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Hi year 4,

We have set your FINAL week’s work starting on Monday 13th  July. Please complete what you can. You will be having your final phone calls this week so look forward to speaking with you then.

You need to click on the links below to watch any videos/tutorials and complete the activities/tasks set. Any tasks that cannot be completed online, need to be written into your exercise books or on paper.


This week we would like you to focus on interpreting line graphs. A line graph is used to show information that changes over time. For example, a line graph would be used to show how temperature changes over a 24 hour period.

Please click on the links to learn more about line graphs and complete all the activities attached to them. and

Please also complete arithmetic test 6 which is attached.


This week we are going to look at a poem called “Magpie” by Tom Pow. (Please see the poem attached.)

The poem is about the items a Magpie finds and brings back to his nest. Some of them you may not have heard of some of the tricky vocabulary so here is a glossary for you.

Charred stump – burnt underneath

Bejewelled dagger of a Tuareg –  decorated sword of a traveller

One licorice-y-wellington boot –  light black wellington boot

Scree – stones and gravel

Tail feathers of a turkey cock –feathers at the back of a male turkey

Brazenness of an out and out liar – feeling no shame when they lie

Filched – stolen

You will notice that at the end of every line there is a word that rhymes with the word on the end of the line underneath it. These rhyming pairs are called rhyming couplets ( they come in twos). 

Watch this link to learn more about rhyming patterns.


Task : you are going to write your own “Magpie poem” where you use rhyming couplets. The word at the end of one line must rhyme with the word at the end of the line underneath it.

Example from the poem

the warm slant of the summer sun;

the worn stock of a broken gun.

one liquorice–y wellington boot;

one playground bin of drained fruit shoots

See the attached magpie image sheet to help you. The pictures could be some of the things the magpie in your poem might like to take back to his nest.

Try to make your poem at least 12 lines long and make sure you use rhyming couplets.

Focus on nice, neat joined-up handwriting and correct spellings.



Complete the attached comprehension “The Tropical Rainforest”.  The answers are on the last sheet. Try not to look at them until you are finished. You can write your answers on paper/in a text- book.


Topic – Geography.

To identify the position of The Equator, Northern and Southern Hemisphere and the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn. (You have already done this in class so should just be a recap for you!)

The Earth can be divided in many ways. The Equator is an imaginary line that divides the World in half. The part of the Earth North of the Equator is called the Northern Hemisphere. The part of the Earth South of the Equator is called the Southern Hemisphere.  The Tropic of Cancer is an imaginary line in the northern hemisphere. The Tropic of Capricorn is an imaginary line in  the southern hemisphere.

Please see the powerpoint attached “Equator, Northern and Southern Hemisphere, Tropics” to learn more about how and why the Earth is divided in these ways. 

Also watch this video  and

You can also use the internet to answer the questions below:

  • What is the name of the imaginary line that runs around the middle of the Earth?
  • Why is the weather around the Equator hot all year round?
  • Name two countries the Equator passes directly through
  • Why do many rainforests lie on or near the Equator?
  • What do we mean by the word latitude?
  • What percentage of the World’s population live in the Northern hemisphere? Why do you think this is?
  • Is the United Kingdom in the Northern or Southern hemisphere?
  • Which continents are mostly in the Southern hemisphere?
  • The Tropic of Cancer is the furthest north you can go and still have the sun overhead. Can you name 5 countries that the Tropic of Cancer passes through?
  • The tropic of Capricorn is the furthest south you can go and still have the sun overhead. Can you name 5 countries the Tropic of Capricorn passes through?
  • Where is the northern most point on Earth? Give an interesting fact about it.
  • Why do you think the South Pole is much colder than the North Pole?
  • Find out which living things live in the North and South Poles. Describe the conditions needed for them to survive there. Find out how global warming could affect their chances of survival. Write a paragraph or more about what you have found out.


Below is next week’s spelling list – use each word in 10 separate sentences in the correct context.

Adverbials of manner (how you do something


1)      Awkwardly

2)      Frantically

3)      Curiously

4)      Obediently

5)      Carefully

6)      Rapidly

7)      Unexpectedly

8)      Deliberately

9)      Hurriedly

10)  Reluctantly

Also, copy each word out 5 times in your book (one each day).

Below is a link to an online dictionary in case you do not know the meaning of the word.
Also, copy each word out 5 times in your book (one each day).


Please don’t forget how important reading EVERY DAY is.
Remember the two websites below in case you have run out of books to read:
1) All our eBooks are tablet-friendly. Just register or log in above to start reading.

2) The website below allows children to listen to audio books:

Please don’t forget to continue logging into Timestablerockstars and practising your tables!


Stuck for ideas on supporting your children with spellings? Have a look at the ideas and apps that are recommended by Hertfordshire specialist teachers in the PDF titled “Supporting your child with spellings”. Children of NHS workers can also access free accounts on the TTRS (Touch Type Read and Spell) program during school closure. This is a dyslexia friendly touch typing program that simultaneously overlearns spellings (only uses real words) and gradually introduces typing short sentences. You would need to contact them directly to organise this. (BBC do their own touch typing programme which is free but this is not linked with spellings.)


Please don’t forget to continue logging into Timestablerockstars and practising your tables!

The class teachers are:

  • Miss Connolly and Mr Harvey
  • Mrs Ayling