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Friday 24th April 2020

Good Morning Year 4


It's Friday! Yay! 

There are so many things that I have been thankful for during this week, the biggest being the fact that so many of your grown ups have been in touch and let me know how you are all doing! 


Thank you to Grace for sending in a picture for my mum to give to one of the elderly people she works with (if anyone else would like to, you have till Tuesday to send it to me). It is a small act of kindness and I know it will mean the world to them and bring a smile to their faces! 


Our plan for today; 

Morning work - Spelling test 

English (with Art) - Dragon trump card 

Maths - Fractions 

Computing - E-safety

Topic - Saxon village (finishing off time) 

Story - How to Train your Dragon


Spelling test 

Please test your child on their group words. 

Miss Kaur's spelling group words

All with the 'sc' sound 

  1. science

  2. scene

  3. abscess

  4. scissors

  5. ascend

  6. scented

  7. descend

  8. crescent


Mr Hill's spelling group words 

  1. Beautiful
  2. Half
  3. Sugar
  4. Wild
  5. Parents
  6. Everybody 


I have set new spellings for next Friday (Friday 1st May)

Miss Kaur's spelling group words 

All with the suffix 'sion' 

  1. division
  2. collision
  3. explosion
  4. corrosion
  5. conclusion
  6. extension
  7. comprehension
  8. evasion
  9. intrusion


Mr Hill's spelling group

Common homophones 

  1. Are 
  2. Our 
  3. Poor 
  4. Pour
  5. Break 
  6. Brake 


Today I would like you to start by getting a sheet of plain paper and drawing your OWN dragon. This dragon will be unique as it is yours... No two dragons are the same, yours could be scaly or smooth, could have large sharp teeth or small ones. It is entirely up to you! 

I have included some images to help you draw your dragon... 

Remember, this part of the lesson is quite like an Art lesson, take your time, sketch your outline out gently and then add more defined lines/features for your dragon. 

Book images

Once you have drawn your dragon, you are going to create your dragon 'Trump Card', similar to the ones in the story... 



First you need to name your dragon. 


Then you need to create a written description for your dragon, using descriptive language like 'This magnificent and terrifying creature with enormous scales and smooth, sharp talons with piercing green eyes lurks in large caves, it sneaks slowly in and out of the shadows..' 


Here are some adjectives to help you: 

Powerful, terrifying, straggly, unpleasant, vicious

amusing, suspiciously, pounding, popping

clammy, squirming, churning, groggily,

cautiously, ominous, gigantic, terrified, furiously.


Once you have finished your description, copy it neatly onto your tea stained paper you made earlier this week, so it looks like the ones from the story... 

(I've done one too... scroll down to see it!) 

Miss Kaur's dragon work....

Maths Starter

Have a go on 'Hit the Button' doubles and halves challenge (up to 50) 




Today we will be looking at  counting in fractions, if I was to order pizza for 5 people, everyone gets 1/4 of a pizza each, I would could. 1/4, 2/4 (or better yet, 1/2), 3/4, 1 whole and finally 1 whole and 1/4 (Well I guess I'll have to have a little extra as I can't let 3/4 of the second pizza go to waste!).

Please go through the powerpoint presentation and choose the option sheet you would like to complete, you do not need to print the sheet out (the answer page will be at the end of the pdf). 


I have also included an extension task for you (please remember that you do not HAVE to complete the extension). 


Watch the YouTube video about staying safe on the internet and then complete the E-Safety to do on purple mash. If you cannot access purple mash, please list the things that are safe and unsafe to do on the internet. For example... telling someone online your address? Is that safe or unsafe? 

Being Safe on the Internet video

The internet can be an amaze-ing place to explore, but it's also good to practice online safety. Some tips include being careful about sharing personal information...


Listen to the author Cressida Cowell read How To Train Your Dragon. 

Cressida reads How to Train Your Dragon: Chapter 3

Chapter 3 of How to Train Your Dragon.

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