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W/B 6th July 2020

Summer Term second half: Week 6

 w/b 6/07/20


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





English Year 3 & 4




Read chapter 7 of The Firework Maker’s Daughter

  1. Which setting in the story did you find the most exciting? Why?
  2. Do you think Lila is a good hero? Explain.
  3. Do you think this was an effective ending? Explain
  4. Write a book review for this book – include a brief summary of the story as well as your opinion of the book. Who would you recommend the book to?

Extra challenge (optional) – write a different ending to the book.




Formal and informal language.

Firstly, can you remember what formal and informal mean? If not, look up the meanings in a dictionary or ask an adult if you don’t have a dictionary.

Then read the powerpoint below.

When you chat with your friends you use informal language – this may include slang words and abbreviations such as lol.

Newspaper reports, however, are written with formal language. It is important that the grammar is correct in formal language, that there are no slang words and no abbreviations. So instead of writing ‘don’t’ you would write ‘do not’.

Have a go at writing some sentences in informal language then change them to formal language. You may do your own or use the sheets below.




 Today you are going to plan your newspaper article. There in an example of a plan below if you want to use that or you can create your own format for a plan. Remember a subheading for each planning section.

Look at the powerpoint to remind yourself about newspaper article writing. 

Read the newspaper checklist to make sure you have planned for each point.  Also look at the Newspaper Writing Word Mat as it may give you some ideas.

Think of a few ideas for headlines then choose the one you think is the most powerful. Remember on a plan you do not need to write in full sentences – you can write notes and individual words to prompt you when you are writing it up in full.





Today you are going to start writing your newspaper report. Make this your best piece of writing you have done all year. Read the checklist again to remind yourself of what is needed for a Newspaper article.

Your newspaper report should be in formal language and in chronological order which means in the order things actually happened. Make your article eye catching with an amazing headline and an eye-catching picture or diagram. Make your writing interesting with powerful language and include cohesion.




Today you are going to finish your newspaper report and edit it. All Newspapers have editors – editing is very important and all authors do it.

Check that you have powerful vocabulary. Is your headline going to attract people’s attention? Have you used formal language? Does your writing flow well through using cohesion? Check you have capital letters where needed and also check your punctuation.



See Purple Mash for the spellings for your year group, choose the next week to the last one you have done.

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 also on Purple Mash

Year 4 - pay particular attention to any of the year 3 and 4 words you are unsure of.  How many of you know them all now? 


FWMD chapter 7


Summer Term second half: Week 5

 w/b 06/07/20


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

Please remember to go on TT Rockstars and Mathletics too.



White Rose Maths Summer Term – Week 11 (w/c 6th June)


Maths Year 3

Maths Year 4



Watch the videos online at

Links below for the WRM sheets



Watch the videos online at

Links below for the WRM sheets


Lesson 1

Measure mass


Identify angles

Lesson 2

Compare mass

Compare and order angles

Lesson 3

Add and subtract mass


Lesson 4

Measure capacity


Lesson 5

Maths Challenge

Get the activity from the website on Friday

Maths Challenge

Get the activity from the website on Friday


• Can you remember what a fossil is? How are fossils formed? Discuss with someone in your house then read the points on the slides.
• In order for an organism to become fossilised it needs specific conditions. This is why not
all prehistoric animals became fossils. Look at the common fossils on the slides. For each one think about what kind of animal it was. Then go through the information for each.
• What do you think we would know about dinosaurs and other prehistoric organisms if we didn’t have

Look at the pictures showing a variety of fossils. Group the fossils in as many ways as you can according to what you can see. You may want to use the internet or books to find out more about some of the fossils - remember to ask an adult before using the internet. 

Record your groups on one of the worksheets. 

You could organise the Picture Cards into groups, then take photos of each grouping to print off and annotate on a large
sheet of paper. When finished, complete the fact file about fossils on worksheet 7C.


Something different:

• Remember that a palaeontologist is a scientist who studies fossils to find out about plants and
animals that lived millions of years ago. Palaeontologists have to work very carefully to excavate fossils without damaging them.
• Today you are going to see how difficult the work of a palaeontologist is. You will need a chocolate chip biscuit (or a biscuit with raisins in) and your challenge it to take out as many of the chocolate chips as you can without breaking them.  Use various tools, e.g. cocktail sticks, tweezers, clay tools, etc. Which do you think is most appropriate.
• How many did you get out without breaking? How much harder do you think this would be for a palaeontologist working with rock instead of a crumbly biscuit? 





Our big question for RE is based on Christianity WHAT KIND OF WORLD DID JESUS WANT?


Last session we thought about how members of the clergy follow Jesus’ teaching.

This week we are continuing to think about how Jesus’ teaching impacts on a Christian’s life.


First: watch the video below with Archbishop of York, Rt. Rev. John Sentamu, explaining what makes somebody a Christian.  Near the end he says “In order to be a Christian is to let Christ live afresh in your life, changing you day by day”.  Think about what this means, if you have an adult working with you, ask them what they think it means.


Consider our big question of ‘what kind of world does Jesus want?’  Think about your learning so far and what the Gospel stories and Rev’d West tell us about how being a Christian, impacts on life.  How might it affect a Christian’s day to day life and choices? For example: how might a Christian respond to news stories, be with family, use their free time, etc?


Watch this video of Helen who tells the story of how becoming a Christian, changed the course of her life.  As you watch make notes about how her life changed and why.


Finally, write actual examples of how Christians try to show love to all (think about what Helen said and your previous work on the parables and stories).  If you know someone who is a Christian you could ask them how they try to show love to all or you could think of examples that we have done at school.




Thank you to Elizabeth for this link. It's great!

How about having a go at making some music that sounds like a volcano erupting or an earthquake happening. No scaring any animals or people in your house though 


Also remember you have Charanga for music. Music is always a great thing to be doing. 




Have a go at the coding task on Mash - Guard the Castle!






Using the rocks you have collected for science this term, how about doing some rock painting? You could turn your rocks into creatures, or paint patterns on them. 


Another art idea: imagine that the crack in the road in this picture opened up to expose a whole other world - get creative and create an underground world. You could draw or paint it or even make a collage of it. What or who would be living in your underground world? What would it look like? Would there be plants and if so what would they look like? Would there be rivers or lakes? The possibilities are endless - it is entirely up to you what your underground world is like.