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Monday 18th May

                                                                                   Good Citizen Week


This week, Sussex Road is going to have a Good Citizen Week. We have seen so many acts of kindness during lockdown  in the news, on television and across social media.. Clapping for the NHS and carers, donating and fund raising are just some examples that come to mind. We are sure you can think of many more.





Your challenge is to show kindness each day, either to family members in your household or towards people in the wider community. We have included some ideas to get you started:  say hello to your neighbour, write a letter, make a drink for your family. However, kindness comes in many ways so please feel free to think of your own. Being kind is guaranteed to make you smile and will cheer everyone up.

As a good citizen, just make sure you maintain a social distance of 2 metres. 



Philosophical question:

Today's question: What do you miss most at the moment?


Word of the day: simultaneously


  • Find out what it means and write the definition in your own words!   

  •  What is its word class?   

  • How many syllables does it have (clap each syllable to help you)? 

  •  Make a list of synonyms and antonyms   

  •  Can you use it in an interesting sentence?  

  • Are you able to use it, appropriately, when you are speaking or in any of your writing opportunities?



As a starter today please play this game.

Click play game, one player, short game, year 4, then the small arrow on the right. You can then play.


We are now on Weeks 5 of the Whits Rose materials. Please note that we are not doing Lesson 1, but we are starting with Lesson 2 which is called Equivalent Fractions (1) The worksheet and answer sheet for this lesson are below in the Maths documents.

You might need the fraction wall that has been placed in the documents to help you answer the questions.



SPaG:See below in the documents.



Our next English writing challenge is going to be writing a persuasive letter!

So, what is our letter going to be about?  


The purpose of your letter is to persuade Alfie to go to the dentist! You must become Winnie and as his social worker it is your job to convince him! 


So, how do you structure a persuasive letter?  Can you remember? Look at the PowerPoint pdf below to refresh your memory! 

Also take a look at the different features you may find within a persuasive letter - what must you include to make your writing persuasive?


Fantastic! You should now know what you must include to make it a persuasive letter!


Today we are going to start focusing on planning the ‘persuasive argument'. To start you need to introduce your argument, this needs to be succinct and portray your opinion.  

 The Introduction: 

  • Why are you writing this letter? 

  • What is the purpose of the letter?  

  • What do you want the outcome of the letter to be?  

  • What do you believe in strongly enough to write a letter?  

What sentence openers could you use?  

  • I am writing this letter... 

  • I am writing to you to let you know...  

  • Anyone who...  

  • I would like to take this opportunity to...  

  • Having been a social worker for....  


Today is your chance to play around and see what works for you. What sounds best? Your introduction needn’t be any more than 3 or 4 sentences!  


What you must not do: 

  • Do not provide any reasons/arguments in your introduction. You are merely stating why you are writing the letter! Save the arguments for tomorrow... 



We have used scientific words such as ‘nutrients’ and ‘energy’ this term. Today, we are going to focus on what healthy food choices look like and why they are important. But first, let’s recap what we already know about the digestive system – click on the link to watch this video for an excellent demonstration of what happens at each stage.



Read the Lesson Plan for full instructions.

Grammar Document