Year 4 – Summer 1 – Week 2

English Topic:
Stories in Imaginary Worlds

Maths Topic:

Non-core Topic:

Physical Activity

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Spellings Week 2

Weekly Online Curriculum








L.O.  To analyse how atmosphere and mood are created.

Watch Lucy enter Narnia as well as some music used as the children explore Narnia:

Lucy travels into Narnia:

Music from the movie:

Discuss the following questions with a member of your household:

-What is atmosphere and mood in relation to writing?

-Does Lucy’s mood change over time?

-Why does the atmosphere change as Lucy enters Narnia?

-How does the music add to the atmosphere?


How can you make a circuit?

Read this and complete online activity

Remember the symbols you learnt last week, this will really help.

Get someone at home to test you on the symbols.


Starter activity: encourage children to jog on the spot, do star jumps or run from one side of the garden to the other as they as chant out their times tables. Children to do this for about 5 to 10 minutes and focus on the times tables they need more practice with. Parents and siblings to join in to for moral support. 

Main activity: question the children about whether they know what am and pm means and what it stands for. Discuss that that there are 24 hours in the day and the day is split into 2 halves which are both 12 hours long. The first part of the day goes from midnight to noon. We call this AM and people associate am with the morning. The second part of the day goes from noon to midnight which is associated with the afternoon and evening. We call the time between noon and midnight PM.

Questions to test understanding:

Did Ella’s alarm clock wake her up at 7.00am or 7.00pm?

Was Lucy’s bedtime story at 8.30am or 8.30pm?

Does school end at 3.00am or 3.00pm?

Real life context- write down your daily routines, using am/pm to put it in to home context.


PE daily-9.00

Joe Wicks 

Other PE

Just dance-youtube

Cosmic Yoga-youtube

Warm Up

Stamina – Can you do 30 star jumps without stopping?

Speed – Can you run for 20 seconds and do 10 star jumps faster than an adult at home?


Throwing and Catching-tennis ball, racket

Activity 1: (3 people)

2 family members are to throw the ball to each other (this time they can move around), however the third is to intercept and stop the ball. When the third child has intercepted or stopped the ball.

Activity 2: tennis racket and ball

Work independently – bouncing ball on a tennis racket starting with low bounces. Children are to control the ball bouncing on the racket – how many times can they bounce the ball, without it dropping onto the floor?



L.O. To compare two settings using contrasting conjunctions

Look at the images below:


Write a paragraph comparing these two settings. Use contrasting conjunctions to structure your argument.

Although   but   even though   however
on the other hand   whereas

 e.g. The room that Lucy begins her journey in is dark and dingy. However, she emerges into Narnia which is bright and idyllic.



How can you make a circuit?

Combine your knowledge from session 1 (Friday) and 2 (Monday)

Activity 1

Use this website to create circuits:

Activity 2

Draw 2 circuits that will work and 2 that won’t work.

Explain why they would/wouldn’t work


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:

Main activity: question children about whether they know of the two ways of telling the time. There are two ways of telling the time.

The 12-hour clock runs from 1am to 12 noon and then from 1pm to 12 midnight.

The 24-hour clock uses the numbers 00:00 to 23:59 (midnight is 00:00).

12-hour clock     24-hour clock

1am                            01.00

2am                            02.00

3am                            03.00

4am                            04.00

5am                            05.00

6am                            06.00

7am                            07.00

8am                            08.00

9am                            09.00

10am                          10.00

11am                          11.00

12 noon                      12.00

1pm                            13.00

2pm                            14.00

3pm                            15.00

4pm                            16.00

5pm                            17.00

6pm                            18.00

7pm                            19.00

8pm                            20.00

9pm                            21.00

10pm                          22.00

11pm                          23.00

12 midnight               24.00

Children to see if they can read the 24 hour digital times displayed below as 12 hour times and consider whether they are AM or PM times:





Christians believe that the Ten Commandments show love for God and others.

Who was Jesus?

Jesus was born a Jew. One of the criticisms made against him was in some ways he appeared not to keep the Jewish law!

Read Mark 7:1-13.

In this passage we learn that Jesus didn’t make his followers keep the food laws. He said that the Pharisees had got it wrong! They were poor examples (Matthew 23).

Discuss Ten Commandments.

 Is it the spirit, or the letter of a law that matters most? The spirit of a law can be quenched by a wrong reading of the letter of the law.

Read Matthew 22:34-40.

Jesus said that the essence of God’s law is love; love for God and love for other people.

Conclude by discussing, if someone loves God and loves other people the way they love themselves – are any other laws needed?

Main Activity – Create your own world laws – what would you include?



L.O. To compare two contrasting characters.

Create  two character maps (template available on Twinkl). One for Lucy and another for Edmund.



How are the characters different?

-Did their journeys differ?

-Why do you think they struggled to get along?

-Why would the author create contrasting characters?


Real life circuits

Watch the above clip- can you design a game which would use a circuit? Who would your game be for? How would you make it appeal to your target market?

Draw the circuit it would use. Ensure the circuit works.


Starter activity: discuss which times match the time shown on the digital clock.

Quarter to six in the evening




Main activity: children to think about matching the analogue and digital clocks that show the same time.

Reasoning problems




Today you will use Wikipedia to find information.

We will base our Wiki on our History topic-The history of Small Heath.

Click on the link below

What key words will you need to write?

Type Small Heath into the search bar.

On the left you will see a list of headings. Click on one such as World war 11.

Your task today is to use Wikipedia to choose title ideas for your own Small Heath wiki.

Focus on four titles for your wiki.

For example-Library/Railway station/Parks/Birmingham City FC

Mindmap on paper.



L.O. To analyse the thoughts, feelings and actions of a main character.

Draw your own pair of empathy glasses. These will allow you to see Lucy’s visit to Narnia from her point of view. Write lots of her thoughts and feelings down inside them.


Then write a diary entry from Lucy’s point of view, as she travels through the wardrobe and into Narnia.


2 sessions

Create a poster about all the things you have learned about electricity.

What is electricity?

What is the difference between battery and mains powered?

Draw a circuit. Why does it work?


Starter activity: quick fire arithmetic test

1) 248 + 100 =

2) 10 less than 729 =

3) 7 x 11 =

4) 44 divided by 4 =

5) 795 – 541 =

6) 100 more than 999

7) 1245 + 324 =

8) 3 x 5 x 2 =

9) 3 x 50 =

10) 7395 – 2470 =

Main activity: can you convert these times to 24 hour times?





Recap on personal strengths from the last session. Review the targets YOU were set. Did they achieve them? Were they realistic? Did they pose a challenge? Explain that being able to set small targets enables us to improve our work ethic, abilities and skills and helps us to change habits. They are small steps towards an ultimate dream or goal.

Main activity- To visualise themselves in the future when they are an adult. Where are they? What are they wearing? How do they feel? Most importantly, what are they doing? draw your future uniform / work clothes along with any tools or equipment they will be using to fulfil their ultimate dream.

This will create a comical picture of individuals in the future.



L.O. To create expanded noun phrases to describe a fantasy setting.

Watch the video to recap expanded noun phrases:

Draw an illustration of two of the Pevensie children: Peter, Edmund, Susan and Lucy.

Come up with a selection of expanded noun phrases to describe them. These will be used to create a ‘WANTED’ poster for the Queen next week, so you may want to make some of their characteristics seem negative.


2 Sessions

Create a poster about all the things you have learned about electricity.

What is electricity?

What is the difference between battery and mains powered?

Draw a circuit. Why does it work?


Starter activity: rounding recap

1) 4598 rounded to the nearest 10 is =

2) 3333 rounded to the nearest 1000 is =

3) 2789 rounded to the nearest 100 is =

4) 7689 rounded to the nearest 1000 is =

5) 5713 rounded to the nearest 10 is =

Main activity: can you convert these 24 hour times to 12 hour times (am and pm)?

For example-

07:23= 7.23am

05:25 =

15:10 =

18:42 =

09:50 =




Reasoning problem



Spanish (See Resources for wb 27.04.20 Sombreros de Pascua)

Sombreros de Pascua – you are going to create your very own Easter basket and bonnet. Read the instructions (in English) and include all the objects listed in Spanish. Afterwards, create your own. Don’t forget to label all the words in Spanish.

 Week 2 Sombrero

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