Year 4 Weekly English and Maths- 22/06/20


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 – Poem – At the seaside

In addition to the comprehension, there is an optional vocabulary sheet to complete.

At the seaside poem

At the seaside poem – Comprehension questions

At the seaside poem Vocabulary

At the seaside poem Comprehension Answers

At the seaside poem Vocabulary Answers


Grammar focus – Similes

A simile describes something by comparing it to something else, using like or as:

  • The snake moved like a ripple on a pond.
  • It was as slippery as an eel.
  • Jess is as graceful as a gazelle.

Similes  can be used in poetry to make it more descriptive.

Similes PPT

Similes PDF

Similes worksheet

Inventing new similes worksheet

Writing task

Write a poem. Your poem could be about summer or describing  your favourite place to visit in the summer. Use the resources below to help you.

What I’m Looking For:

  • Verses
  • Similes
  • Rhyme- if possible
  • Descriptive vocabulary
  • Use of the senses- what can you see, hear, touch, smell, taste?

Resources to help:

Poetry terms and planning frame ppt

Poetry terms and planning frame PDF

Similes word mat

Bank of similes

Rhyming word mat

Winter poem


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 – Data, Charts and Graphs

This week we will be looking at understanding data that is represented on charts and graphs.  Over the week, you will be able to learn about charts, pictograms, bar charts and line graphs.  There will be a chance to draw your own graphs too.

Resources to help:

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.

BBC Bitesize links:

Types of graphs – PDF

Types of graphs – Ppt

Additional activities:

Blank graph paper

Interpreting Charts – Answers

Interpreting Charts – Questions

Birthdays bar or line chart

Introducing line graphs – Answers

Introducing line graphs – Questions

Times Table Rockstars:

Focus this week are the 5, 10 and 11 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 3

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