English Self-Isolation work for Year 4 

If you are self-isolating, please complete the work for this week's English. You will find the task for the day by checking the day number (e.g - Day 1 is Monday, Day 5 is Friday). I hope you enjoy your work this week! :)

Friday 9th July 2021

Please complete this week's spelling test, don't forget to record your score and tell me when you're back in school!

Please choose a book of your choice and read for pleasure for 20 minutes. Today, we are going to be writing a book review. Please think about what you thought about the book you have chosen to read and write a paragraph to review it. 

What are your thoughts? What do you like about it? What do you dislike about it? What do you predict might happen next? How many stars out of 5 would you rate it?

You might want to write this onto paper, or you can type it onto a computer. 

Then, please work through your persuasive writing from yesterday. Just like we do in school, please use your purple polishing pen (if you have it) or a different colour, and check for your spellings, punctuation and grammar. Then, try and up-level your writing, can you include anymore persuasive devices? Well done for a great week of home-learning :)

Thursday 8th July

This week, we are focusing on persuasive writing. Please plan and write a persuasive letter to a family member or friend to persuade them to come and live near the River Nile. 

In your letter, you need to try and persuade them to come and live nearby.

  1. Write the positives and negatives of living near the River Nile. 
  2. Remember to use what you have learnt from your Theme lesson (you might need to remind yourself and do some extra research!)

Wednesday 7th July 2021

Please complete 'Write Whatever Wednesday' for today, just like we would be doing in school! Please choose an image from the website below, or your own, to write about. You could produce a newspaper report, diary entry, biography, narrative, recount, poem, song or blog post! Have fun and be creative :)

Once Upon a Picture

This is a fantastic website which uses image prompts to use in the classroom or at home that can be used to teach reading skills, prompt creative writing and more! Choose one of the images and produce your own piece of creative writing all about the image. Or, click on an image and you will find a series of questions below the image which you can answer in full sentences.


This website has produced a wonderful booklet, full of amazing activities to support your writing in Year 4. You might want to work your way through it each week, completing an activity per week if you have finished a piece of writing. I can't wait to see what work some of you have managed to complete in your booklet!

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