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Year 4 Home Learning


The expectation is that you will be reading on a daily basis and that this should

still be recorded in your reading record. We look forward to seeing what books you

have read and the words that you have magpied.  


Here is a list of additional activities you can do to support your understanding of a


1. Draw an outline of a character. Write how they are feeling on the inside, and

what they look like on the outside of the outline.  

2. Design a new front cover for your book and explain to a grown up why you have

designed it that way. 

3. Summarise the main points of the book so far.  

4. Create a true or false quiz from what you have read so far 


For all spellings, please see the half termly overview sent out at the beginning of

term, or find attached HERE. This week, we are week 4 so please focus on these

words with your child.  


Any revision of previous words would also be fantastic if you get the time! 


This week you are going to write a journey story.  

We would like you to click on the following link: 

Once you are on the webpage, scroll down for activities.  

Firstly, please work through the following sections 

  • Question time! 
  • Perfect Picture! 
  • Sentence Challenge! 
  • Sick sentences! 

These sections can be completed verbally with an adult or they can be written in

the home learning book.  


Once you have completed these sections, we would like you to write a journey

story based on the picture. If you wish to continue from the Story Starter provided

on the webpage then that is fine, or feel free to let your imagination run wild and

think of your own story completely.  


We would like the children to try to include the following in their stories: 

1. Fronted adverbials (adverbs/adverbial phrases to start a sentence) 

2. Conjunctions (these connect two parts of a sentence together. Clink HERE  for 


3. Expanded noun phases (this is when the children use more than one adjective

to describe a noun, i.e. the big, blue ball).  

4. Sentence of 3 (this is a sentence that contains 3 parts and uses commas and

thewords and to separate those parts – i.e. The girl had long hair, a red dress and

pink shoes). 


5. Varying sentence structures (a mixture of long and short sentences for varying

effect, rhetorical questions and embedded clauses).  


Each day, before your child continues writing, please ask them to proofread their

work and check for capital letters and full stops. If they have these, they can use a

pink pen to show where they are. If they have forgotten and realise, they can use a

purple pen to add them in.  


Once the writing is complete, it would be great if you could read it through with

them for one final edit! I’m sure the children would love a positive comment

written in pink at the end after all their hard work!  


This week, we are revising column addition and subtractions.

Please clink on the link HERE for a PowerPoint of lessons.

Please click on the link HERE for the worksheets in word document format.

Please clink HERE for planning to help make sense of the PowerPoint.



There are slides and worksheets for you to complete. You can either print these or

write the questions and answers in your book. 


Times table practice is so so valuable!  

Here are some links to good times table websites:  


We would also like you to log on to Mathletics and complete the tasks which have

been set for you this week. Feel free to play around on the other activities that you

want to work on, too.  


The topic we would like you to visit/revise is Solids, Liquids and Gases. 


From your online learning, we would like you to: 

  • Write notes on the topics you have researched 
  • Create a Fact file for each area  
  • Make quizzes for class mates to answer 


Please find below a link to Twinkl which has lots of examples of fact files which

you could print or use as inspiration: 


Key Stage 2 –Europe Project. 

This is a continuous project that can run along side your work over the weeks to


Please click HERE for PART 1

Please click HERE for PART 2

Please click HERE for PART 3



There are lots of websites and Youtube channels which will give you fun ideas and

activities to stay fit and healthy over this period. We have recommended a few