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Thursday 18th June

Good Morning :)

Philosophical question:

Who decides what is normal?


Word of the day: reef


  • 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?


Reading Continue with this week's tasks in the Reading Challenges area.


Maths Times Tables Rock Stars again today.

Today's Maths lesson is called Efficient subtraction

There is another puzzle to solve called Puzzling Sweet Shop.


SPaG Complete the grammar activity below.



Head over to the Year 4 Virtual Library and watch Week 3 Lesson 4 Part 1 and 2 videos where I read pages 51 – 57  


We have now met the delightfully charming Sarcastic Seaweed – do you see what I did there? Haha! 


Across today and tomorrow I would like us to go into a little more detail about the Sarcastic Seaweed! I’d like each of you to hone in on your fantastic description skills and up level this scene in the book. 


Today – describe the Seaweed with a mind map or in a short paragraph!  

  • How do they sound when they speak? 

  • What do they look like?  

  • What do they smell like?  

  • Do they share facial expressions with one another? 

  • What kind of facial expressions do they make? How do they make them? With eyebrows? 

  • How do they speak? 

  • Do they float?  

  • How do they move in the water? 

  • Why are they so sarcastic? 

  • Is there a way to subdue their sarcasm? 


Some of you may wish to draw the Seaweed as this will help you with your description. The smallest little details count! 




We have a variety of activities for you to choose from today. You will use what you have learnt at the end of last term and what you have covered so far in Term 6 to help you. We have practised numbers, telling the time (to o'clock), animal names, habitats and adjectives to describe your animals.


Activity Sheet 20 - Sentence Builder

Use the grid to build your own sentences. You are asked to cut out each phrase. You can if you wish, but you may also choose to write directly into your Home Learning Book.



 Je suis = I am


J'habite = I live



dan = in


 Your adjectives

Here are some examples:

Je suis un poisson. J'habite dans la mer. Je suis petit.

Je suis un poisson. J'habite dans la mer. Je suis un petit poisson.


if you are feeling really confident, why not use et (and) to extend your sentence:

Je suis un poisson. J'habite dans la mer et je suis un petit poisson.


Ma journee (my day)

Draw a picture of what you are doing on each hour e.g. at 9 o'clock, then 10 o'clock etc. Write the time you do each activity in French. Because time is masculine in French (told using male nouns and verbs), we say il est (he is). So, it is four o'clock  = il est quatre heures (he is four hours).


If you are feeling really confident, record what you're doing at half past. To do this, simply add et demie at the end. So, half past four would be Il est quatre heures et demie (he is four hours and a half). 


Ma menagerie (my menagerie)

First of all, find out what a 'menagerie' is. Then, make your own. You can:

  • Draw it
  • Stage it (perhaps you have animal toys)
  • Build it (with modelling clay such as play-doh or plasticine)


Whatever you do, make sure your outcome includes:

  • Animal name (in French)
  • Where the animal normally lives (in French) e.g. la mer.
  • An adjective (in French) to describe the animal.


Animal Names in French

Want to learn some more animal names in French? Have a look at the powerpoint below!


Top Trumps 

Make your own. Use French animal names and rate each of them.


You could also make a crossword, word search or anagram challenge!


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.