Year 4 Homework

It’s the half-term break…

Posted on Tuesday 28 May 2013 by Mr Roundtree

…so there’s no homework or spellings this week.  Enjoy the holiday, whatever you get up to.

17 May 2013

Posted on Friday 17 May 2013 by Mr Redfearn

The homework this week is talk time and also a little bit of creative and is due in on Wednesday 22 May.

I know that I’m special and others are special too.

The theme for this half-term’s learning on developing children’s social, emotional and behavioural skills is ‘Good to be me’. We are exploring how children can motivate themselves in their learning and across the school. This week, we have been finding out what is special about us and what is special about our classmates.

In your child’s homework book there is an activity to complete. This activity doesn’t necessarily need to be done with a parent. It can be done with any adult that your child has a close relationship with.

The activity doesn’t have to be stuck in the books. In fact, it might be something you wish to keep. However, it is important that your child comes prepared to speak about their homework.

10 May 2013

Posted on Friday 10 May 2013 by Mr Wilks

The homework this week is creative and is due in Wednesday 15 May.

To complete the five-a-day challenge.

This week, your child has been set a challenge. Are they able to eat five portions of fruit or vegetables for five days? We want your child to keep a log of all the fruit and vegetables they eat on each day from Saturday until Wednesday. Your child should make a note of the fruit and veg they eat, in anyway they want. Here are some ideas:

  • a daily diary of all the fruit and veg they’ve managed to consume
  • a video diary of each day of the week
  • a podcast detailing all the fruit and veg they’ve eaten
  • a picture story of all your different portions of fruit and veg
  • a chart or table which details what they’ve eaten

We’ll be sharing our successes next Wednesday and talking about how challenging it was to eat so healthily – or if it was just business as usual.

Finally, no cheating! Check the packaging to find out how much of a fruit or veg counts as a whole portion. One grape does not mean you’ve eaten one portion of fruit or veg, and lots of fruity snacks don’t have enough fruit in them to count as a portion.

Good luck!

03 May 2013

Posted on Friday 03 May 2013 by Mr Redfearn

The homework this week is Creative and is due in on Wednesday 08 May.

I can create a persuasive poster that encourages children to eat healthily.

This week sees the start of our Big Topic, ‘Food, glorious food!’ We’re also learning about writing persuasively in literacy. This is a great opportunity for you to put your persuasive writing skills to the test and use them to persuade children to eat healthily. Here are the R2s (remember to) for writing persuasively:

  • emotive language
  • connectives (usually adding or reason and result – ask your child, they’ll know what they are!)
  • exaggeration
  • rhetorical question
  • addressing the reader (using words like you)

26 April 2013

Posted on Thursday 25 April 2013 by Mr Wilks

The homework this week is talk time and is due in on Wednesday 01 May.

I can talk about a time when I have felt proud of myself or others.

This homework links in with our weekly SEAL statement and also the wider SEAL theme of ‘It’s good to be me’.

 

 

 

19 April 2013

Posted on Friday 19 April 2013 by Miss Hewson

Homework this week is creative. It’s the second of three homework tasks this school year when we invite children to respond to something from a cultural or spiritual perspective (we’ve timed these so they fall close to religious festivals, from Eid to Easter).

I can respond to a programme or film I’ve seen.

We’d like children to present their responses about a recent programme or film they’ve seen. We’re interested to hear your child’s opinions and any connections they might have made between the programme or film and their own life. This might include pictures, an interview (you could write a fictional script between an interviewer and a character), a letter (eg to or from a character) – anything which might include your child’s responses!

However, your child might prefer to do the following:

I can show what Passover or Easter means to me and my community.

Recently, some children will have celebrated the Christian festival of Easter or the Jewish festival of Passover. We invite children to respond to the sentence above – they might include a recount (like a diary entry), pictures, an interview (perhaps in a script), or any other creative response.

 

 

 

 

Super Science Day Talk Time

Posted on Wednesday 27 March 2013 by Mr Roundtree

We don’t normally set specific homework tasks in the holidays, but we encourage you to spend some time discussing the nine science activities your child will have taken part in, especially considering what they have learnt. The learning objectives were:

  • I know that dyes are made up of other colours
  • I know why objects float
  • I can create a gas with a solid and a liquid
  • I know that static electricity creates a charge
  • I know about irreversible changes
  • I know the effects of a chemical reaction
  • I know what exercise does to my body
  • I am aware of acids and alkalis
  • I know what happens when you mix water with oil

Check out the pictures from the day to help jog your child’s memory of each activity… Can they match the learning objective to the photo?

 

22 March 2013

Posted on Friday 22 March 2013 by Mr Redfearn

The homework this week is Talk Time and is due in Wednesday 27 March.

I can talk about ways to make amends if I have upset someone.

Unfortunately, there are times when we may have hurt someone’s feelings. We may have said or done something unkind. Next week, we’ll be looking at ways to make those situations better. For your homework, talk with an adult about ways to make amends if you’ve done something cruel or unkind.

Really good discussions will involve some reason and result connectives:

  • As a result,
  • This results in…
  • Consequently,
  • As a consequence,
  • Because of this,

22 March 2013

Posted on Thursday 21 March 2013 by Miss Hewson

Super Science  Day is postponed due to snow.  The homework below relates to this themed day.  We will have Super Science Day next Tuesday, 26 March.  The homework below will happen after the Easter holidays – it would be a good idea to have some talk time at home about Super Science after Tuesday’s themed day.

This week’s homework is both talk time and creative. It is due in on Wednesday 27 March 2013.

Today, everyone took part in a Super Science themed day in which they completed nine science activities. The learning objectives were:

  • I know that dyes are made up of other colours
  • I know why objects float
  • I can create a gas with a solid and a liquid
  • I know that static electricity creates a charge
  • I know about irreversible changes
  • I know the effects of a chemical reaction
  • I know what exercise does to my body
  • I am aware of acids and alkalis
  • I know what happens when you mix water with oil

In talk-time, we’d like the children to talk about what they have learnt and then, in creative homework, sum up their learning.  (Creative homework can be completed on the next page in the homework book so that a full page can be used.)

15 March 2013

Posted on Friday 15 March 2013 by Mr Wilks

This week’s homework is a talk time homework and is due in on Wednesday 20 March.

Is space exploration a waste of money?

This is a moral homework and we want the children to be able to discuss, as a class, their views on the subject.

When we discuss the homework next week, we will also be encouraging the children to use different types of connectives when they make their points. See the below table.  Most have commas afterwards – this is a helpful way to show any sort of ‘add-in’.  You could encourage your child to speak using a slight pause where the comma might be – this can make any speaking more powerful.

time

adding

(see also some time links)

problem

(or ‘opposing’)

reason +
result

explaining

Firstly,
/ First of all, / Secondly,Next,

After
that,

Finally,

Meanwhile,

Then,
/ Just then,

Suddenly,

Later,

 

Also,In
addition, / Additionally,

Furthermore,

Moreover,

As
well as this,

Besides,

Another
point is …

Not
only that,

To
make matters worse,

However*,In
spite of this,

On
the other hand,

Yet,

Nevertheless,

Contrary
to this,

In
contrast,

Despite
this,

Despite
followed by thing: Despite the fact that…,
Despite feeling tired,

As
a result,Consequently,

As
a consequence,

Therefore,

Due
to this,

Because
of this,

This
results in…

The
reason for this is…

For
example,In
other words,

That
is to say,

By
this, I mean…

The
explanation for this is…