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WALT communicate effectively using 2blog on purple mash 


This week you are going to use purple mash to learn how to blog.


Once in you should be on the 2blog application which you can find in Computing on the home page of purple mash.

Click on the large play button and listen to YOUR BLOGS which is an introduction about blogging.



Now click on the MAKING A BLOG section and watch the video of how to complete your personal blog. 


Next you can have a go at creating your own blog about yourself by clicking on the green plus button and beginning to fill out the boxes below.

These will be shared on the area for Year 4 to see only by clicking on the sharing button at the top of the screen.

The teachers will be able to approve and remove any blogs also.


We look forward to learning a bit more about you.

Reading English

WALT: retrieve information from non-fiction

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Over the next few weeks, we will be researching the Vikings in more detail so that we can write a non-chronological report. First, we need to gather as much information as possible about the Vikings.

TASK: Read the text found in the documents below to find out more about the Vikings and then answer the questions in FULL SENTENCES.

Tip: Use words from the question when writing a full sentence. Pretend we don't know what the question is!

You can choose GOOD, AMAZING or AWESOME.




Reading Comprehension



WALT understand area.

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What is area?

Area is the measurement of space inside a CLOSED two-dimensional shape, such as a triangle, square, rectangle.There are lots of different ways to calculate area, however today we will be focusing on using UNIT SQUARES within the shape and counting those.


Although these two-dimensional shapes are presented in different ways - they all have an area of 9cm²


With this shape you can count the number of squares carefully - this will give you the area of the shape. I WOULD SUGGEST YOU PLACE A DOT IN EACH SQUARE TO SHOW YOU HAVE COUNTED IT ACCURATELY. YOU WOULD THEN WRITE IT LIKE THIS:   3cm x 5cm = 15cm² (This stands for squared and needs to be shown because the product is because two distances have been mutliplied)


The area of this shape would be 5cm²






A RECTILINEAR shape is a shape that has straight sides and right angles.


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