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Tuesday 12th May 2020



Can I identify language features of a setting description?


Read the description of the rainforest in the Word document.  This is taken from Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson (which we will hopefully be able to explore more if/when we get back into school).  Using 6 different colours, underline the parts of the description which are linked to each of the 5 senses + movement.  Use one colour for each of the senses: sight (what something looks like eg. colours, tall, hanging), sound, smell, touch (eg. sharp, smooth), taste (there may not be any for this!), and one colour for movement (verbs to describe how things move).


GPS: Use a dictionary to find the meaning of the following words:


lumbered, dappled, twilight, mauve, lagoon, shielded, secrecy, spellbound, clustered, whirl



Can I convert smaller units of time?


How many of each of these do you think you could do in 1 minute?

  • How many Jumping jacks/star jumps in 1 minute?
  • How many laps of your garden in 1 minute?
  • How many times can you write your first name in 1 minute?
  • How many times can you throw a ball in the air and catch it in 1 minute?


Estimate first then ask someone to time you (or use a timer) and see how many of each activity you can actually do in 1 minute.  Depending on the activity, 1 minute can see like a very short or a very long amount of time!


I'd like you to work through the MyMaths Yr 4 lesson called Time Conversions 2 (see picture below).  This is about converting between seconds, minutes and hours so you will need to think about your 6 times table as you can use this when dealing with 60s.  Then please have a go at the Time Conversions 2 homework task that I have set.



Log on to mymaths just using the first login (the general school username/password, not your individual second username/password).  This brings you to the main screen.  On the left hand side, click Measurement on the library menu, then scroll down to the Y4 lesson called Time Conversions 2. 

You can then click on the lesson activity which will open in a new tab.  Using the numbers at the side and the Next button (bottom right), work through the lesson. 


If you’d like some extra reasoning and problem solving practice or can’t access the MyMaths for any reason, I have attached a couple of questions in a Word doc below.

Mental Health Week


First, I'd like you to watch the video of Mrs Cutler reading the story of Huge Bag of Worries. 


Sometimes when I feel worried, I write down what it is that is worrying me to organise my thoughts and try to work out what exactly it is I am worried about.  I also ask God to help me to find a way to be less worried.  When I talk to someone about my worries, it also helps me to work through them or to feel less worried because I am not dealing with them by myself. 


Try to complete your own bag of worries, either by writing them on pieces of paper and putting them into a bag or by drawing a bag on a piece of paper and drawing or writing them in.


Think about sharing your worries with someone as a way of passing them on/having help with them rather than carrying them around with you.