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Week beginning 1st June


Week Commencing 1st June 2020


Please log in to Spelling Shed and complete this week’s word list. The words for this week are set out below.

It is very important that, for this week's Group 1 spellings, you write a complete sentence for each of the words you have learnt.

As well as using Spelling Shed, please complete the ‘Look, Cover, Write, Check’ activities.

 Group 1 Group 2
























Kahoot! challenge!

Once you have practiced this week’s spellings have a go at the Kahoot! challenge below. Either click on the link or use the challenge code.  Good luck!

Challenge code: 09081799




Reading - Group 1

'Goodnight Mr Tom' by Michelle Magorian. 

This week we are reading chapters twelve, thirteen and fourteen.

As always, you might like to read alone or with an adult and discuss the ideas contained in the story. If there is anything that you don't understand, please try to find someone to ask, or post your questions on the school blog or the class Padlet. (Some of you have already been doing this and, in doing so, you will certainly have helped other people with their understanding.)

As you read, you might like to refer to the reading prompts.

Our reading focus this week is Making Connections (or Linking); that is, using what we already know from our experience, other texts or the world, to help us understand what we have read.

Making connections can help us to engage and understand what we are reading and make it clearer in our mind.

Here are some questions specific to the text, which you might like to think about:

  • What do you think it is that finally makes Tom agree to take over the choir practice?
  • Do you think that it is significant that Tom's son was called William? Explain your answer, bearing in mind everything we know of Tom from the story so far.
  • After the rehearsal, Tom plays a piece of organ music to William. He tells William that he hasn't played this piece of music in years. Why hasn't he?
  • How do you think Tom feels at there end of the choir rehearsal? Remember to support your opinion with evidence from the text.
  • Why do you think that Mrs Hartridge might look plumper than usual?
  • How might William describe Mrs Hartridge? To whom might he compare her?
  • Why do you think that Carrie chose to confide in William rather than her sister?
  • Why are George and Ginnie so surprised that Carrie would want to take the exam for the high school?
  • Do you think that William feels welcome in his new class? Use evidence from the text to support your answer.


Reading Group 2


Winston Churchill was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and led the country to victory during World War 2.  Have a read of the information page below and answer the questions about him.












Punctuate these sentences correctly:

  • back in london graces mother was worrying about her daughter
  • by now she thought she should have arrived at her papas house
  • in tobago grace had met her papa and his new family
  • the childrens room was small but comfortable
  • in the compound were several cats the cats meowing kept grace awake at night



Punctuate these sentences correctly:

  • hello said the man
  • what are you doing asked fred
  • stop shouted the policeman youre going the wrong way
  • wait a minute said mark dont i know you from somewhere
  • i know what well do said lucy well go to the pictures
  • if i had taken it said the suspect i wouldve owned up



This piece of narrative is written in the third person.

Rewrite it in the first person, from the point of view of Hassan.

Hassan understood what his teacher wanted him to do. He thought about his home in Somalia and tried to remember the colours to use. However, when he had finished his painting it wasn't the way he remembered it. The last time he had seen it, looking back over his shoulder as he walked behind his mother, it was dark and the only colour came from the flames. His cat had tried to follow him but he had had to leave her behind.






Do you recognise this man?

Use this picture as inspiration. You can write a short story, a biography, a setting description, a diary entry, ... anything you wish. Just make sure that you follow the non-negotiables: basic sentence punctuation, paragraphing, and neat, legible handwriting.



Today, you should edit and redraft your writing from yesterday.

Remember that there are two main features of editing: correcting and improving.

Look out for basic mistakes in punctuation, spelling and grammar. Also look for ways in which you might improve your text.

When you have finished, you might like to post your work on the Anson Blog.



Tomorrow, you are going to write a series of diary entries, relating either:

  • the important moments in 'Gregory Cool' written from Gregory's point of view, or
  • the important moments in 'Grace and Family' written from Grace's point of view.

Today, you should plan your writing. You need to decide:

(a) your character,

(b) the number of diary entries you are going to write and

(c) when these diary entries are made.

If you have the chance, discuss your ideas with someone in your family before recording them in your chosen format (linear notes, spider diagram or mind map). Remember that these maps are a planning tool; they should should be written in note format. Also, make a note of any new vocabulary you may wish to use.



Today, you will write a series of diary entries, relating either:

  • the important moments in 'Gregory Cool' written from Gregory's point of view, or
  • the important moments in 'Grace and Family' written from Grace's point of view.

Make sure that you have a clear idea of 'the story' that your diary entries will document.

Remember to describe your character's feelings and to point out the differences between Britain and either Tobago or the Gambia.

Here are your success criteria:




The final book that we will read in this unit of work is 'The Colour of Home'. Parts of this story are set in Somalia. Where is this country? Look it up on a map and research some facts about it.

Having read this book, think about the colours you associate with your own home in England. You might consider some of the more unusual names for colours.


List the colours and the reasons you have chosen them.


Think of one other country you have visited or you know about. List the colours you associate with that

country and give reasons for your choices.


Then arrange your notes into a piece of writing. It may be a poem or a piece of prose text but try to make it an emotive piece of text; make your readers feel something.


We are all spending a great deal of time at home at the moment; use your experiences in this piece of writing and please,  if you are able to, post your piece of writing on the school blog.



(Weekly Focus: Fractions )


Follow these steps:


  • Click on the link to the White Rose Maths home learning videos and activities.



  • On the right hand side of the page, click on Home Learning - Year 4.
  • Click on Summer Term - Week 6 (w/c 1 June)
  • There is a video for each day, Monday to Thursday, and then a challenge for Friday.
  • Watch today's video (either on your own or with someone who can help you with your learning) and answer the questions on the worksheets (below) as you are prompted to do so.


There are no expectations for you to hand in your work but you may want to share it on the school blog!


TT Rockstars

Login to TT Rockstars and see if you can improve your time. Make sure that you complete at least 3 sound checks every day.



Children need regular breaks and exercise. If you have a safe outdoor space, please ensure you get some fresh air and exercise. If you do not have an outdoor space, try following the routine in this video.

Joe Wicks is running a 30 minute PE session Monday to Friday at 9:00am. Click here to direct you to The Body Coach page on YouTube. Happy exercising!