Hemlington Hall Academy

Year 4 – Monday 22nd February 2021

Today we will begin to look at our new class book ‘The Thieves of Ostia’. We will be using the front cover and blurb to help us predict what the book might be about. When we are predicting, we look for clues to help us base a prediction. For example, a book called Charlotte’s Web has an image of a spider, pig and little girl on the front cover. I would predict that the main character is Charlotte, as the title mentions her and her web by name and that the story will probably be mainly about animals due to their being animals on the front cover.

What does the title The Thieves of Ostia make you think about? Look at the front cover of the book and read the blurb. Using the front cover and blurb, write a detailed prediction of what you think this story will be about. (Use the sentence starters below to help you).


Today we will begin looking at a newspaper report. Over the next few days we will be working on creating our own but to start with lets look at what features we need to use to create a strong newspaper article. Look at the WAGOLL and use the check list to tick off and highlight within the text what has been used.

A good way of getting into the mind of a newspaper reporter is to watch the news, have a look at BBC news and see if you can spot any of the reporters using the features we have looked at today.

Today in Maths we are going to be continuing our work on fractions, looking particularly at adding fractions. Watch the video link here. Then have a go at the activities.


Today we will be learning about the properties of solids, liquids and gases. We will learn how to tell if something is solid, liquid or gas and how to describe them using key scientific vocabulary.

Follow along with the video here. Are there any other solid, liquids or gases that you could add to your table? Remember to add your work to your portfolio!

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