Monday 4th May 2020

Good morning Year 4 and may the fourth be with you!

I hope you have enjoyed your weekend and feel ready to start this week’s challenges, also that you and your family are managing to keep well and safe.


Our English this week is going to be based around the book Nothing by Mick Inkpen. You can find a reading of the story here

Questions to think about after you’ve watched the film.

How does the prelude link to the main story?

How do you think Nothing felt, when he heard the people say, “Let the new people get rid of it?”

Over the course of the week we will write a page which could be put straight into the book! You will choose a new creature for Nothing to meet on his night time adventure, using speech marks, describing feelings and descriptive vocabulary.

Once you have watched the film clip, go to BBC Bitesize for a fun song about speech marks. It is really important that you are able to use these accurately in your writing, so that your reader knows when someone is actually speaking. Here you will find Mr Smith (sorry, not OUR Mr Smith) with a song that might help you to remember how to use speech marks correctly. Enjoy!

Then watch this animation which explains them again.


We have now come to the end of our geometry unit. The work attached is part 1 of the end of topic review. There are 50 questions to test your understanding of shapes, symmetry and angles. I suggest you work through it and it will comprise your work for today until Wednesday. On Thursday I will set some new challenges.

If you want something to further test your understanding, there is a Dig Deeper sheet attached here. I have written the sentence that you need to be thinking about as you answer the questions. Remember these questions are not a race – you get no points for finishing first, but you will get more satisfaction and a better understanding if you take your time and think of different ways to explain your answer.

I will publish answers to both of these maths challenges on Wednesday.

If there is something that you are not able to answer, check out BBC bitesize for revision of shapes and angles or Top Marks for shapes games, or go back through the challenges you have already done. If you need help, then contact me on my usual email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).


I hope you enjoyed learning your spelling words last week on occupations - which are created by adding the suffix 'cian'. This week it is the turn of a different suffix 'tion'. The word bank is attached and I will post another wordsearch later in the week.

Finally, thank you to those of you who sent your poems. I will be working on typing these up this week.