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This week is our week of poetry in Year 4. Please work through the lesson videos below and write your own poem at the end. It could be based around Advent or Christmas!


We have had six weeks looking at our bodies and how certain parts work. Can you create your own information book about what you have learnt. Some ideas you could do...

  • create a life size digestive system and record yourself explain the digestive process
  • create a mouth full of teeth and present to us how we look after them!
  • create a presentation about how the blood is carried around the body

Be as creative as you can!


LO: To know and explore the family tree of Jesus.


Mild – I know some facts about some of the ancestors of Jesus and know that the Jesse tree is the family tree of Jesus.

Spicy –  I know that Jesus descended from the house of David, I know some of the stories of Jesus’ ancestors and their relationship with God and can identify some important symbols for these people on the Jesse tree.

Hot – I know why we recall the ancestors of Jesus during Advent, I can retell the stories of these ancestors and explain their special relationship with God.


The Biblical Origins of Jesse Tree

The Jesse Tree tradition is rooted in Isaiah 11:1: "A shoot shall come out from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots." Jesse was the father of David, Israel's greatest king. And Jesus is descended from the line of David. He is the branch God promised would grow from Jesse’s family tree. Each symbol represents a story from within this family tree and a step toward the birth of Jesus


Key Questions:

What is an ancestor?

Who are Jesus’ ancestors and what do we know about them?

Where did Samuel go to meet Jesse and his family?

Do you think Samuel was surprised God chose David above the other sons to be king?

What do you think about this decision?

Who in this story would you describe as being attentive and why?(Samuel)



Copy of Jesse tree symbols:


Story of David becoming king: video clip


Activity: Create the jesse tree. 






Have a go at making one of the Anglo-Saxon recipes from the document below