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At Home

*Key points for learning at home are in this shade of blue


Please try to read every night at home and record it in your child’s reading record.  We recommend reading for as many minutes as your child's age, plus four minutes.  Don't overdo it and be sure to congratulate yourselves each time!


Short regular reading sessions really make a difference to the progress your child makes.

Teaching Methods

If you're keen to lend a helping hand at home but concerned about teaching your child differently from the school, we hear you.  Our Curriculum section, located within the School's Policies page, offers detailed insights into the teaching methods we employ across various subjects.  From long addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division to English grammar and beyond, you'll find comprehensive guides to ensure consistency and support your child's learning journey.  Feel free to explore and access this valuable resource, providing you with the confidence to assist your child's education at home.


In Year 4, we explore a range of subjects, all listed below.  For some subjects, we provide additional content to give you a deeper understanding of our activities and learning experiences.




Class Worship



Autumn 1 - We are software developers

In this unit, you will start by playing and analysing educational computer games, identifying those features that make a game successful.  You will  then plan and design a game, with a clear target audience in mind.  You will create a working prototype, and then develop it further to add functionality and improve the user interface.  Finally, you will test their game and make any necessary changes.

  • Scratch
    An online version of the main programming tool we use for coding

Please don't access the links below before they have been covered in class.


Autumn 2 - We are toy designers

In this unit, you will work together to design a simple toy that incorporates sensors and outputs and then create an on-screen prototype of your toy in Scratch. Finally, you will  pitch your toy idea to a Dragons’ Den-style panel.

  • Scratch
    The coding tool that is going to be used to program your toy simulation


Spring 1 - We are musicians

  • Snap!
    An alternative coding tool that works on iPads


Spring 2 - We are HTML editors

In this unit you will learn about the history of the web, before studying HTML (hypertext mark-up
language), the language in which web pages are written.  You will learn to edit and write HTML, and then use this knowledge to create a web page.


Lesson 1 Learning about the web


Lesson 2 - Editing HTML in web pages


Lesson 3 - First Steps with HTML

  • O2 Learn materials
    The coding tutorial that will help you learn to code - currently needs to be logged into


Lesson 4 - An HTML project


Lesson 6 - Developing and Refining
























Other Resources

When following links online, parents should monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online.


Collins Big Cat Books

St Veronica's recently purchased more than 300 new phonic based reading books to supplement our existing home readers. To find out more, click here.


Other Links