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English - Writing

We had so much fun building dens that everybody ended up building a den! Please see the gallery as they are really amazing. 

At the end of the week, we are going to write an advert to persuade somebody to want your Reading Den. Today, your task is to look at the features of an advert.

Our Reading Dens

English - Spelling

What patterns did you notice? 

I noticed patterns (listed below) and hopefully these might be able to help you with choosing the right suffix for the right root word. 

• ‘-cian’: common in occupations (jobs)
• ‘-tion’: the most common ending
• ‘-sion’: where the base word ends in ‘d’/‘de’ or ‘s’/‘se’
• ‘-ation’: long ‘a’ is always followed by -tion
Strictly speaking, the suffixes are ‘-ion’ and ‘-cian’.
• ‘-cian’ if the root word ends in ‘c’ or ‘cs’
• ‘-tion’ if the root word ends in ‘t’ or ‘te’
• ‘-ssion’ if the root word ends in ‘ss’ or ‘mit’ (Exceptions: attend/attention, intend/intention)


Please spend some time today continuing to focus on the words from yesterday. You could use the Spelling Menu or Spelling Frame website. (Please see Monday)

English - Reading 

I forgot to say to read the chapter.

Please use your skimming and scanning skills to answer these questions. 


Retrieval Skills 

  • Why did Hamlet attract so much attention?
  • What is the ‘one penalty’ of which the king speaks?
  • What effect do the smells of the kitchen have on Lila and Chulak? Why?


Maths is now going to look different for our online learning. White Rose are releasing of lessons that focus on covering all of the learning for year 4. I hope you get on with them ok. Please do email with any queries. 

Multiplication and Dividing Problems

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Living Things in Their Habitats Observation

Our topic this term would have been learning about living things and their habitats.

This week you could look for living things in their habitat and record what you find. If you are able, you could look for living things in your garden or on a walk. I have attached a sheet to complete when you are looking at a habitat.


Before you start:

What is a habitat?

The specific area or place in which particular animals or plants may live. Habitats can be a field, coastline or wood, but they are also smaller spaces. Habitats can also include a garden bed, under a tree, pond or wild flower area.

What are living things?

Living things can include insects and plants!


Please be careful when you look and I have attached further advice with the recording sheet.  

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