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Monday 22nd June

Literacy Activity

Today you will be listening to a story and completing some comprehension questions about it. Miss Crosby chose this book due to recent events she has read about and because she remembered reading it when she was in year 3 at school. It really made her think and she read it over and over again with her Nanna. She hopes you enjoy it too. The story is Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman and illustrated by Caroline Binch




Retrieval Questions

1. Name three different types of stories that Grace liked. 

2. What type of part did Grace always give herself when she was acting?

3. Name three of the characters that Grace acted out in her stories. 

4. Who would Grace persuade to join in if they weren't to busy?


Thinking and reflecting questions

5. Why did Raj say Grace couldn't be Peter Pan?


What is your opinion on what Raj said? 


6. Natalie said 'You can't be Peter Pan, he wasn't black.' 


How do you think this made Grace feel?


Do you think Natalie was right to say what she said? Explain your answer. 


If you were in the classroom, would you say something to Natalie? What would you say?


7. Why do you think Nana took Grace to the Ballet?


8. What do you think the key messages in this story are? 





Maths Activity

 Today we will be revisiting some of our work from last week and will be looking at rounding decimals on White Rose - Home Learning Week 8 Lesson 4. 


Click on the picture below to be taken to the video and please see activities and resources below.  

Non- Core Activity: History

Important Historical Figures


Today we are going to learn about an inspirational lady called Rosa Parks. She grew up in Alabama and was born in a time where white people and black people were treated differently.


Her small but brave act, changed American society for ever and led  towards equality and justice for everyone, whatever the colour of their skin.


Click on the image of Rosa Parks to see a video (an actor) tell her story. 




Activity: You may have seen on the news recently that there have been lots of protests about 'Black Lives Matter' and there have been lots of discussions about Rascism. 


I would like you to think about the theme of EQUALITY. We are all equal whether we are tall, short, fat, thin, black, white, asian, freckly, northern, southern, English or not, good at maths or better at literacy!


You can create a poster, poem, story a painting - anything you like to promote the message of equality. Please e-mail your work to the Year 4 e-mail address, we would love to display it on our website.






Tuesday 23rd June

Literacy Task -

This week we are going to be writing a spy themed adventure story.

You will need to use the booklet and resources from the following link, we won't be using the whole booklet so make sure you don't print it all - if you haven't got a printer, you can use your writing book from school instead:  




Task 1 - Read the really great text 'Mission Possible' on page 2-6 of the booklet below. If you find reading tricky you can click on the link to hear an audio book version of it. 


Task 2 - Decide and describe your characters - you can use page 18-22 of the booklet to help you. 





We are now moving on to summer term week 9- pounds and pence

-Please go to the White Rose website using the link below


Watch the video and then have a go at the worksheet for lesson 1


Non-Core Activity: Music 


We have an extremely fun activity for you today, we want you to experiment with beats and rhythm and mix your own music track. 

You will need to access the Inredibox website through the picture below - or if you have a tablet you could download the app for free.



Think about the beats, the rhythm's, turning sounds on and off and produce your own music track. You can even create music in different styles. Have fun - we certainly have when using it at Keyworker school. 

Wednesday 24th June

Wellbeing Wednesday


Enjoy some Calm Me time with Mrs Cocker


This week you will be thinking about why it is important to belong to a team or group. What teams or groups do you belong to? These might be inside or outside of school. How does it make you feel? What does being a good sport look like? What skills and qualities do you need to be a good team player? Have a look at the top tips sheet below. 


Have a watch of the following video and then complete the sheet below or create a poster answering the questions above.

Make your own Guess Who game


Create your sets of characters on pieces of card or paper. Customising each character is easy –  you could use photos of drawings of your favourite super heroes, cartoons, sports teams or even your family and pets. Once you have created your characters, ask each other yes/no questions and try to be the first player to guess your partners identity. 



Idea taken from https://geekgeargalore.com/boardgames/best-diy-board-games-for-kids/


Wellbeing singalong!

Gather your family today and have fun singing along with these songs. 


Thursday 25th June

Literacy Activity -

In yesterday's lesson you designed and thought about the characters for your Spy Story.

Today, we are going to think about your grammar and punctuation. We are going to practise using verbs and inverted commas so that when you write your story on Friday, it will be amazing. 


You can use page 25, 26 and 27 from the booklet or the screen grabs below. 


Task 1 - Thinking about verbs and alternative verbs to help describe the action in your story. (Page 25) 



Task 2 - Practise and perfect your use of inverted commas so that you can use speech in your story.  You need page 26 and 27 for this task. Remember the golden rules! 






We are continuing with summer term week 9- ordering money

-Please go to the White Rose website using the link below


Watch the video and then have a go at the worksheet for lesson 2

RSE Day 2020- ‘Books I l Love About Love’

Watch the video story ‘Love Makes a Family’ or ‘Love from the Crayons’


Choose one (or as many as you like!) of the activities suggested below.

Remember to share what you have done by emailing a photo to nurseryhomelearning@oldbasford.nottingham.sch.uk and we will share it on the website.


  • Create your own drawing, painting or collage to show what ‘Love is….’ to you.
  • Share a photo of your favourite story about love. You could write a short review for other people.
  • Write a letter or make a card for someone who is special to you. This might be a member of your family, a neighbour, a friend or someone at school. Try and explain why the person and relationship matters to you. Parents you can join in with this one too!
  • Create hearts using collage. Find words, colours, shapes and textures from scrap materials and make them into a heart shape. This could be displayed on paper, on the pavement or in your garden!
  • Write a poem about what love is to you. For inspiration there are some useful links here-https://www.usborne.com/quicklinks/eng/catalogue/catalogue.aspx?popup=video&id=15430
  • Make a poster of the ways you can be a good friend in the current circumstances e.g. social distancing. How can friendships flourish in this situation?
  • Use heart cut outs. Write one thing you love about yourself and one thing you love about somebody else.
  • Choose a favourite song about love. Use some of the lyrics to design a poster.
  • Make a ‘Relationships Tree’. Draw a tree. Think about all the people in your life who love and care for you. Write their name and draw their faces on individual leaves and add them to your tree.
  • Research marriage celebrations across different faiths and cultures. Make an information leaflet or design a poster or presentation.
  • Bake some heart biscuits or decorate cupcakes to give to loved ones.
  • Read and share some of your own books you love about love!


ChalleNGe Nottingham

On the ChalleNGe Nottingham website you can find a whole day of online creative content for children and families. A range of local artists will be sharing creative workshops and challenges focused on the themes of: cooperation; collaboration; respect; trust; and, resilience. The content will be streamed during the day via the Challenge Nottingham website. Click here to find out more information and the latest schedule https://challengenottingham.co.uk/%40rse-day

Friday 25th June 

Literacy Activity: 

It is now time to plan and write your Spy Adventure story. You can use the planning sheet below to help you. You can use page 32 and 33 from the booklet or the screen grabs below.


There are also some story ideas if you are struggling to get started.


Think about the basics - capital letters are important!


Remember to use some exciting verbs and some inverted commas. 




We look forward to reading some of your stories. 



We are continuing with summer term week 9- estimating

-Please go to the White Rose website using the link below


Watch the video and then have a go at the worksheet for lesson 3

Wider curriculum - Science 

Your science lesson for today is all about adaptation. Today we will be having a go at this lesson from the Oak Academy. Before you have a go at the lesson you could watch these two bitesize videos that will help you to understand what adaptation is. You can skip the introductory quiz at the start of the lesson if you would like to as we haven’t completed the previous unit in school.


Bitesize videos: