Year 4 English

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We’ve been busy spring cleaning our poetry blocks.

Our revised summer poetry blocks should be on the site in May, the autumn ones in July, and the spring ones in September.

Summer Blocks

Fiction 5 Units

Immerse yourselves in wonderful stories from Africa. Read Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters, The Pot of Wisdom and African Tales. Write Ananse stories using extended sentences.

Stories on a Theme: Stories From Other Cultures

Non-fiction 5 Units

Explore issues around animals in captivity, reading texts including Zoo by Anthony Browne and Rainbow Bear by Michael Morpurgo. Study adverbials and expanded noun phrases.

Persuasive Writing: Animals in Captivity

Fiction 5 Units

Read The Butterfly Lion over the course of several days, using the opportunity to discuss, compare and analyse it. Perform role-play, write dialogue, use adverbials, and finally produce a new chapter for the book.

Fantasy: The Butterfly Lion

Non-fiction 5 Units

Explore recounts using biographies from the civil rights movement: Henry’s Freedom Box and the story of Rosa Parks' life. Use dialogue punctuation, apostrophes and paragraphs.

Reports: Narratives of Liberation

Fiction 5 Units

Using David Walliams’ Mr Stink, children read and write humorous stories with funny characters. They practise dialogue punctuation and using expanded noun phrases for impact.

Modern Fiction: Mr Stink by David Walliams

1 Unit

Using the inspirational Great Realisation and a short message broadcast in Lockdown, children explore any positives to come out of lockdown and think about things to remember. They use art, origami and planting sunflowers to cheer us onward.

Wellbeing: Positive Steps and Ways Forward

2 Units

Two weeks’ work, focussed on key skills, NO printing required – all do-able by children at home with just a screen. Starts with a fun day; all you need if your class is self-isolating.

Local Lockdown: 2 week lockdown pack