Year 4 English Home Learning

Week 13


Our main book in English is still ‘The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane’. 


Lesson 1: To help you get some inspiration for this week we’d like you to read from Chapter 22 up to Chapter 27 of ‘The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane’.  This should be the whole book, which means we should know the whole story now.  If you have not read the previous chapters yet, do not panic, you can still read them! (  

Firstly, what did you think of the book?   

Are there any areas you would like to go back and re-read? 

What did you think about the ending? 

Lesson 2 and 3: Next, we would like you to work on your summarising skills, highlighting key events.  

What is a summary? 

Summary means making a shorter version of a longer piece of work . A summary is a brief statement or restatement of main points/key events, especially as a conclusion to a work: a summary of a chapter. 

Here are some links that you may find helpful! 

You may want to practice your summary skills on these worksheets before attempting your own. 

How to Train Your Dragon Summarising Practice Activity Sheet

The challenge below contains two different different levels of worksheet. If you think you are finding summarising easy, then please challenge yourself and try the harder level (sheet 2). 

The Secret Garden Summarising Practice

If you think you’re ready, you may also want to use this sheet to help you think of key events/points in each chapter when summarising each chapter in our book, ‘The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane’. 

Summary Writing Frame

You do not need to do more than one paragraph for each chapter.  although some chapters you may find more challenging than others, but please have a go. 

Lesson 4 and 5: Finally, after writing a summary for each paragraph, we would like you to try and summarise even further!  We would like you to come up with your own ‘blurb’ for the back of the book, where the reader can get a feel for what they are about to read. 

What is a blurb? 

A blurb is a short description of a book, film, or other product written for promotional purposes, so to get the attention of the audience. 

After working so hard on all this summarising, this should be quite straight forward.   

Once you have completed your own version for, ‘The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane’, we would like you to select any book of your choice, and do the same.   

How have you found this learning?   

Summarising can be rather challenging, so do not worry if you have found this tricky!  But please keep practising using other books to help you familiarise yourself with the skill. 

Thank you Year 4! 


This week we would like you to focus on this book… 

Our text will be, ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. 

Some of you may already be familiar with the works of Shakespeare.  If so, maybe you would like to share your ideas on Class Dojo and help others who may have just started learning about Shakespeare. 

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane 

After you have completed these challenges, we would like you to read to the end of, ‘The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane’, our current text for English. 

What did you think? 

Did you enjoy it? 

Below is a link to more home learning that will allow you to review this book.  We would love to hear your feedback on the text! 

Book Review Template


Have fun Year 4!   

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar

Please use this link to practise your spelling.  It is a great website with links to the National Curriculum Year 4 expectations.  And remember, always go back and revisit spellings, even if you think you know them! 

Spelling Frame Website 

This week we will be looking at using suffixes. 

What is a suffix? 

Suffixes Worksheet

Adding ‘er’ and ‘ing’ Spelling Activity

Can you use a variety of suffixes in sentences? 

In addition to our work on suffixes this week, we would also like you to have a go at this SPAG practice paper.  This will hopefully revise some key areas and allow you to see the parts you may need extra practise on. 

Year 4 English Grammar and Punctuation Test

What did you find most challenging? 

Maybe you could practise this area also this week? 

And remember, please share any learning with the rest of Year 4 on Class Dojo or message your teacher so we can see the lovely work you have been up to! 


Well done everyone!