Year 4 - Home Learning Spring Term


Research a famous mountaineer or explorer. What can find out about them? Create a fact file or write a biography about this person.

What can you find out about mountains and rivers? Make an information booklet to teach someone about them. You could features or even famous mountains and rivers around the world! 


Conduct your own water cycle experiment in a bowl! Follow the instructions on this website: 


Practice multiplying and dividing numbers by 10 and 100. As you multiply and divide, look for and see if you can spot what happens to the decimal point and place value of each digit.

Think about…  

What do you have to do to make tenths?

What do you have to do to make hundredths?

Find and make a list or fractions around your home. Remember fractions need to be an equal part of a whole – do you have a window that represents ½ or floor tiles that show a fraction. Go on a fraction hunt!


Where did the Pilgrims go? Why did they go there? Find out all about the Mayflower voyage and what happened when the Pilgrims set off for the new land. You could write a story, draw pictures, or create a play about this important piece in American history.What else can you find out about the history of the United States of America?


Water and rivers are used in artwork by many artists. Google some images and see if you can recreate different effects of water. You could think about still water, flowing water or even splashes! How do artists make the water look realistic? What techniques do you think they use?

If you prefer mountains – look at the art work of Nicholas Roerich and see if you can use his style to create your own mountain art. 


Choose a state from the USA to research. You could find out about:

  • - Geographical features (mountains, lakes, rivers etc)
  • - Major cities
  • - Landmarks / tourist attractions / things you could do in that state
  • - Population
  • - Land area of the state
  • - When did it join the USA? (Hawaii and Alaska joined quite late!)
  • - What does the state flag look like?
  • - Is there a state animal/bird? (North Carolina has a cardinal!)
  • - What sports teams are supported in the state?


We are sure you can think of many more things to find out. As an extra challenge you could compare this state to another state, or even compare this state to somewhere you know well in the UK.