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Thursday 30th September

Good Morning Class Four.

I hope everyone is ok at home and still enjoying working on the different activities. I've been really impressed with the work I have seen which has been e-mailed in. It looks like you are all working really hard and trying your best on each task. I hope you enjoy today's tasks and look forward to seeing how you get on with them.

Love Miss Olver x


For Maths today, you have three choices:

Option 1 - If you haven't finished the Maths work set over the past 3 days, then go back through and use today to catch up and complete the worksheets.

Option 2 - If you want some more practise on rounding, then visit the Oak National Academy website using the link below. There are three lessons on rounding you could work through: Lesson 6 - Rounding to the nearest 10, Lesson 7 - Rounding to the nearest 100 or Lesson 8 - Rounding to the nearest 1000.

Option 3 - If you are feeling confident with rounding, have a go at the set of Maths Challenge Cards below. Make sure you read through the challenges carefully. I've attached answers so you can check your work.

If you have time and want some extra rounding practice, have a go at one of the games below.

Mrs Soley has found a board game called 'Rounding Rabbits' which you might want to have a go at playing at home if there is someone there who can play it with you. The first document explains how the game works. The second one is the board for you to play on. The third has counters you can cut out to move around (or you could use any counters/objects you have at home instead) and some place value grids which you might find helpful when you are rounding.

Mrs Soley has also found some online games for you to play to help you practise your rounding skills.


Today, I would like you to finish your silent writing task for this week. Depending on how you got on yesterday, today you might want to:

  • Finish your piece of writing if you didn't complete it yesterday.
  • Check, edit and improve your writing - particularly focusing on how you have punctuated speech using inverted commas and remembering new speaker, new line.
  • Draw an illustration to go with the piece of writing you have created. You could look back at the extract and see how Quentin Blake illustrated the Giraffe crying and eating the leaves and the monkey eating the walnuts for ideas.


Read the extract below which is the next part of The Giraffe, The Pelly and Me. First, look at what happens in the dialogue between the Duke and Pelly - was any of this similar to what you did for your silent writing this week?

Then I want you to think about what Billy's wish might be and why. You can choose how you share your ideas. You could:

  • Write a short piece of dialogue between Billy and the Duke where Billy explains what his wish is.
  • Draw a picture of Billy with thought bubbles sharing the ideas he has about his wish.
  • Write a few sentences explaining what you think his wish is and why.
  • Draw a picture of the thing Billy is wishing for and add a caption.


One of the hardest things about adding the suffixes -ing and -ed is knowing whether you need to double the last letter of the root word or not.

Remember that the rule is: if there is a short vowel sound with just one consonant then you will need to double the consonant before adding the suffix.

For example, hit becomes hitting, run becomes running, shop becomes shopped.

Work through the worksheet below to help you practise applying this rule. I've attached an answer sheet so you can check your work.