Year 4 Weekly English and Maths- 15/06/20


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 – Biography- David Walliams

David Walliams biography- text

David Walliams biography comprehension questions

David Walliams biography answers

Grammar focus – Fronted Adverbials

Fronted adverbials are phrases or words at the start of a sentence which are used to describe the action that follows. They can be used as sentence starters. Normally, they are used to describe the time, frequency, the place, the manner or the possibility of something happening.   What is a Fronted Adverbial Clip

What is a fronted adverbial PPT

What is a fronted adverbial PDF

Spot the Fronted Adverbial worksheet

Time Fronted Adverbials Worksheet


Writing task

A biography is a piece of writing about someone else’s life. It is about a real person,  but it is written by someone else. A biography explains the key events that have happened in their life. Write your own biography. It could be about your favourite pop star, film star, sports star or even a member of your family. You could research about your chosen person to help you write your biography. Use the resources below to help you.

What I’m Looking For:

  • Formal language
  • Events written in chronological order
  • A range of fronted adverbials- in particular time fronted adverbials
  • Written in the 3rd person
  • Written in the past tense
  • Linked ideas organised into paragraphs

Resources to help:

Features of a biography ppt

Features of biography

Biography planning sheet

Wayne Rooney biography example

Features of a biography word mat

Fronted adverbial word mat


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



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

Topic – Time

This week we will be looking at understanding times.  This will probably need a refresher so there are two sets of work.  One set will help you refresh with your child about how to read the time on analogue clocks and then the main focus for the week is about understanding how to change analogue time into digital time.

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.

You may want to start with some revision:

BBC Bitesize links:


Review and advance:

Time – Reading the clock ppt

Time – Reading the clock PDF

Time – 12 and 24 hours ppt

Time – 12 and 24 hours PDF

Additional activities:

Converting 24 hour time worksheets – different challenge levels.

12 and 24 hour prompt sheet

Blank daily time table

Years, Months, Weeks and Days

Times Table Rockstars:

Focus this week are the 3 and 6 times tables.

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 2

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