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Activities for Friday


To use determiners

ALL of the children in THIS class love football. MOST of the children in the other Year 4 class are better behaved than THE children in THIS class.

What do you think of these statements?


The words in capitals which create the intensity of the meaning are the determiners. These can be used to subtly steer the reader’s thinking in the direction we require.

You can also use a M&S approach. These aren’t just any children. They are some of the best children I have ever taught!


These are some of the words (determiners) you might want to use in your own work to make an impact:

Some, Many, All, Every, Few, That, This, Another, Each, All, Any, Other, Most, Several, More, Enough.


Today we're going to write the next section which is any problems you may encounter. You can improve your writing using determiners. I’ve made the determiners bold in the example.


For example:

Many of you have already seen a Disney classic movie if you pay for an exclusive ticket, some of you will get the opportunity to experience how they were made and draw some of the characters yourself! We do get several queues, especially during the holidays, but there is no reason to fear, you can purchase a fast pass and it’s like you’re a VIP the queues can’t hold you! Lots of people have already stayed over in our unique themed hotels – it is like all of the holidays merged into one!


Choose 10 words from the 3/4 word list and use them in a sentence. If you want to do a little extra you might want to do some rainbow writing, pyramid spelling, an acrostic poem or a nonsense story. 


Today in reading, I would like you to create a map for a magical world. There are some examples of these kind of literary maps here Think about what you would want to see in a magical world, would you want warring clans next to each other or across the sea? Does your world have magical creatures? Are there lots of different species? Are there some areas it’s not safe to go?  

You have a few options available for you in maths today depending on what you think you need.


Option 1: Will be focusing on drawing graphs. There is a bar graph activity (where you use votes that have been collected – this is called discrete data), a line graph activity where you will have to collect information (the activity suggests shadow length but you can do it on anything that changes like time or distance – this is called continuous data). There is also a way to do this online using PurpleMash it has been set as a 2do


Option 2: If you think you have completed enough work on graphs and you can already confidently draw them then there is a reasoning paper for you to have a go at. This covers many areas that we have learnt about this year.

If you want to practise your times tables why not have a go at TTRS or one of these games: 


Today we’re looking at artistic styles that involve portraits and we’re going to focus on Picasso and cubism. To start with it might be nice to go through the Picasso PowerPoint and learn about this inspiring artist. Afterwards why not have a look at the Picasso and Cubism PowerPoint and have a go at making your own self-portrait in the cubist style. There’s even a game to make it even more interesting if you choose. 


Bean Game
Discuss different types of bean, move to imitate the different types.
String bean - stand tall
Broad bean – make yourself big
Chilli bean – shiver all over
Runner bean – run on the spot
Jelly bean – wobble body parts
Beans on toast – lie on the floor
French beans – saying “oo la la”


Today we are going to have a go at exploring dynamic balance. Have a go at each of these statements until you can do them confidently.
I can walk fluidly forwards and backwards lifting heels up to 90 degrees.
I can walk fluidly both forwards and backwards lifting heel to bottom, knees up and with heel to toe landing.
I can lunge forwards, bringing opposite elbow up at a 90 degree angle. I can complete all challenges with eyes closed.
I can side step in both directions I can stand sideways and complete continuous 180 degree reverse pivots.
I can move sideways, stepping across my body.
I can complete these with my eyes closed!!!

PE Challenge - Can you do all the following with your eyes closed? I can lunge walk backwards along a line. I can lunge backwards with opposite elbow at 90 degree Walk along a curved direction, forwards then backwards, with opposite elbow at 90 degrees.

If you feel like you’re missing your friends – why not send them an email?
On PurpleMash you can use: to send messages to anyone in Year 4.


Please remember to send us any work you complete at some point during the day on either PurpleMash or through to either or


We miss you and can’t wait to see you soon!

Team Year 4!

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