Year 4 Homework and Home Learning
Children will be given their homework every Monday.
Homework will normally consist of:
• Children must read AT LEAST 4 times during the week, but should ‘strive for 5’, or read every single night.
Children are encouraged to write a comment in their Learning Logs to show their opinions on their reading, or to ‘magpie’ good vocabulary and even to note down words that they didn’t understand, so we can discuss them in class. Children are awarded a green bubble for completing their reading each day and an extra green bubble for responding to that reading with an appropriate comment.
• Each week children are set a Reading Question.
This encourages them to think more deeply about their reading and they should write their response in their Learning Logs.
Children who have read at least 4 times during the week AND answered their reading question, will be awarded 3 green bubbles and be named on the class Reading Certificate which is posted on Class Story on Class DoJo.
• Children will be set a list of between 10 and 12 words to learn each week. These will be tested in class a week after the spellings have been set.
The words for our spelling tests are usually taken from the Year 3 and 4 Statutory Spelling List.
Children who make improvements or score full marks in their spelling test will be awarded green bubbles.
• Children will be encouraged to use Times Tables Rockstars to practise their tables at home.
Tables are also monitored three times a week using Times Tables Rockstars sheets. These sheets test student’s mental multiplication knowledge. Each sheet has 60 questions and there is a set time limit of 3 minutes to complete each sheet.
It is VITAL that the children know the times tables, up to 12 x 12, by the end of Year 4 as they will be completing a statutory Times Tables Check in the Summer Term
In the event of that a child is ill, or required to self-isolate this academic year, we are happy to provide learning materials and work for your child to complete at home. This work will either be sent through ClassDojo, or available for you to access through the Showbie app.