Year 4

Year 4 Home Learning Activities

Recommended tasks to support learning in Year 4



To access all free Twinkl material mentioned below.

Twinkl have created a free home learning pack for each year group. The Year 4 booklet can be accessed here:



Guided Reading

  • Complete a comprehension activity below using the free Twinkl login


  •  Read their own books and create a book review or character description.

·         They could also redesign a book cover for their favourite book or turn the book into a play script.


  • Download the 'Kensuke's Kingdom' reading comprehension below (The book pages have been scanned in too!)



  • Free write – choose a picture to write a story around what is being shown.

·         If you could travel around the world like Michael in Kensuke’s Kingdom, which countries and places would you visit and why?

·         Can you write a ship log for your journey around the world in a similar style to those that we looked at.

·         Illustrate your log with animals and places that you have visited.




  •  Complete SPAG sheets found using the free Twinkl login about things we have already looked at this year (The answers are there for you to mark them too!)



  •  Practise what we have learnt so far in Year 4 using these activity mats and revision booklet from the free Twinkl material.

·         Times Tables Rockstars




Creative curriculum

·         Scratch computing game – can you create a game where Michael has to escape Kensuke’s island. (We recommend parents set up a login and password for their child and oversee accessed material).

·         Create a factfile about a country in South America

·         Create a tourist brochure about a country in North America.

·         Go into your garden and document the wildlife that you find. Can you research them and create an information booklet? Can you include rubbings or observational drawings in your booklet?

·         Can you create a venn diagram to organise electrical items in your house according to how they are powered? E.g. heat/sound/movement/light or battery/plug.

·         With Easter coming up, can you research how different religions celebrate different important events in their calendar. E.g. Christians may go to church to celebrate Easter, Muslims celebrate Eid etc

·         Create a collage to show something that you have done at home over the break.

·         Can you create a photo blog or vlog to show you have helped prepare a hot dish with an adult? Can you use your chopping and cutting skills that we have looked at in DT.

·         Come up with 3 questions that you would like to learn about the Anglo-Saxons next term?

·         Come up with 3 questions that you would like to learn about States of Matter (solids, liquids and gases) next term?

·         Come up with 3 questions that you would like to learn about living things in their habitat next term?

·         Use cosmic kids yoga to practise your mindfulness and relaxation

·         Use Joe Wicks’ free workout video for kids

·         Set up and obstacle course in your garden (if you have space) and create a circuit of activities.


In addition, please see suggested mindfulness ideas sent to all parents on Tuesday 17th March 2020.

Kensuke's Kingdom Reading Comprehension
Kensuke's Kingdom.pdf
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Suggested Reads for Home Learning
Suggested Reads for Home Learning.pdf
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Welcome to Year 4 at The Discovery School!

Year 4 is made up of 3 classes and we are located in the Cathedral End of the school.



Miss H Meiners


Mrs L Howard


Mrs K Bridge





Mrs R Ingles


Ms D Healy (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday)


Mrs D Madden (Thursday and Friday)




Mrs L Moore


Mrs K Moore (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday)


Mrs J Rayward (Thursday)



We have an open door policy and are always happy to meet with you. A face to face discussion is usually preferable after school - except on a Wednesday when we have a staff meeting. However, we appreciate this may not be convenient for everyone, so feel free to contact us using the following options, should the need arise:

  • Telephone 01732 847 000 – ask for a call back and the class teacher will aim to return your call the same day.
  • Email the office if there is a change with pick up arrangements, appointments, absences etc -

Emails will not be responded to after 5pm. Since we have a 48 hour email response time, this is not always the most efficient means of communication. However, if necessary our email addresses are as follows:


Ms Wilce, Phase leader -


Mrs Ingles, Berners-Lee -

Miss Meiners, Archimedes - 

Mrs Moore, Hubble -




Recently in Year 4...

Our Topic in terms 1 and 2 is 'Raging Romans'. 

English: key text - Escape From Pompeii story writing. English objectives and SPAG will also be covered across the breadth of the curriculum. 


Mathematics: Multiplication table tests, number skills, place value, calculations for addition and subtraction (written and mental methods), length.



  • History - The Roman invasion and settlement of Britain, its impact and legacy. 
  • Geography - European countries, capitals and physical features. Comparing regions in Britain and Europe. 
  • Music - Ukulele and Charanga - developing the music making skills of Year 4. 
  • Art - Mosaics, Michelangelo (water colours)
  • Science - Animals, including humans (teeth and digestion) and Sound.
  • Computing - Internet safety, checking the reliability of sources online. Researching aspects of Roman life. 
  • PSHE - Growth mindset and Resilience. Esafety. Social Emotional and Mental Health. How we learn and overcoming barriers to learning.
  • RE - Why do people pray? The nature of God.
  • PE - Football, hockey, multi-skills and gymnastics.
  • French - Describing people and time. 
  • DT - Pizza making and food hygiene. 


Our Topic in terms 3 and 4 is 'Around the World'. 

English: key text - Kensuke's Kingdom.


Mathematics: Multiplication, Division, Area, Shape, Fractions, Place Value, Decimals and Time.    

  • Geography - North and South America. Geographical features of America. Locating the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.  
  • Music - Ukulele and Charanga - developing the music making skills of Year 4. 
  • Art - Hokusai, Printing and Texture, clay animals
  • Science - Electricity and Circuits. Conductors and insulators.
  • Computing - Simulations and Modelling, programming and control. 
  • PSHE - Regulating our feelings, Healthy living, anti-social behaviour and barriers learning. 
  • RE - Christianity, Islam and Hinduism. Why do people believe in God and how is belief shown? Why do many people not believe in God?
  • PE - Tennis, athletics, dance, tri-golf.
  • French - Festivals, weather, direction and numbers.

Our Topic in terms 5 and 6 is 'The Anglo-Saxons'. 

English: key text - Beowulf.


Mathematics:  Statistics, Money, Position and Direction, Time, Fractions, Decimals, Multiplication and Division.    

  • Geography - Settlements in Britain, Similarities and differences between the South of England and Denmark, compass directions, human and physical features of the local area
  • History - Anglo-Saxon life in Britain and its legacy
  • Music - Ukulele and Charanga - developing the music making skills of Year 4. 
  • Art - Drawing, painting and sewing.
  • Science - Living things and their habitats, states of matter
  • Computing - Creating websites, film, databasing. 
  • PSHE - Mental health, families and love, different viewpoints, respect of others, making choices about the environment, diversity, stereotypes, money and jobs. 
  • RE - Christianity, Islam and Hinduism and non-religious groups. 
  • PE - Cricket, rounders, rugby and yoga.
  • French - Food, French-speaking countries, clothes and colours.

Key Dates & Information

  • Monday 9th December - Sleepover information afternoon 3:30pm
  • Tuesday 10th December - Archimedes Class Assembly at 9am
  • Monday 16th December - Christingle & Horrible Histories Roman Finale
  • Tuesday 17th December - Reading Challenge Reward & Class Parties
  • Wednesday 18th December - Create a Carol for Christmas & Carols on the Playground 2:30pm
  • Tuesday 11th February - Safer Internet Day
  • Tuesday 10th March 2020 - Hubble Class Assembly at 9am
  • Tuesday 30th June 2020 - Berners-Lee Class Assembly at 9am


Please note, all Year 4 classes will have outdoor PE on a Thursday. Archimedes have indoor PE on a Tuesday, Berners-Lee and Hubble indoor PE on a Wednesday.

Class Timetables for the term

Please be aware that timetables are subject to change depending upon circumstances.

Archimedes Timetable
Archimedes Timetable Jan 2020.pdf
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Berners-Lee Timetable
Berners lee timetable TERM 3 and 4.pdf
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Hubble Timetable
Timetable Hubble new.pdf
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  • Reading every night – to be recorded in the reading record. Children are expected to read every night. 
  • Reading Challenge - A copy of this term's reading challenge can be found below.  All children who complete the reading challenge will be rewarded at the end of the term.  
  • Weekly spellings to learn - The children will be tested on these weekly. A copy of the spellings for the year can be found below.
  • Times Tables- Children will be assessed every week through the use of speed grids. 

Reading Challenge- Term 3

Term 3 and 4 Reading Challenge
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A list of the spellings we will be covering this term can be found below. Each week your child will be expected to learn their spellings for a test. Archimedes, Hubble and Berners-Lee will be tested on the spellings each week. All children will have a week to learn their spellings. You can also find a copy of the spellings for the term in your child's reading record.

Some activities you may wish to use with child to help them learn their spellings are:

  • Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check
  • Rainbow Write
  • Playdoh modelling
  • Writing in chalk
  • Make flashcards
  • Create own crosswords
  • Look up definitions
  • Find examples in their reading book
Spelling List
Spelling lists for year 4 for the entire
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Times Tables

Primary-school children in Year 4 are expected to know all their times tables up to 12 x 12 under the current National Curriculum. To prepare them for this we will be providing pupils with the opportunity to practice their times tables knowledge using the following FREE link: 


As explained, during our meet the teacher evening, each week your child should be practising their times tables. They will be completing a speed grid in school each week, where they have 6 minutes to answer as many times table questions as they can. This will then be marked and the class teacher will identify a times table for your child to learn each week - please find this information in your child's reading record. The speed grids are differentiated to cater for all abilities. Examples of the speed grids to be completed can be found below.


Activities to help you and your child:

  • Times tables games can be found online
  • Use the practice sheets below to focus on a times table
  • Make flashcards
  • Create times table songs or poems 

After completing the speed grid, your child will move onto a differentiated Mental Maths paper each week . 


Spicy Speed Grid.docx
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Help Sheets:

Multiplying by 3
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Multiplying by 4
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Multiplying by 5
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Multiplying by 6
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Multiplying by 7
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Multiplying by 8
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Multiplying by 9
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Multiplying by 10
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Multiplying by 11
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Multiplying by 12
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Meet the teacher meeting slideshow

Meet the teacher Year 4 2019 2020.pdf
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Provision Map

Please click here to access the whole school provision map outlining all the interventions taking place in the school.  If you have questions about any of the provision that is taking place for your child, please ask your child's class teacher.