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Year 4 - Home Learning - 1st June 2020

These are not expected activities and are only to support you if you want further ideas. Please do not put yourself or your child under any pressure to complete. We would advise you not to try and emulate a school day and just work through any activities you are able to. Do not worry if you do not have a printer or any of the resources at home for these activities as you can adapt them however you like to suit you and your child.


Year 4 English - Week Commencing: 1st June 2020


We Are Learning To (WALT)



Activity 1

Write a report describing a recent event

Choose something fun that you have done during lockdown e.g. a water fight in the garden, filming the loo roll challenge, or celebrating VE day. Write a report detailing what happened. Remember to include:

  • The five Ws (What? Where? Who? When? Why?)
  • Paragraphs to organise your writing
  • Accurate sentence punctuation
  • Expanded noun phrases (e.g. brilliant blue sky, strong gusty breeze) to add description

Finish your report with a summary of how you feel about the events.


Vary the way you start each sentence (add fronted adverbials e.g. On the way home, ………. In the blazing hot sun, ………)

Lined paper

(or type it up and email it back to me for the school website)

Activity 2

Use inverted commas and other punctuation to show direct speech.

Watch this short clip:

Follow these 3 simple rules and try to punctuate the sentences on the worksheet correctly (see Year 4 English Week 1 Inverted Commas Pack page 2):

1.       Use inverted commas before and after the words that are being spoken.

2.       The spoken part always starts with a capital letter.

3.       Add punctuation , . ! ? before the closing inverted commas.

If you are finding it tricky, highlight the words that are being spoken first. Then you will know where to place the inverted commas.


Change some of the ‘said’ words for more interesting words

Year 4 English Week 1 Inverted Commas Pack


Activity 3

Start a new line for a new speaker when writing dialogue.

Read through the Inverted Commas Rules to refresh your memory of the rules for punctuating speech. Look at your sentences from yesterday. Have you applied the rules correctly?

Read the example on page 7 of the Year 4 English Week 1 Inverted Commas Pack. Then try writing your own dialogues for the other examples on pages 7 and 8.


Add adverbs to show how the person is speaking e.g. “Can I help you?” the girl asked politely.

Inverted Commas Rules 


Year 4 Week 1 Inverted Commas Pack


Activity 4

Use synonyms for said to make your sentences more interesting

Watch this video:

List your favourite 15 synonyms for said. Write them on page 5 (Said is Dead!) of the Year 4 English Week 1 Inverted Commas Pack. This will give you a bank of words to use in future writing.

For each synonym can you think of another alternative? Write it by the side.


1.       Yelled       Screeched


For each synonym write a word to describe how the speaker is feeling.


1.       Yelled        Screeched           TERRIFIED!

Year 4 English Week 1 Inverted Commas Pack


Activity 5

Use headings and other organisational features to locate information in a report

This week’s reading comprehension is all about the wildlife on your doorstep. There are 3 different levels of text and questions (shown by the stars at the bottom of the page). Choose the level that suits you best. Read the text and answer the questions. You can even mark your own work afterwards, but no peeking at the answers while you are working!


Take a photograph of something you do in your garden to help wildlife and send your photos to me.

Year 4 English Week 1 Reading Comprehension


Week 1 Electricity - Year 4 Connected Curriculum Ideas

Here are some suggestions to start our topic off.  We will be using BBC bitesize initially (links are below and any sheets required are attached to this email.

If you need any help, have any questions or want to show me your work, then please email me: and I will do my best to get back to you as soon as possible.

Electricity Page…

Activity 1 - BBC Bitesize KS2. convert electricity into sound, movement, heat and more.


What is Electricity?   Find out what electricity is and how appliances ca

Activity 2- BBC Bitesize KS2.

What are conductors and Insulators?  Find out about electrical conductors and insulators and which items allow electricity to pass through them.  

Activity 3 - BBC Bitesize KS2.

What is Power?  Find out what electrical power is and how to increase it in an electrical circuit.

Activity 4- presentation and 2 sheets attached 

Thursday Electricity presentation.pdf

Thursday Electricity Mind Map.pdf

Thursday Exciting Electricity.pdf