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Prospero (Year 4)

Miss Kirk and Mr Curtis

Welcome to our class page 😀

Each day, I will upload your work on to this page so please check it daily to complete your tasks and continue with your learning. You will receive new English, maths and topic tasks every day. Look out for videos to help support you with your learning. Please send photographs of your work to RSPProspero@southbankprimary.co.uk and I will mark it, provide you with feedback and answer any questions in which you may have. I look forward to seeing all of your work. 😀

Check your Microsoft teams account regularly for messages and updates. You need to check that your settings on teams are set to receive all new messages. This means you can see messages that will be left on the Prospero group page.

Every Wednesday, we will have a video catch up call. This gives you the opportunity to catch up with your friends and see your teachers too.

Please see your call times below

Group 1 – 9:45am

Group 2 – 10:10am

Videos for learning


Click on the link below to access the game


Please find this week’s work below

Online learning week commencing 01.03.21

Friday 5th March 2021

Screen Free Friday

Click on the link below and enjoy some of the suggested activities for your Screen Free Friday. Please send pictures of what you have been doing to our class email address RSPProspero@southbankprimary.co.uk

I look forward to seeing what you have been up to 🙂

Thursday 4th March 2021

World Book Day

Today we are celebrating World Book Day. We would like you to enjoy your day by participating in lots of different reading activities.

The Masked Reader

Keep a look out on our school Facebook page to see videos of different adults reading different stories. Can you work out who is behind the mask?

The Bear and the Piano

Watch the video below and listen to the story ‘The Bear and the Piano’. Then, click on the link below and select an activity from each section of the table to complete in relation to the story.

World Book Day – Word Search

Roald Dahl – Maths challenge

Author Event-

Cressida Cowell Author Session 

We are very excited to have been chosen to take part in a connecting stories event in partnership with The National Literacy Strategy.  

This World Book Day, Thursday 4th March at 2pm meet multi-million-selling, award-winning author  Cressida Cowell, creator of the  ‘How to Train Your Dragon‘  books (and DreamWorks films) and  ‘The Wizards of Once‘ series – and the Waterstones Children’s Laureate. Cressida will talk about her latest book, ’The Wizards of Once: Never and Forever’ and will give tips on becoming an author or illustrator. You will find the link below to join in with the live session. 


All participant cameras and live chat will be switched off so the event will be safe for all, and no participant information will be visible.

Reading for pleasure

Take some time today to enjoy reading a book. This could be your favourite book, school reading book or a new book of your choice. You can read independently or aloud to a family member or friend.

English – Wednesday 3rd March 2021

With World Book Day approaching, Today I would like you to think about your favourite book. When you have selected your book, I would like you to find the author of your book. Once you have located the author’s name, complete the author study activity sheet below. Use the internet along with your knowledge to investigate.

You can draw a picture of the author in the box or a picture of your favourite book that they have written.


Read the text below to learn all about ‘World Book Day’. Then, answer the questions that follow. Please use pages 6-9. Remember to use the text to find the evidence to support your answers. You can mark your work after to monitor your retrieval skills.



Maths – Wednesday 3rd March 2021

Times Tables Olympics

Practice your Olympic challenge ready for our return to the classroom next week!

Money Challenge Cards

We Are A Rights Respecting School

PE – Wednesday 3rd March 2021

Join in with a Joe Wicks PE session on YouTube for your PE lesson today!

English- Tuesday 2nd March 2021

Spelling and Grammar Quiz

Click on the link below to take the Spelling and Grammar quiz.

Task 2


Reading comprehension task

Read the information on page 1 then answer the questions on page 2.


Log into purple mash to complete today’s spelling activity.

Maths – Tuesday 2nd March 2021

Times Tables Olympics

Practice your Olympic challenge ready for our return to the classroom next week!

Money Challenge Cards

Science – Tuesday 2nd March 2021

Using electricity safely

Look at the image below. The dangers in the picture have been numbered. Explain why each on is dangerous.

Task 2

Log into Purple Mash and create a leaflet on how to stay safe when using electricity.

English – Monday 1st March 2021

Songs can show many similarities to poems. This is due to skills such as rhythm, repetition and rhyme being used throughout. Below, you will find a video clip of a song from the musical ‘Matilda’. Matilda is originally a story book written by author Roald Dahl. This magical story has now been recreated into a live performance for all to enjoy.

Watch the video below and answer the questions that follow.


Remember to answer all of the questions in full sentences. Please provide evidence to support your answers by explaining why and give reasons.

  1. Do you think the Head Teacher, Ms Trunchbull, likes children?
  2. Do the children like Ms Trunchbull?
  3. What does the word ‘Revolting’ mean?
  4. Do you think the children allowed to have fun in school?
  5. What suggests they want to break the school rules?
  6. Did you enjoy the song? If yes, what did you like about it? If not, what didn’t you like about it?
  7. Does the song share the children’s feelings?
  8. What do you think the song is about?
  9. What suggests the children are feeling frustrated?
  10. Would you like to go to this school?

Purple Mash

Log into purple mash and have a go at today’s writing activity ‘Snow Day’.

Snow day

Think about the last time it snowed.

How did it make you feel? What did you do? Did you play in the snow?

Have a think about that day and write down yoru ideas. Then, on purple mash challeneg yourself to see if you can use the skills we have be learning for poems and write your own Snow Day poem!


Reading for pleasure.

With world book day approaching, take some time today to select a book that you enjoy and read. You could read this book independently or aloud to a family member.

Maths – Monday 1st March 2021

Times Tables Olympics

Practice your Olympic challenge ready for our return to the classroom next week!


Subtract the amounts on the sheet below.


Cultural Capital

York Minster

York Minster is one of the world’s most magnificent cathedrals. It is famously known for its breathtaking medieval architecture, Roman roots and its role in Viking York.

Click on the link below to discover more about York Minster.

After you have researched York Minster, create a leaflet for tourists advertising York Minster and informing why they should visit. Make your leaflet engaging, informative and attractive.


Our Favourite Five

Here is Mr Curtis reading ‘Mrs Noah’s Pockets’.

You can enjoy this story in Thursday’s reading lesson.

Autumn Term 2

Take a look at us performing our Christmas production of ‘The elf who fell off the shelf!’


In maths, we have been learning how to round numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000. We have also learnt how to multiply a 2 digit number by 1 digit. We can also add and subtract 4 and 5 digit numbers!

We love practicing our times tables and complete daily challenges. We have a weekly competition called ‘Time tables Olympics’ where we complete different questions within a time limit. We have all worked extremely hard and are on the times tables Olympians chart!

We have also been practicing our 6,7, 8 and 9 times tables.

Watch us practicing our 6 times tables!

Rounding to 10



We have developed and learnt new skills to strengthen our writing. We have been looking at lots of different short stories and discussed language techniques which make them really interesting. From this, we have then learnt how to use direct speech, paragraphs and explore our vocabulary through synonyms and antonyms. Developing these skills has made our writing more exciting.

We have also been developing our drama skills in our English lessons and have learnt new strategies that help to strengthen our understanding of a text or character.

Here we are using the ‘hot seating’ technique.

We have to be in role as the characters in our story. Other children then ask us questions and we have to answer as if we were the character from the text.

Take a look at our work.


We have been identifying bones, muscles and joints in the human body and discussing their importance. We have then used this knowledge to help us identify the bones of an animal skeleton. Please ask us some questions at home as we would love to share our knowledge!

We have also been exploring plants and the pollination process.

Take a look at our work!


Tribal Tales

We’ve been on a journey from the ‘Stone age’ through to the ‘Iron age’

Cave paintings


Prospero has PE on a Tuesday afternoon so we come to school in our PE kit!

Our work so far

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