St. Mary and St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Primary School

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Happy Wednesday Year 4!

Well everyone, you were correct… Punxsutawney Phil did indeed predict six more weeks of winter – argh! However, he has also predicted that after that, we will have a lovely summer – hooray! Let’s keep our fingers crossed πŸ™‚

Great work so far everyone, keep it up! Today on our timetable we have Maths, English, RE and Music. Remember to send your completed work to


Today we are looking at tenths as fractions. Remember to show me all of your working out together with your answers. I hope you enjoy the lesson πŸ™‚

Fractions Lesson 3 – Tenths Worksheet

Fractions Lesson 3 – Tenths Worksheet Answers


Today, you have two tasks. For the first one you do not have to listen to the lesson.

Task 1: First, I want you to write a poem about the weather. I want you to take inspiration from the expanded noun phrases you wrote down yesterday. Your poem can be about any kind of weather: snow, rain, thunder, sunshine – it’s up to you. Begin by drawing a mind map of words you could use. If you want your poem to rhyme (remember it doesn’t have to), think of some words that sound the same, like snow and blow, sun and won or thunder and wonder. You can write as many verses as you like – use expanded noun phrases to really bring the imagery of your poem to life! Remember to write it out neatly so that I can read it and I will read some out on our call on Thursday πŸ™‚

Task 2: Watch the lesson below. At first, Mrs Smart talks about Carnival Jumbie, which is a poem we haven’t listened to. Don’t worry about this. Just listen to her go through the answers to the questions in her quiz as they will help when you come to analyse the poem we are looking at today, Carnival Dance Lesson – you may remember it from the very first lesson we did πŸ™‚ When it gets to the end and she asks you to compare the two poems please just move on. I only want you to complete the task at the very end – practising reading the poem out loud and then performing the poem for someone at home – it’s all about rhythm which is coincidentally what we are also learning about in Music! Have fun.


This is our last lesson on the topic of Community before we move on to looking at the Sacrament of the Eucharist next week. Listen carefully and complete the tasks set. An example of work has been provided to help you. You can magpie ideas from this but remember to include lots of your ideas in your writing. I have also included a copy of St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans so you can easily refer to it when you are writing.

Example of work

St Paul’s Letter to the Romans


In this lesson we are going to begin to compose our own rhythms. You will a cup or plastic beaker for this lesson. Have fun!


Mr Stewart has also found this video where you can practise your new skills. Perhaps challenge someone you live with to see which of you has more rhythm!!

See you tomorrow on the call everyone πŸ™‚

Stay safe, Mrs Myers.