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2c. Week Ten Monday 15th June

Home Learning Plans

Lilac Class

Week Beginning: Monday 15th June


  • Carry on with your daily independent reading.
  • Please complete your Talk for Writing Activity if you have not finished it.
  • Our new whole class reading text is Shackleton’s Journey by William Grill.  This is a true story about an expedition crossing Antarctica from one pole to the other.  I have typed out pages 1-6 for you to read and have also given you some reading comprehension questions.  I have also recorded me reading the pages to you so you can follow the text - Learning Video:  Reading pages 1-6 of Shackleton’s Journey.  Re-read the text again and occasionally stop and ask your child what they think the meaning of a tricky word could be, looking at the context of the sentence.  As with Street Child, most of the questions are open ended and there may be several answers to the questions.  The purpose of the exercise is to develop reading comprehension skills and to discuss the text – that is why I have not given you an answer sheet.


Sign up for this year’s Summer Reading Challenge.  It started on Friday 5th of June and runs throughout the summer holidays, finishing at the end of September. It is aimed at children aged 4 – 11 and is completely free! The challenge features games, quizzes and downloadable activities to incentivise and encourage children and their families to take part in reading related activities at home. Children can choose their own reading goals, create book reviews, play games and collect virtual rewards. Parents and guardians can register their children online at  Please see attached information.


            Use the following details to log in to the newly created Lilac Class section.

Username: lilac101

Password: pupil

Click on the ‘My Bookshelf’ section and select reading books that are right for you. Use the ‘Age Groups’ section to help narrow down the search. 

  • When completing guided or supported reading of an age appropriate text, focus on analytical questioning. Use the analytical section of this questioning tool to generate questions that challenge your child to analyse what has happened in the story.

For example:

-Why did they do that?

-How can you tell that…?


Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar:

  • On Purple Mash I have set as one of your ‘2Dos’ some consolidation work entitled ‘Magic School’ that is about relative clauses beginning with who, which, where, when and that.  There is also another ‘2Do’ called ‘Story Snaps’ so you can practise using brackets, dashes or commas to indicate parenthesis. 
  • For revision and extra practise at using apostrophes correctly, I have given you two sets of Year 4 Classroom Secrets worksheets about using apostrophes for possession or contraction.   These include the answers.  There is no need to print out the sheets as you can write the answers in your exercise book.  You know what sheets you normally work from.



  • Just in case you need one, I have again attached a book review worksheet for you to use.   It might be about a book you have read from the Oxford Owl selection or one that you have recently finished
  • As The Talk for Writing Booklet is quite lengthy, I am going to give you another week to complete it.


Maths:  This week we are learning to work with decimals up to 2 decimal places and we are exploring the relationship between decimals and fractions.

Watch my learning videos -   LO:  To partition decimals up to 2 decimal places in different ways and LO:  To explore the relationship between decimals and fractions.

  • I have given you a White Rose Varied Fluency sheet to work through about adding decimals up to 2 decimal places using partitioning.  There are no answers, so work through the answers with your grown up.  I have also included a Reasoning and Problem Solving sheet about adding decimals up to 2 decimal places sheet, if you feel confident.   The answers are in red so cover them up!  You might need to maximize these sheets as they are screen shots.  There are also Classroom Secrets worksheets about adding decimals up to 2 decimals places and decimals as fractions.  There are some additional worksheets with answers about decimals as fractions and a Reasoning and Problem Solving sheet to do, if you feel confident.   There is no need to print anything out, just write out your calculations and answers in your exercise book.


Number Fluency:  Complete your new Maths with Parents activity I have set you about column addition with decimals.   Class Code 4837

I have set you a MyMaths Activity ‘More Addition and Subtraction’.   I have also set on Purple Mash as ‘2D0s’ ‘Sequence Snake’ – work out the sequence to grow the snake, ‘Funky Platform’ – use the calculation platforms to reach the target number and Multiplication and Division Word Problems.

Wider Curriculum:  Pick activities from the Wider Curriculum Learning Matrix.

  • I have also attached my regular Homework sheet that your child would normally receive every Thursday.