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Galley Hill Primary School, Hemel Hempstead     Value of the Month - 'RESPECT'


Summer 1 

We will first be exploring the significance of Malala Yousafzai a Pakistani children's education activist, through the book "Malala's Magic Pencil". We will then consider Oliver Jeffer's book, " Here we are" to think about what change we would like to see in the world. Children will write a discussion text, arguing why and what they would change in the world. This will be followed by writing some free verse poetry.

Malala's Magic Pencil, Here we are, Greek Mythology

Afterwards, we will be reading a variety of Greek Myths such as "Arachne the Spinner" and "Theseus and the Minotaur". The children will identify the key features and characters found in Greek Mythology and explore these in detail before creating their own Greek Myth.


Colour thesaurus - Bored of saying a yellow hat in a yellow room? Try tuscany, canary and mustard. Click on a colour to get started.

Yellow words



Texture vocabulary - Click on a number to get started.


Writing Prompts - Look at these images.

What words come to mind?

Could you write some descriptive phrases, pargraphs or even a story or poem?


Can you include these features that we would expect from Y4 writers?

  • Adverbs - adds to the verb (doing word). Trembling, he got to his feet once again. She slowly opened the door.
  • Expanded noun phrases - adjective + adjective + noun. The green, soft grass - Many kind, young faces - Dark, billowing smoke.
  • Conjunctions - words that join clauses together, previously known as 'joining words' or 'connectives'. but, if, so, because - They knew they were right because their grandparents had talked about it with them that very morning.
  • Superlatives - the most extreme form of an adjective. Tastiest, most, least, kindest, harshest - It was the most cold I had ever felt. It was the harshest winter ever.
  • Similes - describing something like or as something else. Her hands were as cold as ice.
  • Fronted Adverbials - phrases that start a sentence by telling us the time or place or using an adverb. Past all the street lamps, at the end of the road, grew a mighty, forbidden forest. Silently, it grew and grew. As the moon shone, the trees cast their towering shadows, consuming the street hour by hour.
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