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Felmore Primary School

Believe it to achieve it


Davenants, Basildon, Essex, SS13 1QX


Year 4 - Amethyst

Hello Year 4, 

Welcome to another new week! We are so proud of all of you and how you have been coping with this unusual situation. We know it’s hard, but it’s really important to carry on with social distancing and hand washing especially if you are visiting more public places now that lockdown is being relaxed! 

Try your best to do a reading and a Maths activity every day. Choose activities that you think you’ll enjoy and continue to challenge yourself with one or two activities that might stretch your brain a little. Don’t forget your parents/carers can help you with any of your school tasks. With some children back at school it is more important for those of you who aren’t back yet to do more at home, focussing on reading, writing and Maths. 

This week is still the same topic plan about Coming and Going! Choose a range of different activities and remember to record what you do in your home learning books. 

Keep working hard and don't forget to keep in contact via Purple Mash and remember to stay safe online.  You have had lots of lessons about this and need to remember everything you have learnt.  Don't forget to report anything that doesn't seem right.  There are phone numbers and links available when you click on "School Closure Information."


Every day, you can:

  • Read something for pleasure.
  • Write something interesting.
  • Do some exercise.
  • Have a conversation with someone.
  • Practise your times tables in different ways, including using TT Rockstars.
  • Use Spellingframe to practise some of your spellings and play spelling games.

Your tasks for this week are: 


  • Reading Comprehension Activity – Language 
      1. Find and copy a phrase that suggests Iron Man is not very clever. 
      2. Which words or phrases suggest the author doesn’t like Iron Man very much?
      3. What type of words give us an order or command? Can you find some examples from the text? 
      4. What is the effect of adding numbers to the instructions? 
      5. Do you think the author likes Iron Man? Find some evidence in the text to support your answer. 
    • Vocabulary Activity – Find the word “pest” in the instructions above. Look up this word in the dictionary. What does it mean? When you speak to a family member or friend later (could be in person or via video call) tell them this word and what it means. Challenge them to use it in a sentence. Which words could it be swapped for (synonyms)? Do their sentences still make sense? For an extra challenge try to think of 5 synonyms (words that mean the same thing) and 5 antonyms (words that mean the opposite) and write these into sentences to include in your own instructions later.  
    • If you would like to, repeat all these activities with the word “vast” or “scatter. 
    • SPaG Activity – Look again at the instructions above.   
    1. Find as many different adjectives as you can, highlight or underline them so they’re easy to see. 
    2. Use a thesaurus to find 3 synonyms for each of the adjectives you found. You could use some of these new words in your writing later. 
    • Writing Activity – Using the instructions above to help you set out your work, write a set of instructions for doing something exciting and dangerous like capturing Iron Man. It can be a real thing or something you have made up. Include as many adjectives as you can but remember, if you use double adjectives place a comma between them! 


    • Spelling Frame Rule 11 and 12 - ous 

    Play the free games and then challenge yourself to the spelling test.  


    • Spellings for this week are words with the ous ending. 

    Dangerous, famous, enormous, curious, hideous. 

    Write each word into a sentence with an adjective in it. Try to include co-ordinating and subordinating conjunctions from last week too. Remember to practise your handwriting at the same time! 

    E.g. The dangerous Iron Man will try to get out so make sure you trap it quickly. 

    • Be on the look-out (or ‘listen-out really) for other words with this ending this week. Note them down in your home learning book and then look up their definitions in a dictionary. 


    • Complete the daily maths lessons on BBC Bitesize (Daily Lessons. Year 4), starting with the lesson from 13th July. 


    • Go on a symmetry hunt around your house or neighbourhood. Take photos of anything you find interesting. Sort your photos into a table like this:

    If you’re not sure use a small mirror to check. If you put your mirror on a line of symmetry the object should look complete again with the picture in the mirror looking the same as the bit it has covered up. 

    • Is your face symmetrical? Take a selfie…cut it in half and use a mirror to recreate the other side of your face. Is your face exactly symmetrical? Look carefully at the shape of your eyebrows, your nose, the shape of your jaw etc. You could repeat this with other members of your family. Who looks the most different in the two pictures? Whose face is most symmetrical? How can you tell?
    • Co-ordinates. What are the co-ordinates of each letter? Remember to give the number along the bottom first before the one up the side. E.g. A is at (2, 6).
    • Ask your parent/carer to look through the BBC Bitesize lessons to see if there are any lessons that would help you:                                                                                


    Try working through the daily maths challenges.

    • Information may be found at:
    • Look at the Comings and Goings topic plan and work through some of the tasks. REMEMBER- you do not have to complete them all! Just choose the ones that you are most interested in.
    • If you have time, you could also try some of the history, geography and science tasks on:


    Have a great week Year 4!

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