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St Peter's Catholic Primary School

St Peter's Catholic Primary School

What to expect - Year 4

Year 4 Home Learning

Approximate Directed Activity Time - 1 hour 50 minutes - 2.5 hours

Activities can be spread out across the day to suit your circumstances

Every day children should log into their Google Classroom where everything
needed for the lessons is ready for you.


Ideally, we would like every child to do the following each day.

Read for 20 - 30 minutes

 Spend 20-30 minutes completing the Writing task for the day

Spend 30 minutes completing the Maths task for the day

Practise Times Tables online for 10-15 minutes.


Complete the day's task set from another subject area (about 30 minutes) 

If for any reason, you cannot access the Google Classroom, the resources can be downloaded from the year group page. 


Structured Activities this week

These activities will need an adult to either work with the children or check their work afterwards so that they get the most from their learning.

English: please do the following each day

Reading (approx. 20 minutes).

  • Your child should continue reading their normal school books and they have brought additional books home.
  • If they are completing the reading scheme (PM books) then please talk to them about what they have read, perhaps ask them questions such as; What does this word mean on this page? Can you think of another word that means the same? How does the character feel on this page - why?
  • If they are completing the Reading Challenge, then encourage them to complete the reading diary and book activities as normal

Writing (approx. 20 minutes)

  • Please complete the task posted on Google Classroom, each day. Your child can use the exercise book sent home to write in.

Maths: please do the following each day:

  • Times Tables Rock Stars (10-15 mins):. Battles will be set up at various points during the week. Who will win?
  • Maths Activities (approx. 30 mins): Please complete the Maths task posted on Google Classroom each day. This will typically include a powerpoint, worksheets and answers. They can record their answers in their exercise book. 

Independent Activities

You should schedule some time each day for your child to work independently from you. Below are some activities that children can complete without (or with minimal) adult support or supervision.


  • Make your own comprehension question sheet about a book you have read for someone at home to answer.
  • You could re-design the front cover of the book you are reading or write a new blurb.


  • You can go on anything on the ‘English KS2’ section of 
  • You can also practise spellings from the Yr3 and 4 statutory spelling list.


Try and beat your score on Times Table Rockstars.

Purple mash

  • Full of resources for children to access, some good examples would include doing a fact file/fact poster on digestion.


Mini projects

What are you interested in? It could be linked to our topics or to another area of interest. Share it with your teachers in a mini project. You could:

  • make a model,
  • create a PowerPoint presentation,
  • make a fact file,
  • create an information poster,
  • create a piece of art
  • write a story,
  • make your own quiz or puzzle
  • a song or rap,
  • bake something
  • make up a drama script,
  • create your own word treasure hunt,
  • make fact file flash cards

You can choose what to produce based on what you know and have found out – be as creative as you like.