Monday – 18.01.21

Today’s timetable:


  • Maths: multiply by 1 and 0.
  • Literacy: conjunctions


  • Topic: Design and Technology – adding strength to structures.
  • Topic: Science – running a fair test.
  • Reading: Volcanoes and the Earth’s structure.


Today, we are multiplying by 1 and 0. There is a learning video, worksheet and answer sheet attached. Do not pressure yourself into completing everything on the worksheet, just give it your best go. If you are stuck, then please message/ ask me or Miss Housley on Teams – we are available for you all day and I will leave the meeting open to discuss and answer any questions you may have.

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Answers, if they do not show then click the download link.

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This week, we are going to look at spelling some useful connectives and conjunctions.  These are words that help us to join 2 clauses together in a sentence.  We will be doing a lot of work on connectives and conjunctions this week so you will get a lot of opportunities to use your spellings. Decide how many you are going to attempt in your Friday spelling test!

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Examples of Conjunctions

Look at the conjunctions I’ve put in bold.  Try to swap the conjunction for a different one and see if the sentence still makes sense or has the same meaning:

      • I tried to hit the nail but hit my thumb instead.
      • I have two goldfish and a cat.
      • I’d like a bike for commuting to work.
      • You can have peach ice cream or a brownie sundae.
      • Neither the black dress nor the gray one looks right on me.
      • My dad always worked hard so we could afford the things we wanted.
      • I try very hard in school yet I am not receiving good grades.

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Conjunction Exercises

The following exercises will help you gain a greater understanding about how conjunctions work. Choose the best answer to complete each sentence.  Say it out loud to see if it sounds right.

  1. My brother loves animals. He just brought a puppy __________ a kitten home with him.
    1. But
    2. Or
    3. Yet
    4. And

Answer: My brother loves animals. He just brought a puppy and a kitten home with him.

2. I’d like to thank you ______ the lovely gift.

A. Or
B. For
C. And
D. Yet

Answer: I’d like to thank you for the lovely gift.

3. I want to go for a hike _____ I have to go to work today.

A. But
B. Yet
C. Or
D. For

Answer: I want to go for a hike but I have to go to work today.

4. They do not smoke, _____ do they play cards.

A. And
B. Or
C. Nor
D. Yet

Answer: They do not smoke, nor do they play cards.

5. I’m getting good grades _________ I study every day.

A. Or
B. Yet
C. But
D. Because

Answer: I’m getting good grades because I study every day.


Use some of the words from your spellings to create your own conjunction (or connective but don’t worry you will find out more about the difference in the week) sentences, do one sentence for each of the spellings you will be attempting on Friday.

Handwriting: Capital letters

Capital letters are very important.  They are used to show us where a sentence begins and also for identifying proper nouns.  To show how important they are, we make them bigger than lower case letters.  Every single capital letter stands on top of the writing line and is tall enough to touch the line above.

This is a handwriting practice worksheet for uppercase letters. This would be gr… | Handwriting practice worksheets, Handwriting practice sheets, Writing worksheets


Below is an extract for you to read about the Earth’s structure, this is going to start to build a knowledge of how volcanoes work and of course, the Earth’s structure.

I have attached the extract with questions. Remember, the numbers in brackets are the marks available so you must make the correct amount of points. If there are two marks available, make two points.

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There is an answer sheet attached, make sure you mark your work afterwards.

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This afternoon, you are going to map the volcanoes of the Earth. There is a sheet attached that shows only a few… you may wish to research your own and add them. It would be a lovely idea to draw and cut them out, then stick them to your map to show the location of them.

Can you upskill yours, Year 4 and label the volcanoes with some key facts and information.

How tall are the volcanoes?

What type of volcano is it?

When did it last erupt? Is it yet to erupt?

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