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Activities for Monday


For the next couple of weeks, we are going to be looking at Explanation Texts, based around the book ‘Until I Met Dudley’

LO To explain a process

An explanation text is a non-fiction piece of writing. It tells your audience how something works or why something happens. 


Explanations detail and logically describe the stages in a process, such as the water cycle, or how a steam engine works. Other examples could be how a law is made, or why we blink when we sneeze.


Read through the Word Document ‘Y4 Example Text Example and Features’ and the PowerPoint ‘Tips for Writing Exp Text’


Once you have done this Watch ‘Wallace and Gromit Contraption’ Youtube link.

Your Task

Pick 3 of your favourite Wallace and Gromit contraptions.

Write down brief notes to explain how they work.




Press button, makes an alarm ring.

Next a couple of cogs start spinning to send robotic arms to plump the mattress and pillows.

Whilst this is happening, a separate part of the machine starts pouring boiling water into a water bottle. These cogs then activate a claw hook to place on the bed, with another one come from the side to drop a teddy.

Next, from the wall, a stereo on a conveyor belt slowly enters the room and starts playing music

Finally, a hatch in the floor opens up, where a contracted spring below releases to fire ‘sheep’ into the room – this goes on for a present amount of times (500 in this case)





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.  


Guided Reading Skills Task Cards Sequencing


Today in Maths we are continuing to work on decimals and addition but now we are focusing on adding money. To start off with spend some time going through what money we use in the United Kingdom. Think about how you can use money in different ways like how many ways can you make 20p or £1? How many pence are there in £10.

Once you finish there is some addition problems involving the beach for you to work through – holiday maths!

There’s an extension as usual if you finish.


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


RE and Music
Please watch Mrs Huscroft’s videos.


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!



Today I would like you to go on bite-size and have a look at some of the music activities. There are plenty to choose from so take your pick.  Each page includes videos and information and some also have activities that you can do. Have fun!

Train to Impossible Places - Chapter 10

Listen along with Mrs Jenkins
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