Year 4

Welcome to our Year 4 Page! 

 

This page will be updated throughout the Year with photos, letters and various other information relating to our classes!

We have two classes this year:

4D and 4ON

Year 4 Booklet Page 1

Year 4 Booklet Page 2

Homework Expectations

Reading

  • Aim to read for about 15 minutes, 3 times every week.
  • Try to spend some time reading aloud to an adult (which will help improve speed, fluency and confidence).
  • Spend some of your reading time talking about what you are reading. Answer questions about the book.
  • You need to bring your book to school every day so that you have it to read in school and take it home every night so that you can read at home.

Spelling

  • Try to practise spellings 3 times weekly. Use the sheet you are given on Fridays to do this so each time you practise you are reading the words, spelling them and writing one of the words in a sentence. Remember to write in smart, joined handwriting. You may need to find out the meaning of some of the words: use a dictionary, google it or talk to an adult.
  • It helps to ask an adult/ older sibling/ friend to test you.
  • Try to practise weekly spellings and statutory words on Spelling Shed.
  • There will be a spelling test every Friday. Please bring your completed sheet to school for that lesson.
  • You also need to learn the statutory spelling list for Y3 and 4 and Y5 and 6. It is a good idea to practise some of these with your weekly spellings. You could highlight them on the sheet when you know them.

Times Tables

  • Aim to practise times tables 3 times a week.
  • Make sure you can chant/ write them in order (look for patterns) and recite facts in random order.
  • Extend your understanding by learning the inverse (related division facts) e.g. if 4 x 6 = 24, then 24 ÷ 6 = 4; using the terms ‘multiple’ and ‘factor’, e.g. 24 is a multiple of 6; 6 is a factor of 24; learning square numbers. Can you solve a word problem using these facts?
  • Practise multiplication facts on Times Table Rock Stars.

Try working in different ways, e.g. in a quiet place, sat writing at a table, on your own, with someone else, talking on the way to school, playing a game, using an electronic device (Spelling Shed, Times Tables Rock Stars, Hit the Button, etc)

What is my homework log book for?

  • This book is to make a log (a record) of the work you have done at home. It is not to do homework in. The only homework we expect to see handed in is the sheet with your spellings on. It is up to you how you do the rest of your homework. We won’t be taking anything in to mark but we love to see or hear about what you are doing to help yourself at home. On Fridays, we will be checking this book to make sure you have been reading and practising tables and spellings.
  • There may be things in addition to reading, spelling and times tables that you realise you need to practice. When you notice this, you can make a note in this book and spend some of your time practising these things.
  • Each week, a page in your book might look like this:

Reading

15.09.19, 16.09.19, 18.09.19

Spelling

16.09.19, 17.09.19, 18.09.19

Tables

15.09.19, 17.09.19, 18.09.19

Things I need to practise

capital letters and full stops, joined handwriting

Other (optional)

topic research 16.09.19, writing sentences (in joined handwriting with capital letters and full stops) 18.09.19

 

Signed:              _______________________(parent)

_______________________(teacher/TA)

  • This book can also be used for communication between teachers and parents. If there are any particular achievements, difficulties or issues about learning or behaviour, adults may write a note in here.
  • Like your reading book, you should bring this book to school every day and take it home every night.