Year 4 – Summer 2 – Week 7

English Topic:

Maths Topic:

Non-core Topic:

Physical Activity








What do the terms intonation, tone and volume mean? Why are they important?

Why is intonation important? (It expresses the meaning behind what is said).

e.g. “It’s raining.” – this could be said both as a sad statement, as a surprise or as a happy statement.

You need to come up with your own sentence and practise changing your voice to alternate the meaning each time. Your expression will be how the audience understands the meaning of your poem.

Watch Michael Rosen videos

Discuss with a family member what is so entertaining about him?

Main activity

Allow your child some time to orally rehearse their poems and then perform with intonation and expression.


LO To apply knowledge of canal construction, to understand the lock mechanism

Complete the comic strip about

lock mechanisms

(See resources- wb 13th July)

Example of how your pictures can look:

Geography-Monday -Lock pictures

Geography-Monday-Comic strip template


LO: to order amounts in ascending and descending order.

What do the terms ascending and descending mean?

Ascending = smallest to largest. Descending = largest to smallest.

Below are some amounts including pounds and pence.

Can you order the amounts in ascending order? What do we need to do first? Discuss that WE need to change the amounts, so they are all in pounds or pence to make it easier to order the numbers.

Main activity

Order amounts in ascending and descending order and answer a reasoning question.

See resources wb 13th July

Children can use the worksheet and work up until where they are comfortable.

Maths Lesson3 Mon 13th

Task: PE:

PE daily-9.00

Joe Wicks playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBv Qafyve889qVcPxYEjdSTl

Other PE

Just dance-youtube

Cosmic Yoga-youtube


Using the skills you’ve learned over the past weeks, create a mini Olympics for your family.

Can you include:




Who is the best at each activity?



Now we will be looking at rhyming poetry, what is rhyming poetry?

How would you describe a rhyme?

Rhyming Poetry

Lots of poems have rhyme within them. Sometimes the rhyme is internal (middle) where the rhyme occurs within one single line of a verse. On other occasions, the rhyme occurs at the end of a line. Commonly, the ends of the first and third-line rhyme and the ends of the second- and fourth-line rhyme.

Complete the sheet with features from a poem about The River. (link to geography)

The River

I came from the sunny valleys
And sought for the open sea,
For I thought in its gray expanses
My peace would come to me.

I came at last to the ocean
And found it wild and black,
And I cried to the windless valleys,
“Be kind and take me back!”

But the thirsty tide ran inland,
And the salt waves drank of me,
And I who was fresh as the rainfall

Am bitter as the sea.

See resources wb 13th July

English – The-River-Worksheet-Tuesday


LO To apply knowledge of the local history to identify and discuss the importance of canals in the past and today.

What are canals used for today? Fishing, tourism, living, living museum, cycle paths, parties/ afternoon tea, recreation, health and fitness

why are these uses important? Why may the uses have changed compared to older times?

Think about the learning so far, including the purpose of the canals that were built in the past. Focus specifically on Birmingham and Brindley.

Were canals more important then, or now? Why?

Focus on narrow boats-

you research narrow boats? What did narrow boats look like? Why did the look this way? Consider their purpose. Compare to a narrow boat today, how has the look changed? Why?

Activity- a comparison between the uses of canals in the past and the present. Focus on narrow boats and their uses

Past Present

See resource wb 13th July

Geography – Tuesday information

Geography – Pictures-Tuesday and Wednesday


LO: To estimate amounts of money.

What is estimation?

Estimation means to find something close to the correct answer. In other words, you are approximating.

Use the following example to round amounts of money to the nearest pound by using a number line.

(If it’s above 50p we round it to the next pound, if it’s below 50p we round it down to the nearest pound).


£8.38 would be rounded down to £8

£4.74 would be rounded up to £5

What is over estimating? What is under estimating?

Repeat with further examples, practising on their paper.







Main activity

Estimate price tags. See resources wb 13th July

Task: PSHE:

Write down 5 of your favourite things we have done in Year 4

Now write down 5 things you are looking forward to in Year 5



Read The River by Valerie bloom

What poetic features can you spot?

Where is the rhyme? Which words rhyme?

Today we are going to plan our own poem about a River.

Think about these things:




















L.O to apply knowledge of the local history to identify and discuss the importance of canals in the past and today.

Using your research from yesterday

Activity-design your own narrow boat for use in the olden days. include reasons for their design e.g. I have chosen to include a water theme because my narrow boat is used for fishing and tourism.

Focus on the physical features it needs to have a label these.

(There is a template if you need it)

(See resources- wb 13th July)

Geography Boats Wednesday

Geography Wednesday Barge Template

Geography Pictures Tuesday And Wednesday


LO: To estimate and calculate  each amount.

Ask children to round amounts of money to the nearest pound.

Child to demonstrate how to round each item to the nearest pound

– What are the rules of rounding?

– Which number do we look at? Why?

Remember when we find an approximate answer, we are not expecting to find the exact answer.

Main activity

To estimate and calculate each amount on the worksheet provided- lesson 5 See resources wb 13th July

Maths Lesson5 Weds 15th BGO

Maths Lesson5 Weds 15th RY

Task: RE:

LO: To be able to retell a creation story.

Think back to what we focused on last week in RE.

Main Activity 1

Today you will practice creating a creative dance which shows the creation story. You can choose any creation story to focus on.

But remember you are NOT allowed to act as God.

If you can, get a sibling or parent to join in and be a part of your dance.

Activity 2

Retell a creation story. If you like, you can make some props to use when retelling the story. Remember, you choose which story you would like to retell.

(See resources- wb 13th July)

RE HOW THE WORLD BEGAN Pack With Questions



Today we will be drafting our poem using our plans

Here’s how the poem could start

Start with:

The River’s a___________

The River’s a player.

Hiding and searching,

He  looks for a path,

Leaning and lurching.

Remember the 2nd and 4th lines rhyme

Some help….

A player, A child, An explorer, A snake, A doctor, A Swimmer, A Flower.


L.O. To research a canal

Spend two sessions research a famous canal of your choice- create an information poster.

When was it built?

Why was it built

Who built it?

What was its purpose?

Has the purpose of it changed?

Where is it?

Can you sketch it?


LO: To estimate and solve money problems

What does approximately mean?

How many steps are there to this problem? What do we need to do first?

  1. Read the problem
  2. Underline the amounts
  3. How much money does she have to spend? £15
  4. How much does she spend on the roller coaster? £4.34, then she rides on the big wheel and spends a further £3.85.
  5. Add the two amounts together that she has spent. £8.19
  6. She had £15, take away £8.19.
  7. She is now left with £6.81 (Remember to give an approximate answer- that would be £7).

Remember you can use column addition or column subtraction to help you solve the problems.

Main activity

Children to use estimation to solve some money problems – lesson 6 See resources wb 13th July

 Maths Lesson6 Thurs 16th BGO

Maths Lesson6 Thurs 16th RY



Re-open your PowerPoint.

Today we are focusing on adding in pictures.

Using the internet save some pictures of your animal to your computer.

Go to insert- pictures- then where you saved them

Make sure you add relevant pictures.

Spend the rest of the session making sure your PowerPoint is full of interesting information and has used a variety of computer skills.

Now can you attach your PowerPoint to an email and send it to a friend? Use your skills from Year 3.



Spend some time editing your work.

Look at the Success Criteria:

Rhyme every 2nd and 4th line





Now write up your poem practising your joins.

See resources wb 13th July

You can illustrate your poem too.

Extension- perform your poem.

English Friday Template


L.O. To research a canal

Spend two sessions research a famous canal of your choice- create an information poster.

When was it built?

Why was it built

Who built it?

What was its purpose?

Has the purpose of it changed?

Where is it?

Can you sketch it?


LO: To solve problems, involving all four operations using money.

Work through this problem with someone in your family.

Main activity:

Solve problems involving all four operations, with money.

See resources wb 13th July

Maths Lesson7 Fri 17th BGO

Maths Lesson7 Fri 17th RY



Let’s start the lesson today with a quizlet game. You need to match up the Spanish and English words: 4L24272X62a2925__4645424252a21__ 42U324242756572X6575426242524232a56265350

Now it is your turn to create your very own alien or monster! Use your imagination to include a variety of parts of the body that we have been learning – remember you can always refer to the videos we have previously watched. You can find attached a worksheet to give you some ideas of how to draw it, but try to use your own creativity.

Spanish My Alien

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