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Welcome to a new week of writing activities Year 4.
Enjoy the fabulous story on Monday and delve into the exciting activities from Tuesday. Don't rush!
You have all week to complete the activities which will lead into another story writing session next week.
Week beginning Monday 29th June
Hello Year 4
As we have not had any completed stories back, you have been given extra time to plan and write your story.
We know a good story needs careful planning and editing. Use the activities from last week to help you.
Follow the link below.
Write your own version of the story, The King of the Fishes.
You will be carefully guided through each stage of the plan.
Monday June 15th
Hello again Year 4
This week we will revisit a few of our writing techniques in preparation for story writing next week. There are 13 pages of revision skills.
Once again, you can work through the activities at your own pace, but I suggest you complete at least 2 pages each day.
Read and follow the instructions and examples carefully.
You have completed these skill at school and should remember most of them after a quick reminder.
Enjoy this version of the story by Pie Corbett, ' The King of the Fishes' .
There is also a link to the story if you want to listen as you read.
Monday June 8th
Good morning Year 4
I hope you enjoyed your writing activities last week. Today we have a fact file about Aliens (believe it or not)!
Read through the interesting facts and complete the comprehension task today.
Throughout the week you will create your own alien, invent facts about aliens, recap headlines, adjectives, alliteration and much more. You even get to write an advert persuading people to visit an alien planet. Complete the remaining activities at your own pace.
Enjoy and don't forget to share with your teachers.
Click on the link below to find this weeks' activities.
Prefixes and Suffixes – play the game by choosing the correct one to make a proper word. Can you think of any other words that use any of the prefixes or suffixes?
Tuesday June 2nd
Your writing activities for this week are based on the story, ‘Mission Possible’. Click on the link below to read the story and complete the activities.
An audio link is included so you could listen to the story.
There is a range of activities, including planning and writing your own
SPY STORY. We look forward to reading them.
Monday June 1st
Hello Year 4
Today we are using this amazing picture to help us write a description of what we could see.
There is an example of how to get started and a few tips to help you. All you have to do is add to the story starter.
There are a few questions about the story for you to answer as well.
HAVE A GO!!
The majestic creature glided gracefully through the perfect, azure waters. Its size and beautiful colours stood out in stark contrast to the murky, grey ocean floor beneath.
Many other creatures that dwelt under the sea looked on with envy at the unusual and startlingly bright colours that its appearance possessed…
Can you continue the description? Check out the
sentence challenge for a bit of help!
Can you make a list of nouns that you can see in the picture? E.g. Eyes, fins, ocean.
Can you make a list adjectives to describe each of your nouns?
Can you now write a paragraph describing the fish in great detail?
Top tip: Try to think of synonyms for ‘blue’. A Google search or thesaurus might help.
What does it mean to be envious?
In my story, why might some sea creatures be envious of this fish?
Which sea creatures may not be envious of this fish?
Have you ever been envious of someone else?
Do you think someone has ever been envious of you?
Is it wrong to be envious?
Do you think fish really have feelings?
Should we treat fish differently to the way we treat
Would you treat a fish with no colourful pattern the same way as you would this fish?
Monday 18th May
Good morning Year 4
Well done on completing the novel and writing tasks for Charlotte’s Web.
Today you will need to watch the movie in preparation for comparing it with the book this week.
Before watching, think about:
Which part of the movie will be your favourite and why?
What parts of the book do you think might be cut out of the movie?
Which one do you think you will enjoy more: the book or the movie?
The movie is available to watch on Netflix, but if you don’t have Netflix, use this link to access a cartoon version on Youtube.
I hope you enjoyed the movie and have some ideas of how they were the same, yet different.
Now compare and contrast the book to the movie.
Make notes on the similarities and differences Include:
Begin to write a comparative piece about Charlotte's Web.
An introduction is always a good place to start. Say what you are comparing and give a general idea of what you think about the book and the film. Remember to mention the author.
Write a paragraph about the similarities between the book and the movie. Here are some words to help you.
as well as same too
Write your next paragraph about the differences between the book and the movie. These words can help.
however in contrast whereas
differ different while
on the other hand but yet
Which would do you prefer and why?
Which would you recommend to a friend?
Week beginning May 11th
Well done Year 4! We have reached the final chapter of this classic novel. You all have experience of Book Reviews so I would like to find out what you thought about the book. Here are a few reminders of what to include in your review. Don’t rush it.
I look forward to reading your reviews.
Monday 11th May Listen to chapter 22 Book Review
This week we will write a review of Charlotte’s Web.
Let us focus on the introduction today.
· Introduce the book. Who wrote/illustrated it? When is it set? Where is it set? What is the theme? What is it about?
· Write in the present tense. Charlotte’s Web is set…
· Try to include a list sentence and use connectives to join some of your points.
Tuesday 12th May
Give a brief outline of the story without giving the plot away.
Try to include a sentence with a relative clause.
Use the link below to revise how to use a relative clause.
Wednesday 13th May
Paragraph 3 : Express your opinion.
Discuss the language used by the author.
What was you first or initial feeling about the story?
What is your favourite/ least favourite part of the story?
Which character did you like/dislike the most? Give reasons from the text.
Are the characters realistic?
Thursday 14th Concluding paragraph of Book Review
Point out the strengths and weaknesses of the book.
Who would you recommend this book to?
How does the book compare to other books you’ve reviewed?
Try to use modal verbs in your sentences. The link below would help you.
Friday 15th BBC Bitezize daily
Complete any unfinished writing and share your review with your family.
Hello Year 4
This week, our writing will focus on describing 3 characters from the novel Charlotte's Web.
We will focus on...
Fern, Wilbur and Charlotte.
Here is an example for you to follow.
Use this link to learn how to use paragraphs in your writing.
Monday 4th May :
Read: Charlotte’s Web Chapter 15
Write Character Profiles:
Words which describe Fern’s appearance and personality? Here are a few. Add some of your own.
tender-hearted persuasive kind
Tuesday 5th May
Read: Charlotte's Web Chapter 16
Words which describe Wilbur’s appearance and
personality? Here are a few. Add some of your own.
small weak runt
Wednesday 6th May
Charlotte's Web: Read Chapter 17
Words which describe Charlotte’s appearance and
personality? Here are a few. Add some of your own.
clever loyal true friend
Thursday 7th May
Listen to: Charlotte's Web Chapter 18
Friday 8th Bank Holiday
Charlotte's Web: Chapter 19 Enjoy
For the weekend Read Chapters 20 and 21
Wednesday 29th May
We are ready to write our stage directions and play.
Focus on page 52
Tips for a successful Play script.
· New speaker new line
· Don’t use speech marks.
· Character’s name: followed by a colon and the words they say.
· Use interesting adverbs for how your characters speak.
nervously, viciously. joyfully, etc
Put stage directions in brackets
· End with more stage directions.
· Listen to chapter 10 - An Explosion
Complete your playscript, page 53
Listen to chapter 11 -The Miracle
Friday 1st May
Finish off your play script, if needed, and share with your family. Maybe you could each act out the scene.
Listen to chapter 12- A Meeting
Revise Fronted adverbials
Tuesday 28th April Good morning Year 4
Today we will set the scene.
Remember to use the present tense and all senses to help. Introduce your characters
Use this example to help you get started.
Wilbur - a pig on the Zuckerman farm and Fern's pet pig.
Charlotte - A spider in the barn, Wilbur's friend.
It is early morning in the barn. All the animals are asleep, except Wilbur. Outside, the sun is beginning to break through the clouds.
(Now do your own for chapter 8)
(What could be seen, heard etc)
Continue with the story by listening to Chapter 9
Monday 27th April Hello Year 4
Hope you all had an enjoyable weekend.
For today, I would like you to ...
Listen to chapter 8
Focus on:Charlotte’s Web Chapter 8 Read Aloud:
Use the link above to take you there.
Page 52 to 53
Your task for the week is to write a play script of the conversation between Fern and her parents, on pages 52 and 53. Don't rush it. We will take it one step at a time.
Today we will make notes of the characters and words spoken by each character. So all you need is a pencil or pen and a piece of paper.
Fern: Did you know that Uncle Homer's goslings had hatched?
Use the link below to learn about ...
Click on this link to access a range of games which will help with your spellings.