White Rose Maths home learning resources.  Remember to watch the introductory video and then complete the associated tasks.  Answers are provided for parents to check at the end.  Please follow the links below: 

Summer Term – Week 1

Lesson 3 – Compare fractions 

Summer Term – Week 1

Lesson 3 – Compare decimals



If you haven’t already done so, please log on to Spelling Shed and try to complete this week’s game 5 times.  Remember you can increase (or decrease) the difficulty if necessary. 


If you have completed this assignment and you are looking for something else, why not try one or two of the activities from the ‘Challenge Weeks’ pack.  You can use this week’s spellings or choose some of the tricky words from the Year 3/4 additional word list.


Choose one of the ideas that you created yesterday for a new adventure based on Disney’s version of The Sword in the Stone, and plan a short piece of writing using the story mountain planning sheet below.  Remember, you don’t need to write in detail on the planning sheet.  You should choose key words and phrases to jot down your ideas.


Then use your planning sheet to begin writing your short story about another animal adventure.  I would like to emphasise that this should be a short story.  Don’t worry if you don’t finish today, you could always complete it tomorrow.  Try to use some powerful verbs and remember to check your spellings and punctuation.


Try to set aside some time for quiet reading.  Have you read a good book recently that you would recommend to others?  Have you found a new author whose books you are enjoying reading?  Have you read any books from the ‘100 books to read in Year 3 and Year 4’ list?  I would love to hear about your reading, so do let me know either via our class email, or the Purple Mash blog or email tools.

If you have a Lexia or Nessy login, don't forget to keep up with your usage.  Try to spread it out throughout the week in short blocks (i.e. no more than 20 mins at a time).



People across the country have been showing their appreciation for the NHS and key workers by displaying positive messages in the windows of their homes and businesses.  Rainbows have become a key image of thanks. 

Please share any pictures, posters or displays you have already created.  Photographs can be sent via our class email and, if you are happy, I would like to display these on this class page for others to see.  If you haven’t already created anything then please have a go.  You can use any media.


Computing Continued for those who have not already completed the task

We will begin a short unit all about ‘Simulations’.  A computer simulation is a program that models a real-life situation.  Simulations let you try things out that would be too difficult, time-consuming, dangerous or expensive to do in real life.  Can you think of some examples of simulations?  Maybe you have computer games at home that are like simulations.


I have set a 2Do on the Purple Mash website which will allow you to share your initial understanding of what simulations are, how different simulations might be used and potential problems compared to real life.  There is a word bank which has pop ups of vocabulary to help you with each question.


Topic - History - Continued for those who have not already completed the task

This week’s question: Who was Mary Queen of Scots and why did she spend time at Carlisle Castle?


I have set a 2Do on the Purple Mash website which contains some information and a writing frame to help you write about the life of this key historical figure; however you may wish to extend your research using the Internet.  If you would prefer to present your work in a different way, e.g. a PowerPoint, Word document or poster (photographed) then this can be emailed to our class email address. 

Please note, you have until the end of the week to present your findings.