Learning at home can siginficantly improve the abilities of a child. Here are some suggestions for helping your child learn whilst they are at home.


Try to read for twenty minutes each day and choose a wide range of genres including non-fiction and classic texts. You might like to read one of these:

  • One Giant Leap by Don Brown
  • Man on the Moon by Simon Bartram
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  • Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
  • George's Secret Key to the Universe by Lucy and Stephen Hawking


Use this list of all spelling words to help you practise.

Please look in your yellow books for your personal spellings, as well as spellings you need to practise from the Year 3 and 4 spelling lists. Spelling is an important part of mastering writing throughout the new curriculum.

Try to use some of the games and activities from class (e.g. rainbow writing, hangman, chanting letters, clapping out syllables) to help you practise at home.

Mental Maths

Having a range of strategies for mental calculations helps you to solve maths problems much more quickly and accurately and is an important part of becoming a confident mathematician. Please practise the strategies we have been looking at in class at home to help the speed of your recall.

Times tables

Please make sure you can recall all the times table up to 12 x 12, and can then go on to use this information to apply to a variety of multiplication and division questions. Being confident with your times tables will make a huge difference to your ability to solve all sort of different mathematical problems. Use our Times Tables practice page and Number Bond Generator to help you do this.