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


Activities for Tuesday


To look how characters act

Think about characters. How do you know if they are good characters? How do you know if they’re villains? How do you know a character is brave? How do you know if they are a coward? How can you tell a character is angry or in love?


We know these things because of what the characters say, how they say it and what they do. We use adverbs and verbs to help with that.


In a play we often call these stage directions they go inside brackets.

Have a go at the ‘Say it Another Way’ cards. Think about how the story changes when you say it in a different way.


Write ten examples of character dialogue including stage directions. Use some of your favourite characters.



Hermione: (pompously) Now, if you two don’t mind, I’m going to bed before either of you come up with another clever idea to get us killed or worse… expelled!


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 you will be completing some comprehension that’s from under the sea - all about Mrs Field’s favourite animal the dolphin! There are three challenges for you to choose from. One star is your accessible option, two stars is tricky and three stars can be very challenging.



For Maths today you are focusing on gaining confidence with decimals.

You have 3 tasks to have a go at.

To start, let’s review what you did yesterday with a target throwing practise game.

You will need the target sheet or create your own with the place value titles. Have as many rings as you feel confident with then you will need to throw a number of small objects e.g. beads/sweets etc on the target and where they land write the number. For example 4 sweets land on the ones, 6 sweets land on the tenths – your number would be 4.6 you can do this a few times and then eat the sweets (Yum!)


Following that you have a purple mash to-do which involves placing decimal numbers on a number line. Remember to use the amount of gaps to help you.


Finally, you have a task which involves making decimal numbers using three numbers. For instance you have 3, 6 and 9 and you have to make a decimal number between 2 and 5 your answer could be 3.96 or 3.69


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



Complete a fitness based activity. This can be inside or outside if you can do it safely. 

You could follow Joe Wicks and his daily workout

You could complete some fitness dance through either Just Dance or the Fitness Marshall 

Or alternatively you could complete a workout through fitter future. You should all have your log ons (if not, drop us an email)

Finally you might like just to complete a 3k walk.


What is a secret? What is a surprise? Should we keep secrets? When is it right to keep a secret? When is it important to share a secret?

Read The Huge Bag of Worries by Virginia Ironside

How did Jenny feel when she was keeping everything to herself? How did she feel when she finally told someone?


Lets learn about safe and unsafe secrets.
Safe secrets
- Surprise parties/gifts that everyone knows about (except 1).
- Fun Games that do not break any safety rules, do not leave a child out and doesn’t involve saying bad times about others

- Gossip about family/friends unless that is something that worries you.

Unsafe secrets

- Any touch games that might break your safety rules or that might be harmful to anyone
- Presents that other people give you or favours that they do for you
- Anything that bothers you


We would like you to create a puppet using thing you have at home. You can then use these puppets should you need to tell a secret or to discuss your anxieties about sharing secrets.


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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