Year 4 – Summer 2 – Week 4

English Topic:

Maths Topic:

Non-core Topic:
Living Things

Physical Activity

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After editing and improving your work from last Friday’s lesson you are to read your work out loud for the last time before rewriting your soliloquy in your neatest handwriting by considering and thinking about:

  • Ascenders
  • Descenders
  • Letter size
  • Capital letters
  • Full stops
  • Question marks
  • Handwriting joins

See writing template Wb 22nd June

Monday English Writing Template


Garden/Park Walk

Take a walk and identify invertebrates that you spot.

You can write these down/sketch them. Or tick them off on a list like this (you can download various ones from twinkl) or see resources wb 22nd June

Think about what the park would be like in the winter?

What would it be like in 20 years? Why? What could have happened?

Monday Minibeast Sheet


LO: To begin to plot coordinates on a grid.

Now you know how to read coordinates on a grid, we can now start to draw our own!

The rule still applies: along the corridor, up the stairs as we look at x before y!

On this grid, I would like to plot a shape at 3, 7. We need to look at the x axis first, so we go to 3.

We then go up to 7, by look at the y axis. We then put a cross or a circle to plot the point.

Use this knowledge to complete:

The panda’s coordinates are the same on both axis and come between 4 and 6.

The x co-ordinate for the horse is 2 more than the panda’s.

The y co-ordinate for the bird is 3 more than the panda’s.

Task: PE:

PE daily-9.00

Joe Wicks playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBv 


Other PE

Just dance-youtube

Cosmic Yoga-youtube


How many different ways can you jump around your garden?

Now set up three circles, one close to you, one further away, one further away.

Now can you jump into the first circle? How did you jump?

Now jump into the next circle, how did you jump into that circle?

Now how are you going to jump into the furthest circle?

Watch this… watch?v=9QGlOoutwLY

Can you improve your jumping technique?

Use a tape measure to measure your furthest jump. Can you improve your jump throughout the week?



Go back to your published work from yesterday’s lesson. Today you will be required to act in role of your character in order to perform your soliloquy.

You need to ensure that you are considering:

  • Your volume when reading
  • Your tone of voice
  • Facial expression
  • Body language
  • Gestures

When you feel like you have practiced enough you can either record yourself and watch it back to see yourself what you were proud of and how you could improve your performance for next time or you could perform the soliloquy for your family and let them tell you what went well and what you could improve for next time.




Now explain-

  • Explain that the government of Borneo is facing a hard decision. He needs to decide whether or not to pass a law banning deforestation on his island and needs our help.
  • He is in a dilemma as there are two very strong groups of people arguing opposing views on this issue. One group is the conservationists who believe that a ban on deforestation is crucial to help protect the environment and wildlife in it.
  • The opposite side of the argument comes from local palm oil farmers, whose livelihood depends on the income they get from the palm oil plantations.
  • They sell their crops to big companies in the UK that we use every day like L’Oreal and Sainsbury’s

Now create a table with reasons for and against





Here are some examples to sort:

  • Deforestation mean we will lose the beautiful rainforests of Borneo.
  • Up to 5000 orangutans die each year because they don’t have enough
  • rainforests to live in.
  • Animals like tigers, bears and elephants are killed by the farmers
  • and loggers who cut down trees.
  • Lots of companies use palm oil in their food and pay lots of money
  • for palm oil.
  • Apart from farming, there are not a lot of other jobs in Borneo.
  • To make space for a palm oil farm, you have to burn lots of trees,

which is bad for the environment.

  • Growing palm oil plants help poor farmers become rich.


LO: to plot co-ordinates on a 2D grid

We can use coordinates to plot our shapes and patterns. Today, you will need to apply your knowledge of shape and combine it with your new knowledge of co-ordinates.

Remind yourself: what is the rule when reading and writing coordinates?

Look at the grid:

1) What are the coordinates of the two plotted points? Write your answers like this: ( __ , __ )

2) I would like to make a square. Where would I plot the two extra points to complete my shape?

3) Now, if I were to plot these points on a new grid:

What shape would be created? Use the grid above to help you.

4) I plot points at (4,2) and (8,2). Where could I plot a third point, so that I make an isosceles triangle?

5) I plot coordinates (10,4) and (5,4). Where could I plot a point, so that I make an obtuse angle?



Task: PSHE:

(See resources- wb 22nd June-PSHE SHEET)

Read the story below and then decide which twin did what- Jodie or Finn.


Jodie and Finn’s Day

Finn and Jodie are 16 year old twins. This is a story about a normal school day for them. Although twins are usually known for behaving and doing everything in the same, this set of twins certainly don’t! For example, whilst one twin lies in bed until they are awoken by their mum with her regular seven o’clock alarm call knock at the door, informs them to get up, quickly makes the bed and goes downstairs for breakfast. The other twin rose early at six, left their bed unmade and went off to complete their milk-round. By the time the family sits at the table, the other twin who left earlier, having completed their milk-round has returned home and joins them all for a family breakfast together. One twin sits and waits for mum to make their toast, whilst the other twin get their own cereal and makes their own toast. At school, the first lesson is English with Mr Charlton. It is also their spelling test today! One twin makes lots of mistakes, whilst the other gets every spelling correct. The next lesson is PE. Mrs Emberton allows the pupils to choose where to start from a carousel of activities. One twin chooses dance, whilst the other pupil chooses tennis. During lunchtime break, one twin goes into the library to research extra for homework, whilst the other twin stands and chatters with friends on the field. The first afternoon lesson takes both twins into Art. One twin has drawn the most intricate of flowers, which the teacher uses as the perfect example to everyone, whilst the other twin couldn’t complete their attempt as they’d left some of their equipment at home. Afternoon break-time comes and both twins go to the toilet. One twin looks in the mirror, refreshes their appearance and brushes their hair. The other twin walks straight out with their friends, not even realising there’s a mirror on the wall! At the end of the day and after the whole family has enjoyed their evening meal together, one twin just sits in front of the TV, whilst the other twin goes straight to their bedroom to complete their homework assignment. At bedtime, one twin shouts ‘night night’ down the stairs, whilst the other twin kisses and hugs both parents affectionately.





You should have got good at writing your own soliloquys by now.

Today we would like you to write your own soliloquy about the coronavirus pandemic (you should have lots of knowledge about this from your editions of First News which you have been emailed weekly). As you know it is a difficult time for everyone as we must stay indoors to protect ourselves, others and the NHS and many of us have been in the dilemma of whether or not we should be visiting family and the elderly.

We would like to hear about your own thoughts and feelings during this unusual and strange time. Be honest about the dilemma we are facing, the solution to the dilemma in your opinion and your thoughts and feelings.

You can use the prompt below to help you draft your soliloquy.

Consider these questions:

  • Start with your problem question.
  • Explain how you feel about the two options.
  • What is your decision?


To _______or not to ______?

That is the question.

Is it better to _______________

Or _________________________

I think its best to ______________because______________________



Using the table you created yesterday. Write an email/ letter to the leader of Borneo explaining your opinion on the new law banning deforestation. (think back to persuasion) You are being persuasive.

Example sentence starters

See resources for a page border wb 22nd June

Wednesday Rainforest Page Border


  1. To translate points on a grid.

When we plot coordinates on a grid, we can choose to move them if we wish. This would change the point’s coordinates. We call this translation.

Today we are going to practise translating points on a grid. Before we start, make sure you know your left from your right!

Now look at the grid:

Write down the coordinates of points A, B, C and D.

I want to move B, 3 right and 2 down. So, I use the squares to help me make jumps. First, I am going to move 3 squares right, which means B ends up here:

We then need to go 2squares down, so:

My new coordinates for B are (8,4).

Use my example to find the new coordinates after:

  • A is moved 5 right, 1 up
  • D is moved 10 right, 3 down
  • C is moved 4 left, 3 up


Task: RE:

LO: To explore and begin to understand he creativity and majesty of God.

3 minutes-Name as many species of animals, birds as insects as possible. Record on a piece of paper.

Click on the link below

And watch a clip from a wildlife video-eg: David Attenborough. Make notes on how many different creatures you can see.


Butterflies react very quickly to change in their environment which makes them excellent biodiversity indicators.

Have a look at the butterfly poem in the RE folder.

What can you learn from reading this poem?

Believers think that it is important to God to create a variety of individual creatures. It is also a measure of his ability to create.

‘What does the word “majestic” mean?’

How do you feel about a God making them uniquely?


We dont all like bees but..

Bees have been created to do such an important job – pollination – without which there would be a catastrophe as we wouldn’t have plants growing… then animals wouldn’t have anything to eat etc.

Many religions believe that God created everything in harmony so the world  functions together… we all have a roll like the bees… like mothers… like caterpillars that turn into butterflies…food chains… scientists that cure disease… engineers that make buildings/factories that we really need.

If you could create a world on Mars what would it look like?… what animals would it have?…why?…what would their function be?… how would it be different to earth?

Deeper thinking-How would we appreciate happiness without pain?

Main activity- You are to create a picture of your own perfect world.

GDS-Annotate drawings with sentences explaining why you have chosen features for your perfect world.

Butterfly Poem

Imaginary Animals Prompts

Globe Template To Create Imaginary World



Go back to reading your soliloquy that you had written yesterday based on the whole coronavirus outbreak.

Does your soliloquy make sense?

Have you stated the dilemma?

Have you given solutions to the dilemma?

Have you explained your decision?

Make sure you proof read and check that your work makes sense before rewriting it up in your neatest handwriting in the style of a poster (you can use colour and draw pictures if you would like to) so that you will be ready to present your work to your family members tomorrow.

See writing template Wb 22nd June

Thursday English Writing Template


2 sessions- Create an information poster

Be creative!

What are the different types of animals? How can we classify them?

Can you create a new classification key?

What is deforestation?

Can you draw any invertebrates you spotted on your walk?


LO: To describe translations on a grid.

Today, you are going to describe translations as well as make translations on a coordinate plane (grid).

Have a go at describing these translations. The first one has been done for you


1) From the triangle to the cross, there has been a translation of 2 right, 1 down.

2) From the heart to the star, there has been a translation of …………………

3) From the triangle to the heart, ………………….

4) From the star to the cross,………………………..

Using the same grid, complete these questions:

1) What are the new coordinates after moving the triangle 3 right, 1 up?

2) What are the new coordinates after translating the star 1 right, 1 down?

3) What are the new coordinates after moving the heart 2 left, 2 down?

Task: Computing:

Open up Microsoft PowerPoint

First we need to create a heading for our information PowerPoint- Go to the insert tab and use word art- can you create a catchy heading?

Now we are going to change the design- go to the design tab

On each new slide write interesting information about your chosen animal. You need at least 5 slides.

Choose different colours, fonts, different sizes etc. Can you put headings in the middle of the page.

Make it attractive and informative.

Make sure you save this so we can work on this next week.



Go back to your published work/soliloquy poster from yesterday’s lesson and check that it is completed as you will have this in front of you today when performing. Today you will be required to act as a public speaker in order to perform your soliloquy for your family. Pretend that you are a government official who is being filmed for the news channels.

You need to ensure that you are considering:

  • Volume
  • Tone of voice (remember you are a government official)
  • Facial expression (your talking about something serious so think carefully about your expressions)
  • Body language
  • Gestures

When you feel like you have practiced enough and that you are ready for your family make sure you remind your family to write down what they enjoyed about your soliloquy and your performance and what they thought you could do to improve for next time. 


2 sessions- Create an information poster

Be creative!

What are the different types of animals? How can we classify them?

Can you create a new classification key?

What is deforestation?

Can you draw an invertebrates you spotted

on your walk?


  1. To translate a shape on a grid.

As you have learnt, we can plot separate points on a grid, as well as plotting points to make a shape. Just like we can translate individual points, we can also translate entire shapes!

This lesson requires a little more concentration, as it is important to maintain the shape and move each vertex carefully.

Look at this example:

Now have a go:

I want to translate the shape 4 right, 3 up. What are the new coordinates of vertex A? Use this to find the coordinate for the rest of the shape.

This time, we are going to describe the translation:

How did shape A get to shape B? With this, you only need to do one corner. Did the shape move left or right? Did it move up or down?

Finally, have a go of this problem:

You can practise translating shapes using:

Generate a shape then use the crosses to carry out the given translation.

Task: Spanish:

Las partes del monstruo

Let’s start the lesson today watching this funny video called “Carnival of animals”, who is the protagonist?

Today we are going to learn about the body parts. Watch this video showing all the body parts:

Then complete the following interactive worksheet about the monster’s body:

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