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Galley Hill Primary School, Hemel Hempstead. Galley Hill rated GOOD by Ofsted. 'Value of the Month - 'RESPECT'


Activities for Friday


To perform a play

A play is one of the only pieces of writing that is written just so it can read aloud and performed so actually seeing the performance is important.

I want you to think about what makes a good performance.


You need to think about the tone of your voice, the speed you speak in, the emotion in your voice, where you pause, what you do with your hands and body.


You might like to watch this dramatic reading of The Twits for ideas. whilst this is a reading of the story not a play it does have some great examples of an effective performance.


You are going to perform the short play you wrote yesterday. You might want to play all the characters alone, cast your family members or you might want to create puppets and perform that way.


When you finish I want you to record it and watch it back. What went well? If there anything you’d like to improve? If you can improve it, why not have another go.


Once you have a finalised video you’re happy with why not send it to us – we’d love to see the final product!


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 your reading activity is a word search featuring some of the most famous characters in English Literature. Once you’ve finished why not look up some of the characters you hadn’t heard of and see if you can work out what book they are from!

Today your maths is looking at converting decimals to fractions, this may seem challenging at first but once you get the hang of it, it’s oh so simple! Follow the teaching document carefully and then there are three challenge tasks for you to choose from.

As usual, there is an extension if you’re looking for an extra challenge.

There is also a ‘to do’ on PurpleMash to review what we covered yesterday on ordering and comparing fractions – you can do this as a starter.

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


For Art we are going to carry on completing our work looking at different artists and the style they used. This week we will be looking at Frida Kahlo I would like you to read through the PowerPoint to learn about her life and work. I would then like you to have a go at creating a piece of art in her style. The final art should be a self-portrait on one side it should show what you look like on the outside on the other should be how you view yourself on the inside – your interests and personality.   


Starter Game
Traffic Jam: Discuss vehicles and road safety.
Children move around the space imitating commands representing different aspects of driving.
Speed limit – walk around normal speed
Bumpy road – skip
Narrow road – gallop sideways
Motorway – run
Flat tyre – hop on one foot
Out of petrol – sit


Physical Challenge
Can you come up with different ways to combine the 5 different types of jump. Once you have done this, identify which order helps you achieve the greatest distance. We would then like you to right down what went well and what you could improve next time. Could you either write or draw the different jumps you picked as we would love to see them when you are back.


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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