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LO: To describe a character using metaphors

In this lesson we are creating a poem to describe a character! Our goal is to use metaphors and apply them to character creation, using a variety of adjectives and other poetic features:


  1. Read through the start of the document to understand what a metaphor is and how they can be used effectively with other features in your writing.
  2. Choose a character- they can be anyone from anything or made up- to base your “metaphor poem” on. Look over the framework created by Mr. White to see how his ideas became metaphorical lines within the poem.
  3. Fill in a grid of your choosing and challenge yourself to use the S2S to up-level your writing.
  4. Write your poem up neatly in the provided layout: (character name is…then a new line for each metaphor!)


Please make sure you’re following the layout guideline to ensure your metaphors make sense and are written out correctly…We’re really excited to see how you describe your characters!


LO: Analogue to digital time (12 hour clock)


1. Watch video below brought to you today by Miss Read.

2. Complete a challenge sheet of your choice.

3. Self mark using answer sheet


Email class teacher if you have any questions, any extra task sheets can be found in the additional maths folder on the home page of year 4 distance learning. These are optional though.


Changing Analogue time to Digital time (12 hour) with Miss Read

Follow along to see how the minutes and hours are moved and inserted onto digital clocks!

Tuesday 12th May 2010

LO: Identify where the Amazon Rainforest is on a map

Today, we are going to begin looking at the Amazon rain forest in more detail.  It is the world’s largest tropical rain forest, famous for its biodiversity. Crisscrossed by thousands of rivers, including the powerful and famous Amazon river. Now we are going to look at a map and identify where this famous rain forest is located!

  • Read through the PowerPoint and click on the links at the end of the presentation also.
  • Down load a map of the Amazon, choose which map one you want to work on.
  • Identify as many countries on the map and colour, in green, the Amazon Rainforest.
  • Can you do identify some countries without looking at an atlas or map? The following link on the also very helpful  -
  • There is a map of the region for you do download to help you also, if you would like to use that, instead of an atlas or the web link above.
  • Can you put the Amazon river in blue on the map also?
  • When you have completed this is a fun clip to watch with 25 amazing Amazonian facts

Can you look up the word biodiversity or do you think you can work out what it means?