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Year 4 Home Learning Friday 1st May

Good Morning Everyone!


Can you believe it is May already? I am missing you all very much but always feel very proud when I get to look at all the hard work you have been doing. Over the last week, I have read some fantastic information pages about the River Nile, an excellent leaflet about how sound travels, some super computing work and lots more! So a huge well done to you and thank you for making me smile 


Here is your work for today:


English – Use all of the ideas you have come up with to write a diary entry from the Happy Prince’s point of view. Think about the following:


  • How did the Prince feel before he met the Swallow?
  • What could he see when he looked down on his city?
  • How did the Prince feel when the Swallow decided to stay with him?
  • Do you think it was hard for the Prince to give away his precious gemstones?
  • What might the Prince wish for?


Remember to use powerful, emotive language to create an effect. Organise your writing in to paragraphs and use conjunctions, fronted adverbials and expanded noun phrases to add detail.


Conjunctions – until, even though, while, as, because, if etc.


Fronted adverbials – Beneath my feet, Every night, In the city,

Expanded noun phrases – swallow with white feathers on his chest, a young girl with a tattered dress

Maths – Have a go at the game below – I would recommend Level 1 or 2 but if you feel super confident you could try level 3. The game isn’t timed so take as much time as you need to answer each question carefully and ask a grown up to help if you need it. There is even an option to change the numbers on the clock to roman numerals if you want an even bigger challenge!

Art – This week you have done some excellent work all about the River Nile. I would love you to do some art work inspired by this. Choose which skill you would like to work on and then decide how you could do this. Be creative and use your imagination. I can’t wait to see what you come up with! Here are some ideas for different skills:



  • Practise drawing a river scene using perspective – this is when you make your drawing look more realistic and 3D. There are some videos below that might help you. If you want to draw the River Nile in particular, think about drawing the pyramids or some farmland around your river.
  • Choose an animal that you might find in the River Nile and draw a picture of it. There is another video below which might help.


  • Make a model of the River Nile. Always ask an adult before you use any materials from around the house.
  • Bake something to represent the River Nile – can you believe one of the pictures below is made from cake?!

how to draw Mountain and river for kids | Beginners Mountain Landscape Drawing

How to Draw Easy Scenery | Drawing Rainbow on the River Scenery Step by Step with Oil Pastels

How To Draw A Realistic Crocodile

Don’t forget to share your art work on our School’s Facebook page!


Have a fantastic weekend!


Miss Grey