Home Page
Building a Brighter Future

Week beginning 13th July



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

As well as using Spelling Shed, please complete the activities below.


 Group 1 Group 2






















  • Monday - Use a dictionary to find out what the words mean. Can you use each one in a sentence?
  • Tuesday - Complete a 'Look, Cover, Write, Check' activity to learn your spellings (below)
  • Wednesday - Handwriting Sheet (below)
  • Thursday - Find the words in the Word Search (below)
  • Friday - Test yourself in the Kahoot Challenge

Kahoot! challenge!

Once you have practised this week’s spellings have a go at the Kahoot! challenge below or use the challenge pin. Good luck! 

Challenge pin: 01971749


Reading - Group 1

'The Pied Piper of Hamelin' by Robert Browning. 

Robert Browning (7th May 1812 – 12th December 1889) was an English poet and playwright. In 1846, he married the older poet Elizabeth Barrett, and went to live in Italy. She died in 1861.

When Browning died in 1889, he was regarded as a sage and philosopher-poet.  Unusually for a poet, societies for the study of his work were founded while he was still alive.


The Pied Piper of Hamelin is the title character of a legend from the town of Hamelin in Germany. The legend dates back to the Middle Ages, the earliest references describing a piper, dressed in multicoloured ('pied') clothing, who was a rat-catcher hired by the town to lure rats away with his magic pipe.


The earliest known record of this story is from the town of Hamelin itself, depicted in a stained glass window created for the church of Hamelin, which dates to around 1300. Although the church was destroyed in 1660, several written accounts of the tale have survived.

You might like to consider the following questions as you read this narrative poem:

  1. In the first stanza, what do the words spied, ditty and vermin mean?
  2. Apart from the fact that we are told that this story is set 500 years before it was written, how do we know that this story is set in the past?
  3. How would you describe the crowd of people that go to the mayor and corporation to demand that they rid the town of rats?
  4. Why might the mayor and corporation believe the Piper’s extravagant claims?
  5. Why do the Piper’s hands keep ‘straying’?
  6. What happened to the Pied Piper’s eyes and lips when he blew into the pipe?
  7. How does Browning conjure up the sound of the rats as they come from the houses to follow the Piper?
  8. Why did the rats follow the Piper?
  9. Once the rats are killed, the Pied Piper is described as a ‘wandering fellow’ and his coat as a ‘gypsy coat.’ How do you think the Mayor has changed in his opinions about the Pied Piper?
  10.  Describe the change in mood of the Mayor and Council from when the Pied Piper first came into the chamber until he appeared for his thousand gilders.
  11. How do you know that the children following the piper are young children?
  12. Where do you think everyone thought the Pied Piper was taking the children?
  13.  How do you think the parents would be feeling as the children begin to follow the piper?
  14.  Why is the remaining boy so sad?
  15. Describe the land beyond Koppelberg Hill.
  16.  What, do you think, is the moral of this story?


You might also like to refer to the reading prompts:


Reading - Group 2


Spring is a time to plant new seeds to grow. Read the information sheet attached and answer the questions. 











MONDAY - Homophones: its or it's; your or you're; there, their or they're

Write out this piece of text, putting the correctly spelled version of the homophone in each space:

______ the end of the day and ______ tired.  ______ time to put the hamster back in ______ cage, which is over ______. Perhaps it will play on ______ wheel for a short time but ______ bound to be tired, like you, because ______ been awake for so long. If ______ thirsty, put some water in ______ dish. I love hamsters; ______ so sweet when they twitch _______ noses.

Now ______ time for you to go to ______ bed too. The other children went up to ______ rooms ages ago. ______ all very well behaved and know when ______ time to call it a day. Take some water with you. ______ glass is over ______. ______ very late.


TUESDAY - Punctuation of Speech

  • look at that cloud what do you think it looks like asked safias mother
  • the teacher said well done umar that is excellent work
  • keep away from the edge of the road the policeman shouted at the boy
  • why dont we move that crate and sit on it someone said


WEDNESDAY - Dr Punctuation's Clinic

Punctuate this piece of text correctly.

Pay especial attention to where capital letters and full stops are required:

The sun was not yet up when the two boys met outside hussains house

have you brought the rope james asked

hussain nodded they set off towards the castle ruin james leading the way suddenly hussain stumbled and exclaimed ouch

whats the matter

i think i've twisted my ankle came the reply


THURSDAY - Vocabulary: Powerful Adjectives


FRIDAY - Synonyms for 'Said'

Replace “said” with a better word:

  • “Get out of my way,” said the big boy.
  • “What shall we play today?” I said.
  • “Let’s get some ice cream from the freezer,” said my sister.
  • “I wish it wasn’t raining again,” I said.






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.



This week, we would like you to write an informal letter to the teacher whose class you will be in next year (Ms Daly or Ms Bijlani), telling her about yourself.

  • What are you good at? What do you enjoy?
  • What are your aspirations (your aims in life)?
  • Who or what do you consider to be important in your life?
  • What are you most looking forward to when you return to school in September?

Today, you should plan your letter. Perhaps you could draw a mind map using each of the above questions as a main idea to prompt the details of your letter.



Remind yourself of the elements of an informal letter:

Look at the main body of the letter.  This is written in paragraphs.

In this week's letter, your first paragraph should ask after the person to whom you are writing (the recipient).  In the next few paragraphs you will tell the recipient all about yourself.  The last paragraph is the closing or concluding paragraph.

Today, you are going to write your letter, referring to yesterday's notes and using the above format.



Today, you are going to edit, improve and redraft your letter.

Re-read your letter, deciding what improvements can be made. Look carefully - have you followed the layout of an informal letter? Check your work against this checklist:

Once you have edited and improved your letter, write in out again: the final draft. Share it with a member of your family. What do they think?

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are going to share your letter on the school blog, class Padlet or any other format that can be viewed by others, DO NOT USE YOUR REAL ADDRESS - INSTEAD, USE THE SCHOOL'S ADDRESS.



(Weekly Focus: Geometry - Symmetry and Coordinates)


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 12 (w/c 13 July)
  • 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!