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Tuesday 16th June 2020

Good morning, Mercury!


How’s it going? I hope you are all well and working hard! Please see I have put 'The Moon' poem below for you to practise making up actions for when we perform on our Google Meet tomorrow!


Please see, below, our remote learning tasks for today.




Enjoy today’s Story Time at: and on facebook at 9am.


Year 4/Year 3

  • Today we are going to research facts about Martin Luther King. Read the information from the following three websites and watch Martin Luther King’s final speech: 'I've been to the mountaintop.'  (Note: contains American spelling); ;  
  • Vocabulary that you might need to explore today – equality, boycott, tolerant, entitled, segregation. Use a dictionary, e.g. to help you.
  • Today I would like you to write a quiz for your family and friends based on the life of Martin Luther King. You may choose to write using a similar format to The Chase or Who Wants to be a Millionaire, where contestants are provided with a question and three or four possible answers, but only one is correct! Try to include some of the new vocabulary you have learnt in your questions.
  • Maybe you could test your quiz out on your family at home - or even your friends on an online video platform with you playing the role of quizmaster!


Table 2

  • Check if the postman/lady has been to your house this week, yet. What did they bring? A parcel, letter, birthday card, bill, flyer, etc. Talk to an adult about if you were to write a birthday card or letter to someone. What would you do to make sure it gets to them? What would we need to know?
  • Consider writing a note, card or letter to another family member. This could be for a specific purpose or just a note to say that you are thinking of them at this time, with a brief explanation of what you have been up to at home.
  • Look at the front of a piece of mail that has arrived recently at your house. What does it have on the front to make sure it gets posted through your door? i.e. the correct name and address.
  • Once your note has been written, find out the full name and address of the person you wish to send it to. Write on an envelope the correct name and address in full. Ensure you spell Mr, Mrs or Miss correctly with a capital letter and that the format of the address follows lines underneath each other. Check for capital letters for names, the street name, town/city and county. Don’t forget the postcode too!
  • Watch Journey of a Letter: Talk about what you have just seen. What else do you need to make sure your note/card/letter gets to the recipient? (a stamp). Where do you put the stamp? Have a look at your mail to find out. If a stamp can be purchased, consider walking to the nearest post box to post your note/card/letter. Wait to find out if your friend or relative receives it!



Today’s work:

Y4:  Appropriate methods to subtract 4-digit numbers.

Y3:  Describing the rule for a sequence and continuing it.

Table 2: Linking multiplication and division and using ‘clever counting’ to solve division problems.


Please work through the activity document files – either by looking at the screen and writing the answers down or by printing off the sheets. Follow the instructions carefully and make sure you look through the sheets before you begin, so you can find the answers, extra support materials and the different levels of task - Mild (easier) and Hot (harder). There may also be activities to work with somebody else on. If there is a PowerPoint Presentation, then watch this first, listening to the teaching at the same time. All the answers are provided.


Other Activities for the Week

  • Temperature: Ask an adult for a thermometer and measure the temperature outside at the same time each day. Do this for 5 days. Draw a graph with the x and y axis, as we do in class. Label the axes suitably eg. ‘Days of the Week’ and give the graph a suitable title. Work with an adult to judge how high the ‘y’ axis needs to be, as in the highest temperature recorded and then plot the temperatures with an ‘x’ each day, or use a bar chart, as we have done in class - make sure the width of the bars are the same for all days! Try reading through the PowerPoint Presentation below if you need a bit of help.
  • Bird survey: Carry out a bird survey in your garden or within the local area over a day/week.  Keep a tally chart of the types of birds you see, then create a graph to present your results.  You can then produce questions to match your graph. Again, try reading through the PowerPoint Presentation below if you need a bit of help.
  • Complete the Times Tables Bonanza worksheet, below.
  • Spend time working on the Times Tables websites listed on the Class Web Page and then work through the tests you need to do, also listen on this page to me reading questions out. Have a go at Times Tables Rockstars!
  • Sing a song a day at Select Week 8 and then the correct day of the week eg. Monday is Coordination Funk and Tuesday is Make a Difference.
  • Have a go at today’s PE Activity from Lancashire School Games: