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LO: To write detailed setting description for a portal story

This week we are continuing with our Portal stories, which we explored last week! Now that we’ve had our hook and learnt our model text, we can start writing using the structure we’ve learnt…First up, setting description!

Year 4 will be writing about a blue environment:

  1. Choose, develop or draw your own picture of your incredible, magical, blue world…
  2. Next, collect words based around your own picture/drawing, using the blank grid to gather relevant language (nouns, verbs, adjectives, similes etc.). This is all to be written in first person (using “I”) so imagine that you are there!
  3. After reading how my setting description was developed using my word bank, use the words that you have collected to write your own detailed setting description, meeting the S2S provided (including your non-negotiables and working through each tier to achieve AYN?!). Edit and improve it if necessary, you want to create the most exciting and detailed description possible- using skills from our postcards and last weeks poems!

Remember, you are trying to create a believable (but magical!) environment with mood and atmosphere, that your hero is travelling through. Today should ONLY BE SETTING DESCRIPTION, showing what is through the portal, as modelled in the example!

This will be the first paragraph of your heroes’ story (we can tweak a little later but you want it close to perfect now) so make it dramatic and exciting! We’re excited to explore your new, blue worlds!


LO: To compare and order angles.


1. Follow the PowerPoint PDF below and complete the questions. Look closely at the questions.

2. Complete a challenge sheet of your choice.

3. Self mark using answers at the end of the challenge sheet PDF.


Any questions email your class teacher. 


Top Tip

An acute angle is between 0- 89 degrees

A right angle is 90 degrees

An obtuse angle is 91-179 degrees

Guided Reading

Monday 18th May 2020

LO: Find synonyms for key vocabulary

 Chapter 4 – Food (Almost)

Read to the end of the chapter, remember you can have it read to you, or take turns! Make sure you check the meaning of any key vocabulary as you read.

A synonym is a word or phrase that has the same or nearly the same meaning as another word or phrase in the same language. Below, are some words you will come across in this chapter.

Can you find a synonym for them?

  • Unconscious
  • Expelled
  • Impoverished
  • Sceptical
  • Writhing