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Class 4's Lockdown Adventures

I know how much you are all missing each other in Class 4. Enjoy browsing through each other's Lockdown projects and find out what your friends have all been up to! 

Today's Learning

Wednesday 15th July 2020

Good morning Class 4.


Wake Up Work: Wednesday  

         Key Question

You find this key. What does it open?


Describe what happens when you find out …


Use all of your senses to describe what happens.


SPaG: Determiners

Whilst you have been speaking, you have been using determiners before your nouns. Determiners come before nouns (or noun phrases) to introduce the noun and give the reader important information about them.

What can you see in this picture?


Task: Use the different types of determiners to write a description.

Reading: Rickshaw Girl Chapter 13

Read chapter 13 using the PDF file and audio.

Task: We have now finished this uplifting story. Did you enjoy it? What did you enjoy the most? Least? Can you write a short book review sharing your thoughts and ideas? You may like to use the template provided.  Please send it to me so I can enjoy reading your feedback.

Rickshaw Girl Chapter 13.mp3

Writing: Marvellous Memories Todays Task: Today, I would like you to complete the final section of your Marvellous Memories poster.


My message to Class 3

Think of 3-4 top tips or things that you think will really help prepare them for year 4. Use effective, descriptive  language where possible.


Wonderful Wishes

Think about what you hope to achieve in Class 5. It may be a particular thing you would hope to learn about, or to continue to improve your handwriting, put up your hand more when you don’t understand something, read the question more than once etc.



Maths:   Warm Up


Money Money Money

Lesson 3: Comparing Amounts of Money

Textbook pages: 66-68

LI: To be able to compare amounts of money.


In Focus task: My friend cannot decide which fruit and vegetables to buy and wants to compare the prices. Which digit do you think my friend should look at first when comparing the amounts? Why? What if this digit is the same, what should he compare next? Which item is the most expensive/least expensive? How do you know?


Compare the prices of pineapples and mangoes (Let's Learn). How much is each item? Compare the pounds, thinking aloud. Repeat the same process with each comparison, thinking aloud to make the process explicit to pupils, e.g. Tomatoes and oranges both have the same digit in the pounds column so that means I need to compare the value in the pence column or the tenths and hundredths. Instead of writing the words 'greater than' and 'less than' every time, I wonder what symbols I could use?





















PSHE: Internet Safety

Last week we thought about all the different things you use the internet for. Hopefully you have a list in your book. This week we are going to think about things we might see on the internet that worry us and what we should do about it. Draw a line with a ruler down the middle of your book. On one side write something that might worry you on the internet. An example might be receiving an email from someone you don't know. On the other side write what you would do about it. An example might be tell your teacher. To help you, look at the list you created last week to see what you might do on the internet. 


Art: Rangoli Patterns

Rangoli is an art form in which patterns are created on the floor, often by the house entrance. They are absolutely stunning!

  1. Materials such as coloured rice, dry flour, coloured sand or flower petals are used
  2. They are usually made during Diwali or other Hindu festivals. Rangolis are thought to bring good luck
  3. The religious significance is that gods are attracted towards Rangoli designs therefore invited  into the house
  4.  Rangoli designs can be simple geometric or flower and petal shapes. Sometimes Indian gods and important animals are included.


Task: Create your own Rangoli design using a grid or pre designed template OR use coloured chalks if you have them and design it outside! Using the large outdoor stencil

 tip: Rotate the stencil to achieve a full design.

Please send me lots of photographs


Have a great day

Love Mrs Robinson

Tuesday 14th July 2020

Good morning Class 4.


Wake Up Work: Tuesday  


Instructions: This riddle has been started for you.

Task: No one can reach me

They say there’s a pot of gold at the end


What will you write next?

Here are some ideas…


I look like,   I have,   I am,   I come out when


Can you use 3 expanded noun phrase in your sentences?


How can you use the following sentence openers? adverb? Ing word? Fronted Adverbial?


Now make up your own riddle and email it to a class member to work out.

Here are some riddles for you and an adult to try and solve. The answers are at the bottom of the page.


SPaG: Homophones

A homophone is a word that sounds the same as another word, but its spelling or meaning is different. You are all really good at these already so have a practice and consolidate all your knowledge today.




Task 1: Land Ahoy!

On Sunday, we went for a little trip down the river. Read my diary entry carefully and correct all the homophones.


Dear Diary,

What a great way to start the weekend! The son was shining, the whether was grate and it was the start of the weakend. We halled ourselves onto the boat and road up river for an hour towards the bridge wear we stopped for sum tee and tied the boat to a post with a tight not. Josh was sad not have scene a wail but we did remind him that he was not at see! After a further too ours, we road back to the harbour wear we used the ors to pull ourselves to the shore.


Task 2: Attached are some fun practice activities. You may like to choose one, two or all of them to do.



Rickshaw Girl Chapter 12 .mp3

Reading: Rickshaw Girl Chapter 12


Read chapter 12 using the PDF file and audio.


Task: Imagine you are a reporter working for the local news. Write a list of questions you would like to ask Naima if you could interview her at this point in the story.



I have attached the template in case you didn't get a chance to start it yesterday. 

Maths:   Warm Up

Money Money Money


Lesson 2: Writing Amounts of Money

Textbook pages: 63-65

LI: To be able to write amounts of money as decimals.


In Focus task. Think about which child has written the amount displayed correctly.

We already know 10p = 1⁄10 of £1. What would 1p be?






Look at the image from Let's Learn 1. How many 1p coins are equivalent to £1? How can we write 1p as a fraction of £1? How can we write 1p in £ as a decimal?



 Use the same process for 5p (Let's Learn 2) and 50p (Let's Learn 3), then work through Let's Learn 4.

Have you written the amounts correctly? How do we know they are correct? What should we do to find the total?



During Guided Practice, you are writing amounts of money as decimals.



Virtual Sports Afternoon


Mrs Roll has set you a really fun and exciting sports day with a difference. You may not be able to complete this today and it may work better on a different afternoon. If this is the case then why not spend some time this afternoon catching up with any outstanding work, finishing off your island stories from last week, writing in your diary, read a book, design your own sports day with a difference or research the history of sports days in schools and create something to share with the school.


If you are able to do the Virtual Sports day, then the first thing to do is to change into your house colours.


You will receive five house points per activity that you complete. So, if you manage to do all 10 activities, you could win 50 house points for your team, just for taking part! For each age group, the winner will receive an extra 5 points, 2nd place 3 points and 3rd place 2 points!


There is a spreadsheet attached which you can use to record your scores. Remember, everyone receives house points for joining in!


The house colour with the most points wins. Please take photos if you can completing the activities and send them to Mrs Roll:

Please make sure all photos and results are with Mrs Roll by midday on Monday 20th July so that she has time to collate scores and find out the winning house before the end of term!

The list of ten activities is below:


  • Vertical jump (in cm) Stand next to a wall, bend your knees and jump as high as you can in the air...raise your arm closest to the wall to mark a spot! Have 3 attempts...record the highest jump.
  • Standing long jump (in cm) Stand with your legs together, propel your arms and jump forwards as far as you can! Have 3 attempts and record the furthest jump. You must measure from where the back of you back foot lands.
  • Bounce a ball on a racket (number) How many times can you bounce a ball on a racket before it falls off? If you don’t have a ball and a racket, use a pair of rolled up socks and a frying pan (ask permission first!) or the palm of your hand.
  •  Keepie Uppies (seconds) How long can you keep a ball up in the air…without using your hands? If you haven’t got a ball, use a pair of rolled up socks.
  • Target throw (number) you’ll need a bucket/washing up bowl and a small ball (or those socks again!) Measure 3 metres (KS1) or 6 metres (KS2) away from the bucket. Count the number of times you get your ball into the bucket in 2 mins.
  •  Stand Up Sit Down (number) For this, you will need a chair. How many times can you sit down and stand up in one minute? You must not use your hands! Start sitting down and count 1 every time you sit.
  • Blindfold balance (seconds) Find something around your house that you can use as a blindfold. Tie it around your eyes so you can see anything! Balance on your weakest leg. Time how long you can go before you put your strong foot down. Try 3 times and record your best time.
  • Star jumps (number) How many star jumps can you do in a minute? A star jump is only complete once both feet are back on the floor and next to each other.
  •  Step up (number) Find a stair, inside or outside. Stand close to the step and step onto it…one foot at a time and then back down off the step, again one foot at a time. Every time your second foot reaches the floor again, count 1. See how many you can do in one minute.
  • Sprints (seconds) Find a 5m stretch of land. This may be in your garden, or you might have to do it safely at a park, if you can. Stand at the start point, sprint as fast as you can to the end of 5m, touch the ground with your hand and sprint back again. Time how fast you can do it.


Have a great day

Love Mrs Robinson

Monday 13th July 2020

Good morning Class 4. I hope you had a lovely weekend.


Wake Up Work: Monday

Task: Can you make a chain sentence?

Use the last letter of each word to start the next word.

Here is an example:

Joseph helped Daniel lift the elephant!


Daily Mile



Every day from now until the end of term, we will revise and consolidate some of the key elements of our SPaG work from this year.

Revision Farewell Fronted Adverbials


What is a fronted adverbial?


An adverbial is a word, phrase or clause that is used, like an adverb, to modify a verb or a clause. Adverbs can be used as adverbials. When adverbials are used at the beginning of a sentence, they are called ‘fronted adverbials’.


Sleepily, the tiger yawned

Feeling frightened, Sam ran back home.


Task: Explore the pictures below and write 1/2/3 sentences using fronted adverbials. Use the prompt to help you.














Picture A
Picture B
Picture C

Why not have a go at George D and Molly B’s word search today.


Reading: Rickshaw Girl Chapter 11

Read chapter 11 using the PDF file (if you have handed any borrowed books back into school) and audio.

Q: Did anything surprise you in this chapter?

Q: Write 3 expanded noun phrases to describe Naima, the women and father in this chapter?


The Women






Q: What do think is going to happen in Chapter 12?


Rickshaw Girl Chapter 11.mp3

Writing: Marvellous Memories 


This week, you are going to all work on putting together a special book all abut your time in Class 4 this year, some top tips for class 3 and 3 wishes for Class 5. We will work on a different part of the book each day.


I would like you to take your time on each section, use your best handwriting and be proud of what you write. I will be sharing the book with Mr Quereshi so he can enjoy finishing out all about his amazing new class.


Todays Task: I would like you to think about 3 topics you have really enjoyed this year.


Why did you enjoyed it?

What did you have to do?

How did it make you feel?


Please use as much description and effective punctuation as you can. Squeeze this expanded noun phrases and fronted adverbials in everywhere!


We will continue with another section tomorrow. You do not need to send me anything until you have completely finished and then I will put it all together and share with you all.

Maths:  Times Table Warm Up








Money Money Money

Lesson 1: Writing Amounts of Money

Textbook pages: 60 – 62


To be able to write amounts of money as decimals.


In Focus Task: Ruby is not sure whether or not she has enough money to pay for the smoothie. How much does the smoothie cost? How much does Ruby have?

How many 10p make £1?

Look at Let’s Learn 1: There are ten 10p in £1. How can we write 10p using £? We can  write this as a fraction and then as a decimal. 10p can be written as £0.10.

How many 10p coins does Ruby have?

How can we write that amount?


Does Ruby have enough money for the smoothie? How do you know? What other way can we write the price of the smoothie or the amount of money she has? Guide pupils to see that

When money is written in decimal notation using £, the number before the decimal point shows the pounds and the number after the decimal point shows the pence.

£1 and 10p is written as £1.10 and not £1.1.


During Guided Practice, You are writing money in £ using decimal notation.

You can download and print Worksheet 1 if you have sent your books back into school.

French: Have a go at the Duolingo task set today …




This week you are going to use all of the brilliant coding skills you have learnt to create your own cartoon. Try to use a background you haven't used before and a range of exciting sprites. You can use all of your skills to make them move and talk. Think about what you want your story to be. To help you, watch this tutorial.


Have a great day

Love Mrs Robinson & Mrs Billing

Friday 10th July 2020


Happy Friday my lovely Class 4! I have put things in a slightly different order today so that you can spend time writing your stories/poems/cartoon strips etc.

We will do a more extended science lesson next week.


Wake Up Work: Friday

Task: If this is the question; what could the answer be?

Four chocolates and a zebra








Can you write your own funny answer for others to write a question for?


Daily Mile: District Sports Challenge.

How have you got on this week?



SPaG: Super Spellers Crazy Criss - Cross


Have a go at the crossword. The answers are all words from our word list. I have attached a crossword for you to print off.

PSHE: Keeping safe online. Over the next few weeks we're going to be thinking about how we can keep safe when we're on the internet. We're going to start by thinking about what we use the internet for. Try to think about every time you might go online - this might be a game or to contact friends or school work. In the middle of a piece of paper draw a circle and write The internet and me’ inside. Now around the circle write down all the things you use the internet for. You can also draw pictures. 


Maths:   Decimal Games 


Task 1: I should imagine you are all completely exhausted after another long week! Why not start by watching the BBC Bitesize Revision video on decimals today as revision.


There’s a quiz at the bottom of the Bitesize page.


Task 2:

  • Why not have a go at one of the fractions and decimals games on the Maths Frame website today.


  • If you do not have access to the internet or fancy something different, why not invent a board game to help teach someone about Decimals & Fractions. It will be very useful for the next Class 4 or for some revision when you are in Class 5. Please send them to me to share.

You are so good at inventing games!


AoW  Celebrate patience

When Noah saw the rainbow in the sky at the end of the story he must have felt as though his patience had been rewarded.

Genesis 9:17: So God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant I have established between me and all life on the earth.”

We are continuing to use the rainbow this week. Did you add thank you prayers to the rainbows on your windows?

This week collect as many things as you can around home – or your space at school that are BLUE.

Why should we be grateful for these things? Are we thankful enough for all the things that God has given us?

Write a prayer to accompany the BLUE of your prayer rainbow.

Why not take a photo of your orange things or your prayer, if you do, please share it with us. Send it to: and we can create our own rainbow prayer through photos.



We will return and to and finish Rickshaw girl next week. We are going to do a slightly different reading activity today.


Choose your current reading book or an old favourite and turn to the front page and read the first couple of paragraphs.

You don’t need to record these answers they are just thoughts.


  • How has the author started the story?
  • How have they reached out to the audience?
  • Have they used description?
  • Have they asked the reader a question?
  • Have they described the setting?
  • Do you like the way the story starts?
  • Could you start your story in a similar way?



Bronze (easy): Now choose a different book form your book shelf and repeat the above questions.

Silver (medium): Make comparisons to your last book?

Gold (Challenge): You may like to make a further comparison with another book.


Think about how you will start your story/poem/comic etc?

Writing: Class 4 Awesome Authors …


Before we start, please take some time to admire the most beautiful maps already sent in. Please do send me yours if you haven’t already. I love sharing your amazing work and more importantly all the effort you have put in!


Today, I just want you to write ….


Grab a drink, a snack and find a very comfy spot. Put some relaxing music on (if you are at school, you could find something on an ipad and use headphone) and enjoy the freedom of and buzz of just writing. 


You could present it on word or handwritten.


Use your plan from yesterday.

Fill each paragraph with as much description as possible. Cram in those scrumptious expanded noun phrases (you know how much I adore them).


You may like to use some of the vocabulary and phrases from the ‘Adventure Story’ Word Mat even if you have chosen to write a poem or another genre.


Please send me your writing so I can enjoy reading your work with a nice cup of tea this evening!


You have all worked so hard this week!

You are AMAZING!

Please have 2 Merit Points each, for all your effort, work, kind comments to each other and lovely messages that brighten my day!

Have a rest and lots of fun this weekend

Love Mrs Robinson

Thursday 9th July 2020

Good morning Class 4


Wake Up Work: Thursday

Task: If you could be a character from any book, who would it be and why?

Write your response in your writing book.


Daily Mile:

District Sports Challenge.


SPaG: Class 4 Super Spellers!


Choose up to 8 words from the year 3/4 spelling list and design a word search (Roberts Idea). Send a photograph to me and I will add it to the class page for another class member to enjoy. You can use the template below.


Please continue to practice your spellings using your favourite cue.

Guided Reading

Let’s read chapter 10 together. There is an audio for you to listen to while you read.



Bronze (easy): Find up to 8 words from this chapter that is connected/linked to Naima and Saleem’s friendship.

Silver (medium): Can you put them in alphabetical order.

Gold (Challenge): Find synonyms for each word


For example:



Rickshaw Girl Chapter 10.mp3

Writing: Calling Class 4 Awesome Authors …

Lots of you sent me a message asking to write a story before the end of term. What a superb idea!


Your story needs to be set on your island but can be themed around absolutely anything you like. Think about your favourite genre. Try to include as many facts and information you know about India in your story. A perfect way to end this topic.


Choose a genre from the list below:

  • Adventure
  • Fantasy
  • Science – Fiction,
  • Animal
  • Poetry
  • Diary
  • Thriller
  • Mystery



Task: Use the story mountain template below to plan your story Or create a cartoon strip as your plan.

Remember the more detail you put into your plan, the easier it will be to write tomorrow.


1: Setting & Characters - Decide on the main characters in your story and describe where the story is set.

2: Opening – How does your story begin? Outline the points that lead up to the problem

3: Problem What is the problem?

4: Dilemma - How do the characters react? What is the plan to sort out the problem?

5: Resolution: How is the problem resolved?

6: Ending

7: Moral – Does your story have a special moral/lesson/message?


Patience with nature and the world

We have to wait for things to grow and be ready to harvest. We can only start to help our world one step at a time.

The more complicated the problem the more time and attention it requires before the right solution can be found.

Watch this clip of animals hunting for food, look at how patient they have to be – think about how patient the cameraman has to be to film them!

We have to wait to see God’s kingdom in all its glory – have you planted any seeds lately? Did you have to wait for them to grow?

If you would like to try, use the instructions in this link to make a seed bomb.

You will need to look after your seeds and look forward to when you will be able to enjoy the flowers that they create.

Take time today to look around you and give thanks for the beauty of the world that you see.



Dazzling Decimals

Lesson 19: Chapter Consolidation

Textbook pages: 57-58

Mind Workout
Pupils use a calculator to find patterns in the quotient when 1 is divided by another whole number, and explore if it is possible to tell what digit is in the 10th decimal place in each case.


Maths Journal
Pupils write about the invention of decimals and describe everyday situations where decimals are used.

















RE: Hindu Festivals (Immi’s idea)



is a very important holiday in India. It is a Hindu ‘festival of lights’ which celebrates the New Year. The word Diwali means ‘row of lighted lamps’.


The festival usually honours Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth.

Lamps are lit to help Lakshmi find her way into people’s homes.


They also celebrate a Diwali legend, the story of the return of Rama and Sita to Rama’s kingdom after fourteen years of exile.


You can watch the story of Rama and Sita below.


In India, Hindus leave the windows and doors of their houses open so that Lakshmi can come in.

Rangoli are drawn on the floors of the house.  These are patterns and the most popular subject is the lotus flower.


The festival celebrates the victory of good over evil, light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance.


The legends that go with the festival differ depending on where you are:


  • In northern India, Diwali celebrates Rama and Sita’s return from exile.
  • In Nepal, Diwali commemorates the victory of Lord Krishna over the demon king Narakaasura.
  • In Bengal, it is associated with the goddess Kali.


Bronze & Silver: You can download and print the lantern template below=w and make a lamp. Decorate with a Rangoli pattern or tell the story of Rama and Sita on your lantern.



Gold (Challenge) You may like to research some other Hindu festivals. There are different festivals for each month of the year. You could present your findings as a calendar. The link below has some useful information.


Have a great day

Love Mrs Robinson

Wednesday 8th July 2020

Good morning Class 4


Wake Up Work: Wednesday

Task: Can you write an exciting story opener in 10 minutes?

Begin by describing the scene using your senses and start the story …

For example: The clouds gathered like bellowing smoke over the tiny fishing village…


Daily Mile:

District Sports Challenge.









SPaG: Present Perfect Tense

To change a sentence from the past tense into the present perfect tense, you need to use:


has’ or ‘have’ + a past tense verb = present perfect tense


The sentence below is written in the past tense. (Space theme inspired by Sophie)



Tim Peake was in space for 6 months.



But what if it is still happening?
What if Tim is still in his space?

Change this sentence into the present perfect tense.


Tim was has been in space for 6 months


Using the present perfect tense shows that the action has finished but the result of the action is still happening now. For example:


Past Tense: The astronauts landed on the moon.


Present Perfect Tense: The astronauts have landed on the moon.


Task: While being interviewed after football match, this reporter talked about what he saw in the past tense. Can you change his recount into the present perfect tense, as if the match is still happening? (The answers are below)


SPaG Task Checklist:

  •  I have read through the perfect present tense examples
  • I have re – written the football report in the perfect present tense



Guided Reading

Let’s read chapter 9 together. There is an audio for you to listen to while you read.

Q. What do you know about Naima and Saleem’s relationship? What evidence is there in the book?


Q. Can you think of words to describe Naima in this chapter?


Q. How do you feel about the idea that only males can work on the rickshaws?


Q. What do you think is going to happen in the next chapter?

(Write your answers in your writing book)


Reading Task Checklist:

  •  I have read Chapter 9
  • I have answered the comprehension questions


Rickshaw Girl Chapter 9.mp3


Yesterday, you designed your beautiful Indian island maps.

Just spend some time admiring your work and making any necessary changes.

Have you labelled it correctly?

Did you use a key?

What is your favourite part?

Would you like to visit your island?


Today, I would like you to pretend that you are a BBC documentary presenter and you have been asked to write a description of your island to present in a program all about new Islands discovered off the coast of India.


Task 1: Watch the first 2 minutes of this BBC Documentary about islands. Listen to the style the presenter uses. It is dramatic and makes such an impact on the listener.


Task 2: Use your map to help you write a report about your island full of description. Pack it full of adjectives, expanded noun phrases and fronted adverbials. Use your senses to help generate scrumptious words and phrases.


Bronze (easy): I can write a paragraph about my island using each of my senses.

Silver (medium): I can write two paragraphs using expanded noun phrases and commas.

Gold (Challenge): I can write 3 paragraphs and use more adventurous vocabulary to enhance my writing.


Please send me a photograph of your description so I can match it to your map.


Writing Task Checklist:

  •  I have made any necessary changes to my map
  • I have watched the first 2 minutes of the BBC islands documentary and listened to the style the presenter uses.
  • I have written an exciting and descriptive report about my island



AoW: Patience with others

Proverbs 15:18: A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict,
    but the one who is patient calms a quarrel.

What do you think this means?

Has this happened to you at all? How did you resolve the situation?

We all have to recognise that everyone is different and we need to make allowances for others, giving time to people and walking at their pace.

It can be helpful to acknowledge the things that cause people to lack patience but also to remember the positive things that have happened.

Draw out three circles on a piece of paper – like a traffic light.

 In the top circle write something that you were unable to do because of the lockdown, something that made you feel disappointed.

In the middle circle, write or draw something that you are looking forward to doing when everyone is back at school and the lockdown is over.

In the bottom circle, write done something that you have enjoyed doing while you have been in lockdown.

You could write in the correct colours for the traffic light so you can see your response clearly.

You could use this as a basis for a teaspoon prayer – sorry, thank you, please.


Dazzling Decimals

Lesson 17: Dividing Whole Numbers by 100

Textbook pages: 54-56

L.I: To be able to divide 1- or 2-digit numbers by 100.


 In Focus task. How can Charles share the soap equally to make 100 equal packs? Think about what you have learnt from dividing a whole number by 10 to dividing a whole number by 100.


Let's Learn The digits remain the same but the place value of the digits change. When 10 is divided by 100, it becomes a tenth, 0.1. When 4 is divided by 100, it becomes 4 hundredths, 0.04.

During Guided Practice, you are dividing 1-digit and 2-digit numbers by 10 and 100.













Music: Indian Drum Syllables


Warm Up 1: Last week you were given the task to create a call and response pattern. Have a go at some of the ones you sent in to me. 




The Tabla Drum & Tala Rhythms

Classical music follows strict rules in India. Musicians learn to play ragas (patterns of musical notes). Two table drums play a repeating rhythm that keeps time. 


The tabla consists of two drums. They are wooden with animal skin stretched over the top. The bigger drum, the bayan has a deep sound and is played with the heal of the hand. The smaller drum, the dayan is played with the finger tips and has a higher sound.


Task 2: Watch the video below. The children perform an Indian song using traditional musical instruments such as ‘tabla’ base and treble drums.


Shankar uses Indian drum syllables in his symphony. These are short sounds used to teach and remember rhythms in South Indian Carnatic music. Shankar makes an exciting melody out of them and places it near the end of his piece.  


Shankar also takes tala (rhythmic cycles) that would normally be performed on the tabla or drums and shares them out among many different orchestral instruments, like the xylophone and the French horns.


Then – almost certainly a first for a Western orchestra – he asks the players to sing a tala using Indian drum syllables. How wonderful!


Task 3: Click on the link below and scroll down to the last video and you can hear the Indian drum syllables being sung by the orchestra at 02:33 minutes.


Here’s a simplified version of Shankar’s melody:


Task 4: Above are two of the talas Shanker used in his piece. The repeating drum rhythms are set to music. I will play each one for you.


Bronze (easy): Can you repeat the tala back like a call and response? You could do this on your instrument, online key board or clap/tap the rhythm (response).

Make sure you click the ‘English Notation’ button so it gives you the note names


I have added the notes on the music to help you. Let’s have a go at some inspiring Indian music

Can you work out the pattern of notes used in both these talas? What pattern of notes do you think will come next?

Silver (medium): Can you write the next part of the tala and use the manuscript paper to record your ideas?

Gold (Challenge): Can you record your own invented tala? Make sure your tala has a repeating pattern.



Call and Response Shankar.mp3


Have a great day

Love Mrs Robinson

Tuesday 7th July 2020

Good morning Class 4


Wake Up Work: Tuesday

Task: Can you write a description of what you can see using your senses.

Try to include as many expanded noun phrases as possible.


Daily Mile:

District Sports Challenge.









Guided Reading & SPaG

Let’s read chapter 8 together. There is an audio for you to listen to while you read.


Task 1: I would like you do some detective work today. Please copy out the grid below or print a copy and stick it in your books. Re – read the chapter and find evidence from the text to go in each box.

This may not be a very exciting activity but it’s very good and essential revision.


I have added one in to help you get started. I haven’t put coloured tasks because I would like you to have a go at as many as you can.


(naming word)

Pro noun

(takes the place of the noun)


(describes the action)


(describes a noun)


(Describes how the action is being done)

Expanded noun phrase

(expanding a noun with an adjective)



Identifies nouns

(a, the, many, one, my, their)


Describes a location, time or place (off, on, over, under)







Bright, hot light

their (sake)

On (the fading patterns)

We will continue to add to this grid over the week when exploring other chapters in the book so make sure you leave enough space for it to be added to.


Rickshaw Girl Chapter 8.mp3


Dazzling Decimals

Lesson 16: Dividing Whole Numbers by 10

Textbook pages: 51 – 53

L.I: To be able to divide 1- or 2-digit numbers by 10.


In Focus Task

How the bars of chocolate can be shared equally among 10 children?

When dividing 3 by 10, what we need to do is to divide each whole into 10 parts, and distribute each part to each child. You can see the 3 bars divided into 10 parts each. Look at how the parts are distributed. Each child will get 1⁄10 from each bar, and 3⁄10 from 3 bars. How do we write 3⁄10 as a decimal? 3⁄10 = 0.3. So we know that 3 divided by 10 = 0.3.

What would happen if 4 bars of chocolate were shared equally among 10 children?Can you divide 5 bars among 10 children?

When a whole number is divided by 10, the digit remains the same, but its place value changes from ones to tenths.


Let's Learn 2. What is the same and what is different about this question? How can we use what we have just learnt to help with this question?




During Guided Practice, you are dividing a 1-digit and a 2-digit number by 10.







Patience with ourselves


What do you think when you join the end of a long queue? What about when you are having to wait a long time to ask a question or do something that you want to do?

How long do you have to wait? 1 minute? 1 day? 1 week? 1 month?

Patience with ourselves is all about not giving up, coping with temper and recognising our strengths and weaknesses. We need to recognise that we all make mistakes and not be too hard on ourselves.

Remind yourself of the story of Noah – what made him most frustrated?

If you had been in the ark, what would have made you feel impatient? Can you choose to feel patient?

How do you cope when you need to wait?

Paul wrote in Colossians 3:12:


‘Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience’

Maybe patience is not something we have to feel, but something that we can choose to put on like clothes.

If it was an item of clothing, what do you think it would look like? Would it have buttons? Laces?

If today you find yourself in a situation where you have to wait – for whatever reason, try to clothe yourself with patience, keep it on all day and see how it makes you feel.



Geography, Writing & Art:

Take your time with this lesson. There’s no rush and there is nothing else to complete today!


Let’s set the scene by watching this travel advert for India.


Your challenge for the week …

(should you choose to accept it)

Class 4, you are going to create/invent a new island that can be located just off the mainland of India. It will belong to India. A bit like a recipe, you are going to add lots of bits of knowledge from the past few weeks and mix it all up and create a wonderful Indian Island, never been visited before!


Task 1: Before you design your Indian island, I would like you to think about a few things first. Its location, climate and other key features using knowledge of India and all that we have learnt over the past few weeks.

Copy the headings into your writing book.



Decide where your island is going to be located. Use the map and use the correct geographical language

Example:  2 miles West of Goa in the Arabian Sea



Next, decide on what climate your island will endure. Think back to the work we did at the beginning of this topic. What month are we in? What season? Where in India is your island?

Example: My Island is in West India and has a coastal climate. It is hot and humid in the summer and July is monsoon season.



What famous landmark(s) is going to be on your island? Use the one you chose to research yesterday. Where is it going to be located on your island? In the middle? N, S, E, W?



What animals might you find on your island? Use your new knowledge of Indian animals from last week.


Geographical Features: Will your Island have any of the following: a river, mountains, forest, hills, valley, lake, waterfall or a desert?


Remember, India has the most stunning, varied and vast landscape in the world.


Island Name: What will you call your island?


Task 2:

Enjoy spending time designing your Indian Island. We used A3 paper when we did this at school so the bigger the better if you have big paper. Be as creative as you like! Try to label your island as you go. Think about the shape of your island.


Bronze (easy): Label the key features on your map

Silver (medium): label your map using expanded noun phrases where possible

Gold (Challenge): Create a key to go with your map


Please send me a photograph of your new Indian Island so I can share with the rest of the class!



Have a great day

Love Mrs Robinson


Monday 6th July 2020

Good morning Class 4. I hope you all had a fun weekend. I have tried to incorporate lots of your suggestions for activities as much as possible this week. I hope you spot yours! It’s not too late to send me your ideas.

This week, there will be a short 10 minute task to complete every day.


Wake Up Work: Monday


Today, I would like you to head to our class page and spend some time reading and enjoying all the beautiful poetry you created last week. I was completely blown away! Well done you amazing lot!



Daily Mile: District Sports Challenge. It’s week ‘Around the World’. Good luck! Go Chevening!


Don’t forget to be a Handwriting Hero this week!


SPaG: It’s Jokey Monday!

Last Monday, I asked you to add the correct punctuation to some of my favourite jokes. Can you share some of your best jokes? Make sure you use the correct punctuation. Send them to me and I will create a class 4 joke book.







Geography & Writing


This week, you are going to create an exciting map (Wilf’s idea) inspired by all you have discovered about India this term. Towards the end of the week, you are going to write a short adventure story (lots of you have requested this) based upon your map. How exciting!


Today, we are going to explore some of India’s most remarkable landmarks. You will include your chosen landmark on your own map tomorrow.


Task 1: Watch the video in the link below. Choose one of the Locations in India mentioned and make notes about it. The video lasts about 13 minutes. You may like to pause and rewind the video. You can choose how much of the video you want to watch.


If you can’t access this video then choose one of the 8 Places listed below found in India. They host some of the most breath-taking landmarks in the world.  You may like to carry out your own research.





Ellora & Ajanta Caves








Task 2: You may like to do a bit of additional research into your chosen landmark.


Task 3: Create a catchy Fact File about your chosen Indian landmark using all the information you have collected so far.

You may like to use the template attached or design your own.


Bronze (easy) Find one additional fact about your chosen landmark independently.

Silver (medium) arrange information into short paragraphs on your fact file

Gold challenge: use questions as sub headings on fact file.


AoW: – Patience with circumstances

Something worthwhile can take a long time to create, to sort, to learn. Instant action or understanding is not the answer to everything and it can be hard to wait. – Those few days before you birthday seem to pass so slowly don’t they?

Sometimes the effect that we want to achieve takes a long time to make – the episodes of Wallace and Gromit took six weeks to film every minute! This clip shows you why and how.

In the Bible, Noah had to be patient. He had trusted in God and built the ark, gathering two animals of each kind and all of his family. He trusted God’s plan but he had to trust the timing of that plan even when he couldn’t understand how it would work out. You can watch the story here or read it in Genesis 8 6-13

How patient do you think Noah had to be?

Could you think of a prayer about patience in any situation? Something that could help you when you feel you are losing or lacking in patience?

Why not think of ways that you could try to be more patient as you listen to this song.



Dazzling Decimals

Lesson: 15: Writing Fractions as Decimals

Textbook pages: 48 – 50

L.I: To be able to recognise and write decimal equivalents to 1⁄4, 1⁄2, 3⁄4.

In Focus task: Read the fractions. Can you show each fraction by shading the 100? Start with 1⁄2. Look at the 100-block printout How many tenths there are in the 100-block?

Let’s count the tenths and then count together with them. There are 10 tenths. How many hundredths are there in the 100-block?

There are 10 hundredths in each tenth, let’s count together in multiples of hundredths. There are 100 hundredths. How many tenths and hundredths there are in 1⁄2?

Count the shaded parts. There are 5 tenths. So we know that 1⁄2 = 5 tenths.

Can you write the tenths as a fraction and decimal? 5 tenths = 5⁄10 = 0.5. Since 1⁄2 = 5 tenths, then we can also write 1⁄2 as 0.5.

We can write 1⁄2 as tenths as a fraction using multiplication and convert it to a decimal.

Using the same methods, now convert 1⁄4 and 3⁄4 into decimals.


Make a memory poster showing the decimal equivalents of 1⁄2, 1⁄4 and 3⁄4.

During Guided Practice, you are writing 1⁄2, 1⁄4 and 3⁄4 as decimals.












This week you are going to make an adventure game. Start by choosing a sprite and a background. You are going to get your sprite to collect objects in order to save a character. Look at the tutorial to find out how to do it. Be as creative as you can with your choice of characters and objects.



There is a great challenge on Duolingo today!



Have a great day Love Mrs Robinson & Mrs Billing







Fantastic, Fabulous Friday 3rd July 2020


Daily Mile:

This week’s District Sports Challenge. How have you got on this week? I can’t wait to hear the results!



SPaG & Writing

Editing & Proofreading Your Poem

Today, you are going to finish your poem, re – read it and make any changes that are needed. Please check that you have used commas effectively and check your spellings using a dictionary.


You may like to then copy your poem out and decorate it or type it up in word!

Please send them to me so I can share with the rest of the class.

I can’t wait to read your amazing poems!



As we have been exploring Indian animals this week, I thought we would explore the significance of some of these animals within Hinduism.


Hinduism, holds respect for animals as a main principle, and many Hindu people are vegetarian.


Some animals, however, hold a more sacred status than others. Hindus, both in India and around the world, continue adhering to these ideas; for instance, cows can be seen roaming the streets.


There are dozens of sacred animals in Hinduism, but the best-known ones are elephants, monkeys, cows, tigers and cobras.


Today, we are going to create a class books all about the significance of animal in Hinduism to share with the rest of the school.


Task 1: Read through the information below (there is an audio).

sacred Animals in Hinduism.mp3

Task 2: Choose one of the animals mentioned in the text. Re – read the information that goes with it. You might like to highlight the important, interesting and exciting bits.


Task 3: Using the information you now have about that animal create a ‘scene’ that would teach someone in a younger class at Chevening all about the significance of that particular animal in Hinduism.


You could:

  • Draw a picture
  • Design a collage
  • Make a lego scene
  • Create a cartoon strip
  • Make a mini movie (no longer than 30 seconds)
  • Write a short story




Make sure you include the name of the animal in the title of your masterpiece. Please send your work to me and I will create an online book on our class page.



Lesson 14 Rounding Decimals

Textbook pages: 45-47

L.I: To be able to round numbers with 1 decimal place to the nearest whole number.


In Focus task how could we use what we know about rounding to estimate the total mass? Thinkabout your Top Tips you created yesterday.


Let's Learn When rounding, try to use the key vocabulary, i.e. 'is nearer to', 'approximately' and 'to the nearest',

Where should I place __ on the number line? Is it closer to __ or __? What is the closest whole number?

Can you round the three amounts and mentally calculate the estimated total?






During Guided Practice, you are rounding numbers with 1 decimal place to the nearest whole number.



















Exciting Electricity

We are going to explore ‘Electricity’ for the next few weeks during our science lessons.

So, what do you already know about electricity?


Task 1: Mind Mapping

Write ‘Electricity’ in the middle of your page and write and draw as many things as you know already about electricity.  


Task 2: Watch the BBC Science clips video


Awesome Appliances

What is an appliance?

An Appliance is a device, piece of equipment or an instrument designed to perform a task. For example:


A washing machine is an appliance which performs the task of washing clothes. A potato peeler is also an appliance.






Which one is an electrical appliance? How do you know?


Here are the 2 types of electricity that we are going to explore today.

Mains Electricity and Battery Electricity


In the UK, mains electricity is produced mainly by gas, coal or nuclear power stations.



Task 3: Explore all the different appliances in and around your house or the school. Print or copy out the activity sheet attached. Use the Venn diagram to record your findings.


Have a great weekend

Love Mrs Robinson

Thursday 2nd July 2020

Good morning Class 4. How are you all today? Thank you for all the supper suggestions for our learning for the rest of the term. You have suggested some great ideas! Watch this space …

Daily Mile:

This week’s District Sports Challenge.



SPaG: Clever Commas

Yesterday, we looked at how commas are used to separate adjectives and separate items in a list.

Today we are going to explore how commas are used before a

Coordinating conjunction’: for, and, nor, but, or, yet,(FANBOYS)

 so to separate two main clauses

For example:

She was a fantastic cook, but she would never be as good as her brother.


He had a toothache, so he rang the dentist.


Task 1: Write a list of five things you would need to camp out for the night.  Write your list as a sentence.


Task 2: Can you use a second clause to extend these sentences?  (Hint: you could start your second clause with ‘but’, ‘so’ or ‘and’.)


  • The air was very cold
  • The fridge was bare
  • Mum looked tired
  • The sky looked beautiful
  • The football went miles


Gold Challenge: Can you write your own sentences using a coordinating conjunctions (FANBOYS) and use a comma correctly?


SPaG Task Checklist:

  •  I have read the information about how to use a comma before a coordinating conjunction
  • I have carried out task 1 and 2




Guided Reading

Rickshaw Girl Chapter 7

There is an audio to accompany this chapter.

Can you describe the mood in this chapter? Use the prompts to help you.

What do you think the mood is like this?

What words has the author used to set this mood?




Rickshaw Girl Chapter 7.mp3


Writing & Editing Your Poem


Today, you are going to use your plan and write your amazing poem inspired by Pie Corbett all about your chosen Indian animal. You may like to read through his ‘Recipe to make a wolf’ poem again first.




I am going to use the plan I made yesterday and model how to turn it into a poem.


First, begin each verse with:



Next, add your adjective and finally your simile from your plan. You may like to tweak and make changes to your plan.


Then, write ‘as a … (and add which body part).


Finally, add a finishing line like mine.



A Recipe for a Tiger



A striped, red and yellow flame dancing in a fire for a tail.



A sharp Venus fly trap snapping its prey as teeth.


Mix together well and you will find you’ve made a strong, brave, beautiful and intriguing Bengal Tiger.


If you chose to do the Silver and Gold Challenge yesterday for your plan, you will have more content for each verse of your poem. Feel free to adapt your plan and add more in as you go. You don’t need to send them to me today as we will be editing them and decorating ready for the website on Friday, then I want to see them all.


Writing Task Checklist:

  •  I have read Pie Corbett’s Recipe for a Wolf poem again
  • I have followed Mrs Robinson’s instructions on how to structure my poem using my plan.
  • I have re – read my writing and checked it all makes sense


AoW: 2.7.20 – Humility about our place in God’s amazing world

Watch and enjoy this video clip about our amazing world.


Do you ever feel full of wonder about our amazing world? Look at the vast and beautiful world in which you live, how special and wonderful are you and yet so tiny! Enjoy the humility of looking outwards at the world with wonder and awe at the gift of all you see.


It is hard at the moment to think about what we can do to help and be part of our amazing world, but thinking of others in your close family and helping them, those who live nearby who are lonely and would appreciate a smile and wave through their window or a picture in your window for them to see. A phone call for those who live far away or a letter to a friend or loved one.


Why not choose something you can do – tiny little you, to show love to those around you either near or far.




Lesson 13: Rounding Decimals

Textbook pages: 40 – 44

L.I: To be able to round numbers with 1 decimal place to the nearest whole number.



Look at the In Focus task and the measurements made by each child as shown in Let's Learn. In Let's Learn 1, Emma has drawn a line 0.9 cm.

Where is 0.9 cm? It is between which two numbers?

Yes, 0.9 is between 0 and 1.


Is 0.9 nearer to 0 or 1? It is nearer to 1

We can say that 0.9 cm is about 1 cm. We can also say that 0.9 cm is approximately equal to 1.

As 0.9 cm is not equal to 1 cm, we cannot use the equal sign, we can only use the 'approximately equals to' sign.

Work through the rest of Let's Learn
















Can we think of some rules for rounding numbers to the nearest whole number?

 Think of some 'top tips' and create a poster


During Guided Practice, you are writing measurements as fractions and decimals, and rounding measurements to the nearest whole number.



















Art Animal Art

If you have finished your artwork from yesterday, why not choose a different Indian animal art activity below to complete. I would like to create an Indian Animal Art Gallery on the class page.

Can you create a piece of amazing art inspired by your chosen Indian animal?


Here are some ideas:

  • Can you copy your animal from a photograph carefully, and then bring it to life with bold, vibrant colour?


  • Can you sketch your animal and use 1 bold colour in the style of Bansky?
  • Can you use a photograph of your animal and then add in detail using pens on the photograph? You might like to add something comical!


  • Can you draw your animal and then colour it using completely different colours. This is a popular art form at the moment.


  • Can you use modelling materials or recycled objects to create a sculpture?


  • Can you create a mask? Think carefully about the shape of the eyes and parts of the face.







Have a great day

Love Mrs Robinson

Wednesday 1st July 2020

Good morning Class 4. Half way through the week! How has your week been so far?


Daily Mile:

District Sports Challenge.


Dear Class 4,

I would like to include as many fun activities as I can between now and the end of the term. I would like you to send me a list of your great ideas for possible activities, themes, arts and crafts, quizzes etc. Make sure you use commas correctly and try to expand on your ideas with some noun phrases.

You can email me or send me a picture of your list in your books.


Mrs Robinson



(we are having a small break from Rickshaw Girl today while we explore another poem)

Guided Reading & Writing


Task 1 (warm up):

Using your chosen Indian animal, make a list of things that it might have seen,

e.g. The Tiger saw – a road like a grey snake, a tree like a tall tower,, a lake like a silver button.

Make sure you break up your descriptions with a … you’ve got it, a clever comma! J


Some Pie Poetry

Task 2: Read the poem below by Pie Corbett (there is an audio)

You may like to print it out if you can and stick it in your book.




Recipe to make a wolf


Take the rushing of a storm cloud, the growl of a dog in a corner and the song of a whale adrift for her voice.


Take the shrug of drifting mist, a bonfire’s smoke swirling and an old man’s beard for her coat.


Take, the strength of an elephant’s tusk, the jagged tip of a rat’s bite and a slice of slate for her teeth.


Take, the speed of a squirrel’s dash, the softness of a dove’s feathers and the fire’s fine ash for her eyes.


Take, the stab from a heron’s beak, the flick of a dolphin’s tail and the strength of cement for her claws.


Recipe to make a wolf.mp3

What do you like/dislike about the poem?

What words jumped out the page for you?

How has the author use commas?


How has Pie Corbett structured his poem?


‘My method was to make a list of things that are the same grey colour as a wolf. I then took each verse in turn. Which of my chosen ideas might be useful for making a noise for the voice? Which would be apt choices to describe a wolf’s fur?’


Take the rushing of a storm cloud, the growl of a dog in a corner and the song of a whale adrift for her voice.


So, Class 4 you are going to take inspiration from Pie Corbett’s poem and its structure and plan your own poem about your chosen Indian animal.


Task 3: I would like you to begin planning your poem about your chosen Indian animal today. You can use the template attached or copy it into your book or design you own!


I have made an example below. You will use your plan tomorrow.


Reading & Writing Task Checklist:

  •  I have read Pie Corbett’s Recipe for a Wolf poem
  • I have looked at Mrs Robinson’s planning example
  • I have used the template a planned my poem


Maths: Times Tables Rock Stars


There’s a special Times tables Rock Stars Challenge today. It will give you and me an idea of how you are getting on with your times tables at the moment.


You may like to do some revision first.


When you log in, you will be automatically guided through the simple process of playing two Sound check games – one game to warm up and one to really prove how amazing you are at your times tables. Both games are made of 25 questions.  Make sure you answer every question and try your best. You won’t be able to repeat the game.


Good luck class 4 Super stars!


Art Animal Art

This lesson will be over 2 days

Can you create a piece of amazing art inspired by your chosen Indian animal?


Here are some ideas:


1: Can you copy your animal from a photograph carefully, and then bring it to life with bold, vibrant colour?


2: Can you sketch your animal and use 1 bold colour in the style of Bansky?


3: Can you use a photograph of your animal and then add in detail using pens on the photograph? You might like to add something comical!


4: Can you draw your animal and then colour it using completely different colours. This is a popular art form at the moment.


5: Can you use modelling materials or recycled objects to create a sculpture?


6: Can you create a mask? Think carefully about the shape of the eyes and parts of the face.



Have a great day

Love Mrs Robinson

Tuesday 30th June 2020

Good morning Class 4.

Daily Mile:

District Sports Challenge. Did you manage to build up any minutes yesterday? What vehicle did you use?


SPaG: Clever Commas

This week, we will be revising commas.

What is a comma?

A comma is a punctuation mark. They tell the reader to make a brief pause, not as long as the pause for a full stop. Commas are a little bit more complicated than other punctuation marks because they have lots of uses.


You are already very used to using them to separate adjectives for example:

The long, sandy beach.


Commas are used to separate items in lists, but ‘and’ is used instead of a comma for the last item.


In my fruit bowl, I have bananas, satsumas and kiwis.



Bronze (easy): Choose a room in your house or an area of the classroom and write a sentence using commas For example:

In my kitchen, I can see, biscuits, cookbooks and a toaster.

Silver (medium): Now move to a different room and repeat.

Gold (challenge): Choose an object in each room and write an expanded noun phrase using a comma correctly.

For example: crunchy, melting biscuits


SPaG Task Checklist:

  •  I have read the information about commas
  • I have chosen a room and practiced using commas in a list
  • I have chosen an object and used commas after the adjectives



(we are having a small break from Rickshaw Girl today)


Guided Reading

Explore the poem below (there is an audio).

Print it out if you can and stick it in your book.


Wow, I’m super-sized and beautiful,
that’s clearly undisputable.
A mighty Bengal, I do be,
giant tiger looking back at me.

I’m almost humongous as that tree,
better lookout you pesky fleas.
A feline oh so great and mighty,
unlike the birds I won’t be flighty.

My paw is larger than it looks,
my nails are lovely sharpened hooks.
I’m just the finest of felines;
truly, honestly, just sublime!


Bronze (easy): What do you like/dislike about the poem? Are there any words you don’t recognise? Use a dictionary to find out its meaning.

Silver (medium): Highlight the rhyming words – can you spot a pattern?

Gold (challenge): Can you highlight any commas, adjectives, similes and metaphors using different colours. Create a code for example: red = interesting adjectives blue = similes

Is That Me.mp3


Task 1:

Look at your chosen Indian animal from yesterday. List in one minute as many adjectives and expanded noun phrases as you can think of that would describe the creature for example:  long, golden stripes


Today, you are going to explore a simple poem about an elephant and use the structure to create your own simple poem.


Task 2: Read the poem below:


The Elephant

One long trunk

Four thick legs

Two sharp tusks

Thumping, plodding, crashing

Wrinkled and noble

Like a giant bulldozer

Old man of India


This poem has a very simple structure which can be copied to make a new poem.



The Elephant

One long trunk                                   number, adjective, body part

Four thick legs                                   number, adjective, body part

Two sharp tusks                                 number, adjective, body part

Thumping, plodding, crashing            three verbs

Wrinkled and noble                            two adjectives

Like a giant bulldozer                         simile

Old man of India                                statement


Task 3: Have a go at using this structure to write a simple poem about your chosen animal. Please send them to me to share with the class.


Writing Task Checklist:

  •  I have had a go at writing as many adjectives as I can about y chosen animal in 1 minute
  • I have read the ‘Elephant’ poem
  • I have followed this structure and written a poem about my chosen Indian animal



The Elephant.mp3


Dazzling Decimals

Lesson: 12

L.I: To be able to identify numbers, which are 1 tenth or 1 hundredth more/less in a number sequence.

Textbook 4B pages 38-39


In Focus Task : Study the number pattern formed by Charles. Can you read the number pattern aloud? Guide them to read it as 3 tenths, 4 tenths, 5 tenths, 6 tenths, 7 tenths... What could the next number be? If pupils say 8 tenths, ask them what rule they used.


Let's Learn 1. The rule used in the number pattern is to add 1 tenth each time. Can you find the next three numbers and write the number pattern in decimals?

When you reach 9 tenths, the next number, 10 tenths, must be regrouped to make 1. Regrouping must also be done for 11 tenths, 12 tenths and so on.

Study the number pattern created by Holly. What could the number pattern rule be? Can you find the next 5 numbers?


Let's Learn 2: make sure you read the number pattern aloud.


During Guided Practice, you are adding and subtracting 1 tenth and 1 hundredth to/from decimal and whole numbers.

AoW: 30.6.20Humility with love

Can you think of your own definition of humility? What does it mean to you?

How do you think humility can draw someone closer to God?

Can you think of ways that you can practice humility in your life this week? Read Aesop’s fable or watch it in this video clip


How can you see pride and humility in this story?

In Ephesians 4:3 it says:

‘Be completely humble and gentle: be patient, bearing with one another in love.’

Can you create a jar of humility? Every day, write on a piece of paper what someone has done to help you. Fold the paper, put it in the jar and repeat this for 7 days. At the end of the 7 days, empty out the jar and read all the examples.

In your prayers you can think about all the people who help you in different ways.


Last week we explored drones and ragas. Can you remember what they are?


Quick Revision


Drone: a long note played at the bottom of the music. There is a drone almost all of the way through the type of Indian music Ravi Shankar plays

Raga: this is a scale used in Indian music. The notes of the raga give Shankar’s symphony its special and unique sound. 


Aoife created an amazing drone on her dad’s guitar. Have a listen:



Still image for this video

Today, we are going to have some fun with two note patterns:

Task 1


We are going to play ‘copy me’: I have recorded an audio for this game.

(You can clap, sing , bang a drum or random household object)


I will play a rhythm and you must copy it back.

My own children are going to join in with you.

Call and Respond Game.mp3

Task 2

For this next activity you will need a tuned instrument with the notes D and A


If you don’t have a tuned instrument then you could use this website below:

Make sure you click the ‘English Notation’ button so it gives you the note names


Experiment playing both the notes D and A. How are they different?


Task 3: Now play the audio below.

I am going to play a pattern using these 2 notes and you can copy on your instruments. (Eva and Max are going to join in with you).  


In music, this is called call and response and Shankar uses it a lot in his symphony

Call and Response using a tuned instrument (1).mp3

Task 4:

Bronze (easy) Can you create a ‘call’ and ask a family member to respond’?

Silver (medium): Can you write your call and response out using musical notation

Gold challenge: Can you add some words?


There’s some blank manuscript paper attached if you need it.


Send them to me to share for next week’s music warm up

Have a great day

Love Mrs Robinson

Monday 29th June 2020

Good morning Class 4. Did you have a good weekend? What did you do?


Daily Mile:

District Sports Challenge. It’s week 3 ‘Wheels’. Good luck! Go Chevening!

. Don’t forget to be a Handwriting Hero this week!


SPaG: It’s Jokey Monday!

Something a little different for a Monday morning! Here are some jokes.

Task: Can you put the correct punctuation in to each question and answer?

You can check your answers below.

Q: what did the left eye say to the right eye

A: Between us something smells!


Q: what is brown hairy and wears sunglasses
A: A coconut on holiday


Q: why was 6 afraid of 7

A: Because 7 8 9


Q: How do you stop an astronauts baby from crying

A: you rocket


Q: what is a tornados favourite game to play

A: Twister


Q: What did the banana say to the dog
A: Nothing Bananas cant talk


Q: What did the traffic light say to the truck

A: Dont look im changing 


Q: Would February March

A: No but April May


Q: What word starts with the letter t ends with the letter t and has t in it
A: a teapot



Guided Reading & SPaG

Let’s read chapter 6 together. There is an audio for you to listen to while you read.

Task 1: How do you feel about Naima? What words jump out the page for you?

My eyes were drawn to ‘thump’ and ‘ruined rickshaw’ on the first page.


Task 2: Can you spot any commas while reading this chapter?


Reading Task Checklist:

  •  I have read chapter 6
  • I have spotted effective words
  • I have spotted comma while reading

Rickshaw Girl Chapter 6.mp3


This week, we will be exploring Indian animals and using our knowledge to write some amazing poetry. Let’s begin as we always do by creating a Treasure Trove of vocabulary to use later in the week.


Task 1: Choose one of the animals below and carry out your own research. Try to find out some amazing facts and create a Treasure Trove of vocabulary in your writing books.

Bengal Tiger
One Horned Rhino
Slot Bear
Snow Leopard
Asiatic Leopard
Indian Elephant

Task 2: Now design a Top Trumps card adding all the facts you have just found out. Try to add some expanded noun phrases to make the facts more interesting (you are experts at these now). Send them to me and I will share. You could then print them off and play a game with your family.

I have attached a template that you could use below:


Writing Task Checklist:

  •  I have chosen my favourite Indian animal
  • I have carries out some research
  • I have created a Top Trumps card using the information I have found out


Dazzling Decimals

Lesson: 11 Comparing & Ordering Decimals

Textbook 4B pages 35-37


LI: To be able to compare and order numbers with the same number of decimal places up to 2 decimal places.

Before you start today, you will need to make the resources shown in In Focus task.


Using the digit cards: 5, 9, 8, 1. Can you form a number using each digit? Now repeat a further 3 times how we can order them from smallest to greatest. How can we make the comparison? How can we arrange the numbers so that the comparison will be easier?


Since the tens have the greatest value compared to the ones, tenths and hundredths, we should start comparing the digits in the tens place.


Then work through Let's Learn 1 and 2, using a number line and place-value chart.





During Guided Practice, pupils are comparing and ordering numbers with 2 decimal places.


















AoW: 29.6.20Humility towards others

Humility is not a word that we hear very often, could you look up the meaning in a dictionary and find out what it means?

Watch this clip of a tennis player, Grigor Dimitrov. Why do you think the tennis player was praised by people around the world?

Read Luke 18:9-14 or watch the video clip of the story of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector

Which person do you think was humble in this story? Why did Jesus praise this person?

Loving God, you know we are not perfect. You see our mistakes and you know our thoughts and you know how great we sometimes want to be. Help us to change our perspective so that we take our eyes off the wonder of ourselves, looking at the wonder of others instead. Help us to see greatness in everyone, seeing your life within each person we meet.


Try to think of ways that you could show humility today.



 Well done with making music last week. I saw the creations by the children who are in school and they were brilliant! Remember, if you can video your work and email them to me I would love to see them. This week we are going to make your sprite disappear. The video shows you how to do it. Be as creative as possible with your sprites, backgrounds and sounds. Maybe you can make two sprites have a game of hide and seek.



Did you manage to pay a compliment to anyone last week? It might feel a little strange and sad at the moment if you aren't able to see your friends as much as you used to. Watch this video about a boy whose friend moved away to America and how he kept in touch with him.

Task: I would like you to email a friend from Class 4 that you haven't seen for a while. You could tell them about what you have been doing at home, the school work you have enjoyed (or not enjoyed) doing and tell them what you would like to do when you see each other again. Remember to be kind and encouraging to your friend. 



There is a great challenge on Duolingo today!



Have a great day

Love Mrs Robinson & Mrs Billing


Meet the Team

Welcome to Class 4. We hope you will find our class page both interesting and useful. 


Class Teachers:  

Mrs Robinson will be teaching on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday and Mrs Billing will be teaching on a Monday.


Teaching Assistants:  

Mrs Holdak and Mrs Burton.


PPA will be led by Mrs Bates on a Wednesday afternoon.




We have PE on a Wednesday and Friday. This term we are lucky enough to have outside coaches leading our football and tennis lessons. Please make sure your child has their PE kits in school and that their trainers fit them.



Homework will go out on a Friday and is expected to be returned to school by Wednesday. The children will choose an activity from the homework grid (linked to our current learning), a page from the Scofield and Simms Year 4 mental maths booklet, daily reading, Times Tables Rock Stars and spellings practice.



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