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Thursday 23rd April 2020

Butterfly emerging from chrysalis

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Aaliyah has been watching the process of a butterfly ‘hatching’. She’s done some extra work on it today and shared this video with us all. 😊
Great work Aaliyah!

Please feel free to share anything you’ve been doing too!

Good Morning Year 4!

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Hi everyone! 


How many of you went and spent most of your day outside yesterday? It was GLORIOUS weather, perfect for a long walk or (like me) relaxing on a sun lounger with a book! 

My brother and I enjoying the sunshine and reading ☺️ (He also laughed at me recording Varjak Paw) 


Today's lessons; 

Morning work - improving sentences 

Maths - Fractions greater than 1 

English - Chapter 2 of How to Train your Dragon 

Topic - Saxon village life

Story - Varjak Paw 


Morning work 

Take the sentence I have written and improve it using all the skills you already know.

e.g. adding extra adjectives, creating a noun phrase, using adverbs or imperative verbs... 


For example, 

Miss Kaur sat in the garden and read her book. 


You could change this to... 

Because the weather was so bright and sunny, Miss Kaur decided she would take the opportunity to lounge in the garden soaking the beautiful, warm sun. 


Have a go on these three sentences; 

1. The family went for a walk. 

2. The playstation/xbox stopped working. 

3. Miss Kaur accidentally burnt dinner. 

Maths warm up 


You have 60 seconds (but don't worry if it takes you longer...) to answer all the questions on the sheet below. If you have a grown up nearby, why not challenge them too? 


I've attached a link to a YouTube timer for 90 seconds or 60 seconds

(You only have to use it if you want to really challenge yourself! yes




Today we will be looking at fractions greater than one, for example Mr Hill having one and a half brownies from the staff room. 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). 


Cressida reads How to Train Your Dragon: Chapter 2, Part 1

Cressida reads How to Train Your Dragon: Chapter 1
Listen to Cressida Cowell read How to Train Your Dragon: Chapter 2 'Inside the Dragon nursery'

Cressida reads How to Train Your Dragon: Chapter 2, Part 2

Listen to Cressida Cowell read How to Train Your Dragon: Chapter 2 'Inside the Dragon nursery'

Chapter 2: Inside the Dragon nursery

Questions about Chapter 2 


1.What is the name of Hiccup’s arch rival?

2. Why is he the rival?

3. What does Hiccup mean by being frightened  is not the same as being a  coward?

4. Do you agree?

5. Hiccup says, “Oh, for Thor’s sake.”

What does this mean and what does it tell us about the community that they live in?




Look at the information/page above;

1. What is the best thing about the Gronckle.

2. What is the worst thing about the Gronkle.

3. Is he a good dragon to have?



Read through the information about Who were the Anglo-Saxons? 

Carefully look at the village.. 

What is Hild's life like? 


How is it different to your life? 

Life in Anglo-Saxon Britain

BBC video about Life in Anglo-Saxon Britain

Now have a go at creating a plan/model for your own Saxon village, 

You will need to include;

  • homes for the villagers
  • space for growing crops 
  • multiple animals that will be of use
  • space for animals to graze 
  • an outbuilding for animals to take shelter 
  • outbuildings to store crops


You can be as creative as you want with this project, draw/sketch it, build it as an aerial view, use lego/junk modelling, use technology to show your village! 

You don't have to finish it all today, some of tomorrow's learning time will be allocated to it too smiley

(I've included some ideas for you below/) 


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