Week 17 - wc 13 July 2020

Welcome Year 4 to Week 17!‚Äč

It has been great seeing more and more of you getting back to school. Below is the last week of work we will be setting for Year 4 this year, have a great summer, stay safe and we look forward to seeing you all back in September.

Year 4 work for this week

This week, we would like the children, if possible, to complete:

Maths, Reading, Spelling

  • We have set 5 new My Maths activities for this week which different aspects of shape and space such as area, perimeter, 2D and 3D shapes as well as symmetry.
  • As an alternative or extra task, estimate the weight (in grams) of 10 reasonably small objects in and around your house e.g. a teaspoon, pencil or apple.  Then, using some kitchen scales or electronic scales, find the actual weight and compare it with your estimate.  Were your estimates close?  What was the heaviest object you weighed?  What is the difference in weight between the heaviest and lightest objects?  You can record your results in the table provided on the ‘Guess the Weight’ word document (see resources).  Challenge: Can you convert the measurements in grams into kilograms e.g. 450g = 0.45kg (remember there are 1000g in a kilogram so to convert grams into kilograms you will need to divide by 1000).
  • 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 end with the suffix ‘ation’. This is added to a verb to form a noun such as explanation, invitation and cooperation.  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. 


  • This week you will be completing your work 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.  Please see resources for the Magical story lesson sequence PowerPoint the slides for which are referred to below, there are also sentence starters and writing scaffolds to provide you with additional support (see resources) 
  • Day Eleven (PP slides 1-15): Draft story problem
  • Day Twelve (PP slides 16-25): Draft story resolution
  • Day Thirteen (PP slides 26-34): Draft story ending
  • Day Fourteen (PP slides 35-49): Edit / Evaluate
  • Day Fifteen (PP slides 50-52): Book cover / blurb

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.  
  • 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