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Summer Week 2 - 20.4.20



Part 1 - Spellings

This week, Mr E and I would like you to re-visit the year 4 spellings list. Attachment of this below. Have a look through and highlight any words that you find tricky. Practice these using our strategies that we have been using in the classroom. These are:


Look, Say, Cover, Check

Read the tricky word, say them aloud, cover the word, write the word and then check your spelling.


Word Pyramids

Take a word and start writing it out as a pyramid, one letter at a time.









Say it Silly

If a word is said in a funny way, it might make it more memorable, like…

Father becomes FAT-her

Business becomes BUS-I – ness

Beautiful becomes B E A utiful!



Sometimes, just writing the word over and over again (approx. 10 times) allows it to stick in your memory.


Part 2 – Discussion about an Image

Once you have done this, we would like you to have a look at the image I have attached and read the start of the story, can you discuss this image with your adult at home thinking about the following questions:


Who is Will? Why do you think he enjoys writing so much?

Is he very small or is the book he is writing very large?

What does he had an important job to do mean? Why is he writing? Is he writing for somebody?

What type of writing do you think that it is?

What is inside the box?

Imagine you could see the rest of the room Will is in. Can you describe what it might contain?


Part 3 - Super Power Phrase Pyramid


Can you write a super power phrase pyramid about one of the nouns that you see in the picture? Do you remember our pyramid? It goes like this…



Determiner + Noun

Determiner + Adjective + Noun

Determiner + Adjective + Adjective + Noun

Determiner + Adjective + Adjective + Noun + Prepositional phrase (and this is your SUPER POWER PHRASE!)


For example:


The box

The brown box

The brown, small box

The brown, small box next to Will. (SUPER POWER PHRASE)


Part 4 - The Next Paragraph

Can you write the next paragraph to the story about Will? What do you think will happen next? In this paragraph include the super power phrase you created above AND as many of the tricky words you highlighted in the Year 4 spelling list in the first part of this learning. Can you send Mr E and I this paragraph so we can see your super power phrases and your spellings? We will publish these on the blog so others can see your fantastic learning. 😊 I can’t wait to see them!!


Mrs C

First News Reading activities. This week's newspaper and some reading challenges. These are split into MILD, SPICY & HOT. Answers are given for the HOT challenge



White Rose have made some big changes since last week and are going to be partnering with the new BBC Bitesize learning resources that you may have seen. Because of this, we would like to try to give you a bit of a challenge this week. Can you try to complete the Summer Term Weeks 1 AND Week 2? We know that this is 4 lessons per week, although most of it is learning we have done already so won't take much time, hopefully! For some reason, the Friday challenges are not showing. This is not a problem, just try to do as much as you can.


At the end of last term we were finishing our learning about the Tudors. This week, we would like you to have a go at making your own research pack about one of the Tudors that you find interesting. You can do one of the monarchs or another important figure from the time period.


Below are a list of a few that you could choose from:

Monarchs - Henry VII, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary I (Bloody Mary), Elizabeth I

Henry VIII's wives - Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard, Catherine Parr

Famous Tudors - Sir Francis Drake, William Shakespeare, Sir Walter Raleigh


The information pack can include anything that you learn and create. Please don't just download and  print sheets of facts. This is not learning! Read the facts and rewrite them as your own or use them in an interesting way. You might create a spider mind map that has the person in the middle and then facts around the edge. You might create your own child-friendly Wikipedia-style page of information. This could be done on a computer or paper.


We'd love to see your pencil drawings, like we were doing at the end of term too. Use baking paper to trace the picture. This will work just as well as tracing paper. You can add colour if you wish, but pencil will be best rather than pens.


Send your learning to Mr E or Mrs C so that we can put it onto the blog, letting everyone see what you have been doing.


Enjoy your research.


Mr E

Dance Challenge

GoNoodle is a brilliant website that has several fantastic videos for children.

Can you learn a dance that goes with one of the videos? We don't want to set a single video as you may not like the music or dance. Pick one from the list below and see how you get on.

Try to share your videos with us. We'd love to see them.

Roar! | Noodle Televison

Believer - Noodle Televison

Jump! - NTV | GoNoodle

Even if you don't want to jump, the Mac Dad, the Daddy Mac AND Kris Kross will make you JUMP! JUMP to this fly song!

Banana Banana Meatball - Blazer Fresh | GoNoodle

Patterns made of shapes, patterns made of grapes. Patterns in the air, patterns everywhere. Patterns in an app, patterns in this sing and dance along

Hit The Ball Y'all - Blazer Fresh | GoNoodle

Come on y'all, get up on your feet and hit the ball with Blazer Fresh and USTA's Net Generation!