Year 4 Homework

11 November 2011

Posted on Friday 11 November 2011 by Mr Redfearn

The homework this week is Practice Makes Perfect and is due in Wednesday 16 November.

I know my x6, x7, x8 and x9 tables.

So…we’ve finally got there. We’ve completed all the tables (including x9 this week) and now it’s time to put your child’s speed and accuracy to the test.

Your child should have a times table quiz sheet stuck into their homework book entitled “Learn the 6, 7, 8 and 9 Times Tables”.

Practise your 9s for a bit before you give this a go. Your child should aim to be able to complete this work sheet in 1 minute and 30 seconds. If they don’t, keep practising until they do because, as we all know, Practice Makes Perfect!

04 November 2011

Posted on Friday 04 November 2011 by Mr Redfearn

The homework this week is Talk Time and is due in Wednesday 09 October.

Do adverts on TV influence people? Discuss both sides of the argument.

We have researched lots of different types of adverts this week and will be looking at more next week. Discuss at home with your family how adverts affect (if at all) people you know.

  • Do they have an effect on you? How do you know?
  • Does anyone else think differently to you? Why?

Starting points for discussion if you need them:

  • If adverts do influence people, should they be allowed?
  • If adverts don’t influence people, why are they always on TV?

It’s the holiday…

Posted on Sunday 23 October 2011 by Mr Roundtree

…so there are no homework or spellings.

However, there are lots of ways you can support you child’s learning, first and foremost by visiting our Help Your Child section.

There are lots of things to do in or near Leeds, from geo-caching on Monday to a spooky Halloween walk on Sunday.  Here are a few other ideas to fill the October half-term holiday with activities…

  • take your child for an autumnal walk in Roundhay Park to collect chestnuts for a game of conkers or autumn leaves for an autumn collage;
  • on a cold, autumn day, stay indoors and spend time baking (What unit of measurement will we use to weigh? If we want to make twice as much, how much will we need? When will the food be ready?);
  • take a trip to Leeds Art Gallery – the Damien Hirst exhibition should prove a great opportunity for lots of discussion, description and possibly disagreement!
  • and, as always, enjoy some relaxing reading (why not read some Tintin stories from a local library in preparation for the forthcoming film?)

School re-opens on Tuesday 01 November 2011 (following a training day on Monday 31 October 2011).

14 October 2011

Posted on Friday 14 October 2011 by Mr Wilks

The homwork this week is creative and is due in on Wednesday 19 October.

I can find 2D shapes all around me.

Ideas could be:

  • trace a picture and colour in the shapes you recognise
  • take some photos of buildings or objects and identify the shapes
  • draw a picture using only shapes you know and label them
  • identify some right angles in shapes you find

I look forward to seeing your creations on Wednesday!



07 October 2011

Posted on Friday 07 October 2011 by Mr Redfearn

The homework this week is creative and is due in Wednesday 12 October.

I can design my ideal house.

It is completely up to your child what house they want to design. Here are some ideas:

  • an underwater house that requires special oxygenated zones
  • a house on a mountain that needs specialist infrastructure to keep it stable
  • a mobile house
  • a house from the future


30 September 2011

Posted on Friday 30 September 2011 by Mr Redfearn

The homework this week is Creative and is due in Wednesday 05 October

I can design a poster about water safety.

It is completely up to your child what sort of poster they decide to do, as long as it’s related to water safety. Here are some ideas:

  • a poster encouraging children to stay safe in the water
  • a poster making people aware of potential water hazards
  • a poster about being safe at the beach
  • a poster about being safe near a reservoir or lake

23 September 2011

Posted on Thursday 22 September 2011 by Mr Redfearn

This week’s homework is Practice Makes Perfect and is due in on Wednesday 28 September.

See if your child can give you an example of the following connectives:

  • time connectives (Later on,…)
  • adding connectives (Also,…)
  • reason and result connectives (As a result,…)
  • problem connectives (However,…).

We’ve been looking at these different connectives all week and now I want to see if the children can spot them. Their aim is to search through all magazines, newspapers etc. and find as many different connectives they can and then paste them into their homework book.

Feel free to be as imaginative as you can with your sources of connectives; the above examples are only suggestions. Happy snipping!

16 September 2011

Posted on Thursday 15 September 2011 by Mr Redfearn

This week’s homework is talk time and linked to your mini-topic – Electricity! We want to know how much you use it at home. Inside your homework book you will find a sheet (fittingly titled “Electricity”) where you are going to log which appliances you use over the weekend that requires electricity. In addition, you are going to log how much you use. We will discuss your findings in next week’s lessons.

It’s the summer…

Posted on Friday 15 July 2011 by Mr Roundtree

…so there are no homework activities or spellings to learn.

Don’t forget learning can still happen in the holidays:

  • take your children to the park and talk about what they can see, hear and smell;
  • take a trip using a bus or train, and take time to look at the timetable (Why is it in the 24 hour clock? How long will the journey last? When will we arrive?)
  • enjoy visits to the local library;
  • spend time baking (What unit of measurement will we use to weigh? If we want to make twice as much, how much will we need? When will the food be ready?);
  • encourage your child to write some postcards to friends and family;
  • take a trip to a museum or art gallery.

Research shows that the long summer holidays can mean some children’s learning regresses and they might struggle in the autumn term to keep up.  Frequent talk-times, reading, counting and tables practice are so important!

08 July 2011

Posted on Thursday 07 July 2011 by Mrs Weekes

This week’s homework is Creative Homework.   Please hand in on Wednesday 13 July.

I can show my learning journey.

This is the final homework of this academic year.  It’s an opportunity for your child to reflect on their learning over the year.   Their reflections could include:

  • what they have learned
  • when they learn best
  • how they learn something new
  • how they know they have learned something new
  • how they approach learning something

We look forward to sharing these learning journeys with the children.

Thank you for all your support with homework over the past year.

Don’t forget learning can still happen in the holidays:

  • take your children to the park and talk about what they can see, hear and smell;
  • take a trip using a bus or train, and take time to look at the timetable (Why is it in the 24 hour clock? How long will the journey last? When will we arrive?)
  • enjoy visits to the local library;
  • spend time baking (What unit of measurement will we use to weigh? If we want to make twice as much, how much will we need? When will the food be ready?);
  • encourage your child to write some postcards to friends and family;
  • take a trip to a museum or art gallery.

Research shows that the long summer holidays can mean some children’s learning regresses and they might struggle in the autumn term to keep up.  Frequent talk-times, reading, counting and tables practice are so important!