If your teachers need you to follow up your classwork, prepare for your next lessons or practice what you have learnt at home, they will let you know and post reminders in Microsoft Teams. you will be able to find all the resources you need there.
If you find yourself at home because your family is self-isolating or in quarantine because of the Covid-19 pandemic, your teachers will tell you how you can follow the work they are doing in class. But you may also find it useful to try some of the activities that we set for home learning during the lockdown. These activities are all suitable for your current year group, so we've left them up here.
If you need some work to do at home and you cannot find enough to keep you busy in Teams or on this page, you can find fresh lessons every day in the Oak Academy. These lessons may not be the same as the ones happening in your class, but it's all good stuff, and perfect for your Year group. They have three lessons a day - English, Maths and Something Else - to keep you busy.
Children should spend some time reading for enjoyment every day. They might be reading comics, or poetry, or encyclopedias or novels. They might be reading on screens or on paper. It doesn't really matter, as long as they try to understand and think about what they are reading.
Reading out loud is really important, not so much to test if they can read the words, but to help them understand what they are reading and to share their thoughts about it with someone else. They should aim to read to someone at home at least three times a week.
Reading to children is also really important and enjoyable, even when they are fluent readers themselves.
Children are used to making a note in their log book of words they need to learn. While they are at home, they can still do this, even though they may not have their logbook. If they have to look up a spelling when they are doing some writing, or if they come across an interesting word when they are reading, they can make a note, and choose a few words each week to practice.
Children should also try and learn all of the words on the list of "common exception words". These are words which don't necessarily follow a common spelling pattern, but they are common words which everyone should know how to spell.
Children are encouraged to learn all of their times tables by the end of Year 4. We have a tables test every week.
You can practice at home by working through the Tables Whizz sheets. See if you can beat your previous best time, and get all the right answers.
Get links to helpful resources for Year 4.