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Tuesday 21st April

Word of the day: membrane   


- 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?  


0900 - 0930 - Reading 

Take a look at the Reading Comprehension tab which is on the Year 4 Remote Learning Homepage. 

There you will see our weekly comprehensions.  We shall upload a pack each week which vary in 'heat challenge'.

Take a look and see which one you feel best suits you. You may find you complete the 'spicy' with time to spare, why not try at least one of the 'hot' challenges?


Please only complete one a day, from each heat level, otherwise you will run out! 

Today you might do:

Mild - Purple 2 Reading and questions

Spicy - Peach 2 Reading and questions

Hot - Dog Runs Riot at School Reading and questions 


0930 - 1030 - Maths

Hopefully you enjoyed your Maths lesson yesterday. I know there were problems accessing the videos. I imagine this was due to the amount of children all trying to login at the same time. Hopefully this will not happen today.

Have a go at this game to warm up.

Chose level 4, fractions, unit fractions of amounts.


Then do lesson 2 from the White Rose materials. The link is

The lesson is called Write Decimals.


If you have any time left over in your Maths lessons this week, there are some more activities to complete about decimals. Please remember that these activities are entirely optional and are only to be attempted if you complete all the other learning and want an additional challenge.


1030 - 1100 - Break


1100 - 1130 - Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar

Adding the prefix mis- and revising un-, in-, dis-  














Complete the sentences using the correct word from each word family: 

  1. The Prince was right to _____ the naughty elf. 
  2. Do you _____ me to look after your hamster?  
  3. Try not to _____ the head teacher’s name. 
  4. Is it possible to learn how to ____ all the words in this dictionary?  
  5. Max trained his dog to _____ so that it always did what Max told it to. 
  6. Most children probably ______ at some time when they are little.  
  7. Do no ______ me by pretending you know all the answers! 
  8. I have a map, so I shall ____ you all back to the camp.  



Write some of your own interesting/funny sentences using the word bank above. 


1130 - 1215 - English

Listen to/Watch the beginning of Chapter 1: A simple case of tooth ach

WOW! I don’t know about you, but I'm not sure I would want to go to that dentist!  

Task 1 

Answer the following questions about what you have read:  

  1. Who was Mrs. Veal? What did she do to help get Alfie’s tooth out?  

  1. How did Alfie loose some of his teeth? 

  1. Why were Alfie’s teeth in such a bad condition?  

  1. Do you think Mr. Erstwhile should still be a dentist? In your answer refer to the text.  


Task 2  

Planning the ending of the first chapter! How did they get the tooth out in the end?  

What other peculiar things did Mr. Erstwhile try to do? Create a mind map full of different ideas – get creative!!  

Here are some of our suggestions:  

Toaster thrown down the stairs

Elephant charging the opposite direction

Parrot pulls it out

Attaches floss string to the back of a car

Eat a jawbreaker sweetie  

Please do not try these at home. 


Once you have created your idea(s) story map out how the tooth came out! Make sure with your story map you are putting it in chronological order and giving it as much detail as possible!  

After you have done your story map, read it back through and add key words or phrases around each picture.  

Finally, record yourself saying the story. Listen back, how could you improve it? You might choose to record it once or twice more making it better each time! 

You will need these recordings for tomorrows English lesson. 


NB: In the documents below you will find examples of story maps. There is a template document - this can be recreated into Enquiry books by drawing a line down one side of the page for pictures. There is no requirement or expectation for it to be printed. 


1215 - 1315 - Lunch


1315 - Enquiry

Any sensible person (and definitely your dentist) will tell you to look after your teeth. But why? What happens if you don’t? What do your teeth look like when you do? How can you look after your teeth? 


We are going to test the effect of different substances on our teeth using eggs! Egg shell has similar properties to enamel so we can use it to make reasonable conclusions. We are then going to write up what we have found. 


See documents below for full task.