Year 4 – Summer 1 – Week 4

English Topic:
Stories in Imaginary Worlds

Maths Topic:

Non-core Topic:
States of Matter-Science

Physical Activity


Week 4 – Dias

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Weekly Online Curriculum








L.O. To gather effective figurative language to describe a setting.

Look at the image of Narnia and replay the clip of Lucy entering this imaginary world for the first time:

Consider the five senses. Make a list of all of the things Lucy would see, hear, touch, smell and taste.

Then, create a table to gather rich and varied figurative language to describe Narnia.


-The soft snow was as thick as a blanket.


-Tall trees are soldiers guarding their kingdom.


-Crunch! Crunch!

Expanded noun phrases

-Harsh, jagged icicles


What are freezing and melting? topics/zkgg87h/articles /z9ck9qt

Activity 1 – Can you draw a diagram which shows freezing and melting?

If you freeze something what states are you changing? If you melt something which states are you changing?

Real life context- when you do melt something? When do you freeze something?

Activity 2 – Can you try freezing some stuff in your own home (like chocolate/ ketchup/ squash/ oil) and observe which ones melt the quickest? Why do you think they melted the quickest?

Record these on a table


Time to melt






Parents to use link below to guide them:

Recap of times tables:

Children to recap on their times tables knowledge. Children only have 6 seconds to answer.

Introduce new Maths unit- Statistics

Explain that data set is a collection of numbers or values that relate to a particular subject. For example, the test scores of each student in a particular class is a data set. The number of fish eaten by each dolphin at an aquarium is a data set.


Today children will be focusing on presenting data in the form of a bar chart. Children will collate information from relatives in regards to which transportation they would use in order to travel to work/ uni/ college etc.

For example:

Plenary: Explain to a relative/ parent what you have found out based on the information from your bar graph.

Task: PE:

Daily – 9.00

Joe Wicks playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4Vx BvQafyve889qVcPxYEjdSTl

Other PE

Just dance-youtube

Cosmic Yoga-youtube

These stretches you can repeat throughout summer term

Stamina – Can you time how long you can run on the spot  without having to stop ?

Speed – How quickly can you complete 10 press-ups and 10 sit-ups?

Cricket- Kwik cricket play/junior/kwik-cricket

Read the above website can you write down the rules of Kwik cricket?

Watch the video:

Can you create a kwik cricket game at home, you can do this with just a batter and bowler.

Who’s better and batting? Who’s better at bowling?



L.O. To use fronted adverbials, with comma use.

Watch the video and complete the activities to recap fronted adverbials with comma use: topics/zwwp8mn/articles/zp937p3

Then, play spin the wheel! Create a sentence using the fronted adverbial that the arrow lands on: /english/fronted-adverbial-  starters-random-wheel

e.g. Silently, the faun tiptoed through the soft, powdery snow.

Finally, think of as many sentences as you can that begin with a fronted adverbial. These would be a great addition to your setting description of Narnia.


What is condensation and evaporation? /topics/zkgg87h/ articles/zydxmnb

Read and take the quiz

Write down any key vocabulary with meanings


Explain that today children will be using their bar graph to help them interpret their data.

Main: To answer the following questions in full sentences based on their bar graph

  1. How many relatives travelled by car?
  2. List all of the types of transportation used
  3. How many more relatives travelled on bus than by car?
  4. Which was the least popular transport system?
  5. Which was the most popular form of transport?
  6. Which form of transport do you use when you travel to school?
  7. How do your friends travel to school?


Is there a question you can ask your parent based on the information from your bar graph?

Task: RE:

Discuss what influences your behavior?

 On a black piece of paper write down good behavior- what is good behavior?

Turn over the paper, now look at bad behavior-how would you define that? Write it down.

Google pictures of 5 different people e.g.

The Queen




Famous person

List of 5 scenarios

Eating a bowl of cereal

Riding on a bus

Talking on a phone to friends

Owning up to naughty behaviour

Watching television

Create a grid with the people along the top and the scenarios down the side, and discuss how they would perform each activity in front of each different audience. Why do we behave differently? How should we behave?



L.O. To create a setting description using rich and varied vocabulary.

Using the language you have gathered so far this week, write a paragraph describing Narnia. Remember to focus on the five senses: see, hear, touch, smell and taste. Think about the connotations of your descriptions: do you want to portray a positive or negative impression of Narnia?

Example of opening sentences:

As Lucy stepped into an unexpected winter wonderland, soft, silky snow slid under her feet. Imposing trees stood guard over their kingdom. Chaotically,  flurries of snowflakes whirred around her.


What is condensation and evaporation? /topics/zkgg87h/ articles/zydxmnb

Can you draw a diagram which shows condensing and evaporation?

If you condense something what states are you changing? If you evaporate something which states are you changing?

Real life context- when you do condense something? When do you evaporate something?


Starter: Children to play Hit the Button to practise their times tables.


Explain to children that today they will be solving problems by interpreting data.

Answer the following questions:

1. How many people voted in total? How do you know?

2. Who did ¼ of the votes go to?

3. 7 more people vote for  ………….  than ……………….



Tom says that bar charts are the best way to represent data. Do you agree or disagree? Why?

Research other ways to present data in to inform your judgement.



Today you will be creating your wiki.

What are the five pillars of Wiki? Five rules for writing and editing a Wiki. wiki/Wikipedia:Five_pillars

Click on the class wiki below

Type up your findings.

Remember the information on Wikipedia is from a neutral point of view.

Your writing should be about your research, not your opinions, and that your content should be accurate.

How can you check your content is accurate?

You can use books, another website to check to see the information is the same.

You can add a note to content to explain where your information by adding a reference citation.

See wiki/Wikipedia:Citing_sources.

Remember the purpose of your Wiki is to explain topics to one another. So make sure your writing is clear, concise and easy to follow.

Extension-detailed writing using conjunctions




L.O. To edit and improve to include prepositions.

Watch the video to recap on the purpose of prepositions: topics/zwwp8mn/articles/zw38srd

Make a mind map of all of the examples of prepositions that you can think of.

Then, reread your setting description from yesterday’s session. Can you up level your descriptive writing by adding in two or three prepositions?


What is a thermal insulator?

2 sessions bitesize/clips/zkntsbk

Watch the clip- can you design a jacket that would be a good insulator- carry out research on the internet. Who would wear a thermal jacket? Why? How would you appeal to them?

Draw the jacket and label it with key information.


Parents to use link  to guide them:


What is continuous data? Explain that it is quantitative data that can be measured. It has an infinite number of values within a selected range. For example, time, temperature and height.

Main activity:

Children will be provided with data collected every week for 6 weeks measuring the height of a plant. They will be expected to draw a line graph to represent the data.

The information:

Week 1- 4cm

Week 2- 7cm

Week 3- 10cm

Week 4- 13cm

Week 5- 14cm

Week 6- 17cm



Find inspirational quotes to share with the children about believing in themselves. If you type ‘inspirational quotes’ into Google images, lots of

Illustrated quotes appear.

  • Share a selection and ask the pupils what they think the meanings are and whether they can relate to any of them.

Can you create your own inspirational quote?

Decorate it and put it up to inspire you.



L.O. To produce an illustration that reflects my setting description.

Pauline Baynes is an illustrator who depicted Narnia. Research some of her drawings. One is shown below:

Using your setting description, draw your own illustration of Narnia. Add as much detail as possible and be as creative as you can be.

You may want to use either paper (pencils, paint, collage depending on available resources) or PurpleMash (logins provided) to do this digitally:



What is a thermal insulator?

2 sessions bitesize/clips/zkntsbk

Watch the clip- can you design a jacket that would be a good insulator- carry out research on the internet. Who would wear a thermal jacket? Why? How would you appeal to them?

Draw the jacket and label it with key information.


How to read a line graph:


Times table tennis – children to work with a parent/sibling for this activity for 5 minutes. Decide which timetable they will work 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 they can go.

Challenge- experiment with a variety of times tables. Try 8s and 12s.

Main: Explain that today children will be solving problems by interpreting data.

Children to answer the following questions:

  1. How tall was the plant in May?
  2. In what month did the plant first reach 50cm?
  3. How many cms did the plant grow between March and July?
  4. What was the difference between the height of the plant in February and the height of the plant in April?

Task: Spanish

(See Resources for wb 11.05.20-Dias de la semana)

Week 4 Dias

Días de la semana – Let’s learn the days of the week. Click on the recorder to see how they are pronounced. Now try to write them on a piece of paper or in the computer. Ask someone at home if you could post this in the kitchen and change the date every day. Try to also write in words the number and, of course, the month. Get everyone involved in learning Spanish!.

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