Year 4 – Summer 1 – Week 5

English Topic:
Stories in Imaginary Worlds

Maths Topic:

Non-core Topic:
States of Matter-Science

Physical Activity

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L.O. To organise my paragraphs around a theme to create a plot, setting and character.

This week you will be writing a narrative to reimagine Lucy’s arrival in Narnia.

Plan out your narrative by organising each paragraph around a theme. Bullet point your ideas and use the questions in red to help you structure your writing.


-What is the portal?

-What does she see when she arrives?


Build up

-Who does Lucy meet?



-What does Mr Tumnus do?




-Why does Mr Tumnus change his mind?

-How does Lucy get back home?



-Where does Lucy return to?

-Could you leave this on a cliff hanger?




The Water Cycle- 3 sessions

Read and take the quiz

Write down any key vocabulary with meanings


What is a line graph story? All graphs explain a specific story. For example, below there are two stops that have been made in the graph, can you spot them?

Today explain to children they will be using their statistics knowledge to create their own line graph story based on the graph below.

Main activity:

  • Where does the y axis go?
  • Where does the x axis go?
  • What will you label the axis as?
  • What story are you able to see based on the line graph?

Task: PE: 

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

Speed – How quickly can you complete 15 press-ups and 15 sit-ups

Cricket- Kwik cricket

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?

Have you improved since last week?




Before lesson use some of the sheets to practise direct speech  (See Resources for wb 18.05.20)


  1. Use inverted commas around what is being said.
  2. Include other synonyms (words) for said
  3. A capital letter for the beginning of the speech
  4. Punctuation inside the inverted commas

L.O. To build relationships between characters through direct speech.

Watch the video to recap using direct speech:

With a member of your family, act out the direct speech between Lucy and Mr Tumnus. Make sure the direct speech is purposeful and builds the relationship between both characters.

Write out a conversation between Lucy and Mr Tumnus using accurate punctuation.

Tuesday SPAG English Simple Adding Speech Marks Activity

Tuesday SPAG English Narnia Direct Speech PP

Tuesday SPAG English Direct Speech L1

Tuesday SPAG English Consolidation ‘knowledge Organiser’


The Water Cycle – 3 Sessions

Can you make your own water cycle?

This could be 3d, 2d, a drawing. Show your learning

Be Creative!


Starter activity:

Children to practice number bonds to 50, 75 and 100 by using following the link below.

 If children does not have access then parents/ siblings to give basic number bond questions to complete e.g. what is 70 + 5, 85 + 25?


Children to answer the following questions:

  1. How many more books did James read than Lucy?
  2. Which two children read between 5 and 10 books?
  3. How many books did James read?
  4. Who read the most books?
  5. Who read the least amount of books?

How many did Alex and Sasha read together?

Task: RE:

How did God influence the life of another person?

Look at the life of a modern day person of faith e.g. Nelson Mandela.

The life of Nelson Mandela serves as a shining example that one person can change the world.  Some quotes for you:

 “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.

“The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”

Nelson Mandela was raised as a boy shepherd in rural South Africa. Mandela’s Christian faith and childhood shaped him to be the man he grew into.  He believed in non-violence and a peaceful approach to achieving an end to apartheid.  This is what made him the remarkable leader he was.

Show clip of Mandela’s life:

Main Activity- Write a diary account as Nelson Mandela, whilst in prison for 27 years on Robben Island.  Why were you imprisoned?  How did you feel? How did your family feel? Why? What did you do whilst in prison?  etc



L.O. To create a narrative set in an imaginary world.

Using your plan and the conversation between your two characters, write a narrative focussing on Lucy’s time in Narnia, ending with her return back home. Can you end it on a cliff hanger?

Make sure that you use cursive handwriting to write out your narrative as beautifully as possible.



The Water Cycle – 3 Sessions

Can you make your own water cycle?

This could be 3d, 2d, a drawing. Show your learning

Be Creative!



Miss Gulshan says that bar graphs are the best way to represent any data. Do you agree or disagree with Miss Gulshan? Why?


Answer the following questions:

  1. Which age group have 12 players?
  2. How many players are aged 30 or younger?
  3. How many players are there in total?

How many players are over 30 years?

Task: Computing: 

Click on the class wiki

Add images to your Wiki.

You are going to add images to your wiki and add more text.

Edit and improve your Wikis.


What did you enjoy?

What did you find difficult?

What would you do different next time?

What could you improve on?

Do you think you will create another Wiki in your own time? What topic will you choose to focus on?

Now you’re an expert at it, have another go with a topic of your own choice.





LO: To investigate and use subordinating conjunctions.

  • The following BBC Bite Size activity is a good introduction to subordinating conjunctions.

  • Then you could watch the following Power Point presentation with your child. There are some interactive things for your child to do.

  • The following link is to a word mat containing many subordinating conjunctions – it’s a useful reference.


L.O. To propose changes to grammar and vocabulary.

Reread your narrative from yesterday. Try reading aloud to yourself and in a ‘polishing pen’ make changes to your writing in a different colour. Check that each sentence makes sense and is punctuated accurately.

If possible, ask a member of your household to read through your work and suggest changes you can make.

Finally, select three words or phrases you would like to up level. Use a thesaurus to change your vocabulary to have greater impact on the reader. Make sure that the words you pick are the best choice!

Online thesaurus available at:


2 Sessions

Create a poster about all the things you have learned about the states of matter

What are they?

What are their properties?

What is the water cycle?

Key vocabulary and meanings



Using the information below, on what day does the library close at 5pm?

How long is the Library open on Friday?


Using the graph below answer the following questions.

  • What was the lowest temperature on Sunday 7th October and when was this?
  • At what temperature was the temperature steady for 4 hours?
  • What was the drop in temperature between midnight on Saturday 6th October and 4am on Sunday 7th October?
  • Miss Gulshan thinks the highest temperature in Hannah’s room was 18 degrees. Is she correct?

Task: PSHE:

  1. Set yourself goal
  2. Create a success criteria to achieve this goal

Work on the success criteria every day to get one step closer to your goal.



L.O. To retell a story through role play.

With members of your household, act out the story you have written to convey Lucy’s experiences in Narnia.

Think about your tone, expression, volume and actions to engage an audience. Michael Rosen offers some great top tips in the video below:

With adult supervision and if the technology is available, film your final performance. Watch it back and assess yourself using two stars and a wish! Which two aspects of your performance are you proud of?

Is there something you would like to do differently next time?


2 Sessions

Create a poster about all the things you have learned about the states of matter

What are they?

What are their properties?

What is the water cycle?

Key vocabulary and meanings



Children will create their very own bar graph/ line graph. Allow children to choose which graph they would like to focus on.

Children will use the information below


  • Why did you chose this graph?
  • What does the data tell us?

Create a question based on the information in your graph.


Spanish (See Resources for wb 18.05.20-dias de la semana 2)

Días de la semana 2 – Let’s practice the spelling of the days of the week in Spanish. First say them out loud in the correct order, then unjumble the words and write them in a piece of paper or a notepad. Let’s finish with a song:

Week 5 Dias

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