Tuesday’s learning – 23/2/21

Here is your learning for today! We will go through it on our Zoom call at 10:20 am and we can answer any questions you have. Answers will be posted later today, so you can check your work.

English – Writing:


Today, why not learn how to spell these tricky words. Or, if you think you already know them, get an adult or older sibling to test you! This blog post tells you some fun ways to practise spellings: https://www.lawfordmead.essex.sch.uk/blogs/year4/2020/03/16/spellings/

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Spelling: Practise your weekly spelling words: gardening, gardened, limited, limiting, developing, developed, listening, listened, covered, covering

Click on the link below to understand the use of suffixes, ‘ed’ and ‘ing’ and how it changes the root word.



In grammar today, we will learn about imperative verbs. They are also known as bossy verbs and are generally used to write instructions. Click on the following bitesize link. There is a video for you to look at and three activities to do.


Activity 1: Circle the imperative verbs in these commands.


Charlie and the chocolate factory – chapter 2, pages 9-10

In the evenings, after finishing his dinner of watery cabbage soup, Charlie always went to his grandparent s room, to listen to their stories, and then to say good night.

Charlie’s grandparents were over ninety. They were as shrivelled as prunes and as bony as skeletons. They lay huddled in the bed, dozing the time away. But as soon as they heard Charlie’s voice, all four of them would suddenly sit up and their wrinkled faces would light up with smiles of pleasure.

They loved Charlie. He was the only bright thing in their lives and his evening visits were something they looked forward to all day long.

One evening Charlie asked his grandparents if it was true that Wonka’s factory was the biggest in the world. He also asked if Mr Willy Wonka was really the cleverest chocolate maker in the world. “My dear boy,” said Grandpa Joe, “Mr Willy Wonka is the most amazing, the most fantastic, the most extraordinary chocolate maker the world has ever seen!”

1.  What was Charlie’s dinner most of the time?

2.  Why did Charlie visit his grandparent’s room in the evening?

3.  Write the similes describing Charlie’s grandparents. (2 marks)

4.  What adjective has been used to describe grandparents’ faces? (1 mark)

5.  What did the grandparents look forward to all day long and why? (2 marks)

6.  How did Grandpa Joe describe Mr Willy Wonka? (3 marks)

Click on the following link for chapter 2 of the book, Charlie and the Chocolate factory.


Times table starter:

Today in maths, we are going to continue working on measuring length. Watch the video carefully by clicking on the link below and then have a go at answering the questions underneath on paper.


In science today, we will be learning about the different food groups and explore what a balanced diet looks like.

The different food groups are:

  • Fruits and vegetables: We should aim to eat at least five portions of fruits and vegetables a day. They are a good source of vitamins, minerals and fibre.
  • Carbohydrates: Carbohydrates give us energy. Some examples are rice, potatoes, pasta, bread etc.
  • Dairy: Milk, cheese, yoghurt and fromage frais are all dairy products. They are an important source of calcium, which helps keep our bones and teeth strong and healthy.
  • Proteins: They help repair our bodies themselves. Some examples of protein rich food are beans, lentils, fish, nuts, eggs and meat.
  • Fats: They help store energy for our bodies. Some examples are butter, fried food and cheese. All types of fat are high in energy and should be consumed sparingly. Too much of fat-rich is not good for our bodies.

Click on the following links for more knowledge about different food groups and a balanced diet.



Activity 1: Fill in the blank spaces with a suitable word from the word bank given below.

Activity 2: Label the eat well plate given below and draw the different foods in it.

Challenge: Think like a scientist!

Don’t forget to post your learning on Seesaw from today. We look forward to seeing all your work!

Mrs Dubey and Mrs Phelps

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