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Tuesday 12th May 2020

Hello Year Four, I hope you are all ok. Your learning challenges for today are below. Please use the class email address ( if you have any questions about your learning or if you want to share anything you have learned at home. Keep shining!



Please look at the picture below, then choose some of the activities to do in your exercise book from school. You could share your learning with your teachers by asking a parent to help you send a picture of your learning to your class email address.


Story starter!

It came from the sea, calmly at first. An enormous, slithering tentacle slowly oozing its way over the top of the sea wall, exploring the metal and concrete shapes with suckers the size of your front door.

Then, as more and more people came, and shrieks and cries of alarm filled the air, the creature became angry. All hell broke loose…

In an almighty tangle of limbs and water and buildings and people, the beast came violently exploding out of the frothing water. The normally sturdy metal supports of the buildings groaned under the extreme weight of the gigantic tentacles crushing them. Panic. Complete panic set in.

But where had the creature come from? What did it want? How could anybody stop it?

There wasn’t time for people to think. Only to run…


Sentence challenge!

Insert commas in the correct places in the sentence below.

Viciously an enormous tentacle exploded out of the frothing bubbling water heading straight towards a crowd of anxious people.


Sick sentences!

These sentences are ‘sick’ and need help to get better. Can you help?

A tentacle came out of the water. The creature had a big head and big eyes.


Question time!

Where do you think the creature has come from?

What do you think it usually eats?

Why do you think it has come up to the surface?

What do you think its feelings are towards humans?

Is it possible that there are sea creatures as big as this one lurking in our waters?


Perfect picture!

Imagine the creature is out of the water. Can you draw or describe what its entire body looks like?



Have a look at . First watch today's video, pausing it to try out ideas, then have a go yourself.

Parents can sign up for information about maths at home here... .




In today's lesson you will find out how to work out the perimeter of a rectangle, even if you don't know the length of all four sides.

This lesson includes:

  • one video

  • three interactive activities



Calculating perimeter

The perimeter is the distance all the way around the outside of a 2D shape.

To work out the perimeter, add up the lengths of all the sides.


Watch the video on the BBC Bitesize page on calculating perimeter.






Activity 1

Rectangle of squares

Try this activity: 

Cut out 12 equal-sized squares of paper or use 12 square sticky-notes. Put them into one long rectangle.

  • What is the perimeter of this rectangle?

  • Rearrange them to make different rectangles - do they all have the same perimeter?

  • How many different perimeters can you make by rearranging these squares?

Keep the squares of paper somewhere safe, you can reuse them in another activity tomorrow.


Activity 2

Perimeter quiz

Ready to take on the perimeter quiz? Have a go at the questions and see if you can get them all right!


Activity 3

Guardians: Defenders of Mathematica

Play the Mines of Measurement level and look out for questions on perimeter.




Curriculum - Spanish



How to say the date in Spanish

In this lesson, we will recap our knowledge from last week and we will build on our knowledge by learning the days of the week. We can then use this, as well as our previous knowledge of months and numbers, to say the date in Spanish! For this lesson you will need some paper and a pen or pencil to write down your new vocabulary.


Follow the link below...

Curriculum - PE


Joe Wicks will be sharing an online workout each day at 9am. Why not have a go with your family each day. Exercise is great for your physical AND mental health, especially if you're staying at home.


Join Joe Wicks - The Body Coach -  every morning at 9:00am on YouTube!