Year 4 Weekly English and Maths – 08/06/20


In English, we will spend two days reading and comprehending the text; one day on the grammar focus and two days planning, writing and editing a text.

Comprehension Text – Greek Myth / Story

Story of Icarus

Story of Icarus Questions (3)

Story of Icarus Answers

Grammar focus – Speech Marks

In a myth,  you may want to use speech to show how the characters are feeling or to move the action along. We use speech marks around the words that are spoken with a reporting clause. The reporting clause contains an interesting synonym for ‘said’ and an adverb.

PDF Speech Marks

Speech Marks

Speech marks worksheet

Adding missing speech marks worksheet

Writing task

Write your own Myth / Story – it could be based on Ancient Greece or Ancient Egypt. A myth normally has a hero or heroine who can be sent on a journey to find an object or save a person. Usually, they will meet and have to fight a monster on their quest. They are given a special gift from a God or Goddess that will help them win the battle with a monster.

What I’m Looking For:

  • 5 Paragraphs- opening, build up, dilemma, resolution and ending
  • 4 pieces of correctly punctuated speech with adverbs and synonyms for ‘said’ to show how the character is feeling
  • Expanded noun phrases
  • Interesting vocabulary
  • Different sentence types- compound and complex

Resources to help:

Short clip- What is a myth?

Myths and Legends Story Checklist

Mountain planning sheet

Myths and Legends Story Writing

Myth and Legends Word Mat

PDF Theseus and the Minotaur Myth

Theseus and the Minotaur myth example


Children should spend 20 minutes at least three times per week using Reading Plus.


In maths, we will spend the week focussing on a particular topic, eg. shape or place value. Activities will then be set on Mathletics that are based upon this subject.

Topic – Shape

This week we will be looking at understanding angles (obtuse, acute and right angles) within triangles and quadrilaterals.  There will also be some general 2D shape revision.

Resources to help:

These are the same slides, one is a Powerpoint, one is saved as a PDF.

There are suggested days on the slides of when to cover these.  These are not set in stone, and you should flex your days as needed, whether you do more or less on particular days, or don’t cover some of it, then that is fine.

Lesson Presentation – Angles, Triangles and Quadrilaterals

Lesson Presentation – Angles, Triangles and Quadrilaterals

Additional activities:

Activity Sheet Comparing Quadrilaterals

Activity Sheet Comparing Triangles

Shape Sort Home Learning

spotty paper

Times Table Rockstars:

If you want to do a morning Times Table Rockstar challenge the same way we do in lessons, then attached are sheets that we would have used for the next 3 weeks.  Follow this link to find the playlist on the Times Table Rockstars page if you want a fun, music challenge.  The sheets are set up to do 5 sessions a week, over the 3 weeks.  Feel free to use them once or twice a week or to do all 5 if you are up for the challenge!

Weeks 2 3 and 4 – questions (1)

General Revision – English, Maths, Reading, Grammar.

If you would like some general revision challenges that will cover elements from Maths and English since September, then these Classroom Secrets sheets are an excellent tool to use.

Summer term revision 1

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