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.
This week’s spellings focus on adding the prefix inter-. In addition to those words are a selection of Year 3/ 4 statutory spellings (Orange Words) to practise.
Remember to not only practise how to spell these words but make sure you know the meaning of each one and how it might be used in a sentence.
Day/date for completion: Monday 28th November 2022
Marking: Weekly spellings test
SUMDOG - We have now set up activities on SUMDOG. Please log on and complete the challenges that have been set. This week the children have two tasks to complete that focus on the eight times table and finding the area of rectilinear shapes by counting squares.
If you require your child's log in details please email the school office or call in to the classroom at the end of the day.
TIMES TABLES - Revise your 8 times table for a quiz next Wednesday. This quiz will be fast-paced. The children have 30 questions to answer in less than 5 minutes.
Day/date for completion: Wednesday 30th November 2022
Marking: Weekly times tables test