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Activities for Tuesday


LO: to explore the key features of an explanation text


Recap the features of explanation texts. Why do we have these type of texts? Are they important?


Next think about the key features of explanation texts

What are the features?


You need to include these things:


Title – tells you what you’re reading about at the start

Opening Paragraph – first paragraph simply introduces the thing that is going to be explained

Technical Vocabulary – words and phrases that you only see linked to profession or purpose

Chronological order – time order

Conjunctions – words that link two sentences together

Process in stages – explains things in a logical order and grouping

Present Tense – happening now

Conclusion – wraps up and summarises the text




Using the Features of Explanation Texts


Colour code the examples

  1. Growing Frogs
  2. How Volcanoes Erupt


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. 


Think about your favourite book. Why is it? What grabbed your attention?

The front cover!

Front covers are what readers look at first. If it is not interesting or relatable to the story.

Your task for today is to design a new front cover for your favourite book.


Today in Maths we are continuing to work on decimals and subtraction but now we are focusing on taking away money. Like yesterday think about how you can use money in different ways like how many ways can you make 50p or £2? How many pence are there in £30.

Once you finish there is some subtraction problems to work through.

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: 



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 emailJ)

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



What different types of relationships are there? Friendships/Parent and Child / Teacher and student…
What is a relationship?
What are some common characteristics of a healthy relationship and characteristics of an unhealthy relationship? What are the benefits of a healthy relationship? What controllable and uncontrollable factors affect relationships?
Throughout our lives we develop many different relationships with different people.
I’d like you to create a poster showing all of the different types of relationships that you may come across in your life.


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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