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W/B 15th June 2020

Summer Term second half: Week 3

 w/b 15/06/20


We will be categorising work as MUSTSHOULD and COULD to help you choose the most important tasks first.


MUST will generally include English and Maths

SHOULD will usually be topic related

COULD will sometimes include more more creative and fun tasks or more challenging tasks



 Maths: The White Rose Maths materials are being delivered in line with the BBC bitesize maths.


Lessons for Monday – Friday (challenge) have been posted; you can revisit the WRM website for the challenge on Friday! 


Please remember to use  TT Rockstars and Mathletics regularly too.


White Rose TOP TIP

(Thank you to a parent that shared this capability with us!)


If you 'download' the worksheet, but don't have access to a printer, there is 'draw tool' near the top right. Children can complete on screen and then you can save it with their work on. 






White Rose Maths Summer Term – Week 8 (w/c 15th June)


Maths Year 3

Maths Year 4



Watch the videos online at

Links above for the WRM sheets



Watch the videos online at

Links above for the WRM sheets


Lesson 1

Order Fractions


Write decimals

Lesson 2

Add fractions

Compare decimals

Lesson 3

Subtract fractions

Order decimals

Lesson 4

Problem solving with fractions

Round decimals

Lesson 5

Maths Challenge

Get the activity from the website

These challenges get progressively harder -  ideal to work through as a team with any members of your family!

Maths Challenge

Get the activity from the website

These challenges get progressively harder -  ideal to work through as a team with any members of your family!

English years 3 & 4

In English this week you are going to write a story. You can base it on The Firework-Maker's Daughter or maybe you would prefer to write your own adventure story. You should include the English skills that you have been practising over the last couple of weeks such as dialogue, expanded noun phrases, adverbs and  adverbial phrases which you will do on Monday this week. Also remember to write in paragraphs, use neat handwriting and correct punctuation - make sure you are using capital letters in the correct place and full stops where needed. Also use interesting vocabulary and powerful verbs. Include words from the year 3/4 list. 


Lila (or a character of your choosing) has to go on a new adventure. She has found out about a special type of firework called Whirlpool-Whizz-Pop. This firework has a magic ingredient and to get that ingredient Lila has to go to the Kawah Ijen lake at Ijen volcano . She will need to leave a letter for her father explaining where she has gone and why. 

Ijen volcano in East Java contains the world's largest acidic volcanic crater lake, called Kawah Ijen, famous for its turquoise color. Lila will need to take a gift for the lake guardian in order to get the ingredient as well as stay safe. 

Write this new adventure for Lila in your story. 


ENGLISH Years 3 & 4


Read chapter 4 of the Firework Maker’s Daughter this week. It is up to you when you read it. The chapters are attached below for you.

Think about the setting and the characters in the book from what you have read so far as you will be using those in your own story writing.



This week you will be working towards writing a story based on the Firework-Maker’s Daughter - see the information above for the story subject. 

Today you are going to do some revision on adverbs and adverbial phrases.

Have a look at the powerpoint below to remind yourself what an adverbial phrase is then complete the worksheets provided OR write some of your own sentences including adverbs and/or adverbial phrases.



Write notes on the setting and your main character for your story. Use subheadings to help you organise your notes.

Are you going to have Lila as your main character? If so then make notes on what you know about her.

If you are creating a new character – who are they? What do they look like? How do they behave? What are their likes and dislikes?

Where is the story set? What do you know from reading the book so far? Do you want to add anything? Make notes so your reader will get a great picture in their head of your setting.





Today you will plan your story. Take your time with your planning and include as much information as you can to help when you write your story. There is a planning sheet attached for you to use or you may like to design your own planning format to include sections of your choice.

Remember on a plan that you do not need to write in full sentences. It is just for notes.

The more you put on your plan, the more useful it will be to you when you actually write your story.





Start writing your story.

You have Thursday and Friday to write your story.

Remember to include: -

  • Paragraphs
  • expanded noun phrases
  • dialogue (check you have punctuated it correctly )
  •  remember to start a new line for each person  speaking
  • adverbs and adverbial phrases
  • neat joined up handwriting 
  • correct punctuation

Make sure you have a really interesting first paragraph in your story to capture your readers’ interest.

In your story include a description of your characters (especially the main character) and the setting. Getting to know the characters and the setting really helps the reader engage with the story.




Finish writing your story


When you have finished your story, read it through and edit it - check for spelling mistakes. Check you have used capital letters in the correct places. Check you have correct punctuation. Can you improves any sentences with an E2 edit?




See Purple Mash for the spellings for your year group, Summer 2 Week 3

There are two quizzes set on Purple Mash, one for each year group. You may choose just to do the one for your year group, or you could do both.

Look cover write check sheets are on Purple Mash and also below.



Story planning templates - you may choose one of these or make your own

Spelling Look Cover Write Check sheets


(wider curriculum)


Science 1:


  • Do you know what the word ‘erosion’ means? Look up its definition then look at the slides attached.

  • Although rocks are generally very hard and strong, it is possible to wear them away. Look at the pictures of the Grand Canyon on the slides. The formations were formed over thousands of years by water wearing away (eroding) the rock.

  • How do you think we could set up an experiment to test different rocks to see how much they wear away? 

  • Look at the suggestion on the slides.

  • Do you know what the word ‘permeable’ means? Look up its definition then go

    through the explanation on the slides.

  • How could you test the permeability of different rocks? Think about it then go through the explanation on the slides


This week you are going to plan and carry out a permeability test on the rocks you have collected over the last two weeks. Remember to make your test a fair test. There are three different worksheets attached for you to choose from. Year 4s please use worksheet 3C.

Test each of your rocks to see if the rock absorbs the water or if it just runs off. Then order the rocks from the most permeable to the least permeable.


What have you found out from our experiment? How do your results help you to find out what different rocks would be useful for? If you did the experiment again would you change anything? Why? 

(e.g. chalk is good for blackboards and writing on playgrounds because it wears away easily and so leaves a mark; granite and marble are very hard so they do not wear away easily, making them good for kitchen worktops, etc.)



Science 2:


  • What have you found out about rocks and their characteristics so far? 

  • How many rocks can you name? 

  • You will now be carrying out some research to find out how different rocks are used

    and why they are used for that purpose. What different sources can we use to find out the information we need? 



Cut out the Rock Cards and turn them upside down. Choose one at a time and find out some information about the rock you chose.
Use the internet to research your rock and its properties and uses - always check with your adults about using the internet.

Write some information bullet points about your rock. You could include images and photos from the internet as well as

You could make a book about the different rocks you have researched. 



Our big question for RE is based on Christianity what kind of world did Jesus want? 


This week we are thinking about how Jesus’ and his Disciples actions influence the choices of a Christian today.


Think about stories of Jesus you know where he helps others, performs a miracle or tells a ‘parable’ to teach others how to act.


E.g. Zacchaeus (Jesus helps others), Feeding of the 5000 (miracle) or the Parable of the lost sheep.


 Write as many as you can in a list.


Research in a Bible, or online, to find more examples to add to your list. 


Challenge yourself and write down where they are in the Bible e.g. Zacchaeus (the tax collector) Luke 19.1-10.  You may find some are written about in more than one place.



- If you have a Bible try using the index at the back of your Bible, remember which section of the Bible Jesus is in, old or new testament? Some Bibles have different sections at the front such as ‘Miracles of Jesus’ or ‘Parables of Jesus’.

-Search terms could include: ‘miracles of Jesus’, ‘forgiveness’, ‘parable’.



We would like you to show us how one of the stories you listed, demonstrate how Jesus responds and how this teaches Christians today how to behave.


You could:


1. Make a poster with one of the stories/parable/miracle in the centre with how Jesus responded, then how Fishers of People and Christians today might demonstrate this in a modern scenario.


2. Create a ‘then and now’ comic strip to show Jesus’ stories in action today, e.g. ‘then’ could be Jesus meeting Zacchaeus, ‘now’ could be you befriending someone unpopular.


3. Or show your understanding of this with an activity of your choice.


Don’t forget to send us photographs of your activity.




Continue to explore the Charanga Yumu online learning platform.

You could write your own song about Volcanoes.

Do you know any songs about volcanoes?



Daily sessions with Joe Wicks on YouTube Channel at 9am.

Have you tried an Oti Mabuse dance tutorial or Just Dance session (also on YouTube)? CosmicYoga and GoNoodle are good fun too!



There are two tasks set on Purple Mash - to programme airplanes to take off, and to create a snail race. Click the question mark for guidance. If you find those challenges too easy, use what you have learned to programme something wacky - a plane crash or a snail disappearing or going in circles for example!




Have some fun learning French at



Pupils: Please do not go online unless you have permission from your parents and make sure your parents are able to supervise you. Online safety is important.


Thank you! 😊

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