Year 4 – Summer 1 – Week 3

English Topic:
Stories in Imaginary Worlds

Maths Topic:

Non-core Topic:
States of Matter-Science

Physical Activity



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L.O. To carefully consider the impact of word choice.

Watch the video and complete the activity on using a thesaurus:

Read through the expanded noun phrases gathered yesterday. Using a thesaurus, uplevel adjectives where possible to make your descriptions even more effective.

Online thesaurus available at:


States of Matter

Sort these things into solid, liquid or gas

Empty containers with lid on, pencil, bottle of water, balloon with air inside, cube, ketchup, sugar and sponge

How do you know which group they belong to?

Can you add any more items to your list?


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: complete the missing 12 hour and 24 hour times below. The first example has been done for you.

Example: Seven o’clock in the evening = 19:00 = 7:00pm.

Eleven o’clock in the morning = ________ = __________. 

Quarter past two in the afternoon = ________ = __________. 

Twenty past eight at night = ________ = __________. 

Task: PE daily – 9.00: 

Joe Wicks

Other PE

Just dance-youtube

Cosmic Yoga-youtube

These stretches you can repeat throughout summer term

Stamina – Can you do 40 star jumps without stopping?

Speed – Can you run for 50 seconds and do 10 star jumps faster than an adult at home?


Activity 1 – (2 people)

Children are to split into pairs, one with a racket, and one with a ball.

The feeder (person with the ball), aims and throws the ball at the receiver (person) with the bat) and the receiver is to bat the ball back to the feeder (feeder should aim to catch it).

Practise this until you feel confident.



L.O. To use details from the story to create an effective character description.

Using the expanded noun phrases gathered and details from the story, create a wanted poster the Queen of Narnia could use to capture the humans. You can select either: Peter Edmund, Susan or Lucy. Template available on Twinkl.



What are the states of the matter?

Read this and play the quiz

Create a list of the solids, liquids and gases you can find around the house.

What state of matter is most common? Why do you think that?


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: complete the ‘what time is it’ game to test and recap everything learnt about time so far.

Task: RE:

What rules has God made for Muslims?

Muslims perform Salah (five daily prayers).

The five pillars of Islam are the defining practices of being a Muslim. Salah (five daily prayers) is the second pillar of Islam;

  1. Shahadah (Belief in one Allah and Mohammad ﷺ the last prophet of Allah)
  2. Salah (Five daily prayers)
  3. Zakah (Charity)
  4. Sawm (Fasting)
  5. Hajj (Pilgrimage)

The five pillars of Islam help each Muslim to form a personal relationship with Allah (God) and understand the central principles of Islam; equality, justice and human dignity.

Other aspects of prayer time for Muslims are opportunities to show living by rules:

  • timing
  • adhan (the call to prayer)
  • wudu (ceremonial washing)
  • rakah (positions)
  • Arabic words, mainly from the Qur’an are used (prayers) salam (sharing peace)

Main Activity

Create a poster showing all the steps that Muslims take before they pray to their lord. (Correct timing, adhan, wudu, rakah, Arabic words).



L.O. To discuss words and phrases that capture the reader’s attention.

Using chapter one of the text, underline or write down any words or phrases that stand out to you. Create a mind map of them.

Explain to another member of your household why these words or phrases had an impact on you.

Online version if needed:


What are the states of the matter?

Can you draw what the particles would look like in a solid, liquid and gas?

What properties do they have to make it a solid? How are they similar/different?

Can you create a clear definition for a solid, a liquid and a gas.


Starter activity:


  • 5
  • 15
  • 30
  • 45
  • 50
  • 75


  • 100
  • 74
  • 58
  • 30
  • 12
  • 8

Main activity: complete the maths time game on maths frame selecting different time durations to be tested on.

Task: Computing:

Research information for titles chosen last week for Wiki.

Use wikijunior and google junior to research information.

Think of key questions to find information

e.g railway station – what does it look like?  When was it built?  What sort of trains were there?  Any interesting facts.

You can either use 2connect to create your mindmap or use paper. If you are using paper, make sure you keep it safe as you will need this to create your wiki next week.



L.O. To express an opinion on a text.

Create a book review about the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Make sure you share your opinions of the book with others in a clear, concise way.

Here are some top tips:


Reversible and Irreversible changes

Read the information and carry out the quiz to check your knowledge

Write down any key vocabulary with meanings

What reversible reactions can you think of?

What irreversible reactions can you think of?


Starter activity: children to practice number bonds to 10, 20 and 100 by following the link below.

If children cannot access the link then they can simply be given example number bond questions to complete on paper.

Main activity:

  1. Sue got on the bus at 9 o’clock. The journey took half an hour.  What time did she get off the bus?

  1. The children sat down to watch Shrek at quarter to five. It lasted and hour and a half. What time did the film end?

  1. Class 4R got on the school bus at five to 11. They arrived at the swimming centre at half past twelve. How long was the bus journey?

Challenge – can you write your own word problem for a family member to solve?

Task: PSHE:

Recap on goals and aspirations and the comical character from the future, created during the previous session.

  • Do you know what you will have to do in order to achieve your goal(s)?

  • Will you need to study certain subjects in school? Go to university? Learn skills from someone you know?

Keep yourself healthy and fit, exercise a lot, and practice a lot?

Main activity- Draw a mountain with a flag at the top, add an ultimate goal in the flag on the top e.g. a footballer.

Now fill in each step with actions you think you will need to complete in order to achieve your ultimate goal. (In the case of a footballer, examples could include daily training, keeping healthy and eating the right foods in order to avoid injury, joining a club, playing regular matches etc.)



L.O. To consider an author’s inspiration and it’s impact on the text.

Use BBC bitesize to research into the author’s inspiration behind Narnia.

Write about a place that inspires you. Is there any place – a landscape, a building, town or room – that you can think of? Describe it in as much detail as you can. Remember to use expanded noun phrases where possible.


What are freezing and melting?

Read the information

Take the quiz

Write down any key vocabulary with meanings

 Can you write down an explanation of what happened in the clip?


Starter activity: children to complete times table check online if possible following the link below

if children do not have access to a computer or laptop then children to answer a mixture of times table questions to see how many they can score correctly in 5 minutes. Children should be aiming to get 22 out of 25 at least.

Main activity:

Challenge- can you write your answer in 12 and 24 hour clock

  1. I get home from school at 4 o’clock. I go to bed 4 hours later.  What time will I go to bed?

  2. On Thursday afternoon, we have register time at half past one. We start art one hour later.  What time do we start art?
  3. Lunch time starts at 12.00. We play for 45 minutes.  What time does playtime end?

George went walking at 10.25am. He was away for 2 hours and 30 minutes.  What time did he return home?



Cantamos “Chocolate” – Listen to this song by Calico Spanish called “Chocolate: uno, dos, tres”

What do you think “A mí me gusta el chocolate” mean in English? Now, using the same pattern, choose another food (check on Linguascope on the Food section or Google) you love and create your own song. Remember it must have 4 syllables, otherwise the song won’t work.

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