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We have been practising making inferences and justifying them using evidence from the text each week. This week, you will use what you already know about inferring to make inferences on your own.

Inferring is when we use clues from the text to give us information about what is happening in the story or know what is going to happen

Watch this video about making inferences:



You can follow along with the text as the lady in the video (below it) reads the story aloud to you.

If you did not read the first part of Chapter 1, click here to open the text.

If you did not read the second part of Chapter 1 last weekclick here to open the text.

If you did not read the first part of Chapter 2click here to open the text.


Journey to the River Sea

Continue reading CHAPTER TWO from where we left off in the video and read up until the end of the chapter.

(33:03 - 41:30 on the Youtube clip)


Journey to the River Sea


View document year_4/chapter_2_-_p2.pdf




Task: Can you make up to 5 inferences based on the text we are reading this week?

Now it is your turn to make up to 5 inferences without my prompts. 

Remember, we can infer things like:

  • how characters are feeling
  • when and where the story is set
  • what will come next in the story
  • what time of the year and time of the day it is and
  • the type of personality each character has.

We can make inferences when the author uses 'show not tell'. 


Make sure you begin with "I can infer that..." and then justify (explain) your answer by using the word "because".

Eg. Are the teachers at the boarding school strict? How do you know?

I can infer that the teachers at the boarding school are quite strict because they value good manners and are very quick to punish students for minor incidents such as chewing their hair.


 You may either:

  • write your answers in pen/pencil and send me a photo of your work or
  • type the answers to me in an email 

    Please send your work to me at 


Maths - Length: Kilometres

Do you remember how to measure the length of something? What is length

Length is a measurement of distance. How far from one end to the other end, or from one point to another.

Think about the different types of Olympic running races:

How far are they?
Can you convert the distances between metres and kilometres?
How many metres are there in a kilometre?
How would you represent half a kilometre? (You could use fractions or decimals)

The two videos below will refresh your memory  and help you answer the questions. 


Watch both videos and then answer as many questions as you can. 








You may either:

- Print the questions and write on the page and then email me a photo of the work

- Write each question number down on a piece of paper with the answer next to it and then email me a photo of the work or 

- Write an email with the answers to each question in the email.

Please send your work to 


Blue Work (Level 1)



Pink Work (Level 2)

Question 1

Aniso and Alex walk 15km altogether for charity. 

Aniso walks double the distance that Alex walks.

How far did Alex walk? Can you convert it to metres?


Question 2

Fill in the missing measurements so that each row of three adds to a total of 2km.



Hands on Activity - Learn How to Hoover

 Zakariya in our class has been helping out around the house by hoovering. Today, your job is to learn how to hoover yourself! 

Task: Hoover your bedroom or another area of the house. It might be difficult to get it right if this is your first time but, don't worry, each time you practise you will get better and quicker at doing it yourself.

If you like, you can send me a video or photo of you hoovering at  I will post the photos in the new Independent Champions section of our Year 4 weekly page.


How to Hoover

1. Pick up objects off the floor and make sure there is no water on the floor.

2. Unravel the cord and plug in the hoover.

3. Turn on the hoover (you will hear a loud, suction noise).

4. Hoover around the perimeter (edges) of the room first by slowly moving the hover over the carpet/flooring, making sure the cord is out of the way.

5. Hoover the main area of the room by moving up and down in a zigzag to make sure all of the area has been covered.

6. If needed, move furniture and hoover underneath it (eg. chairs).

7. Turn off the hoover.

8. Unplug the hoover by pulling the plug out of the electrical socket with your hand (do not just yank the cord).

9. Empty the hoover carefully into a rubbish bin.



 It is important to learn how to do things for yourself. This is called being INDEPENDENT. Learning to be more independent and do things for yourself helps you:

  • learn new things
  • build self-esteem and confidence
  • make good decisions
  • develop responsibility
  • feel important and like you belong
  • develop coordination