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Activities for Friday

LO: To write and edit an explanation text.


Play ‘Call my Bluff Game’
You choose a word and give someone three definitions they need to guess the accurate one – you can always play this with someone else in Year 4 using 2email on PurpleMash


Today you will get the opportunity to write your explanation text about either:

  • Escalator
  • Lift/elevator
  • Ski lift
  • Conveyor belt


Remember to use your plan from yesterday and follow it!

We want these to be really creative but also follow the process of how it actually works.


When you have finished, please make sure you EDIT your work.

Read through all of your work to see if your sentences make sense and that they are punctuated correctly

Make sure you have, fronted adverbials, prepositions, expanded noun phrases, conjunctions etc…



Today you will be writing your explanation.


Remember to include:


Opening Paragraph

Stages in Chronological Order

Closing Paragraph

Technical Vocabulary

Present Tense


There is an example for you to look at under the documents for today.


Extension activity.

Create a Glossary of technical vocabulary used.





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. 


Yesterday was World Book Day! Have an explore of the World Book Day website and have a go at some of the activities or watch some of the event videos.


You are completing your final day on negative numbers today and we thought it might be nice for you to use your negative number skills to play a few games. There are three to choose from but you could have a try at all three as they are quite quick. I have also set a 2do on PurpleMash if you would like to review this before you get started. Your extension today if you finish is to solve a mystery! Why not have a go at the mystery of the spoiled party bag.


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


Today in Art we will be continuing to explore different artists and the artistic movements they explored. Our artist today is M. C. Escher and the movement is tessellation. We would like you to work your through the PowerPoint then there is a tessellation task for you to have a go at or some tessellation inspired colouring sheets.


Details on how to login to today’s PE lesson are included below in documents for today’s work.
Real PE at Home – Have a go at the Personal Best Home challenge, exchange objects (Seated balance) and develop combinations (jumping and landing) Record your scores so you can work on your skills try and beat it.


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!

See you MONDAY!
Team Year 4!


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