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Thursday 11th June

Good Morning :)

Philosophical question:

What is a positive, a minus and an interesting point about school?


Word of the day:  coral


  • 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?



You have 4 questions to answer today.. 

Maths Today's lesson is called Add 4 digit numbers (more than one exchange)

There is also a mymaths activity that has been set for you if you finish with time on your hands.



See below for your spelling challenges today! 



Head over to the Year 4 Virtual Library and watch Week 2 Lesson 4 video where I read to the end of Chapter 4.  


Today is the day (some) of your dreams come true! You are becoming a mermaid/merman for the next two days!!  

I would like you to imagine you are Iris and have just bumped into the island, you are lost, can hardly see, have a boy annoying you and not to mention the stupid bird! 


Today we are going to write a diary entry as Iris. I would like us to really step into her shoes!  


First, recount the story as Iris. What happened to her? In what order? Some of you may find this tricky so I have recorded a new version of the chapter which focuses on Iris. 


Once you have listened or made your own notes on the story from Iris’ point of view, start a rough plan for your letter. Here is my plan for my letter. Some of you may choose to use this one and draft your letter which you could then improve upon tomorrow.  The challenge for you is to portray Iris’s attitude on paper! She is sassy, sarcastic and full of frustration!!  


Paragraph 1: Introduction  

  • Life couldn’t get any worse 

  • Eye sight got in trouble once again  

  • Shouldn’t have gone to find the optician  

Paragraph 2: recounting the day 

  • Sat on the rambling eye with a starfish soothing black eye  

  • Horrific day  

  • Too much of a headache to continue with journey  

  • Swimming along merrily and the island appeared!  

  • Like a beached whale rubbing sore eye  

  • Someone asked if I was his Mum or Dad!  

  • The same figure was asking questions like if I had seen any other islands. 

  • Was he stupid? If I could, I wouldn’t have a black eye!  

  • He stepped closer and we introduced ourselves.  

  • The boy was stupid, I had to explain what a Rambling Isle was. 

  • He expected me to know everything!  

  • Clueless he was. 

  • I let my frustration out by slapping the nearest rock to get the attention of...  

  • As if Oliver wasn’t annoying enough, a bird then began squawking!  My head hurt. 

Paragraph 3: Conclusion  

  • Waiting for the boy to get over the shock  

  • Peace and quiet at last  


Next there isn’t much for me to say today other than complete writing your diary entry as Iris. 

I would like to remind you of the things you should be including in your writing. There isn’t anything on here that we haven’t done at school!  


Fronted adverbials 

Subordination (fronted) 

Expanded noun phrases 

Complex sentences  

Rhetorical questions 

Dramatic/short sentences  





Ambitious adjectives/vocabulary  

Apostrophes for possession  

Subordinate conjunctions (variety) 

Co-ordinating conjunctions (variety) 


If you’re not sure what some of these things are or feel less confident, let your class teacher know during your phone call and we will include some practice work in the upcoming weeks. 



Look at the words below:

le poisson                                                l'oisseau                                                trois

Use the audio files below for support with pronunciation. 

poisson 1.wma

oisseau 1.wma


Say each of the words in turn. What sound do all the words share? That's right, oi (wa). Watch the video for some more vocabulary using oi - one of the key sounds used in the French language.

Pronunciation of "OI"

Extend your vocabulary of French words containing 'oi'. Which are nouns and which are verbs?

Can you think of any other French words that use this sound? Write them in your Home Learning Book.


Complete the poem (in French Resources) using our featured sound (oi). Write the finished poem into your Home Learning Book. How much of this poem can you translate (change) into English? Have a go ... you may just surprise yourself!


Throughout this unit, use your Core Language resource OFTEN. These are key words and phrases you are aiming to learn, say and understand over the course of the term.

Let's finish off with a traditional song, Le Bon Roi Dagobert (The Good King Dagobert). You don't need to understand the whole song, but listen out for all the words containing the 'oi' sound. Use the animation to help infer what is happening in the story. 

Le Bon Roi Dagobert

Throughout this unit, use your Core Language resource OFTEN. These are key words and phrases you are aiming to learn, say and understand over the course of the term.