Year 4 – Summer 1 – Week 1

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Weekly Online Curriculum

Spellings Week 1








L.O.  To explore features of fantasy stories.

Fantasy: A story about imagined, fantastical people or creatures, and places that are not based on reality.

Watch a selection of short fantasy films available at:

Whilst watching, tick off each time the story includes the following features:

  • A portal between a real and an imaginary place
  • A main character going on a quest
  • Lots of magical characters
  • Settings with lots of ambitious descriptive language
  • A build up, a problem, a resolution and an ending.


Purple Mash does have an electricity section 

Before we start learning about electricity

Children to create a list of –

  • What uses do we have for electricity?
  • What dangers could we face?
  • What appliances are effected?
  • What types of electricity are there?

Using a venn diagram sort these into :

Mains Powered      Both     Battery.        

Radio, hair dryer, phone, oven, light


Starter activity: children to spend 5 to 10 minutes practicing their times tables online or by using paper (they can practice a mixture of times table questions or the specific times table that they need more practice with).

The below links can be used to test children.

Times table practice links:

Hours, minutes and seconds

Questions for discussion:

  • What activity might last one hour?
  • What activity might last one minute?
  • What activity might last one second?
  • How many minutes are there in an hour?
  • How could we count the minutes?
  • How many seconds are there in one minute?
  • How many minutes in 2 hours?
  • How many seconds in 3 minutes?


Main activity: children to draw/create their own clock to help them for the next couple of sessions with the numbers in the right place around the clock. Children to ensure that they have 1 big hand and 1 small hand to indicate the hour hand and the minute hand. Children can draw around a clock from home, a plastic plate or a CD to help them get the perfect circle shape.

Example clock pictures to support children with this activity:

Task: PE daily-9.00

Joe Wicks 

Other PE

Just dance-youtube

Cosmic Yoga-youtube

Warm up

Stamina – Can you run on the spot for 1 minute without stopping?

Speed – Can you run on the spot as slow as you can for the count to 5, then run as fast as you can for the count to 5?


Throwing and Catching-tennis ball

Activity 1-With a tennis ball and a member of your family practise throwing and catching.

How far can you throw the ball? Can you still catch it when it’s thrown a long distance?

Activity 2-With two members of your family, practise intercepting the ball. Two people to throw the ball, the third in the middle to intercept.

Next step-move around while throwing the ball




L.O. To make inferences to form predictions.

Using a search engine, find different front covers of the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Here are two examples:

Look at the book covers you have found. Write predictions on what may happen in the story using P(Point), E (Evidence) and (Explanation).

Now watch the trailer for the Disney film: Were any of your predictions correct?

Topic: Mains and Battery powered

Go on a hunt around the house for objects that are mains powered and/or battery powered

Can you create a table of these?

Extension: What are the advantages/disadvantages of battery powered objects.












Starter activity: Times table tennis – children to work with a parent/sibling for this activity for about 5 minutes. Decide which timetable you are working on e.g. we are working on 4s and one person to shout out a number from the 4 times table e.g. 12 and then the next person to shout the number that would come after which in this case would be 16. Then the next person to carry on shouting out the next number in that times table and vice versa. The aim of the game is to see how far you can go. Mix it up and practice different times tables.

 Main activity: Sort out the activities below under the 3 headings based on the approximate length of time they take to complete.


  • One hour
  • One minute
  • One second


  • Clap
  • Run in the playground
  • Blink
  • Swimming lesson
  • PE lesson
  • Tie shoe laces


One hour = ____ minutes

Two hours = ____ minutes

Half an hour = ____ minutes

One minute = ____ seconds

Three minutes = ____ seconds

____ minutes = 240 seconds


Task: RE

Why do we have rules?

Judaism is a religion developed among the ancient Hebrews. Judaism is characterized by a belief in one God who revealed himself to Abraham, Moses and the Hebrew prophets and by a religious life.

What rules do Judaism say are important?

Watch the Ten Commandments.

Explore the Ten Commandments as rules to live by. (Jewish law)

Activity- Write out the Ten Commandments in your own words. Write 3 Commandments that you think are the most important and give reasons.



L.O. To retrieve and record key information from a fantasy story.

Watch the BBC’s adaptation of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. up to 10:30.

Answer the following questions:

  1. Who are the main characters in the story?
  2. When is the story set?
  3. How does Edmund treat Lucy?
  4. What is the portal that the children travel through?
  5. Which fantasy world do the children visit? Explain it using three adjectives.
  6. What is your opinion of the story so far? Justify your answer.

Topic: Mains Power

Watch the above clip

Can you create a poster explaining the danger of electricity

Link it to real life- why is electricity dangerous? What should you be careful of?

Make it eye-catching – what colours would you use?


Starter activity: children to spend 5 to 10 minutes practicing their times tables (this can be through a mixture of times table questions or the specific times table that your child needs more practice with).

The below links can be used to test children or times table sums can even be written out for children on paper to practice.

Times table practice links:

Main activity:

children to write down the time that they start cooking with their parents and the time that the end up finishing their cooking. Children to count and discover how long it took for them to cook their dish. Encourage children to count in 5 minute intervals for example if cooking started at 12.00pm and ended at 12.45pm, children to have counted in 5’s to understand that they have been cooking for 45 minutes. Another example maybe that if cooking started at 1.00pm and ended at 2.05pm then children to understand that both the hour and the minutes have changed therefore the duration of cooking for this example would be 1 hour and 5 minutes.

Extension- Can the times measured then be compared/ ordered?

Picture to support children with counting:

Task: Computing

LO: To understand the concept of a wiki.

What is Wikipedia?

Have you ever used Wikipedia?

Watch video clip explaining how wikis work.

Wikipedia is a free online encyclopaedia that anyone may change, and it is a good example of how networks (in this case the internet) allows people around the world to collaborate on the creation of content.

In this unit you will be creating your own wiki page on a particular topic.

The topic you will focus on is ‘History of Small Heath’

Can you give an example of a wiki?

How is a wiki better than email?

Wiki Junior-It is a big online book about things that people have written themselves.

Click on the link below

In the search box, search for



L.O. To summarise the key events of a fantasy story.

Spend some time reading, listening or watching the story in one of the following ways:

On completion, role play the story of Narnia with members of your household. Remember, you can’t retell every detail so select the key events.

Then, create a comic strip of the events in the story. You may want to use a template (available on Twinkl) like this:

Topic: Identifying circuit symbols

Use the above website- to watch the clip about the symbols

Take the quiz about the symbols.

Extension-Practise drawing the symbols


Starter activity:

Use timestable rockstars to practise your times tables

Years months weeks and days:
Discussion questions:

  • How many days are there in a week?
  • How many days are there in each month?
  • How many weeks in a year?
  • How many days are there in 2 weeks?
  • How many months are there in a year?
  • How many weeks are there in a year?
  • How many days are there in a year?

Main activity: children to use a calendar or a diary to help them complete these sentences below.

There are ____ months in a year.
There are ____ days in February.
____ months have 30 days, and ____ months have 31 days.
There are ____ days in a year and ____ days in a leap year.


Task: PSHE

Sitting back to back with a member of your family, to tell your partner five things they think that person does well or is good at.

Using a five point star template, use each point to write something you are good at.

A family member to set them new targets to work on.



L.O. To use a dictionary to check the meaning of an unfamiliar word.

When you read Narnia, you will come across some old-fashioned words that were used around the time of the war when C.S. Lewis was writing the text. Use a dictionary to find the meaning of the following words or select five of your own.




Word Type




Wanting to discover

as much as you can.

















Online dictionary available at:

Topic: How can you make a circuit?

Explain the importance of  a bulb and battery in a circuit.

Can you draw the symbols for a battery and a bulb?


Starter activity:

True or false?

  • 3 days > 72 hours
  • 2 1 2 years = 29 months
  • 11 weeks < 10 weeks 14 days

Main activity:

Parents/siblings to work with children to tell the time from the clocks below and complete the sentences beneath them. Children could also be tested on telling the time by using your own home clock during different parts of the day.

The time is ________ past 10.
The digital time is ____ : ____

The time is ________ past 1.
The digital time is ____ : ____

The time is ________ to 11.
The digital time is ____ : ____

The time is ________ to 2.
The digital time is ____ : ____

Task: Spanish

Felices Pascuas – watch the video and identify all the objects from Easter. Then draw in the garden picture (or draw a garden yourself) all the stuff you have found – don’t forget to write the tags in Spanish!

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