Hemlington Hall Academy

Year 4 – Wednesday 27th January 2021

Today we will be looking at sharpening our retrieval skills by answering questions about what we have read in chapter three. Watch this video for a reminder about how to answer retrieval questions accurately.

Remember to answer questions using full sentences!

  1. How many ‘gourdfuls’ of water did Nya drink?
  2. What time of day did Nya hope to get home by?
  3. What reasons does Salva give for the other villagers leaving him?
  4. Which two tribes have been at war?
  5. For three days what did Salva do for the Auntie?
  6. Why is winters arrival a problem for the Auntie?
  7. Why does the Auntie want to travel alone?
  8. How does Salva recognise the people who belong to his tribe?

You can re-read chapter three here:


Today we are going to plan our story of Taking Flight. Remember when you write your story to include what you wrote on Monday and Tuesday and start your story from there.  Here are some questions to consider in your draft:

•How does Tony feel at the start of the story? What does his setting look like?
•What does Tony’s Grandad do with him? Where does he imagine he gets to go (choose 2)?
• What different methods of transport does he get to use?
•What are Grandpa Nono and Tony fighting, when Tony’s dad comes to pick him up?
• How does the story end? Can you change the ending?

Watch my prerecorded lesson here.

Today you will be learning how to draw the shape of a given area. Watch the lesson how to do this here.
Here is the follow up task. Remember to let a member of the team know if you need any further help!

Try the true or false question below. Can you decide if it is true?


Here is a reminder about some of the landscapes of Africa – it’s physical features.

We have previously learnt about the rainforests in South America, and now we are going to look at the rainforests of Africa. Watch this video to find out more about the Congo rainforest in Africa.

Then read this text, and answer the questions. Here is a pre-recording of Mr Kirby-Bowstead reading the text if you would like to read along.

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