Sentence Openers – Fiction / Non-Fiction

Please read the following sentences and add an appropriate sentence opener. 

  1. The man trudged slowly along the long winding road.
  2. The light trickled through the open window like liquid gold.
  3. The black cat purred contentedly as it lay on a soft brown sofa.
  4. The rabbit gnawed at its carrot ravenously as it sat in its hutch.
  5. I went to school yesterday, but today I was ill so I stayed in bed.
  6. She called the boy’s name softly, before leaving the room.
  7. He climbed cautiously up the steep slope and gazed at the magnificent scenery below.
  8. James didn’t like broccoli; he didn’t like cauliflower; nor did he like carrots and he most certainly didn’t like sprouts!
  9. Isabelle was very tired, so tired that she could hardly keep her eyes open and her head began to droop.
  10. Charlotte was painting a lovely picture when the lights went out and she began to scream.

Once completed use the following non-fiction sentence starters and create your own sentences. 

  • This article will . . .
  • The purpose of this article is to . . .
  • The information presented will . . .
  • This article is designed to . . .
  • The following information . . .
  • I will try to . . .
  • I will attempt to . . .
  • It can be difficult to . . . so . . .

British Science Week

 British Science Week 2017

As part of British Science Week 2017, the children at The Valley Primary School will be taking part in a range of fun activities and experiments.

I would like to know about your favourite science experiment and what you learned.

 Can the tell me who these people are and why they are so important?

Image result for einsteinImage result for marie curie  

Espresso Coding

Espresso Coding

Class 4x have just started coding using Espresso Coding. Although we have had some technical issues, each student is becoming more confident in using the app.

Please comment to say what you have learned about coding throughout the lesson.

Questions to think about:

  • What is a variable?
  • What is coding?
  • What does programming mean?


Monday 23rd January


This week Year 4 will be looking at persuasive adverts. We will look at a range of writing features used to persuade the reader, such as:

  • Slogans
  • Rhetorical questions
  • Imperatives
  • Adjectives
  • Catch Phrases
  • Logos

Can you find any persuasive adverts in newspapers and magazines at home?


This week Year 4 will be looking at addition and subtracting in problem solving.

Please use your prompt sheets to make sure that you are confident in the column method and you read all questions carefully.



Causal Connectives

Cause and Effect Conjunctions

Fill in the blanks using an appropriate conjunction.

  1. The clouds turned black __________we decided to go back inside.
  2. I did not eat all of my dinner __________ I wasn’t hungry.
  3. I didn’t enjoy the film, __________ I watched it anyway.
  4. Ayan waited for him __________ he bought some sweets.
  5. The door was left unlocked __________ a thief broke into the house.
  6. I will finish my homework, __________ if it takes me all night!
  7. The reason I don’t like lemons is __________ they are very bitter.

So, but, whilst, and, even, because, because

Monday 9th January

This week we will be learning about …


This week Year 4 will be looking at persuasive writing. We will be reading a range of persuasive texts and analysing the vocabulary used. The children will be confident in identifying a range of features in the text and will be able to use the following words and phrases in their writing:

  • Firstly,
  • Secondly,
  • As a result,
  • Furthermore,
  • In support of this,
  • In my opinion.


In maths, children will be looking at ordering fractions, finding equivalent fractions and finding fraction and decimal equivalents.

IPC – Save the World

Save The World 

As part of our new IPC topic ‘Save the World’, we have been learning about rainforests and why they they are so important. We would like the children to look at the following areas:

  • Where are rainforests found?
  • What animals can be found there?
  • What is deforestation?
  • Why is important to protect the rainforest?
  • How can we protect the rainforest?