Dear Otters,

Your colourful Easter eggs cheered me up more than the sunshine outside. What a treat it was!

I am happy to see all your hard work on Doodle Maths and Purple Mash. Some of you are so keen to finish your work that you complete some tasks before I even mention them. Well done!

As you have noticed, I found some fun Maths activities on Purple Mash, to help you with practicing your times tables and fractions. Do them when you have a spare moment or feel like playing a Maths game.


Here are the answers to comprehension questions from Tuesday.

R How did Barney know there were people in the pit? Barney could hear their voices.

R What did grown-ups always say about the Snargets? The grown-ups always said that the Snargets were “getting into trouble”.

E Why was Barney throwing dirt at the Snargets? Barney might have thrown dirt at the Snargets because they were in his pit and because they had a bad reputation.

I What did the Snargets think of Stig’s den? The Snargets loved the den because of all the amazing things inside, especially the spears.

I Why might the Snargets have called themselves Robin Hood, William Tell and Lone Ranger? The boys might have chosen the names Robin Hood and William Tell because they are popular English folk heroes. Lone Ranger would have been chosen as this was a popular Western TV show in the 1960s.

V What is horseplay? It’s a synonym for playfighting.

V Why has the author written the Snargets’ speech using unusual spellings? Clive King has used unusual spellings to show that the Snargets have a strong rural accent.

V Think about the name Snarget. Why do you think the author chose that name for the boys? What word does it remind you of? The author might have chosen the name Snarget because it an unpretty and rough name, like the boys. It is also similar to ‘target’ which is fitting as they are used as a target by Barney with his mud, and society in general – people dislike them.

P When Stig is standing over the trapped Snarget, what is the reader expecting? The reader expects Stig to attack the trapped Snarget. Is it what you expected to happen?

S How does the reader’s opinion of the Snargets change through the chapter? The reader’s opinion of the Snargets changes from a negative view to a positive one, largely based on their interactions with Stig.


Keep working hard and trying to follow the timetable as closely as possible. But remember not to feel upset or disappointed if you miss some of the tasks out. I’m sure that you are all working as hard as you can!


9:00-9:30 Joe Wicks workout on Youtube or any other form of physical activity. Perhaps a football or rugby match with your family in the garden? Maybe you can perform our Dance Umbrella dance for your family ( I’ll hide you by Kosheen Keep moving every day!

9:30-10:30 Complete two tests allocated on I have chosen Parenthesis (a word or phrase added as an explanation or afterthought into a passage which is grammatically complete without it, in writing usually marked off by brackets, dashes, or commas) and Commas B and Noun phrases B (an apple; a clever and brave girl; a school; the hospital) to recap what we have learnt in school.

You can also practice writing and recognizing types of sentences. I have attached a short PowerPoint for you to look through. Then you can come up with your own statements (You are all good at identifying sentence types.), commands (Don’t be too bossy. Work hard.), exclamations (What a beautiful, sunny day it was today! How fantastic it is to be able to learn something new every day!)) and questions (Do I need to give you any examples?). There’s a worksheet that I have created and shared with you on Purple Mash. Use it if you like. Or you can listen to what your family members say today and classify their sentences. Alternatively, you could find all four types of sentences in a book that you are reading currently. Have fun identifying, labelling and classifying!


10:30-11:00 Break (Have a healthy snack.)

11:00-11:45 Choose two tasks allocated on DoodleMaths or complete them all, if you fancy a challenge. Try to top it up with some of your daily practice.

Year 4 Otters, remember to practice your times tables and complete a few questions from your Multiplication Booklets every day. I would like you to complete the whole page within each week.

11:45 ICDM

12:00 Lunch

13:00-14:00 GEOGRAPHY To start, watch a video which provides a good overview of the physical features of the USA.

Then watch the attached Powerpoint that will help you to explore the USA’s physical features.

After that annotate your blank map of the United States of America by finding and colouring in these states:


  1. Washington

  2. New Mexico

  3. California

  4. New York

  5. Arizona

  6. Texas

  7. Alaska



Add the following settlements to your map:


  1. Washington DC

  2. New York City

  3. Los Angeles

  4. Las Vegas

  5. Seattle

Draw and label the following features to your map:

  1. The Rocky Mountains

  2. Appalachian Mountains

  3. Great Plains

  4. Mississippi River

  5. Atlantic Ocean

  6. Pacific Ocean

  7. Gulf of Mexico

  8. Mexico

  9. Canada


At the end, take a road trip to the USA by watching a timelapse video: .


Keep practicing locating states of the USA on Seterra or . A few minutes a day should help you to become an expert in weeks to come.


14.00-15.00 Complete one of the tasks from Fun activities for all. Or build a den. (I have seen pictures of some of your fantastic creations on the internet. I can’t wait to see more!) Or just spend some time outside. I managed to spread some home-produced compost (luckily, it wasn’t manure!) this afternoon on our meadow-to-be area. I’m glad it was a warm, sunny afternoon and I didn’t have to battle the raging wind.


Remember to read a book of your choice every day.

Have a great day!

Mrs Woods

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