# Year 4 Math Learning Pack

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year 4
1.
1a. Match the addition calculation to the 1b. Match the addition calculation to the
Th H T O 1,000 1,000 1,000 Th H T O 1,000 1,000 1,000
A 1 100 100 100 100
A
1
100 100 100
Five thousand,
B five hundred B 3,648
and fifty
Three
thousand six
C
C 5,555 hundred and
eighty-four
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2a. What number is missing from the 2b. What number is missing from the
calculation? calculation?
Th H T O Th H T O
+ +
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3a. Complete the calculation. 3b. Complete the calculation.
Th H T O Th H T O
+ +
D VF D VF
4a. Complete the calculation so that the 4b. Complete the calculation so that the
missing digit leads to an exchange. missing digit leads to an exchange.
Th H T O Th H T O
+ +
D VF D VF
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1a. Which two numbers add together to 1b. Which two numbers add together to
A 1,000 1,000 100 B 1,000 10 10 A 1,000 100 1 B 1,000 1,000 100
10 10 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 100 10 10
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
C 1,000 10 1 C 1,000 1,000 100
1 1 1 10 1
1 1 1 1 1 1
D PS D PS
2a. Louise is adding two 4-digit numbers 2b. Cassie is adding two 4-digit numbers
together. together.
Th H T O Th H T O
What digit could be in the ones column so What digits could be in the ones column
that an exchange takes place? so that an exchange takes place?
D PS D PS
3a. Josh thinks that an exchange takes 3b. David thinks that an exchange takes
place from the ones column in the place from the ones column in the
calculation below. calculation below.
Th H T O Th H T O
Is he correct? Is he correct?
Prove it. Prove it.
D R D R
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1a. Match the calculation to the correct 1b. Match the calculation to the correct
1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 100
A 1 1 1 1 A 1
2 0 3 5 1 1 1 1 5 6 2 4 10 10 10
+ 1 0 7 3 Three + 3 7 5 3
B thousand and B 9,377
eighteen
Nine thousand
C 3,108 C and seventy-
seven
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2a. What number is missing from the 2b. What number is missing from the
calculation? calculation?
5 4 3 3 7 3 8
+ 1 5 5 1 + 1 5 0
6 9 9 0 5 6 8 8
1 1
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3a. Complete the calculation. 3b. Complete the calculation.
4 2 3 6 5 8 6 2
+ 3 6 2 7 + 2 8 2 1
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4a. Complete the calculation so that the 4b. Complete the calculation so that the
missing digit leads to an exchange. missing digit leads to an exchange.
Th H T O Th H T O
+ +
E VF E VF
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1a. Which two numbers add together to 1b. Which two numbers add together to
A 1,000 1,000 1,000 B 1,000 1,000 100 A 1,000 1,000 1,000 B 1,000 1,000 1
100 100 100 100 100 100 100 10 1 1 1
10 10 1 10 10 1 1 1 1 1 1
C 1,000 100 100 D 1,000 1,000 1,000 C 1,000 1,000 D 1,000 1,000 1,000
100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 10 10
100 10 1 1 1 1 10 10 1 1 1 1
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2a. Frankie is adding two 4-digit numbers 2b. Ashante is adding two 4-digit numbers
together. together.
4 3 4 3 4 7
+ 3 8 1 + 2 3 1
5 4
What digits could be in the hundreds What digits could be in the tens column
column so that no exchange takes so that an exchange takes place?
place?
E PS E PS
3a. Terri thinks that an exchange takes 3b. Delilah thinks that an exchange takes
place from the tens column in the place from the hundreds column in the
calculation below. calculation below.
8 3 2 1 5 3 1 1
+ 1 3 5 9 + 3 8 1 2
Is she correct? Is she correct?
Prove it. Prove it.
E R E R
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1a. Match the calculation to the correct 1b. Match the calculation to the correct
Eight thousand 9,000
A 100 A
100
LXXXVI nine
Five thousand, Eight thousand
thousand, two B four hundred B 900
100 100
hundred and 86 and eighty- LXXIX
C 100 8,000 C
9,000
seventy-six Seventy-nine
GD VF GD VF
2a. What number is missing from the 2b. What number is missing from the
calculation? calculation?
9, 67 + 381 = 9948 4,258 + 5,5 1 = 9,839
GD VF GD VF
3a. Complete the calculation. 3b. Complete the calculation.
9,369 + 425 = 6,366 + 2,273 =
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4a. Complete the calculations with the 4b. Complete the calculations with the
same number so that the missing digit same number so that the missing digit
A 2,3 5 + 1,454 = A 4,628 + 2,1 1=
B B
3,926 + 2, 43 = 6,3 5 + 3,413 =
GD VF GD VF
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1a. Which two numbers add together to 1b. Which two numbers add together to
3,167 3,641 4,612 3,821
5,833 4,456 5,379 4,317
GD PS GD PS
2a. Eva is adding two 4-digit numbers 2b. Laura is adding two 4-digit numbers
together. together.
The answer has a five in the tens column The answer has a seven in the hundreds
where an exchange has taken place. column and an exchange has taken
place from the tens to the hundreds.
What digits could be in the tens column of What digits could be in the hundreds
the two numbers being added together? column of the two numbers being added
together?
GD PS GD PS
3a. Meg thinks that an exchange takes 3b. Jack thinks that an exchange takes
place from the tens column in the place from the hundreds column in the
calculation below. calculation below.
1,732 + 7,353 6,744 + 2,165
Is she correct? Is he correct?
Prove it. Prove it.
GD R GD R
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8. Round to the Nearest 1,000 Round to the Nearest 1,000
1a. Tick the numbers below that round up 1b. Tick the number below that rounds
to 4,000. down to 6,000.
A. 3,395 A. 6,407
1,000 100 100 10 10 1 1 1,000 1,000 100 100 100 10 1
B. 1,000 100 100 10 10 1 B. 1,000 1,000 100 100 10 10 1
1,000 100 10 10 1 1 1,000 100 100 100 10 1 1
C. 3,621 C. 6,694
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2a. Which thousand does the number 2b. Which thousand does the number
below round to? below round to?
2,198 1,472
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3a. True or false? 3b. True or false?
All of the numbers round to 5,000. All of the numbers round to 9,000.
A. 7,324 A. 8,730
1,000 1,000 100 10 10 1 1 1 1,000 1,000 1,000 100 100 1 1
B. 1,000 1,000 10 10 10 1 1 1 B. 1,000 1,000 1,000 100 10 1
1,000 100 10 10 10 1 1 1,000 1,000 1,000 100 10 1
C. 4,881 C. 2,245
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4a. Change one value in the number 4b. Change one value in the number
below so that it rounds down to 3,000. below so that it rounds up to 8,000.
3,507 7,274
D VF D VF
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9. Round to the Nearest 1,000 Round to the Nearest 1,000
1a. Match the descriptions to the 1b. Match the descriptions to the
numbers. numbers.
A. Rounds up 1,000 100 10 10
A. Rounds up
3,608
to 3,000 1,000 100 10 1 to 3,000
1,000 1,000 100 10
B. Rounds up B. Rounds up
2,714
to 2,000 to 4,000 1,000 100 10 1
C. Rounds C. Rounds
1,875 2,961
down to 2,000 down to 3,000
D PS D PS
2a. When rounded to the nearest 2b. When rounded to the nearest
thousand, which is the odd one out? thousand, which is the odd one out?
A. 5,264 A. 4,519
1,000 1,000 100 10 1 1,000 1,000 100 10 1
B. 1,000 100 10 10 1 B. 1,000 1,000 10 10 1
1,000 100 10 10 1,000 100 10 1 1
C. 4,985 C. 4,471
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3a. Max is thinking of a number. 3b. Saskia is thinking of a number.
He says, She says,
My number is 3,148 and My number is 5,962 and
it rounds up to 4,000 to it rounds up to 6,000 to
the nearest thousand. the nearest thousand.
Is he correct? Is she correct?
D R D R
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10. Round to the Nearest 1,000 Round to the Nearest 1,000
1a. Tick the number below that rounds up 1b. Tick the numbers below that round
to 3,000. down to 7,000.
A. 2,513 A. 7,823
1,000 100 10 10 1 1 1,000 1,000 1,000 100 10 10
B. 1,000 100 10 10 1 1 B. 1,000 1,000 100 100 10 1
100 10 10 10 1 1 1,000 1,000 100 10 10
Three thousand, four hundred Seven thousand, one hundred
C. C.
and sixty-two and twenty-nine
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2a. Which thousand does the number 2b. Which thousand does the number
below round to? below round to?
Eight thousand, five hundred Four thousand, nine hundred
and forty-seven and thirty-eight
E VF E VF
3a. True or false? 3b. True or false?
All of the numbers round to 6,000. All of the numbers round to 4,000.
Two thousand, six hundred and
A. 5,701 A.
seventy-four
1,000 100 10 1 1,000 1,000 10 10 10 1 1
B. 1,000 100 10 1 B. 1,000 10 10 10 1 1 1
1,000 10 1 1 1,000 10 10 10 1 1
Six thousand, two hundred and
C. C. 3,912
thirteen
E VF E VF
4a. Change one value in the number 4b. Change one value in the number
below so that it rounds down to 8,000. below so that it rounds up to 2,000.
Eight thousand, six hundred One thousand, three hundred
and fifty-eight and seventy-four
E VF E VF
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11. Round to the Nearest 1,000 Round to the Nearest 1,000
1a. Match the descriptions to the 1b. Match the descriptions to the
numbers. numbers.
1,000 1,000 1,000 100 Five thousand,
A. Rounds up A. Rounds up
six hundred
to 7,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1 to 6,000
and four
1,000 1,000 1,000 10
B. Rounds up B. Rounds
6,524
to 6,000 down to 6,000 1,000 1,000 100 1
Five thousand,
C. Rounds C. Rounds
six hundred 6,418
down to 6,000 down to 5,000
and one
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2a. When rounded to the nearest 2b. When rounded to the nearest
thousand, which is the odd one out? thousand, which is the odd one out?
A. 4,620 A. 4,209
1,000 1,000 100 10 10 1 1,000 100 100 10 1 1
B. 1,000 1,000 100 10 10 1 B. 1,000 100 10 1 1
1,000 100 10 10 10 1 1,000 100 10 1 1
Five thousand, five hundred and Three thousand, six hundred and
C. C.
three eighty-one
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3a. Chuan is thinking of a number. 3b. Isabel is thinking of a number.
He says, She says,
My number is eight My number is six
thousand, five hundred thousand, seven
and five and it rounds hundred and eleven and
down to 8,000 to the it rounds up to 7,000 to
nearest thousand. the nearest thousand.
Is he correct? Is she correct?
E R E R
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12. Round to the Nearest 1,000 Round to the Nearest 1,000
1a. Tick the numbers below that round up 1b. Tick the numbers below that round
to 2,000. down to 5,000.
A. 1,799 A. 4,524
10 100 100 100 1,000 100 1,000 1,000
B. 100 100 10 10 B. 10 10
100 1 100 10 100 100 1,000 100 1,000
Sixteen hundreds, twelve tens Four thousands, ten hundreds,
C. C.
and four ones one ten and twenty-two ones
GD VF GD VF
2a. Which thousand does the number 2b. Which thousand does the number
below round to? below round to?
Five thousands, nineteen Three thousands, four
hundreds, fourteen tens and hundreds, nine tens and
eleven ones fourteen ones
GD VF GD VF
3a. True or false? 3b. True or false?
All of the numbers round to 4,000. All of the numbers round to 1,000.
A. 3,529 A. 1,063
100 1,000 10 100 100 10
B. 100 100 B. 10 10 10
1 100 1,000 100 100 100 1 1 10 10
Two thousands, nineteen hundreds, One thousand, three hundreds,
C. C.
seventeen tens and zero ones twenty-one tens and fourteen ones
GD VF GD VF
4a. Change one value in the number 4b. Change one value in the number
below so that it rounds down to 9,000. below so that it rounds up to 6,000.
Seven thousands, twenty-six Four thousands, fourteen
hundreds, ten tens and three hundreds, three tens and
ones twelve ones
GD VF GD VF
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13. Round to the Nearest 1,000 Round to the Nearest 1,000
1a. Match the descriptions to the 1b. Match the descriptions to the
numbers. numbers.
10 1,000 Three thousand,
A. Rounds A. Rounds up
four hundred
down to 3,000 1,000 100 to 3,000
and ninety-nine
Three thousand, 1,000 10
B. Rounds up B. Rounds
six hundred and
to 4,000 down to 3,000 100
eighteen
Three thousands Two thousands
C. Rounds C. Rounds
and fourteen and fifty-six
down to 4,000 down to 2,000
hundreds tens
GD PS GD PS
2a. When rounded to the nearest 2b. When rounded to the nearest
thousand, which is the odd one out? thousand, which is the odd one out?
Two thousand, nine hundred and Three thousand, two hundred and
A. A.
seventy-six seventy-eight
1,000 100 1,000 1 10
B. B.
10 1 1,000 1 10 1,000
Twenty-nine hundreds, six tens and
C. Thirty-five hundreds and forty ones C.
twelve ones
GD R GD R
3a. Josh is thinking of a number. 3b. Sophie is thinking of a number.
He says, She says,
My number has seven My number has twenty-
thousands, fifteen four hundreds, twelve
hundreds and eleven tens and thirteen ones,
ones, and it rounds up and it rounds down to
to eight thousand. two thousand.
Is he correct? Is she correct?
GD R GD R
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14. Round to the Nearest 100
1. Hiro the ninja is trying to solve an ancient puzzle.
He needs to join all of the triangles together, but each pair of numbers that touch need
to round to the same 100.
910 764 655 359
549 1,000 438 321
Investigate how he could join the triangles together to solve the puzzle.
DP
2. Zeebo the alien is trying to deposit some money he has saved up. He fills three
envelopes with different amounts of money, and each envelope is then rounded to the
nearest 10 or 100 due to a special offer at the bank.
Envelope 1
Envelope 2 Envelope 3
If Zeebo deposits 1,000 Zog Dollars, explore the different combinations of money that
he could have put in the three envelopes.
DP
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15. Coordinates Picture Instructions
Follow the instructions carefully to discover the hidden pictures.
Remember, when plotting coordinates, go along first and then up.
When drawing lines, use a ruler.
1. Write numbers 0 to 13 on the axis going up, starting from the bottom.
2. Write numbers 0 to 12 on the axis going across, starting from the left.
3. Plot the coordinate (1, 1) and label it A.
4. Plot the coordinate (1, 3) and label it B.
5. Plot the coordinate (3, 3) and label it C.
6. Plot the coordinate (3, 1) and label it D.
7. Draw a straight line between A and B.
8. Draw a straight line between B and C.
9. Draw a straight line between C and D.
10. Draw a straight line between D and A.
11. Plot the coordinate (2, 4) and label it E.
12. Plot the coordinate (4, 4) and label it F.
13. Plot the coordinate (4, 2) and label it G.
14. Draw a straight line between B and E.
15. Draw a straight line between C and F.
16. Draw a straight line between D and G.
17. Draw a straight line between E and F.
18. Draw a straight line between F and G.
19. Plot the coordinate (6, 4) and label it H.
20. Plot the coordinate (6, 3) and label it I.
21. Plot the coordinate (8, 3) and label it J.
22. Plot the coordinate (8, 4) and label it K.
23. Draw a straight line between H and I.
24. Draw a straight line between I and J.
25. Draw a straight line between J and K.
26. Draw a straight line between K and H.
27. Plot the coordinate (10, 6) and label it L.
28. Plot the coordinate (12, 6) and label it M.
29. Plot the coordinate (12, 5) and label it N.
30. Draw a straight line between L and M.
31. Draw a straight line between M and N.
32. Draw a straight line between H and L.
33. Draw a straight line between K and M.
34. Draw a straight line between J and N.
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16. Coordinates Picture Instructions
35. Plot the coordinate (6, 10) and label it O.
36. Plot the coordinate (7, 10) and label it P.
37. Plot the coordinate (8, 9) and label it Q.
38. Plot the coordinate (8, 8) and label it R.
39. Plot the coordinate (7, 7) and label it S.
40. Plot the coordinate (3, 6) and label it T.
41. Plot the coordinate (4, 7) and label it U.
42. Plot the coordinate (4, 8) and label it V.
43. Plot the coordinate (3, 9) and label it W.
44. Plot the coordinate (2, 9) and label it X.
45. Draw a straight line between X and O.
46. Draw a straight line between W and P.
47. Draw a straight line between V and Q.
48. Draw a straight line between U and R.
49. Draw a straight line between T and S.
50. Plot the coordinate (1, 8) and label it Y.
51. Plot the coordinate (1, 7) and label it Z.
52. Plot the coordinate (2, 6) and label it AB.
53. Draw a straight line between O and P.
54. Draw a straight line between P and Q.
55. Draw a straight line between Q and R.
56. Draw a straight line between R and S.
57. Draw a straight line between T and U.
58. Draw a straight line between U and V.
59. Draw a straight line between V and W.
60. Draw a straight line between W and X.
61. Draw a straight line between X and Y.
62. Draw a straight line between Y and Z.
63. Draw a straight line between Z and AB.
64. Draw a straight line between AB and T.
65. Plot the coordinate (10, 13) and label it CD.
66. Plot the coordinate (9, 11) and label it EF.
67. Plot the coordinate (11, 11) and label it GH.
68. Plot the coordinate (12, 12) and label it IJ.
69. Draw a straight line between CD and EF.
70. Draw a straight line between CD and GH.
71. Draw a straight line between CD and IJ.
72. Draw a straight line between EF and GH.
73. Draw a straight line between GH and IJ.
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17. Coordinates Picture
Number each axis before following the instructions to
make a picture.
1
0
0 1
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18. Bus Timetable Trail Chaser
Start at any shape. Calculate how long that particular journey takes. Find the answer and join them together with a line.
Continue doing this until you have connected all of the journeys and times together.
Oldtown to Newtown to Creswell to
1,260
Whitecross Riverway Hilltop
seconds
(Bus A) (Bus A) (Bus A)
Oldtown to
2,640 1,860 2 hours
Riverway
seconds seconds 24 minutes
(Bus B)
Parkside to Oakley to Puddleton
33
Whitecross Whitecross to Creswell
minutes
(Bus A) (Bus B) (Bus B)
Parkside to
2 hours 1 hour 2 hours
Puddleton
47 minutes 25 minutes 7 minutes
(Bus C)
Oldtown to Newtown to Newtown to Oldtown to
Oakley Riverway Creswell Hilltop
(Bus B) (Bus C) (Bus A) (Bus C)
1,140 1 hour 1,440
184 minutes
seconds 51 minutes seconds
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19. Direct Speech Direct Speech
1a. Underline the spoken words in the 1b. Underline the spoken words in the
sentence below: sentence below:
Go and wash your hands, the Can you shut the door? asked Dan.
teacher said.
D VF D VF
2a. Tick the sentence that uses inverted 2b. Tick the sentence that uses inverted
commas correctly. commas correctly.
A. “It’s my birthday,” Annie A. “Where are you going?
B. “Can I come to your B. “You can come too,” said
D VF D VF
3a. Circle the inverted commas that are 3b. Circle the inverted commas that are
incorrect. incorrect.
“It is a lovely sunny day,” Julia “Hurry up!” Why aren’t you ready
D VF D VF
4a. Rewrite the sentence below using the 4b. Rewrite the sentence below using the
correct punctuation. correct punctuation.
We could play this game said Albie Would you like to go swimming he
D VF D VF
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20. Direct Speech Direct Speech
1a. Change the indirect speech in the 1b. Change the indirect speech in the
sentence below into direct speech. sentence below into direct speech.
Tiana asked if she could watch Lukas said that he was going to
television. catch the bus.
D A D A
2a. When Tom is playing football, his ball 2b. Kirsten would like pizza for her dinner.
smashes a plant pot.
Use direct speech to write what Tom Use direct speech to write what Kirsten
might say to his mum. might say to the school cook.
D A D A
3a. Suzie has punctuated the direct 3b. Viktor has punctuated the direct
speech in the sentence below. speech in the sentence below.
“I love apple crumble,” Said Lucy. “Do you want to play out? asked
Troy.”
D R D R
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21. Direct Speech Direct Speech
1a. Underline the spoken words in the 1b. Underline the spoken words in the
sentence below: sentence below:
Mum asked, What would you like to I would like lemonade, replied the
drink? girl.
E VF E VF
2a. Tick the sentence that uses inverted 2b. Tick the sentence that uses inverted
commas correctly. commas correctly.
A. Alice screeched “We are A. “We have missed the bus,
going on holiday!” cried” Suzie.
B. “Where shall we eat?” I B. “Is this the correct way?
C. “Come over here! ordered
C. Julian shouted, “Sit down!”
Otto.”
E VF E VF
3a. Circle any inverted commas that are 3b. Circle any inverted commas that are
incorrect. incorrect.
“How are you feeling today?” the “It’s raining,” but it’s going to
doctor asked “sympathetically.” brighten up later,” reported Faye.”
E VF E VF
4a. Rewrite the sentence below using the 4b. Rewrite the sentence below using the
correct punctuation. correct punctuation.
Sally said I think we should take our The receptionist bellowed next
E VF E VF
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22. Direct Speech Direct Speech
1a. Change the indirect speech in the 1b. Change the indirect speech in the
sentence below into direct speech. sentence below into direct speech.
for two scones and a loaf of bread. she was his best friend.
E A E A
2a. Carl is playing his drums very loudly in 2b. Joe and Laurel are running. Joe
his bedroom. boasts that he is the fastest runner.
Use direct speech to write what Carl’s Use direct speech to write what Joe might
mum might say to Carl. say to Laurel.
E A E A
3a. Dennis has punctuated the direct 3b. Fiona has punctuated the direct
speech in the sentence below. speech in the sentence below.
Coach Carter bellowed at the “Are we nearly there yet?” Emma
basketball team, “get in line moaned impatiently in the back
quickly!” and so they all jumped to seat of the car.
attention.
E R E R
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23. Direct Speech Direct Speech
1a. Underline the spoken words in the 1b. Underline the spoken words in the
sentences below: sentences below:
Seb asked, Shall we take the bus? I love theme parks, declared Joe.
Not today, replied Ally. Me too, agreed his sister.
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2a. Tick the sentence that is punctuated 2b. Tick the sentence that is punctuated
correctly. correctly.
A. “It was not offside,”
A. Josh asked, “can I play.”
protested the footballer
B. “Harry, come in for tea B. “The train has been
C. “I don’t want to go to bed C. He gasped when he
yet”, moaned Sophia. entered the sea, “it’s cold!”
GD VF GD VF
3a. Circle any inverted commas that are 3b. Circle any inverted commas that are
incorrect. incorrect.
“No,” answered Hallie, “not today.” “Yes sir,” replied the student.”
GD VF GD VF
4a. Rewrite the conversation below using 4b. Rewrite the conversation below using
the correct punctuation. the correct punctuation.
I am going to the market said Imran shouted to his sister can you
Adrian would you like anything get me a drink please I will she
GD VF GD VF
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24. Direct Speech Direct Speech
1a. Change the indirect speech in the 1b. Change the indirect speech in the
sentence below into direct speech. sentences below into direct speech.
Daniel told Jacob that he could be Samira asked her grandma if she
the goalkeeper first but Jacob said would like a cup of tea. Her
that he would rather not. grandma replied that she would
and asked for a biscuit too.
GD A GD A
2a. Mr and Mrs Hill are decorating. Mr Hill 2b. Tom, Lewis and Becky are playing
wants to paint the walls red but Mrs Hill hide and seek.
would prefer white.
Use direct speech to write a short Use direct speech to write a short
conversation between Mr and Mrs Hill. conversation between the children.
GD A GD A
3a. Hamid has punctuated the direct 3b. Louisa has punctuated the direct
speech in the sentences below. speech in the sentences below.
Simon called out of the window “Shall we go to the park to feed the
you.” “Yes, but let’s take our bikes too,”
“I already have it,” his sister called replied Kat.
back.
GD R GD R
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1a. Match the adverbials to the most 1b. Match the adverbials to the most
suitable main clause. suitable main clause.
the siren
A. Just then, 1. we went home. A. Outside, 1.
sounded.
the children
I will be eight
B. Finally, 2. B. Upstairs, 2. played on the
years old.
swing.
there was a
mum was running
C. Next year, 3. knock at the C. Far away, 3.
a bath.
door.
D VF D VF
2a. Fill in the gaps with a fronted 2b. Fill in the gaps with a fronted
adverbial that shows where the main adverbial that shows how the main
clause happened. clause happened.
_____________________________________________________________________________, _____________________________________________________________________________,
the creature slept. the man ran.
____________________________________________________________________________, ____________________________________________________________________________,
the chef cooked. they all cheered.
D VF D VF
3a. Choose the most appropriate fronted 3b. Choose the most appropriate fronted
below. below.
…Jay packed his bag and
…I pushed the secret door.
ran.
B. Tomorrow, B. Frantically,
C. Carefully, C. Soon,
D VF D VF
4a. Write a main clause that could follow 4b. Write a main clause that could follow
Silently, ________________________________ Sometimes, ____________________________
________________________________________ ________________________________________
Mysteriously, __________________________ Gently, ________________________________
________________________________________ ________________________________________
D VF D VF
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1a. Change the sentences below so that 1b. Change the sentences below so that
The machine would not work once
A. A. I went on a nature walk yesterday.
again.
B. The lion roared angrily. B. Emma had lots of friends at school.
D A D A
2a. Using the word bank below, write a 2b. Using the word bank below, write a
the later tired we supper have
returned bear on before usually bedtime
Remember to use the correct Remember to use the correct
punctuation. punctuation.
D A D A
3a. Which fronted adverbial has been 3b. Which fronted adverbial has been
A. Sadly we won the trophy. A. Echoing loudly, the bell rang out.
B. Often, we won the trophy. B. Next week, the bell rang out.
C. Last weekend, we won the trophy. C. Joyfully the bell rang out.
D R D R
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1a. Match the adverbials to the most 1b. Match the adverbials to the most
suitable main clause. suitable main clause.
the footballer the submarine
In the blink of an Deep under the
A. 1. scored his first A. 1. headed for its
eye, murky sea,
goal. target.
As the sun set we were inspired the man thought
On the other side
B. over the 2. by the beautiful B. 2. about the
of the street,
the new
In the final minute the eagle shot Leaning out of the
C. 3. C. 3. supermarket was
of the game, across the sky. window,
being built.
E VF E VF
2a. Fill in the gaps with a fronted 2b. Fill in the gaps with a fronted
adverbial that shows where the main adverbial that shows how the main
clause happened. clause happened.
_____________________________________________________________________________, _____________________________________________________________________________,
the courageous soldiers were ready. the magician cast his clever spell.
____________________________________________________________________________, ______________________________________________________________________, the
the wicked witch cackled loudly. intercity train sped through the station.
E VF E VF
3a. Choose the most appropriate fronted 3b. Choose the most appropriate fronted
below. below.
…we opened the golden
…I listened at the door.
treasure chest.
A. Without a sound, A. Wherever we went,
B. With my jacket zipped tightly, B. With our hearts beating like drums,
C. Like a bullet from a gun, C. As we dug deeper and deeper,
E VF E VF
4a. Write a main clause that could follow 4b. Write a main clause that could follow
In the early morning mist, _______________ Trembling with fear and confusion, ______
________________________________________ ________________________________________
Without looking, _______________________ On the edge of the cliff, _________________
________________________________________ ________________________________________
E VF E VF
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1a. Change the sentences below so that 1b. Change the sentences below so that
They formed their secret plan as
Bob cycled to school as quickly as he
A. carefully as possible and didn’t tell a A.
possibly could but he was still late.
soul.
She accepted her gold medal for the
The children and their friends were lost
B. B. 100m swim and was glowing with
deep in the dark forest.
pride.
E A E A
2a. Using the word bank below, write a 2b. Using the word bank below, write a
awoke deep its wolf crept when they nobody
within the hungry lair was all looking forwards
Remember to use the correct Remember to use the correct
punctuation. punctuation.
E A E A
3a. Which fronted adverbial has been 3b. Which fronted adverbial has been
A. Late yesterday evening I walked A. Sometime next week, the children
steadily along the tightrope. knew they were in trouble.
B. Early tomorrow morning, I walked B. Standing in the head teacher’s office,
steadily along the tightrope. the children knew they were in trouble.
C. With arms out wide, I walked steadily C. Somewhere near here the children
along the tightrope. knew they were in trouble.
E R E R
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1a. Match two suitable adverbials to 1b. Match two suitable adverbials to
each main clause to make sentences. each main clause to make sentences.
At the determined the scientist As the among a
Tia turned
A. crack of D. and full of 1. mixed his A. seconds D. blanket of 1.
the handle.
dawn, hope, potions. ticked by, stars,
deep within the hungry desperate Rex
Although On the
B. E. his secret 2. monster B. E. for his 2. reached his
exhausted, horizon,
laboratory, emerged. autograph, idol.
As the from out of Pushing the moon
the boy with great
C. clock struck F. the 3. C. through the F. 3. shone
crept on. trepidation,
GD VF GD VF
2a. Fill in the gaps with two fronted 2b. Fill in the gaps with two fronted
adverbials that show where and when adverbials that show where and how the
the main clause happened. main clause happened.
_____________________________________________________________________________, _____________________________________________________________________________,
the hideous beast roared. the musicians played and the choir sang.
____________________________________________________________________________, ______________________________________________________________________, the
he drank the poisonous mixture. eagle soared through the evening sky.
GD VF GD VF
3a. Choose two adverbials which are 3b. Choose the most appropriate fronted
most appropriate to use at the start of the adverbial to complete the sentence
sentence below. below.
…the young boy tiptoed …the knight guarded the
forward. enormous castle.
A. In the dead of night, A. Standing nobly like a statue,
B. In the blink of an eye, B. With tremendous courage,
C. Not wanting to wake his grandma, C. Right at that very second,
GD VF GD VF
4a. Write an extended main clause that 4b. Write an extended main clause that
could follow each of the fronted could follow each of the fronted
As the clock struck midnight, glancing Disobeying his mother and deciding not
anxiously at the door… to wait any longer…
Unfazed by the danger ahead, valiantly In the ancient city on the horizon, beyond
and purposefully… the mysterious pyramids…
GD VF GD VF
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1a. Change the sentences below so that 1b. Change the sentences below so that
He hesitantly made his confession with The brave knights fought in the castle
the light shining in his face, all the grounds, they jousted ferociously
A. A.
while he was under intense pressure against the enemy, the king watched
from the police. from afar.
0.
They frantically searched the beach
The pirate ship sailed across the wild
beneath the cliffs, they were under the
B. ocean, it swayed violently in the wind B.
mask of darkness, all the while feeling
with its canons at the ready.
complete desperation.
GD A GD A
2a. Using the picture below, write a 2b. Using the picture below, write a
Remember to use the correct Remember to use the correct
punctuation. punctuation.
GD A GD A
3a. Which fronted adverbial has been 3b. Which fronted adverbial has been
A. Long ago, when the world was full of A. Reaching the safety of home just before
mythical creatures, there stood an old dawn the boy unlocked the door tiptoed
cottage beside a trickling stream. upstairs and climbed back into bed.
B. Positioned perfectly on the horizon with the B. The boy unlocked the door, tiptoed upstairs
sun glinting all around there stood an old and climbed back into bed exhausted by his
cottage beside a trickling stream. efforts and his heart beating like a drum.
C. In a land faraway on a distant hillside there C. Before anyone could realise, with only
stood an old cottage beside a trickling seconds to spare, the boy unlocked the door,
stream. tiptoed upstairs and climbed back into bed.
GD R GD R
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31. Where Does Our Food Come From?
A survey by the British Nutrition Foundation
questioned children about where our food comes from.
“Cheese comes from plants,
tomatoes grow underground
and fish fingers are made of
chicken,” according to
many young children
quizzed on where our food
comes from.
Where does cheese come from?
Some of the children thought that cheese came from a plant.
Cheese is a food commonly made from cow’s milk.
But, did you know it’s not just cow’s milk that can make
cheese? Milk from buffalo, goats or sheep can be used too.
Mozzarella cheese (often used on pizzas) is made from the
milk of buffalos.
Where does pasta come from?
When questioned, some children thought pasta
comes from animals. Pasta is made from flour
mixed with water or eggs. It is kneaded into a
sheets, twists, tubes or other shapes. It is cooked
by either boiling or baking.
Where do tomatoes come from?
Some children thought that tomatoes grow underground – a
bit like carrots. They do, in fact, grow above the ground on a
plant. The tomato plant can grow to be very tall. When they
first grow, they are green but as they ripen, they turn red.
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32. Where do fish fingers come from?
The clue for the ingredients of a fish finger is in the
title. No, it doesn’t mean they are made from
fingers! They are made from fish. Shockingly
though, some children thought they were made
from chicken. Fish fingers are usually made from
haddock or cod, which are types of fish.
Where does milk come from?
Do you ever stop to think where your food and drink comes
from? Some children have no idea that milk comes from
cows, research has revealed. Lots of children live in cities
and so have never seen a cow, or even heard one ‘moo’.
Some children said they thought milk comes straight from
the fridge or supermarket, but how did it get there? The
research also revealed that some city-living children
believe that a cow is the size of a double decker bus, and
some think they’re as small as cats.
What counts as one of your five-a-day?
Some children thought that Fruit Pastilles and
strawberry jam counted as part of their daily
fruit and veg. There are lots of health benefits
to getting five portions of fruit and vegetables
every day.
Many children say they know lots about healthy eating, but do not follow it. Why do you
think that is?
Roy Ballam, Managing Director of British Nutrition Foundation, believes schools and
families should work together to educate children and motivate them to make healthier
choices.
Next time you’re in the supermarket, stop and think about where your food and drinks
have come from.
The survey by the British Nutrition Foundation questioned 5,040 UK children.
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