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Wednesday 29th April 2020

Welcome to your home learning for Wednesday 29th April 2020!


Here you will find your tasks for the day. If you have any worries or concerns, you know where to find me.


Fact of the day:

Your brain uses 10 watts of energy to think and does not feel pain!


Joke of the day:

What di you call a bear with no ears?




Please follow one of the links on the Year 4 home page to either Cosmic Kids, GoNoodle, PE with Joe Wickes or Smiling Minds. The choice is up to you this week! Make sure you stay fit and healthy.



Please make sure you are dedicating about 25 minutes per day to reading. Remember you can quiz at home too!


Here are your spellings to recap today:

  • Often
  • Opposite
  • Ordinary
  • Particular
  • Peculiar
  • perhaps

Practise these spellings by considering different ways to act them out. What actions could you o to help you remember the spelling pattern?



Today, we are going to plan a newspaper article about Hogarth's experience. You are not going to write about the whole story, just how he saw the iron giant, no one believed him, they dug a hole and they managed to catch him. We are going to write a newspaper article as if we are reporting on the fact that the monster has just been caught and all the villagers and machinery are now safe. Look at my newspaper WAGOLL to see what we are aiming for by the end of the week. 


I have created a plan template, where you can consider the main idea for each paragraph. You can then consider a topic sentence which will sum up your whole paragraph (not too much detail). Then you can bullet point the main facts you will include in that paragraph.  This will ensure that we don't talk about more than one thing in our paragraphs. Use the poster and Youtube video to remind yourself about topic sentences. I have included an example plan, which will hopefully help you. 


We will be including a quote from Hogarth, but for today, you just need to write down your initial ideas. It is just a plan, so there is no right or wrong way to do this. Just get all of your ideas down! However, your topic sentences need to be clear and concise. If you are lucky, you might be able to copy the exact sentence into your newspaper article tomorrow, which will make your writing mych easier!


The Iron Giant clip (1999)

Watch this to remind you how Hogarth must have felt when he first saw the giant. (It is slightly different to the book).

Hamburger Paragraphs


Today we are still working with money. We are going to use it to help our estimating skills. 


For example, if I was going to buy two packets of crisps for £1.49 each, in my head I would round that to £1.50, so I would know I would be paying about £3.00. Estimating is especially helpful with money, as it helps you quickly calculate how much you owe (approixmately). 


Use the money place value grid to help you if you get stuck. Or place your number on a numberline. You also had practise rounding to the nearest whole number last week.

Picture 1



I have spent some time considering how to teach computing remotely. I have put together a PowerPoint which talks through the concept of being co-authors of websites. If possible, please can parents flick through this before, just to ensure that we remain safe online. Children do not have to edit Wikipedia at all, but it is quite interesting to do so. You don't have to sign in, however, if you do, you have more control over how your IP address is used. If you edit a wikipedia page, anything you do will be tracked, so please make sure that no names or personal details are shared. I hope this will make sense when you have seen the PowerPoint. I have tried to make it as straight-forward as possible! The main activity involves the children finding out facts and presenting them in an appealing way, which we can then add to our class page. I am going to allocate today's afternoon session to do this alongside tomorrows (Thursday 30th). 

Wiki in Plain English

A short explanation of wikis

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