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Week beginning 15th June

Week Commencing 15th June 2020


In last week's Home Learning, the pdf of 'The Lion and the Unicorn' had six pages missing. These have now been reinstated so that the story makes sense! You can read the full story by visiting Week 7's Home Learning page or by clicking on the link below.

Many apologies.



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


Challenge code: 01803658


Reading - Group 1

'Goodnight Mr Tom' by Michelle Magorian. 

This week we are reading chapter sixteen. Again, this is a very important chapter and a great deal happens in it!

There are some very important issues in this week's reading, some of which you may find upsetting, so you might like to read 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 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.



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

  • What was the significance of receiving a telegram during World War 2?
  • What do you think caused Tom to have such a vivid dream about William?
  • On his journey to London, why couldn't Tom see the stations that his train passed through?
  • Why was the ticket collector's remark about coming to London for a holiday supposed to be a joke?
  • Why did Tom keep bumping into people as he made his way to the police station?
  • What does the phrase 'his accent was too thick' mean?
  • Why was Tom surprised to see a woman conductress wearing a man's uniform?

  • Why did Tom lie about William being his grandson?

  • What would it mean, during this period, when a siren began to wail?

  • Describe the ARP Warden.

  • According to the warden, why had the young girl run away from the country and back to London 15 times?

  • What do you think Tom and the warden will find behind the door to the cupboard under the stairs?


Reading - Group 2


The Battle of Dunkirk was a major battle during World War 2.  It resulted in the  evacuation of British and other Allied soldiers in Europe from Dunkirk in France to England from 26 May to 4 June 1940.


Read the information sheet below and answer the questions on page 2.  Check your answers using the answer sheet on page 3.











MONDAY - Strong Verbs


TUESDAY - Fronted Adverbials

Complete each sentence in an interesting way. (Remember that a fronted adverbial is always followed by a comma.)

  • A long time ago …
  • Quietly …
  • One dark and stormy night …
  • Cautiously …


WEDNESDAY - Punctuation

Punctuate these sentences correctly:

  • if its tuesday then its swimming
  • he went to the shops he needed milk
  • i wonder he muttered if youre telling the truth


THURSDAY - Effective Adjectives

Copy out each of these sentences, replacing the word 'nice' with a more descriptive alternative. You could use a phrase instead of a single word.

  1. What a nice T-shirt you are wearing today!
  2. This is a nice place to stay.
  3. Their dog is really nice.
  4. Is that a nice book you are reading?
  5. They have lots of nice DVDs for sale.
  6. Well done, that’s really nice work.
  7. The team played some nice football.
  8. The room was nice and warm.
  9. That’s a nice mess you’ve made!
  10. We spent a nice long time there on holiday.


FRIDAY - Apostrophes for Contractions

Contractions are where two words are shortened to make one.

Write each word below as two words, underlining the letter that was missing.

Then write a sentence containing that pair of words.  

The first one is done for you!


isn’t           is not     The teacher is not happy.  

can’t          ___________________________________________________

won’t         ___________________________________________________

didn’t         ___________________________________________________      

you’ve    _________________________________________________

couldn’t      ___________________________________________________

he’d           ___________________________________________________

let’s           ___________________________________________________      

mustn’t   ___________________________________________________

she’ll            ___________________________________________________






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.



Below is another link to a book set during World War 2. When Mick in 'The Lion and the Unicorn' says that he left his leg on a beach in France he is referring to the evacuation of Dunkirk.

This week's book is about the evacuation of the Allied Forces from the beaches of Dunkirk in France, which occurred between 26 May and 4 June 1940. This book is called 'The Little Ships'. It is written by Louise Borden and beautifully illustrated by Michael Foreman.

As you read it, think about the emotions and feelings that the characters in the story experience.

How does the story make you feel?

Why does the book inspire these feelings and emotions?


Draw one of the people who appear in 'The Little Ships' and label your drawing to describe your chosen person's character. Show his/her feelings and describe some of his/her actions and why he/she does those things, as well as his/her appearance. Use powerful verbs and adverbs as well as adjectives.



Use the notes you made yesterday or last Friday (the labelled character sketches) to write a character description of one of the people who appear in either 'The Lion and the Unicorn' or 'The Little Ships'.


SC1 - I have written at least three paragraphs.

SC2 - I have described my character's appearance and personality.

SC3 - I have supported my opinions with reasons or evidence from the text.

SC4 - I have used powerful verbs and adverbs.



(Weekly Focus: Comparing, Ordering and Rounding Decimal 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 8 (w/c 15 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!