Skip to content ↓

Year 4 Home Learning

Herne Junior School has allocated two teachers to help support all the children who are having to learn at home.

Mrs Lee ( and Mrs Marlow ( are both available to help and support all the families and pupils who need them through this difficult time. They are available to discuss any aspects of work that the children may be struggling with , listen to children read, deliver CGP workbooks (if digital devices are not accessible) and help motivate our young home-learners.

Below are a list of recommended resources we suggest parents use to support their children at home.

______________________________GENERAL RESOURCES___________________________

Oak Academy Daily Lessons

Everyday 'Oak Academy' releases daily Year 4 lessons, including quizzes, videos and worksheets. These are perfect for Home-Learning. 

Click the link HERE to see what lessons are scheduled today. All the lessons will be similar to the pitch and themes to the lessons we are teaching at Herne. They include all the subjects of the Year 4 curriculum. 


Lessons from the BBC

The BBC has a vast range of excellent lessons suitable for Year 4. The maths is inline with 'White Rose' the same maths scheme that we base our teaching on at Herne. 

Click HERE and select Year 4 to discover more. The lessons include all the subjects of the Year 4 curriculum. 


Creative Home Study Projects

These are home learning projects designed by Hampshire Inspection and Advisory Service (HIAS)

PROJECT 1 - Flights of Imagination (CLICK HERE)


PROJECT 3 - Get Moving (CLICK HERE)Iconic minimal flat graphics by illustrator/visual artist Andre Levy a.k.a.  Zhion. — andre levy a.k.a. zhion

The materials

• Each resource contains an overarching weekly theme and all the activities relate to this.

• There is no time limit to the activities, and they may take more than one week.

• All the activities can be adapted for different age groups, even though age recommendations are given.


Printable English and Maths Pack (with answers)Printing Paper Animation GIF | Gfycat

Year 4 English and Maths Pack 1       (answers)

     ____________________YEAR 4 HERNE SPECIFIC RESOURCES_____________________

We have attempted to link the below resources to the general subject areas we are covering this half-term in class. The exception to this is English, which is very hard to replicate the detail we go into in the classroom, however we have found some units with similar skills taught.

Common core math GIF - Find on GIFER

Number and Place Value (current Year 4 maths unit Autumn 1 ) - the BBC have some good resources for this unit that we are currently covering in class. 

Maths Mastery printable workbooks (4 weeks worth 21st Sept - 16th Oct ) - Parent Guide        Learner Booklet


General EnglishWilliam Shakespeare GIF by will herring - Find & Share on GIPHY

Year 4 English Lessons - the BBC have some fantastic lessons suitable for Year 4 English.

English Mastery printable workbooks (4 weeks worth 21st Sept - 16th Oct) -      Workbook


English - Writing
See the source image

Year 4 : The Alchemist / George's Marvellous Medicine (CLICK HERE)

  • Each writing unit contains a sequence of 5 lessons to be completed in order
  • Each session should take no more than 30 mins to complete
  • Tasks are written with easy to follow instructions for parents / child 
  • Each lesson has a simple explanation and examples to get started
  • All units are based on texts that can be found online, or extracts shared within the unit

Parents, carers and siblings can help by reading the extracts/text aloud to the child; collecting interesting words and phrases on paper / post-it notes as they read; talking to the child about their ideas before they write.  All these instructions are within the unit aimed at parents. (HIAS English Team).


English - Reading
Reading GIFs | Tenor

Year 4: The Street Beneath my Feet. (CLICK HERE)

How much and how often children read really matters. During a time of school closure, ‘just reading’ is one of the best ways to keep children learning and growing. 

Once children have mastered decoding through their phonics work, reading as much and as widely as possible will ensure that they continue to develop, not just academically, but emotionally too. And the best way to improve reading is the most enjoyable – reading! As the reading scientist Mark Seidenberg puts it, “The serious way to improve reading – how well we comprehend a text and, yes, speed and efficiency – is this: Read. As much as possible. Mostly new stuff.”

Encourage children to read stories, non-fiction and poetry .  Encourage parents to listen to their child reading aloud, even if they are in Key Stage 2. Enjoy talking about the books they read and discuss unfamiliar words. Reading aloud will help children to build their fluency, so that when they read silently the ‘voice in their head’ is fluent too. (HIAS English Team)


ScienceScience (GIF) in 2020 | Science gif, Gif, Science

States of Matter is the science unit taught this half-term. (Autumn 1)

BBC Home Learning have a unit on States of Matter. (CLICK HERE)

Oak Academy covered this unit with 6 lessons. (CLICK HERE)


ArtArt Artist Sticker by smelleigh for iOS & Android | GIPHY

Draw alongside an author. (click here)

This link gives YouTube clips of authors and illustrators drawing characters from well known books.  Why not get children to draw alongside Benji Davies or Mini Grey?


Theme▷ Vikings: Animated Images, Gifs, Pictures & Animations - 100% FREE!

The children have the a theme based on the Vikings for the first half-term. (Autumn 1)

The BBC have a super home learning unit on the Vikings. (CLICK HERE)



Year 4 children are studying the concept of authority, looking at Christianity and Sikhism. (Autumn 1)Best Freedom Of Religion GIFs | Gfycat

Oak Academy has a series of 10 lessons looking into Sikhism. (CLICK HERE)


FrenchGlitter Graphics: the community for graphics enthusiasts!

The children are learning to speak about their families in French. (Autumn 1)

Mr Innes is a wonderful French teacher. He has a youtube channel and one of his episodes focuses on families. (CLICK HERE)



There is a large range of online resources for children to access. Please explore the following weblinks:

Chance to Shine cricket activitiesExercise GIF by Petter Pentilä - Find & Share on GIPHY

Cosmic Yoga

PE with Joe Wicks

Let's Move Dance for Infants

Dance Workshop for Juniors

BBC Bitesize for Juniors


Premier League Primary Stars: Try your Best!


Optional Summer Activities

Bragging camp GIFs - Get the best gif on GIFER

It's the summer holidays, a time for fun adventures and relaxing in the sun! (Don't forget your sun hats!)

But I know it can also feel like a long time off, especially as many of you have been home for a very long time already.

So we thought in order to help you get through the holidays we would provide a selection of activity booklets and ideas to keep you busy and keep that mind sharp, ready for September.

These are completely optional :)

Screen Free Activities

No Computer widescreen monitor sign icon Vector Image

Make something out of lego

Build Lego GIF - Build Lego - Discover & Share GIFs

Build a bug house

How to build your own outdoor Bug Hotel | Stella McCartney

Home Economics! What do the adults

need help with round the house?

Cleaning GIFs | Tenor

Cook or Bake

Christmas is Coming!

Read a Book!

Read Book GIF - Read Book - Discover & Share GIFs

Go for a bike ride

Steph is moving! by Francesco Lucchiari on Dribbble

Play outside

Playing Outdoor GIFs - Get the best GIF on GIPHY

Maths Activities & Booklets



Pirate Captain Mystery


Mastery Maths

Mastery Maths 2

Calculate Episode 18 GIF by The Simpsons - Find & Share on GIPHY

English  Activities & Booklets

English Activity Booklet


SPAG Problem Solving game



Mastery English

Mastery English 2

Writing Back To School GIF - Writing BackToSchool Busy - Discover ...

Topic Ideas

Fruit Tart Baking

Oceans Activity

Art Activities.

Art Artist Sticker by smelleigh for iOS & Android | GIPHY

 Websites Activities!

Doodle Maths

Education City

 TT Rockstars

Hit the Button

Responsive Website GIFs - Get the best GIF on GIPHY

Don't forget to check out these resources

Previous Timetables

Week Commencing 30th March

Week Commencing 20th April 

Week Commencing 27th April

Week Commencing 4th May

Week Commencing 11th May

Week Commencing 18th May

Week Commencing 1st June

Week Commencing 8th June

Week Commencing 15th June

Week Commencing 22nd June

Week Commencing 29th June

Week Commencing 6th July

Week Commencing 13th July

Easter Activities


Home-Learning  Pack  Booklet                                           Answers (for parents)


 If you are in need of some trickier spellings; see the National Curriculum's Year 3 & 4 spelling list.

Click here.


Take the opportunity sign-up and use these amazing reading library resources (a number of free audio and e-books available). 


ePlatform by Wheelers (connecting to our school library service) Children can sign in using the same log-in as Education City 


The Magician's Nephew Chapter 7, parts 1 and 2.

Part one

Part two

Chapter 8, parts 1 & 2

Part 1

Part 2

Chapter 9 

 Part 1,  Part 2


Try Yoga - there are free videos to access on Youtube.

Pinterest - search for Zentangles or other art projects; they are an excellent way to relax.


Check out Dan the Skipping Man for daily skipping lessons 

Joe Wicks is making daily live videos at 9am to keep children fit and healthy whilst in isolation.  Link to his YouTube page here

Follow the Hampshire School Games Organisers who has set up daily challenges for the children to participate in.

Twitter: @HampshireSGO

Facebook: @HampshireSGO or search Hampshire SGO's

You are invited to edit the following document:

Physical Challenge Week One

Week two Primary Physical Challenge

Wk 3 Primary Physical Activity… 

 Week 4 - Primary Challenge Final.docx 

 Wk 5 Primary Physical Activity… 


Wk 6 Primary Physical Activity

Week 7 - Sports Mark May.docx 
Week 8 Primary Challenge
Week 9 - Sports Mark May.docx

Daily Challenges JUNE WEEK 2

Daily Challenges JUNE WEEK 4…


Try this Triple Jump challenge!
CM Sport Challenges!

(Click download on the link to view.)



Other useful websites:               

Dance! With Darcy Bussel


gym running GIF by joeyahlbum


Recommended APPS & websites

Your child has a free account for this site; it  has many games, videos and exercises to work through.

Doodlemaths website or APP (see school newsletter for details).  We will add content to the APP as extras, and monitor pupil progress through this.

BBC Revisewise is a great website, featuring all subject areas



Check out the BBC 10 pieces Website for daily music lessons. (Click the link below.)


Check out this music PPT to learn about the musical dimensions!

Click here for Out of the Ark Songs

Click here for a range of activities from Hampshire Music Hub     (password: musicfun) 



STEM activities

Image result for rspb

Take part in this years RSPB challenge for families. Click below for more information

Image result for bird gif

Don't forget to check out BBC bitesize! They will be hosting lessons from Sir David Attenborough , Brian Cox and many others!


Gareth Metcalfe (Mrs Tigwell's maths hero) is completing daily maths videos - link here

Maths with Carol Vorderman 

Need a reminder on how to use the written methods for + - x ÷

Addition      Subtraction       Multiplication       Division - remainders, no remainders


English with David Walliams

SPAG definitions- a useful document explaining all the vocabulary we use in literacy.


Write a detailed instructions booklet about how to clean your teeth (use all the information you have learnt in science over the last half-term). Below are some resources to help.


Create a WW2 factfile. They can present their information however they please (poster, information page, fact sheet, power point etc.) on a sheet of paper or on the computer. The below link will help with facts. 


History with Dan Snow - (free for 30 days)

Image result for duckster gif



 Cook with Jamie Oliver -

Image result for muppet cooking gif


Below is a list of the year 4 Class Teacher's email addresses so you can send photos or any messages about your child's home learning to their class teacher. Please can you not use the emails more than once a week.

We all miss our classes very much and would love to see what they have been getting up to over the last couple of weeks.

Please remember messages should be directed parent to teacher.