Year 4 – Summer 2 – Week 5

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Explain to chn that they will be moving on to learning about poetry.

Watch this short introduction to poetry:

Children to discuss what poetry is with a family member:

– how do you know if something is an example of poetry?

-do you know any example features of poetry?

-can you name any famous poets?

Main: read the poem below.

Our teacher says

Our teacher says that pasta is good for you.

It’s full of carbohydrates, which give you energy.

We should eat lots of pasta.

Our teacher says.

Our teacher says that beans are full of protein.

Protein helps you grow and helps repair your body.

We should eat lots of beans.

Our teacher says.

Our teacher says that you should eat cereals.

They’re full of fibre, which helps you digest your food.

We should eat Weetabix for breakfast.

Our teacher says.

Our teacher says that fruit and vegetables are good for you.

They’re full of vitamins and minerals, which keep your body healthy.

We should eat fruit and veg.

Our teacher says.

But what we want to know is.

 How come, sir, you just always seem to eat chocolate?

 “Be quiet and get on with your work!”

Our teacher says.

Now answers these questions in order to review this poem:

-How do you feel about the poem?

-Is the poem a narrative poem – that is, a poem that tells a story?

 -Can you find any examples of repetition?

 -Are there any examples of rhyme?

 -Which words suggest this is a modern poem? Why?



LO: To understand the meaning of the word canal. watch?v=HyMLyML0DjI

 What was happening? Do we know any key vocabulary? What were they doing and why? What could be in the boat?

A canal is an artificial river cut through land so that boats can travel along it or so that it can drain or irrigate an area.

Now can you write some questions about canals that you want the answer to:

Use the question stems- Who, What, Where, When, Why and How

Record these questions so we can find the answers tomorrow.


L.O. To use written strategies to add two amounts together.


Begin the week with a game of times table bingo. Split a piece of paper into 6 sections and then put a multiple of 7 in each box. Ask an adult to call out multiples of 7 and cross out each number as it is called. If another family member would like to play, you could play against one another.


14 28 7
70 49 35

If 7 x 2 is called, I could cross out 14.

Main teaching

Today we are going to be adding two amounts together using column addition. Watch the video below to practise using this skill:

Work through the examples provided.


  1. Though you can add the amounts in any order, it may be easier to write the largest number first.
  2. Organise your calculation as neatly as possible. Align each column carefully.
  3. Add the ones column together first, before moving on to total the tens and hundreds columns. Work right to left.

Main activity

Answer the questions below. Select the calculations you feel most confident to answer.


234 + 65 =

548 + 39=

455 + 61=


355 +293=

637 + 349=

3110 + 707


3456 + 789

2312 + 2418

7542 + 1858


Can you present your answers as a bar model?

Task: PE:

PE daily-9.00

Joe Wicks playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBv Qafyve889qVcPxYEjdSTl

Other PE

Just dance-youtube

Cosmic Yoga-youtube

Athletics- Throwing

With a bean bag or ball with a member of your family practise throwing, how many different ways can you throw the ball/bean bag? Which is the best way?

Now what positions can you throw the ball from? Kneeling/sitting/lying?

Which was the best position?





Read this poem and try to answer these questions below the poem.


Tick Tock

The sound of a clock

Loud and Clear

He is always near

A form of binder

A constant reminder

Of an ever moving flow

Regardless of any woe

Tick Tock

Hurry up and knock

For time never waits

He merely dictates

How precious is time

To waste is a crime

A poweful tool

To misuse is to be a fool

For time wasted

Can never be regained


What is the title of the poem?

Who is the poem written by?

How many lines does your poem have? 

Which lines rhyme (e.g. line 1 and line 3)?

Write a list of pairs of words that rhyme.

How many syllables are in the first line of the poem?

How many syllables are in the last line of the poem?


LO: To understand the meaning of the word canal.


Using the Internet can you research the answers to your questions you wrote down yesterday.

These websites might help: article/canal/352905


L.O. To use written strategies for subtraction.


Colour in all the multiples of 8 on the hundred square:

Main teaching

Today we are going to be subtracting a two-digit number from a three-digit number using column method. Watch the video below to practise this skill:

Work through the examples provided.


You must write the largest number first.

  1. Organise your calculations clearly and align each column carefully.

3.Work from right to left, start with the ones column. Then move on to calculate the tens and hundreds column.

Main activity

Answer the questions below:

5783-894 =


Now try:


Can you use the inverse to check your answer?

E.g. 491 – 39 = 452

       452 + 39 = 491



Explain that you are going to be structural engineers and design and create a structure.

Try and work with your family to create a strong structure. This structure can be made out of anything you have spare- spaghetti, lego, sticks etc.

Take a picture of your structure

Why was it important you worked as a team?



Writing cool poems can be easy and fun.

Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Choose a human emotion e.g. fear, love, hate, happiness etc.


  1. Write you poem according to this formula:


-What colour is the emotion?

-What does it taste like?

-What does it smell like?

-What does it look like?

-What does it sound like?

-What does it feel like?

-Be creative with your descriptions and your poem will come alive.


Fear is black like stormy clouds. It tastes like cold rice pudding. It smells musty and damp It looks like a dark lonely street. It sounds like echoing footsteps, it feels like being alone Go on be creative. Writing poems is easy.


LO: To acquire knowledge of the main features of rivers and canals. /rivers/features.html

Using the above website draw your own picture of a river and label it with the key words and definitions.

Is a river natural or man-made? How do you know?

Challenge-Do rivers stay the same shape? Or do they change over time?


L.O. To use written strategies to solve multiplication calculations.


Main teaching

Today you are going to be revisiting using short multiplication to multiply a two or three digit number by a one-digit number. Watch the video to help you with this:


34 x 5

Main activity

Look at the question below:

Explain your choices to an adult. Then use short multiplication to answer the questions that require it.


Can you use mental strategies to calculate the remaining answers?

Can you use the inverse to check your calculations are correct?

Task: RE:

LO: To explore a variety of creation stories.

Today you will look at creation stories from different faiths.

There is a pack of creation stories in the RE folder titled-’How the world began’

Have a read through the first two creation stories.

With a sibling or parent-discuss the main points of each creation story.

Main Activity-Read the creation story of your own religion and then answer the questions about it. (Questions are attached in the pack with the stories)

Extension-Discuss similarities and differences between the different creation stories.

What can we learn about God through these creation stories?

(See resources- week 5-WB 29th June 2020)

RE HOW THE WORLD BEGAN Pack With Questions.



There are lots of different types of poems.

Can you think of some?

Some types of poem are:







Compare two poems-

1) Identify the type of poem

2) What poetry features does it have? (rhyme, rhythm, alliteration, onomatopoeia, adjectives etc)

3) Which do you prefer and why? Make sure you explain why you like one and why you aren’t so keen on the other. Ensure the reasons use quotes from the text.

Poem 1-

Poem 2-

Extension- perform poem 1 to a member for your family- is it easy to perform?


LO: To acquire knowledge of the main features of rivers and canals. article/canal/352905

Use the above websites, draw your own picture of a canal and label it with the key words and definitions.

Is a canal natural or man-made? How do you know?


L.O. To use written strategies to solve division calculations.


Practise 7 and 8 times tables:

Main teaching

Today we are going to be revisiting using short division, sometimes known as bus stop method, to divide two or three-digit numbers by one. Watch the video below to support you:

Main activity

Answer the questions below using short division:

84 divided by 4 =

96 divided by 3 =

87 divided by 4 =

906 divided by 3 =

726 divided by 6 =

846 divided by 7 =


Now reason your findings.



Open up the PowerPoint you saved last week

This week we will be look at the transitions between the slides.

If you go to the transition tab you can decide which transition will fit between the different slides. Think about which information is most important?

Can you add any sounds between the transitions- this is on the same tab.

You can also make things fade in and fade out using the animation tab.

Test out your powerpoint by viewing it full screen.

Make sure you save this work.




  • Research a selection of shape poems. (Save them to your computer as you will need them in the next lesson).
  • What do you notice about these poems?
  • What do you think these poems will be about?

Shape poetry is a type of poetry that describes an object and is shaped the same as the object the poem is describing.

By the end of this unit you will have created a shape poem.

Choose a shape poem. Discuss the shape, what theme is used in this shape? How do you know? What key words help you identify the theme? If you were to create this shape poem again, what words would you add? Write a list of words you would add to this shape poem if you were to recreate it.

Up-level these words. Use an online thesaurus.

Remember your words need to be interesting to capture the reader’s imagination.

Main activity

To think of a shape and link it to a theme- create a pool of words and phrases that you will use when you write your poem.



L.O. To compare rivers and canals

Using your pictures, you have drawn- you need to compare canals and river.

This can be as a table or a paragraph using comparative conjunctions e.g. however, whereas, both etc.





Now I want you to think about the advantages and disadvantages of rivers and canals











L.O. To create and solve word problems involving addition and subtraction.


Main teaching

Revisit this week’s learning. Are there any of the four operations that you would benefit from revisiting? If so, revisit BBC bitesize, Twinkl or Maths Watch for support.

Read the two word problems below.

Miss Smith has 139 stickers. Mrs Azad kindly gave her 74 more. How many stickers does Miss Smith have in total?

Messi has 89 football shirts. He keeps 47 of them at the stadium. How many does he keep at home?

 -Which of these word problems requires addition? Use a written/mental method to find the total.

-Which of these word problems requires subtraction? Use a written/mental method to calculate your answer.

Main activity

Create your own word problems that relate learning to a real life context. You can use addition and subtraction.

Either you or a family member could then solve these word problems using the written strategies you have learnt.


Can you solve a multi-step problem?



Las partes del robot

Today we are going to start the lesson with a very famous song, but this time in Spanish. Let’s sing and dance:

Afterwards, complete the worksheet linking the commands with the parts of the body that it needs to move to follow the command. Escuchas con las..

When you finish, it is your turn to create your own robot. Make sure you label all the body parts you have learnt today from the song!

Spanish Parts Of The Robot

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