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Year 4 – Summer 2 – Week 2

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Topic Task:
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Spellings Week 2

Weekly Online Curriculum








Today chn will focus on Soliloquy’s. Explain to chn that a Soliloquy is when the speaker expresses their thoughts and feelings out loud to themselves.

Main: Chn are to read each sentence and underline which word shows they are talking to themselves.

Extension: Create your own examples of a Soliloquy. Test a member of your family with their understanding of Soliloquy’s!

(Chn to consider the effect of this form of writing- why do you think this is used within a text? What do you think the writer is trying to achieve by writing in this style?

Topic Task:

Look at the work of Hassan Sharif (see Artists to study)

Artists to study

Which artist that you have studied so far is he most similar to? Why?

Does his work help combat pollution and waste? How?

Task 1 – If you would like to write down any of these answers you can bullet point them or add to your previous mindmap

Task 2-Look around your house – do you have anything in bulk? (e.g. bags of plastic pegs, boxes of toys, hundreds of bottle lids?)

How could you assemble these items together to display them in an interesting way?  It doesn’t have to be joined…just placed, stacked, next to etc.

Work in the style of Hassan Sharif to create an assemblage of items you have at home

Can you take a photograph of your work?


Starter Activity

LO: to compare and order angles

Today, we are going to continue with our learning of angles.

Remind yourself:

  • what is an angle?
  • How much does an acute angle measure?
  • how much does an obtuse angle measure?
  • how much does a right-angle measure?
  • Is an acute angle bigger or smaller than a right- angle?
  • is an obtuse angle bigger or smaller than a right-angle?

Task 1: Look at the angles below.

1) Identify each angle: acute, obtuse, right angle?

2) which angle looks the smallest? how do you know?

3) which angle looks the largest? How do you know?

4) Order the angles from smallest to largest

Task 2:

Task 3: Top Tip- identify each type of angle first!



Today chn will try to attempt writing their very own Soliloquy.

Quick recap- What is a Soliloquy? Which texts use this form of writing? How do you know?

(Test a family member- have they read any texts that include a Soliloquy?)

Main: Write about a time where they used a Soliloquy. What did they say to themselves? What were they talking about? (See resource sheet wb 08.06.20 to help them with some ideas)

Some options you could include in your Soliloquy: feeling nervous about a test, first day at school- expressing thoughts and feelings…

Tuesday 2nd Week English

Topic Task:

Think about all the different artist styles you have worked in over the last few days.

Which style/technique did you enjoy the most? Why?

You are now going to plan a completely original outcome inspired by the artists you have studied. Which artist has inspired you?

Your artwork must only use waste materials

Your art work must highlight the problems with plastic pollution

Your artwork can be 2D or 3D

Task – Plan some ideas for a final outcome by drawing some sketches and annotating what materials you will need to make your ideas (ensure the materials are accessible – check with a parent to see what you have in your house or recycling bin)

Choose your favourite idea – you will make this tomorrow. Why is it your favourite? Which artist is it most like? Why?


LO: to identify regular and irregular shapes

What do you notice about the similarities and differences between regular and irregular shapes?

 A regular polygon is a shape where all the sides are equal length. For example, in the regular hexagon above, each side would measure the same.

An irregular polygon has sides of different lengths.

What do you notice about the number of sides?

Activity 1:

For each shape below, identify whether it is regular or irregular and provide a reason as to how you know:

Activity 2:

Look around your house or garden. What regular and irregular shapes can you find?

For example, my sofa is an irregular hexagon because it has 6 sides that are all different lengths!



Today chn will be performing their Soliloquy. Chn will need to focus on their speaking and listening skills such as, volume, tone of voice, use of room space.

(To be recorded)

English Wednesday

Topic Task:

Refer back to your favourite annotated sketch from yesterday

Gather the materials you need to make your artwork

Task – Begin the making process, constantly referring back to your planning sketch ensuring your follow your plan


LO: to explore symmetry in shapes

Starter Activity

 Look at the shapes below. They all have 1 line of symmetry.  If you can, draw and cut the shapes out so that they fold over exactly on top of one another. Alternatively, you can print out some 2D shapes and cut them out, in order to find lines of symmetry, using the resource ‘Week 2- Maths- Wednesday shapes’

Symmetry acts like a mirror, wherever the mirror line or reflection line, means that both sides must be exactly the same.


Now, look at the shapes below. How many lines of symmetry do they have?

Week 2 Maths Wednesday Shapes



Today chn will be planning to write another Soliloquy, this time based on a character and a circumstance from The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. Chn are to focus on the structure of a soliloquy e.g.

-dilemma + inner turmoil faced from a specific character of their choice, possible avenues as a solution, ending to their dilemma.

 Some examples could include:

When Lucy goes into the Wardrobe

When Edmund meets the White Witch

When Edmund runs away from the Beavers to find the White Witch.

(Chn will use resource on shared to aid their planning stage- wb 08.06.20) All headings are provided for chn.

English Planning Template Thursday

Topic Task:

Continue to work on your final outcome which you started yesterday.

Work until complete.

Can you take a picture of your final piece?

If you take pictures of it in different places is it more effective?


Starter Activity-

LO: To explore symmetry in shapes of different sizes and orientations

Symmetry divides a figure into identical halves.  The orientation of that line does not make any difference on the shape.

Orientation is another word for rotation; you can rotate a shape and it will still have the same angles and the same length of sides.

This is a Carroll diagram. It works by looking at the criteria at the top and side, in order to classify a shape. For example, I think about which shape has 1 line of symmetry as well as up to 4 sides. A shape that has 1 line of symmetry and up to 4 sides is an isosceles triangle, so I would put that in the top left box.

Copy out the diagram on to paper:

Look at the shapes below and decide where they would go in your diagram. Write or draw them in to the correct box. For each shape, ask the questions:

Does it have up to 4 sides or more than 4 sides?

Does it have 1 line of symmetry or more than 1 line of symmetry?

Regular octagon


Regular pentagon

Right-angled triangle




Today chn will be focussing on their editing skills for their plan from yesterday. They will be editing their plan- all changes are to be made on their planning sheet.

Focus: Chn must include appropriate examples of rhetorical questions within their plan. E.g. To be or not to be?

The purpose of the rhetorical questions are to leave the audience understanding that the matter is very serious. (all notes are to be included on their plan)

Topic Task:

Look at your completed final outcome and think about your learning throughout the project.

Task-Answer the following questions as an evaluation:

  1. Does my artwork highlight the problems with plastic pollution?
  2. Have I used only waste materials that I had in my house already to ensure my artwork is helping the environment?
  3. Which of the artists that I studied is my artwork most like? Why?
  4. Which of the artists that I studied is my artwork most different from? Why?
  5. What has this project taught me about plastic pollution?
  6. How are contemporary artists highlighting the problems with plastic pollution?

What am I going to do in the future to help combat plastic pollution?


Starter Activity: OR Timestable Rockstars

 LO: To complete shapes and patterns using a line of symmetry

 Today, we are going to look at how to complete patterns of shapes using a grid to help us. Look at the pattern below:

We can see that the mirror line is vertically in the middle. To help us, we can count the yellow squares and where they are in relation to the mirror line. For example, the top left yellow square has one blank square between itself and mirror line. So, on the opposite side, I will leave one blank square, then colour it yellow.

Activity 1

Have a go at ‘Week 2- Maths- Friday Activity 1’

If you cannot print, then play this game instead:

Make sure you click on ‘Patterns’.

Activity 2:

You have been doing symmetry for 3 days, so now is the time to apply your knowledge to some problems. Try your best to solve the test- style problems below.

Knowledge you may need:

  • How to find lines of symmetry
  • What ‘orientation’ means
  • The different between regular and irregular shapes
  • Different mirror lines (horizontal, vertical, diagonal’

1) Which two shapes have a line of symmetry?

Week 2 Maths Friday Activity 1

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