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Week 10- commencing 15th June

Monday 15th June

There are many tales about trolls that have been told and retold for centuries. Trolls are often thought to be very large, ugly creatures that are dangerous to human beings. But are all trolls like this? In Iceland, there are many folktales about trolls; some are about terrible trolls, but some are about peaceful, friendly and helpful trolls. 

In Iceland, folktales about trolls have been used to explain some of the many interesting rock shapes that can be found all over the country. 

Attached below is a story called 'Stone Trolls', which is a traditional Icelandic folktale. The story explains how some amazing rocks in Iceland were formed. Please have a read of the story. 

In the table below are some words from the story. Please copy and complete the table into your exercise book and find the definition (meaning) of each word. If you are unsure what any of the words mean, you can use a dictionary on online dictionary to help you.  

Word Definition
cover of darkness  
venture  
mischievous  
ebony   
hoard  
pitching  
wade  
stricken  
hefty  
clambered  
shielded  

Tuesday 16th June

In the 'Stone Trolls', which you read yesterday, the story explains where some rocks on a beach came from. There are other interesting things in Iceland that we could pretend were once trolls that tried to help people but were caught out when the sun came up. Have a look at the document below called 'story ideas'. Please choose one idea that you are going to write a story about. Today, you are going to plan your story. 

Please use the planning sheet below to plan your story. If you are getting stuck with how to plan your story, take a look at the example plan below. As you will see, the structure of the story stays the same, it's just slight changes are being made between the Stone Trolls story and your story. 

Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th June

We would like you to spend two days writing your story this week. This is so that you can take your time and you don't need to rush as much. Please write half of your story on Wednesday and the other half on Thursday before reading back over your work to edit and improve it. Like always, try to use as many of the Year 4 writing targets as you can in your writing. 

Friday 19th June

Today's task is about prepositions. Prepositions are words which tell us where things are e.g. above, below, behind, in front of. Prepositional phrases are short phrases made up of a preposition and an object e.g. behind the door, under the stairs, below the table, on top of the cupboard. 

Firstly, take a look at the PPT below about prepositions. Then, there are two activities for you to complete. For activity 1, there is an answer sheet for you to check your answers.