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Home learning tips

The Year 4 teachers hope these tips for home learning will help you.

Keep to a routine
Children need normality, familiarity and structure. Keep to a routine. It makes home schooling easier and helps children to realise this is not a holiday, and that teachers are expecting learning to take place to some degree.
Let your child create their own structure or timetable for the day, combining their ideas and home learning.


Limit tablets, phones and TV
It will be important for friends to stay in virtual contact with each other as long as interactions are friendly and supportive – but avoid an unhealthy overreliance on screen time. Too much screen time has very negative effects on physical and mental health and it disrupts sleep patterns as well.

Variety is key: exercise, reading a great book and learning a new skill are all suitable ways of avoiding the sheer monotony of a TV and computer screen.

Literacy and numeracy
Continue to practise essential English and maths.

Review maths skills such as number bonds, times tables, division facts and addition/subtraction strategies. Encourage your child to write for pleasure about what they’ve done that day, or make a comic.
Children need to have a plan or timetable right from the start, and to stick to it using a timer. But activities should not just be solely English and maths-based.

Making learning fun is important – so baking, painting and getting out and about in the garden are essential to reduce boredom.

Listen to your child.

Enjoy hearing your child explain what they are being asked to do, and the challenges they face. Consider the impact of social isolation and constant supervision.
It’s vital that children get downtime to be independent and relax.


Encourage reading every day
Whether it’s reading to themselves, a parent, a sibling or even a special animal friend, it’s essential children continue to read. Reading anything counts.
Don’t expect children to work non-stop
The younger the child, the less time they can sit and learn for, so frequent breaks are important for productivity.


Encourage your child to research something that is of interest to them and show their learning with a creative project. This could be making something with play-dough, junk modelling, papier-mache or a presentation. Let your children experiment.
Endorse regular movement breaks


Movement breaks – such as dancing to music, performing animal walks or playing Simon Says – provide children with sensory feedback and offer them a chance to “reset”.  If fast movement breaks aren’t working, slow it down by doing wall or chair push-ups or squeezing hands, shoulders or legs. Find what works for your child. It will really help with learning and focus.

Make the most of any outdoor space
There are so many benefits to outdoor learning: children develop an appreciation of the world around them, enhance their solving skills and increase their sensory skills, not forgetting the benefits for physical and mental health. Maybe you could learn about all the plants and trees near your house, or create your own outdoor circuit and do a daily workout together. Doing something physical keeps our mind healthy too.
Enjoy the extra time together. Create some artwork, a board game, make a meal together, do a jigsaw, write a song or put on a production, a dance or make a video. Maybe you could send it to relatives to cheer them up. I would also recommend sharing a ‘family gratitude’ each day.

Year 4

Reading and Spelling



Daily reading (minimum 30 minutes with your child).


Please read the books that your child brought home or any other books that

you have in your home and that your child is interested in.



Please find an

Audio book in the

Home learning links

‘Charlie and the

Chocolate Factory’


There will be some comprehension questions to follow once this book has been listen to.




 Continue to recap on spellings learned and write them in a sentence. Use the Look, cover and write method to ensure your child can spell these words. Look up the definition if you are unsure of the meaning of the word.



All children to recap on the spellings in their spelling books.

If these books are not at home please see the sheet attached for the Year 3 and 4 words.  These are words your child should be able to read and spell by the end of year 4.


Differentiation – children to recap on the spellings and reading of the high frequency words- sheet  attached.


Children to carry out the two comprehension tests attached as pdf. On Year 4 learning page on school website.

These reading comprehensions are differentiated into *, ** and

*** the more stars the more challenging.

If your child finds the words challenging you could read the text to them and ask them the questions – this will help to ensure that your child understands what they are reading.


A website that may be helpful to you is stories for kids follow the link below


Differentiation children to read their home reader books and parents/carers to ask questions about the text they have read.  The Year 4 guidance for reading may be of help to you.


I've listened to this audiobook, "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" by Roald Dahl, and thought you would enjoy it, too.
It's totally free and you won't need a credit card if it is your first time accepting an Audible book from a friend.

Get it here:
After you accept the book, you will be prompted to download the Audible app to start listening.


Mrs O'Halloran

Here are some links to daily physical activities – maybe try a different one each day.






Sport England – stay active at home


Go Noodle


BBC Supermovers


You tube – Cosmic Yoga


Joe Wicks and Alfie – 8 minute workouts ( once on this page there are a lot more exercises with other children involved)


Joe Wicks 5 minute exercises on You Tube


NHS – 10 minute shake ups


Joe Wicks – kids work out

NHS 10 minute cardio workout

Free of charge you tube channel

5 minutes up to 30 minutes. Something for everyone in the family – easy to follow.

Dance, yoga, martial arts – 20 – 40 minute classes for all


School Games website ideas


Max Whitlock - the gymnast - is uploading a workout to follow every day on his twitter account @maxwhitlock1




Year 4

Week 2

Home Learning






Learning scheme of white rose hub to support learning.


Please record in a book and if possible print off sheets and stick in.



Times tables rockstars – Daily. Minimum 30 minutes.


Current winners – 4O



Day 1 -  . Word problems time – a.m. and p.m.



Day 2 –  Daily schedule – analogue and digital.




Day 3 –  Test and read, write and compare digital and analogue clocks



Day 4 –Telling the time board game. You can look online for a dice or download an app on a phone.



Day 5 – Multiplication and division practice. Try and practice division, square numbers ad number bonds.

 Day 1see day 1 on website




Day 2 -  See day 2 on website. 






Day 3 - See day 3 on website.





Day 4 –  See day 4 on website




Day 5 -



Answer to video link question: 1:07 pm  or 13:07





Year 4

Week 1

Home Learning


Literacy week 2




Day 1 -






Day 2 –





Day 3 –









Day 4 –



 Day 1 – What are prepositions?

Click the link and follow activity sheet following:




Day 2What are pronouns?





Day 3 –Fronted adverbials





Day 4 – Handwriting practise

Day 5 – Handwriting practise

Free Geography and Science live lessons for Years 3 - 6 pupils.​


Live lesson One:  KS2 - Soil Exploration

Day - Monday 20th April 2020      Time: 10:30 am - 11:15 am

Duration: 45 minutes  

 Click on this Web-link  to access

the live lesson


Live lesson Two: KS2 -Creative Exploration

Day - Friday 24th April 2020.         Time: 10:30 am - 11:15 am

Duration: 45 minutes

Click on this Web-link   to access the live lesson


Live lesson Three: KS2 Habitat Exploration

Day- Thursday 30th April 2020.       Time: 10:30 - 11:15 am

Duration: 45 minutes

Click on this Web-link  to access the live lesson.