Week 16 - wc 6 July 2020

Welcome Year 4 to Week 16!

This week is slightly different since Tuesday is our Transition Day! Hence, there will be activities set from the children’s year group for the coming academic year (Year 5). These can be accessed on the school website and will be accompanied by a video message from Mrs Baughan.

On the remaining four days of the week, we would like the children, if possible, to complete:

Maths, Reading, Spelling

  • We have set 4 new My Maths activities for this week which are chiefly concerned with comparing fractions and finding decimals on number lines.
  • As an alternative or extra task, write a timetable for one day e.g. the time you got up, had breakfast, worked on your home learning etc. as well as a description of each activity. Challenge: Write each time using a 12- and 24-hour clock.
  • Continue to practice times tables, especially the trickier 6, 7, 8, 9 and 12s. As previously mentioned, a good resource for this are the Mad Minute challenges at The website also provides a number of games for each times table.
  • Continue reading for 20 minutes at least three times a week which should then be recorded in their Reading Records.
  • Complete the 2 reading comprehension activities. These have been differentiated. One star = Starting out. Two stars = Getting there. Three stars = Super confident (see attached documents).
  • The spelling rule for this week is words which begin with the prefix ‘auto’ such as automatic, autograph and automobile. The prefix ‘auto’ means ‘self’ or ‘own’. Use the Internet and/or a dictionary to find 10 words that also use this prefix, define each one and then write a sequence of sentences or even a short story that uses them.


  • During the previous week you have been working on a number of writing activities based on the story ‘The Impossibly-Possible Bookshop’ by Kit Pennington, which uses the ‘Talk for Writing’ approach we have been using in English this year. During this week you will complete the activities (Day Six), plan your story (Day Eight) before drafting the opening and build-up (see story lesson sequence’ PowerPoint). Moreover, there are sentence starters and writing scaffolds to provide extra support for anyone who feels they need it.

Day Six (see English Day Six pdf):

  • Goblin menu p.21
  • Goblin necklace p.23
  • Challenge: Nettle fritter recipe

Day Seven – Transition Day activities

Day Eight (see English Day Seven pdf):

  • Let’s start to create and plan your story p.24-27

Day Nine (PP slides):

  • Draft story opening

Day Ten (PP slides):

  • Draft story build-up

Other projects/ activities that children could do

  • We would like the children to complete a further 1-2 activities from the ‘Summer 2’ task grid (see attached document) which also includes a range of appropriate science, geography and RE activities which would have been covered this half-term.
  • As mentioned previously, Maddie Moate and Greg Foot go live every weekday at 11am to talk about science, nature and gardening! Maddie is the host of CBeebies series "Do You Know?" and BBC Earth's "Earth Unplugged". Greg is a Science Journalist on BBC TV & Radio, a successful YouTuber & podcaster. Available at
  • Choose from a wide range of sites and activities listed on the ‘Other things to do’ word document.


  • A selection of activities / sites is provided on the ‘PE ideas and activities’ word document.

Many thanks,

The Year 4 team