Year 4 – Summer 2 – Week 3

English Topic:

Maths Topic:

Non-core Topic:
Living Things

Physical Activity

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Refer to the previous plan/mind map you created from the last lesson. Make sure your plan/mind map explains what the dilemma was, which characters were involved and what the solution could be to end the dilemma. Also check that all the rhetorical questions you added to your plans are punctuated correctly with question marks.

Main activity: today you will be drafting short snappy sentences for your soliloquy using your plan/mind map to help you to show the thoughts of your character and the confusion that your character maybe facing due to there being so many different solutions as to how to end the dilemma.

For example:

Edmund might be the character you’re writing a soliloquy for because the white witch has asked him to bring his siblings to meet her and if he does, he will be rewarded with more Turkish delight. His dilemma might be that he thinks he’ll get in trouble by his older siblings or that he doesn’t want his siblings to meet the queen as he wants all the attention and all the Turkish delight for himself. Your soliloquy will therefore showcase these thoughts and feelings as Edmund talks to himself.


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Take part in the quiz


Starter Activity

Play timestable bingo. Split a piece of paper into 6 squares. In each square, write a multiple of the 9 timestable. Get a family member to call out a multiplication sentence for the 9 timestable

e.g. 5 x 9. If you have the correct multiple, cross it out!

LO: To develop reasoning relating to geometry and symmetry

 Today we are going to develop our use of mathematical vocabulary, when answering questions about shape and symmetry.

Look at the example below:

I think the answer is C. I know this because if I folded the shape along a vertical mirror line, both halves would be equal. A is incorrect because the mirror line has not made both parts equal. B is incorrect because the mirror line is too far over to the left and D is incorrect because if it was folded, the top corner would folder across the bottom length.

Now, have a go at the reasoning questions below. Try to use key vocabulary: symmetry, mirror line, equal, lengths, sides

Task: PE:

PE daily – 9.00

Joe Wicks playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBv Qafyve889qVcPxYEjdSTl

Other PE

Just dance-youtube

Cosmic Yoga-youtube


Set up a distance to run in your garden e.g. Twice around the garden

Now spend time practising-

Which is the best way to start a race?–p Main Activity

Work through questions on resource sheet.

ossible starting positions, e.g. standing, sprint start, lying down, facing backwards

Which did you find the best starting position? Why?

Now ask a member of your family to time how long it takes you to run? Try three times- which is the quickest time?

Repeat throughout the week- can you beat your time? What is your best time?

Watch this clip- how do you professional runners start a race- can you get any tips? /watch?v=2O7K-8G2nwU&feature=related



Today read back over your soliloquy and check that it makes grammatical sense.

Have your rhetorical questions got question marks?

Is all your spelling correct?

Have you explained your characters dilemma?

Have you mentioned what the solution to the dilemma is?

After editing and improving your work further make sure you write up your soliloquy with all new improvements and practice your letter formation and handwriting joins.

See writing template Wb 2 June

Tuesday English Writing Template


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Watch the clip

Now classify these:


Starter Activity:

Lisa says a square has 2 lines of symmetry.

Is she correct? Explain your answer.

LO: To identify lines of symmetry in different contexts

 Have a go at creating your own symmetrical patterns. You can use the resource ‘ Week 3- Tuesday- Maths Activity 1’ or you can use squared paper if you have it. Make sure your mark out a grid 5 x 5, like the one below.

Challenge 1

Change the orientation of the mirror line. Can you make symmetrical patterns with a diagonal, horizontal and vertical mirror lines?

Challenge 2

Can you draw half of a symmetrical pattern with a mirror line and get a family member to complete it?

Task: PSHE:

Introduce the idea of a stereotype- what is this?

Look at the job cards and challenge misconceptions about who does certain jobs. Are they male or female?


Teaching Assistant

Lorry Driver




Sales Assistant





  • Joanne is a painter and decorator. Most painters and decorators are male – why do they think this is the case?



Today you will be planning for another soliloquy but this time you will be choosing another character from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

To make it easier for yourself choose a character who you know has difficult decisions to make throughout the story and a character who is put into difficult dilemmas.

You can plan using a mind map format or by simply bullet pointing your ideas.

Remember to mention:

  • Who your character is
  • What the dilemma is
  • Characters thoughts and feelings
  • What solutions are there to end the dilemma?

For example:

Mr Tumnus is in a dilemma and a big problem because he in stuck between Lucy and the white witch. Does he keep his promise to the White Witch, or does he help his new friend Lucy? What will happen if he doesn’t help Lucy? What will the witch do if he doesn’t obey her?


Vertebrates and Invertebrates-revision topics/zn22pv4/articles/zp6g7p3 topics/zn22pv4/articles/z8mbqhv

Read both of the above guides- can you explain the difference between vertebrates and invertebrates?


Starter Activity

Play timestable tennis. Sit with a family member and choose a timestable you would like to practise.

Take it in turns saying a multiple. E.g. you may start with 3, your family member would then say 6, you would say 9, they would say 12 etc. Until you reach the 12th term.

LO: to use knowledge of symmetry to complete 2D shapes and patterns.

We’ve looked at symmetry within patterns. Now we are going to try to complete shapes.

For this lesson, you will need the resource sheet provided. If you do not have access to a printer, remember that a paper copy is available at school.

For the question above, I would need a ruler and possibly  a mirror. We do have the squares to help us, so if we do not have a mirror, that’s okay.

I would start at the mirror line. From there, I can see that the top of the rectangle goes out horizontally by two squares. Therefore, on the opposite side of the mirror line, I would continue that length for 2 squares:

I would then repeat for the vertical length. On the left side of the mirror line, I can see that the vertical length goes down 4 squares. So I would repeat this on the right hand side of the mirror line:

I would then finalise my reflection by drawing the remaining length:

Have a go at the shapes in ‘Week 3- Maths- Wednesday Activity’.  Use the squares to help you.

Week 3 Maths Wednesday Activity

Task: RE:

LO: To explore uniqueness and our own individuality by following Isaac Newton’s example.

Look at your hands.

What do you see?

What can you learn about yourself by looking at your hands?

Watch the short clip below.

How is everyone different?

Look up the meaning of these words:





How can you learn these things by  looking at your hands?

Sir Isaac Newton only had to look a his hands to believe in God because of their sheer uniqueness.

“If there was no other evidence for the existence of God then simply my thumb print would convince me”

Sir Isaac Newton. What do you think this quote means?

Look at your thumbs carefully and closely. Use a microscope if you have one. Think about what makes you unique.

Main task-On a thumbprint, write sentences to explain what makes you unique and individual.

Worksheets-attached in folder. (See resources- wb 15th June-Re folder)

Thumb Print SEND Level 1

Thumb Print MA

Thumb Print LA

Thumb Print HA



Refer to the previous plan/mind map you created from the last lesson. Read your plan/mind map and check that you have explained what the dilemma was, which characters were involved and what the solution could end the dilemma. Also check you have added rhetorical questions to your plan. If you haven’t now is your time to. Remember that rhetorical questions show the reader what the character is thinking.

Main activity: Today you will be drafting your soliloquy using your plan to help and support you. We are looking for a short paragraph which clearly explains your characters thoughts and feelings, as well as some information as to what the dilemma is, as well as the solution.

Before drafting remember that you will be writing in first person as you are writing in role as your character.

For example:

What do I do? I can’t break Lucy’s trust as she is my one and only friend. However, the white witch won’t let me live in peace if I don’t obey her. Oh please I need a sign from up above. Somebody tell me, help me… Who do I turn to?


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Read the information and take the quiz to show how much you have learned.

What is the key vocabulary?

Can you begin to create a word bank for this topic?


Starter Activity

Practise your timestables on TTR or Hit The Button.

LO: To identify coordinates on a coordinate plane.

Look at the coordinate grid below:

What is the y axis?

What is the x axis?

What do the numbers mean?

When we look at a coordinate plane (or grid), we use the axis to determine where we plot our points. It is important that we look at the x axis first, then they y axis.

The way to remember this is:

X comes before y in the alphabet


Along the corridor, up the stairs.

In the example above, I would like to know the coordinates of the blue cross.

To find this out, we go along the corridor then up the stairs. So, if we go along the corridor (the x axis) we need to stop at 3, because the blue cross is above the 3. We then go up the stair (the y axis) and we can see that the blue cross is horizontal to the 5. Our coordinates for the blue cross are therefore (3,5) and we can write them in brackets, with a comma to separate them.

Using my example, find the coordinate for the other points on the grid: yellow, green and red.

Activity 2

Can you get a member of your family to check you’re right?

Can you do it for your parent/ carer’s name? Your teacher’s name? Your pet’s name?

Task: Computing:

Over the next few weeks you will be choosing an animal, researching and creating an information poster using Microsoft word.

Step 1- Choose an animal

Step 2- Research your animal

Name of animal

Which classification does the animal belong to?

Which country do they come from?

What habitat do they live in?

What do they eat?

Using previous knowledge- can you create a food chain with them in?

Make sure your notes are clear.

Remember to bookmark any websites that are useful you can do that by going to the three dots on the right hand side of google chrome.

Also remember to save any images you’ll need.



Today read back over your soliloquy and check that it makes grammatical sense by editing and improving your work further.

Have your rhetorical questions got question marks?

Have you used adjectives to describe your thoughts and feelings? Can these adjectives be changed to more powerful ones? Think about synonynms.

What pronouns have you used? Can you identify them?

Is all your spelling correct?

Have you explained your dilemma?

Underline three powerful adjectives that you are proud of using and explain the effect you think they will have on an audience.

What part of your soliloquy are you most proud of? Underline this part and make a note as to why you like it so much.

Have you mentioned what the solutions to the dilemma is or have you left the ending unsolved?


Classification key

Think of your own questions to create a classification key and sort your chosen animals (e.g. lion, butterfly, kingfisher, giraffe, caterpillar, frog).


Starter Activity

Complete the following as fast as you can:

4 x 5

7 x 2

11 x 8

3 x 4

12 x 9

10 x 10

9 x 4

8 x 2

LO: to describe position using co-ordinates

What is the rule for plotting or reading a coordinate? How do you remember which axis to look at first?

Use this knowledge to answer:

Now take a look at this problem:


Can you place point D and write your own clue for a family member to solve?

Task: Spanish:

El Carnaval de los animales

We are going to be learning about animals and carnival. Firstly, you will need to find the file where you can find the animals in Spanish and how to pronounce them. Once you are familiar with the sounds, let’s draw your own animal selfie!

Pick your favourite animal, what would you wear to dress up as this animal? Then draw your selfie (it should look like a mask) and write a sentence describing it in Spanish.

Spanish Carnival Of Animals

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