Wednesday 10th June 2020

Hello and welcome to this great Wednesday morning!

I hope that you are all safe and well and ready for your science, English and maths today.


Yesterday, you wrote your plan for your own adapted version of the King of the Fishes. Today you are going to begin to write the story, using each box on the plan as a new paragraph.

As you would in school for a slow write, there is a list below of the grammar you need to include in your story:

  1. Start a sentence with a fronted adverbial.
  2. Use a preposition in a sentence.
  3. Use ‘commas in a list’ in a sentence.
  4. Use speech to interest your reader. (Do not tell the whole story using speech as it becomes boring and loses impact). Remember to put the necessary punctuation inside the speech marks.
  5. Use an adult conjunction to extend a sentence. (although, however, before, even though, if, when, that, which)
  6. Use an apostrophe for possession

The sentences do not need to be in this order, as long as you use at least one of each type in your story. You also need to make sure that your punctuation (capital letters and full stops, commas) are accurate.

I would imagine that it will take you today and tomorrow to write the story, giving you Friday to edit and improve it. I really would like to see what you have done with the story, so once again, please do send me your work to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. This can be at the end of each day, or when you have finished. Ideally though, if you send me today’s work, I can help you get back on track if you are struggling before your start again on Thursday.

Remember you can use the original story as a WAGOLL and magpie ideas from there if you want to.


Today is the last Statistics test and tomorrow I will post some reasoning cards for you to try.


Today we are continuing our Animals including humans topic, specifically looking at skeletons. You will name the bones with their common name and then learn the scientific name for some of the bones. You have already drawn your own skeleton, so hopefully this week it will be even more accurate!

Below is a short video explaining the task – you might recognise the narrator! Bear with me Year 4 – this was the first attempt.

Click here to find out about the scientific names of bones:

Finally, click here to find out about different animal skeletons: