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Activities for Thursday


LO To understand effective persuasion

Can you have a go at trying to persuade someone at home that you should be able to have 5 minutes extra before bed? 


Think about how you tried to persuade them – did it include: repetition; providing examples of a point; rhetorical questions; suggesting the benefits; the manner in which they communicate e.g. calmly, eye contact, smiling. You might want to look through the attached PowerPoint to see some other techniques. 


We see persuasion all the time in our daily lives this can be through advertising, product placement, speeches, pester power, ‘following the crowd’; word of mouth endorsement (perhaps celebrity); posters; internet; our conscience - because we think it’s the right thing to do.


Have a read through of the poster on the National Portrait Gallery

Has it made you want to go? 

Have a look through some of the leaflets that are saved on the document.

Highlight and underline what has been used to persuade people to go.


Thinking of all of these techniques and approaches, make a poster explaining some of the different techniques that people use to persuade. 




It's Thursday so that means it's time to DEAR - drop everything and read!
You should, at some point during the day, drop whatever it is you're doing, get comfy and read for 20 minutes.
If you end up somewhere good send us a pic – we’d love to see what you’ve been reading!


Today in maths we are continuing our work on time conversion. Can you remember any facts from yesterday?
How many seconds are there in a minute? How many minutes are there in an hour? How many hours are there in a day?

Today’s task I would like you to have a go at completing some conversion tasks.

If you’re looking for an extension why not have a go at:

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


We are moving onto our new topic for Spring term focusing on Mountains! To get started I’d like you to have a think about what is a mountain? Do you know the names of any mountains, and where they are? Are there mountains all over the world? Are there any in the UK? Have any of you been to mountains?

Go through the PowerPoint called Mountains this should introduce you to the topic and introduce you to the Seven Summits! You can watch this video too

When you’ve finished your main activity today is to label the map with the summits and mountain ranges. If you’re not sure use the internet and the PowerPoint to help you.

If you finish and would like to do some more we have included some information about the different mountain ranges you might want to read them through and maybe create a fact file or poster about what you’ve learnt.


Today’s computing is going to be on PurpleMash.
You will be learning how to develop your skills using spreadsheets.
To help with this we are including some step by step instructions for you to have a go at – as they explain them A LOT better than we can.
You will be starting with Lesson 1 today.


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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