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English Learning

Friday 3rd July 2020


Learning Task – Handwriting


  • Today we would like you to practise your joined handwriting whilst also practising the spellings of the Year 3 & 4 common exception words.
  • Today we would like you to focus on the words from a – m.
  • Keep checking the word and spelling before writing the word joined for accuracy.
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  • You do not need to write out all of the words, unless you would like to, but you could choose a few words starting with each letter.
  • Write one line of each word on your lined paper or on the handwriting paper attached below.

Challenge –


  • Can you put 4 of these words into sentences and include a conjunction?

Thursday 2nd July 2020


Reading – Non-fiction reading paper



  • Today we would like you to complete a non-fiction paper.


  • Read the information in the text below through twice. You can read this to a grown up and talk about what you have read.
  • Have a go at answering all of the questions. There are 13 questions in total. You may want to do half of the questions and then take a break and come back to do the remaining questions later on.


  • The questions may tell you which paragraph/subheading you need to find and read to get the answer.


  • Below are the answers for your adults. You could mark the paper together and go through the answers to see where you may have made any errors.

Wednesday 1st July 2020

  • Today in English we are going to be writing our own cinquain poems.
  • Have a look back at your list from yesterday to remind yourself what you will need to include in your poem.


  • Have a go at writing your own poem now. You could choose to do a Romans poem or a different subject altogether.
  • Remember to think carefully about your handwriting. As they are such small poems to write, you can really focus on your joins


  • Challenge yourself to use the most exciting and adventurous vocabulary you can. Just make sure that it makes sense!

Tuesday 30th June 2020

  • Today in English we are going to be exploring cinquain poems.
  • Do you know anything about them already?
  • First of all, have a read through some of the examples below of cinquain poems.





  • How would you know if you had written a cinquain poem? What features would you have?
  • Write a list of criteria that you will need to write your own version tomorrow.
  • Use the powerpoint below to check if you have included all of the criteria you needed.



  • You could start getting some ideas ready for your poem tomorrow and see if you can think of any exciting or adventurous verbs you could use to describe a Roman.


Monday 29th June 2020


Reading Task


  • Today in English, we would like you to complete a reading task. 
  • You have a text to read and then a question booklet linked to the text.
  • Read the text through twice to make sure you have a good understanding of what you are reading.
  • Then have a try of the questions and remember to locate evidence in the text to support your answers.
  • The answers to the questions are attached in the document below so no cheating and make sure you have a go at the questions before you check them!


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