Year 4 Homework

18 May 2018

Posted on Thursday 17 May 2018 by Mrs Taylor

Our whole school homework this week is creative and should be returned to class by Thursday 24 May.

I am aware of my route to school.

Next week is Walk to School week.  To promote this and to encourage families to leave the car at home and explore their local area on foot, we are looking to produce a new, fun and exciting map of the routes our children take to school.  This will be produced in association with Dom Jacques, a parent who is a keen supporter of active travel, and Living Streets.
We hope the end product will be an official map available on our website – a great resource to inspire more families to use active travel for their everyday journeys to school and for children to increase awareness of their surroundings.  Over time, new features can be added such as the new local park.
At this initial stage, we would like children to look out for/draw/photograph some of the following features from their route to school to contribute to this map.
  • Points of interest – houses, buildings, gardens, street furniture, historical landmarks, street names and local amenities such as your favourite shops, doctors and cafes.
  • Nature – what trees, flowers, animals or birds do you see?
  • Points of improvement – spot things that make the walk unpleasant.  This may include obstacles on the routes (pavements blocked with cars & bins), litter (where are the bins and whether littering is a problem) and difficult crossings (is there anywhere where it feels unsafe to cross?).
  • Potential new features – what would you like to see on your route?

Children are invited, but not required, to use the initial version of the map below and add details of any of the above features in a creative way.

11 May 2018

Posted on Friday 11 May 2018 by Mr Owen

This week’s homework is Practice Makes Perfect and is due in on Thursday 17th May:

I can use homophones correctly.

Children have been given a sheet of sentences to complete by filling in the correct homophone. We’re still making mistakes with this in writing and we really need to get them sorted!

27 April 2018

Posted on Friday 27 April 2018 by Mrs Freeman

This week’s homework is Creative and is due in on Thursday 10th May.

I can show what I know about 2D shapes.

In class, the children have studied lots of 2D shapes and their properties. We have also learnt about symmetry and rotation. There are so many ways in which the children can show us how much they have learnt in a creative way.

Below are a few ideas. Have fun!

Learning about Shapes: 2D and 3D Shapes Learning Activities

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23 March 2018

Posted on Sunday 25 March 2018 by Mr Owen

This week’s homework iscreative and is due in on Thursday 29 March:

I can show what I know and want to know about electricity.

We’re going to be learning all about electricity in a mini-topic after the Easter holidays, so this homework is a chance for children to influence what we plan to cover! We’d love to see what children know already too.

Some ideas:

  • facts that children know
  • examples of electrical things around the home and outside
  • build something electrical (under supervision to make sure they’re safe!)
  • questions about how things work
  • questions about electricity

We’re revising all our times tables this week.

16 March 2018

Posted on Friday 16 March 2018 by Mrs Freeman

This week, our homework is Talk Time: What is beauty?

Children should discuss this question with someone at home.

In class this week, we’ve had a lesson about body image. We discussed that:

  • beauty has different meanings
  • there are different ways the media changes beauty

Talk about how beauty is in the ‘eye of the beholder’ and that what is beautiful to one person may be very different for another. Can your child explain what ‘media’ is and why physical appearance is altered for advertising purposes? Are children aware of the negative consequences that photo shopping or air brushing may have on young people?

We’ll discuss this as a class as part of our homework review.

09 March 2017

Posted on Friday 09 March 2018 by Mr Owen

This week, our homework is Practice Makes Perfect:

I can find fractions of amounts.

Children have been given a sheet of questions to answer using the understanding of fractions that they’ve gained this week in maths lessons.

02 March 2018

Posted on Friday 02 March 2018 by Mr Owen

This week, the whole school has the same creative homework which is due in on Thursday 08 March:

I can show what I love about reading.

We wanted this homework to link to World Book Day, which unfortunately didn’t go quite as planned because of the snow yesterday. We still think it’s important as we still love reading!

Children should express their love of reading in imaginative ways. It doesn’t just have to be story books – we want children to enjoy a range of reading from newspapers and poetry to fact books and graphic novels. Some ideas include:

  • an interview with your favourite author
  • a character biography or fact file
  • tables and graphs to show the results of a reading survey that you’ve done of friends and family
  • book cover art, including a blurb
  • a book review or recommendation
  • write a page of a sequel to your favourite book
  • amazing facts that you’ve learnt while reading
  • a drawing with labels of an incredible setting in your favourite text
  • a labelled photo of you dressing up as your favourite villain from something you’ve read

We look forward to seeing what children come up with!

23 February 2018

Posted on Friday 23 February 2018 by Mr Owen

This week’s homework is Talk Time and is due in on Thursday 01 March:

Discuss this moral issue:
Are zoos or circuses with animals cruel?

We have discussed that ‘morals’ are ideas to do with what’s right and what’s wrong, good and bad. Children should make notes in their books about the discussions they have at home and will debate the issue in class.

Some people will have different opinions on this topic, so we will make sure that children know how to disagree politely with others, how to build on other people’s points of view and how to reference other arguments when making your own view known.

02 February 2018

Posted on Friday 02 February 2018 by Mr Owen

This week’s homework is Talk Time and is due in on Thursday 08 February:

Which animal is best? Be ready to defend your choice!

Children are learning lots about animals in class: predators, prey, habitats, classification…LOADS! Now we’d like them to come to class ready to explain lots about their chosen creature and explain why it’s their favourite.

Top tips for this homework:

  • Discuss with several different people to hear their opinions
  • Have lots of reasons, not just one.
  • Think about why people might not be a fan, and be ready to convince them they’re wrong.
  • Use the correct vocabulary.

26 January 2018

Posted on Friday 26 January 2018 by Mr Owen

This week’s homework is Creative and is due in on Thursday 01 February.

I can show what I’ve learnt about habitats or food chains.

Children have been learning about food chains and habitats as part of their Life Forces topic.  We had a fantastic visitor in to help us understand habitats more as well.

Some simple ideas that won’t take longer than 45 minutes to an hour:

  • Write, draw and label some food chains (remember producers, primary consumers, secondary consumers, tertiary consumers, predators and prey!)
  • Write draw and label a food web (more complex, but still using the same vocab)
  • Draw a habitat and the creatures living within it
  • Create acrostic poems to show what animals live in which habitats