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Wednesday 8th July

Good morning.  Have a wishful Wednesday.  Don't forget to email your work to  


Today we would like you to read Chapter 3 Ship's Log AND Chapter 4 Gibbons and Ghosts. Take your time and read it carefully.  (the book as a pdf document is attached above).


Reading helps us to learn new vocabulary.  In chapters 3 and 4 you would have come across the following vocabulary: gale    bow   gannet    winch    pitch    veer    guardrail    prance    steep    elated    raucous    canopy    companionship    surreptitious    rustling    brackish    mellifluous   translucent   cacophony


Use a dictionary (or google) to write down the meaning of each of these words or phrases and any other new words you have come across.


From Chapter 3: Write down the date and names of places the family sailed to.


From Chapter 4: 

  1. How does Michael Morpurgo use language to show Michael’s terror in the sea?
  2. Michael describes climbing ‘laboriously’. What does he mean?
  3. What makes Michael think he is being followed?
  4. Do you think Stella is an important character? Why?
  5. Would you be fearful or overjoyed by finding the food and water? Why?


This week we are looking at angles, triangles and quadrilaterals following on from the work we did last term.  Watch the video and then complete the worksheet.

Year 4 - Week 11 - Lesson 3 - Triangles

This is "Year 4 - Week 11 - Lesson 3 - Triangles" by White Rose Maths on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.


Create a SCRATCH project.  You all know how to use Scratch - you do not need to join up you can go straight to create.


Try creating your name and then make it move.  

If you are stuck for ideas, the document below gives you 200 pages of ideas!

Purple Mash

If you want to do any extra work, then you can use Purple Mash.  When you log into Purple Mash click on the weekly activities on the right hand side.  Then click on ages 7-9.  When you go into this folder, click on week 11

Then you can complete the activities for Wednesday.


Stay alert, stay safe!  Mrs Westrop & Mrs Renoldi King