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Week beginning 22nd June

Week Commencing 22nd 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 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: 09195604


Reading - Group 1

'Goodnight Mr Tom' by Michelle Magorian. 

This week, we are reading chapter seventeen.

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.

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:

  • As the reader, at what point in this chapter can you be sure that the boy in the cupboard in William?
  • What did Tom do at this point to keep William calm and prevent him becoming fearful?
  • Why do you think that William thinks of himself as Will and not Willie?
  • Why did William smile when he heard Tom tell him to take his own time?
  • When they first arrived at the hospital and the young doctor examined the baby, why was the warden 'winking urgently' at the doctor?
  • Why do you think that the nurse was so young?
  • What do the words 'jovially' and 'lacerations' mean?
  • Why did William need to have an injection?
  • Why do you think that the doctor was so tired?
  • The nurse tells Tom that he will have her for 'the high jump'. What is the meaning of this expression?
  • Who do you think is the most sympathetic character: the doctor, the nurse or the warden? Why do you think this?


Reading - Group 2


The First World War took place from 1914 - 1918. Read the information sheet attached and answer the questions on pages 3 and 4. 











MONDAY - Possessive Apostrophes - Plurals


TUESDAY - Fronted Adverbials

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

  • First …
  • Yesterday …
  • Once upon a time …
  • Wearily …


WEDNESDAY - Strong Verbs


THURSDAY - Punctuation

Punctuate this piece of text correctly. (Remember to add capital letters where they are required.)


from the top of the hill he could see the whole town taking a deep breath he called hello there can you hear me there was no answer only the echo of his own voice


FRIDAY - Irregular Plurals

Most singular nouns can be made into plurals simply by adding an 's' ... but there are many irregular plural nouns.

Write down the plural form of these singular nouns:

city     fish     church     life     woman     family     child     bus     sheep     half






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. In this book, however, the Second World War is seen through the eyes of a child who lives in Germany.

The book takes the name of its central character as its title 'Rose Blanche'. It is written by Ian McEwan and illustrated by Roberto Innocenti.


This is another historical story told over a

number of months.

As you read this story, think about how the author shows that time has passed.


Order these stages of the story of 'Rose Blanche'.

Now decide on a time adverbial to introduce each stage of the story. (Remember that fronted adverbials are always followed by a comma.) 

Choose from this list:

every evening           sometimes           one night

next morning           first           soon           on Monday morning

on Saturday nights           on wet days           that night

one afternoon           later the next day

meanwhile           then           in the beginning

many weeks later           afterwards           quite suddenly

in the spring           straight after that           years later

no sooner had he …… than ……           secondly

at last           finally           soon           the following year

every day           each morning           after



Next week, you will be writing your own story – based on a photograph taken during World War II.

Try to imagine being in one of the scenes. What can you see, hear, smell, feel or taste? Who is there? What are they thinking? What might they be saying?

Take notes of your thoughts.

Think about and discuss the people who live or work in the setting.

Imagine a main character – perhaps one of the people in the photograph. What do they do? How do they get on with the other characters? What kind of a person are they?



(Weekly Focus: Pounds and Pence)


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 9 (w/c 22 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!