Year 4 Homework

23 November 2018

Posted on Saturday 24 November 2018 by Mr Catherall

Homework for the whole school this week is Talk Time: Which charity should our school support?

Next week,  a charity will be decided for Moortown Primary to support in the year ahead – for example, when we have a performance, we’ll collect money for this particular charity. What charity does your child think we should support?

You could talk about:

  • what a charity is
  • why charities are important
  • what sort of work they do
  • charities that have meaning to your family, to school or the community
  • national and international charities and their work
Children should be ready to discuss, and justify, their choice as part of our homework review next week.

16 November 2018

Posted on Friday 16 November 2018 by Mr Catherall

This week, the whole school has the same Creative homework which children should be ready to discuss as part of our homework review on Thursday 22 November.

I know how to STOP bullying.

This homework is a response to our learning this week during anti-bullying week. Throughout the week, each class has had the chance to talk about what bullying is, what the different types of bullying are and how can we STOP it:

  • Start
  • Telling
  • Other
  • People

As part of your discussion you may find our school definition of bullying useful, as agreed by our School Councillors:

Bullying is when you hurt someone, physically or emotionally, several times on purpose.

As the homework is Creative, you can do anything you want to respond to the statement. Here are a few ideas to help you:

  • Create a cartoon strip of a bullying scenario and how it is solved.
  • Create an acrostic poem using the word bullying.
  • Write your own ‘kindness statements’ for your class.
  • Create a scenarios quiz for your class to decide what they would do.

16 November 2018

Posted on Thursday 15 November 2018 by Mr Owen

This week, the whole school has the same Creative homework which children should be ready to discuss as part of our homework review on Thursday 22 November.

I know how to STOP bullying.

This homework is a response to our learning this week during anti-bullying week. Throughout the week, each class has had the chance to talk about what bullying is, what the different types of bullying are and how can we STOP it:

 

  • Start
  • Telling
  • Other
  • People

As part of your discussion you may find our school definition of bullying useful, as agreed by our School Councillors:

Bullying is when you hurt someone, physically or emotionally, several times opurpose.

As the homework is Creative, you can do anything you want to respond to the statement. Here are a few ideas to help you:

  • Create a cartoon strip of a bullying scenario and how it is solved.
  • Create an acrostic poem using the word bullying.
  • Write your own ‘kindness statements’ for your class.
  • Create a scenarios quiz for your class to decide what they would do.

09 November 2018

Posted on Friday 09 November 2018 by Miss Clifford

This week’s homework is Talk Time and is due Thursday 15 November:

Is it ever OK to break a promise?

This homework encourages your child to discuss the morals around breaking a promise. As a class we discussed different situations and if we thought if was right or wrong to break a promise. For example, if somebody was being unkind to our friend would we break a promise to help the friend in need? Be sure to include these types of problems in your conversation.

Make sure to jot down some notes from your conversation in your homework book ready for our class debate.

19 October 2018

Posted on Friday 19 October 2018 by Mr Catherall

This week, the whole school has the same Talk Time homework. In preparation for the upcoming School Council elections, children should complete one of the following tasks:

  • I can prepare a speech (School Council elections).
  • I know the importance of voting.

It’s time for children to consider if they would like to stand for election for our new School Council.  With two representatives from each class, chosen democratically by their peers, all children are encouraged to take an active part in pupil voice.

Elections for our new school council will take place on Thursday 25 October with our polling station and ballot boxes at the ready.  Candidates will have the opportunity to give their election speech to their class on Wednesday 24 October or Thursday 25 October.

What makes a good school councillor has been considered by our current school council.

  • ‘use all the 8 Rs for learning’
  • ‘be respectful’
  • ‘help others’
  • ‘be a good speaker and listener (to members of your class and in the meetings)’
  • ‘tell the truth’
  • ‘be confident with your ideas’
  • ‘accept the views of others even if you don’t agree’
  • ‘be friendly and approachable’
  • ‘make good choices in class and around school’

Hints for your speech include:

  • What skills and abilities would a good school councillor have?
  • What are you particularly good at that would help you to be a great school councillor?
  • What do you think would make the school better?
  • What could you do that people would really like?
  • Think of things that are realistic, maybe that you could do yourself, rather than having to ask other people to do

Thank you to our current school councillors for all their ideas and contributions.  We hope you have enjoyed this role and responsibility.  You’re welcome to stand again for election.

Good luck to all children who decide to stand in the elections.

If you choose not to stand in the election, you should consider the importance of voting.

12 October 2018

Posted on Friday 12 October 2018 by Mr Owen

This week’s homework is Talk Time and is due in on Thursday 18 October:

I can learn five or more new words to use in my writing.

We’ve asked children to learn between five and ten new words well, so that they understand them and can use them in sentences.  Children should write at least one sentence in their book for each new words in.

When picking new words, it’s useful to choose ones which children are likely to use and already have the concept of, rather than complicated words that they are very unlikely to need.

A good example: looted means stolen – children will easily be able to swap these words.

A bad example: chloroplast means plant cells which contains chlorophyll and in which photosynthesis takes place – this word won’t be useful until high school, and then only in biology.

Here are some ideas when you are discussing the words:

  • What does it mean? (avoid using other complicated words – sometimes a dictionary doesn’t have an easily understood definition)
  • What words mean something similar? (synonyms)
  • How are these words different?
  • Give several examples of how to use the word in sentences.
  • Can the word change? How? (eg interject / interjecting / interjected / interjects / etc)

05 October 2018

Posted on Friday 05 October 2018 by Mr Owen

This week’s homework is Creative and is due in on Thursday 11 October:

I can show what I’ve learnt about the 8Rs.

If you’ve forgotten what they are, we’ve talked about them in class:

  • being resilience
  • take responsibility
  • being responsive
  • being ready
  • taking safe risks
  • remembering
  • being resourceful
  • reflecting

We’ve been concentrating on these important aspects of learning for weeks now and our class should know plenty about them. Now’s the time to show us! In class we’ve discussed all of them and how we can show each in class.

Children have shared ideas for this homework:

  • drawings of animals which represent each of the 8Rs
  • descriptions of how you can do them in class
  • photos of children showing each R in action
  • a comic strip of a story showing these in action
  • a poster

28 September 2018

Posted on Friday 28 September 2018 by Mr Catherall

This week the whole school has the same Talk Time homework which should be completed by Thursday 04 October.

If I could travel in time, who would I take with me and why?

This homework, which links to our current big topic (Time Travel), is a chance for children to think about who is important to them and why. There are many factors which may influence your child’s decision:

  • What makes a good travel companion?
  • Are there any skills that would help during time travel?
  • Who do they enjoy spending time with and why?
  • Do they choose someone they know or someone they know of?

Children should discuss this with someone at home and be ready to discuss their viewpoint as part of our weekly homework review next week.

21 September 2018

Posted on Friday 21 September 2018 by Mr Owen

This week’s homework is Talk Time and is due in on Thursday 27 September:

I can say what I found out about transport during our school trip.

We had a great time in Hull at the Transport Museum – now we need to reflect and share on what we learnt! Children will talk about their learning in a whole-class discussion next week, which is the start of our Time Travel topic.

14 September 2018

Posted on Friday 14 September 2018 by Mr Catherall

This week the whole school has the same Practice Makes Perfect homework which should be completed by Thursday 20 September.

I know some Where in the World facts.                                                                       

This homework, which links to our current mini-topic (Where in the World), is a chance for children to show off their geographical knowledge. Children should learn and remember (one of our 8Rs for learning) some facts about the world that they find interesting. There are many things children could learn about:

  • the seven continents
  • capital cities
  • names of the oceans
  • the countries of the UK, Europe or the world
  • the population of some countries
  • interesting facts about a place they find interesting or have been
  • how to say a common word or phrase in several languages (for example, hello!)
  • and, of course, there are many more facts children could find out and learn

This homework should be evidenced in homework books with children ready (another of our 8Rs for learning) to show off their new-found geographical knowledge as part of our weekly homework review next week.