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Week 4

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Curriculum: The Blue Abyss

Lesson 1


Lesson 2


Lesson 3




Maths      Year 4



Lesson 1 - Round decimal

Lesson 1

TBAT infer and retrieve

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 Answer at least 3 questions from “The Opening Night” text.


  1. How do you think Tim is feeling at the beginning of the text?
  2. Explain how you know how he is feeling.
  3. What do you think Tim is waiting to do?
  4. What clues told you what Tim might be doing?
  5. Who do you think Mr. Smith is?
  6. Do you think “Opening Night” is a good title? Why?
  7. If you had to give this text a different title, what would you call it?

Lesson 1 and 2

TBAT present about a historical figure.

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Task: To make an information on Jacques Cousteau.

Watch the video about Jacques Cousteau and make notes (What you think will really interest someone reading your work.). Present your work on a double page spread, Include information about his life, what he invented and how this has impacted on the way marine biology has changed.

Lesson 1 continued: Use these questions to help you with your research:

Q1 When and where was he born?

Q2 What did he with the camera he was given as a child and why?

Q3 What profession did he originally want to do with the French Navy and what stopped him?

Q4 What was the name of the inventor he met in 1943?

Q5 What was the name of the first breathing device he helped invent?

Q6 What did Jacques Cousteau design to make films?

Q7 What did he do to help during the WW2?

Lesson 2 - Halves and quarters

Lesson 2 and Lesson 3

TBAT find features of a poem:

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Look at the poem, Poison Sea and answer the questions. Before you read the poem out loud, look at the background picture. What might the poem be about? How does the picture make you feel? What do you associate the colours with?

  1. Why has the poet used capital letters for the title? 
  2.  List the metaphors and similes.    
  3.  List any onomatopoeia words.           
  4. Which words rhyme?
  5.  List the powerful verbs and adjectives used. Can you explain why these words are so powerful?
What message is the poet trying to convey (to express a thoughtfeeling, or idea so that it is understood by other people)?                                       
Lesson 3 - Pounds and pence Complete a piece of 'Aqua Art' for our on line aquarium.
Lesson 4 - Ordering money

Lesson 4

TBAT draft your own poem

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In preparation for your shape poem (lesson 5), research what pollutes the seas, oceans and rivers. Check out the 2 websites to help you

Task: List key words from your research to include in your poem. E.g. straws, plastic bags etc.

Next, try to include ‘Features of a Poem’.

Lesson 5 - Maths challenge

Lesson 5

TBAT write a shape poem

Use the key words from your research to write lines from your poem into the shape of an object or scene that reflects what your poem is about.

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Examples of work