Closure Work Week Beginning 11.05.20

Hi everyone! I hope you are all keeping well! Thank you so much for your continued efforts during this time! 😊

Please see the work for this week below.


This week, you will be recapping on perimeter and area.

A quick recap:

The perimeter is the distance around the edge of a 2D shape. For example:

Work out the perimeter in any of the following ways:

10 + 4 + 10 + 4     OR      (10 + 4) x 2

The perimeter of a shape is always calculated by adding up the length of each of the sides.

Area is the term used to define the amount of space taken up by a 2D shape or surface. We measure area in square units, for example cm² or m². 

 *Not drawn to scale

You are expected to find the area of various shapes, simply by counting the 1cm² squares they occupy on paper:

Please see an attachment for maths activities below.

Area and Perimeter Games


Expanded noun phrases will be your focus for this week!

A quick recap:

What Is a Noun Phrase?

 A simple noun phrase is a group of words, including a noun, that form part of a sentence. The noun is the main word in the phrase and other words give information about it. For example:

a cat          his toy          those shoes         the house         two children

The example noun phrases above all contain a determiner and a noun to make a noun phrase. Most noun phrases contain a determiner. In the sentence below, the noun phrase is shown in bold:

I bought two jumpers.

What Is an Expanded Noun Phrase?

 In an expanded noun phrase, other words and phrases are used to give further information about the noun in the sentence. This is usually done by adding adjectives to describe the noun in the noun phrase, for example:

She walked through the dark, mysterious forest.

 In the example above, the noun phrase is ‘the forest’ and the words ‘dark’ and ‘mysterious’ have been used to expand the noun phrase.

They make writing more interesting as they help the reader to build an image in their mind.

Further examples are:

The glistening snow sparkled in the bright sunshine.

Jason saw a large, ferocious T. Rex at the dinosaur park.

Please see attached tasks for this week below.

Physical Education

Please see attached this week’s challenge card. Please access video guidance with this link: Can you beat your score??


For art this week I would like you to use the steps in the attachment to develop your self-portrait drawing skills. Follow the guidance and take your time. I cannot wait to see the wonderful drawings you create!


This half term, our topic focus will be on climate zones. This week you will be exploring why places have different climates on earth. Please use the guidance attachment to complete your task!


For Science this week, you will be thinking about how humans have impacted the environment. Please find the attachments below to begin your task!

Mr Ellinson’s Challenge

Please see below an attachment for a task by Mr Ellinson. You have been asked to bake some tasty cookies this week!

Religious Education

This week you are recapping on ‘The Easter Story’. In the attachment you will see a storyboard that you will need to complete. Instructions for the task are on page 3. Please take time to present your work neatly.


This week, I have provided an inference task and comprehension activities for you to do. The comprehension tasks are very similar. Have a look and see which comprehension task suits you. Please complete and answer these tasks in your workbook.

Questions for free reading were given out in your work pack in ‘Week One’. I would like you to continue answering those questions throughout your time away from school.

Please continue to access The site provides fantastic daily tasks for the children to work through.


Please see attached a selection of words from the Year 3/4 word list. Please practise these in your workbook, taking extra time to present your words neatly.

Extra home learning resources

Please contact me through Class Dojo if you have any questions or need any support.

Take care,

Mr Newman

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