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Tuesday 14th April

Tuesday 14th April 2020



Have you joined in with Joe Wicks’ daily live P.E. session yet, which he streams live from 9-9:30am every weekday morning?  You can access it using the following link:


Alternatively, or in addition, why not go out into the garden (hopefully with the sun shining again) and run some laps, practise your throwing, catching and aiming skills, or set up an obstacle course or circuits for you and your family to complete.


Quick Maths

Times Tables - test your knowledge by logging on to TT Rockstars for 5 or 10 minutes.  There is currently a Lower Junior battle between the Y3 and Y4 classes and when that is finished we will hopefully set up a battle involving our class, so keep practising to improve your speed and accuracy.


Alternatively, try one of the times tables games from the pack below (if you haven’t already done so).  


We would like to trial using the White Rose Maths home learning resources which have been created specifically for use during the school closures.  We do use the White Rose Maths scheme of work in school, so hopefully these tasks should support or follow-on from work already completed in class.  Each session involves watching an introductory video and then completing the associated tasks.  Answers are provided for parents to check at the end.  Please follow the links below:

Summer Term – Week 1

Lesson 1 – Equivalent fractions

Summer Term – Week 1

Lesson 1 – Make a whole



Remember, you can log on to the Star Reader website and complete book quizzes at home or, if you are struggling to find books within your ZPD range, try reading and taking quizzes on the articles which can be found on the Accelerated Reader homepage. 


You can also access free eBooks on the Oxford Owl website, though your parents will need to register using their email address in order to access them.  Many of the books on there have a Star Reader quiz.


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).



In our guided reading sessions we were reading King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, retold by Marcia Williams.

In legends, swords often play a very important part.  In fact they almost become a character in the story.  Read the poem by Roger Stevens which uses kennings to describe a sword in a two-word phrase.  Kennings were often used by the Anglo Saxons and Vikings who were beginning to invade Britain and drive out the Britons or Celts at this time in history.  They are a riddle which describes the object without actually telling you what it is.

Can you describe King Arthur’s sword using your own powerful words, phrases and kennings?


Please log on to Spelling Shed and complete the online activity set for you this week.


Topic - History

We haven’t quite finished last term’s topic – Border Battles

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


A 2Do has been set 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, this task does not have to be completed today – you have until the end of the week to present your findings.