“Practice isn’t the thing you do once you’re good. It’s the thing you do that makes you good” Malcolm Gladwell
In year 4, homework activities are a vital part of our home/school partnership and all children are expected to take part in a variety of homework tasks to enhance and support learning work in class.
Our homework is designed to:
If there are specific ongoing issues with any aspect of your child’s homework, please contact the school office to arrange a telephone appointment.
Reading is fundamental. In fact, it is one of the most important ingredients to becoming all that you can be. Reading develops your brain, provides a window into the world around you and gives you a greater chance to succeed. It is paramount that you support your child by hearing them at least four times a week. Thank you!
Our book changing days are every Tuesday and Friday.
Spelling and spelling accuracy is a fundamental element of being a successful writer. To be able to spell words quickly and with fluency will support children to be the best that they can be. We follow a specific spelling scheme called Read Write Inc. to support our delivery of the English curriculum. Spelling homework will be set weekly. The spellings set follow the spelling patterns covered in class learning and include common exception words in KS1 and tricky words in KS2. The spelling test will take place on Monday.
It is important that you support your child to learn, practice and remember these spellings. Thank you!
As you may be aware there have been recent changes to the National Curriculum. One of the major changes is that children should be able to recall multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12x12, by the end of year 4.
Being able to quickly recall number facts (including times tables) is crucial for most Maths concepts and children who don’t know their multiplication facts will fall behind in Maths. Children should learn their times tables in order, out of order and learn the division facts for that times table.
Children will use SumDog to practise their times tables. This is a fun and interactive online programme which the pupils can securely log into in school and at home and practise rapid recall of their multiplication facts.
A weekly times tables test will take place on a Wednesday. At first, this will focus on a particular times table before moving on to a mixture of times tables up to 12x12.