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Activities for Wednesday

LO: to use expanded noun phrases to help visualise


By the end of this week, you are going to be writing your own explanation text in the style of Until I Met Dudley

You can pick one of the following to focus your work on

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


What are expanded noun phrases? Why do we use them? Why are they good for explanation texts?

An expanded noun phrase is a phrase made up of a noun and at least one adjective. If one or more adjectives are listed to describe the noun, a comma should be added to separate the sentence.



Your Task

Use expanded noun phrases to describe the features of what you have chosen.


Either write these out in individual sentences


Challenge yourself and write them out in paragraphs. Remember to use all other English skills we have learnt this year.



I stepped into the small, cramped lift.

I looked at the metallic, grey walls and pressed the dull, faded button which was chipped.

Slowly, the doors closed and the ancient, decrepit lift began to move down. 


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. 


It’s time for another challenge! The aim is to read the text in 60 seconds! You should then have 5 minutes to answer the questions that come with it. There are 4 different ones available and we decided what with this lovely weather we would go with the opposite and learn about EXTREME WEATHER! We would suggest you do at least 2 today.


Today we’re moving onto negative numbers to start with I would follow this link:
You can then go through the PowerPoint to explore some other examples.

There are three levels of challenge for you to choose from and an extension activity for you to work through should you want to get some more practise. Remember with negative numbers the further away from zero the less it is worth.

Don’t forget your times tables if you’re looking for a starter to get your brain going.


You will need to work with someone for this. If you’re at home, ask a sibling or adult to be your partner.

You’re going to play a game. You will close your eyes and silently your partner will move around the room and then clap once. Your job is to point in the direction of where the clap came from.
Play this a few times and see how accurate you are!

Watch then read through the slides.

Your task is to play the Good Vibrations sound game.


This is going to be based around Creative Problem Solving.

We are going to give you a choice of problem each week and we would like to see how you will solve it.

We would like you to design and make a desktop organiser a way of keeping your working area tidy though you also want it to look good!
Or you may also want to have a go at Miss Featherstone’s design challenge!


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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