Year 4 Homework

It’s the Easter holidays…

Posted on Friday 01 April 2011 by Mr Roundtree

…so there is no homework, in line with our Homework Policy.

Don’t forget about all the learning your child can do at home:

  • Easter-themed Maths with mini-eggs (think about estimating, counting, sorting, adding, subtracting, sharing…)
  • nature walks – look out for lambs and other signs of Spring
  • swimming practice – the holidays are a perfect time to spend an afternoon at the local swimming baths!
  • reading – take your child and a friend to the library or to a charity shop to find a gripping read
  • lots of Talk Time discussions – by now, you’ll be familiar with Talk Time homework, so why not make up a few topics of your own?
  • don’t forget to practise times tables, number bonds and handwriting

We’ve got information and top tips to help you support your child in our Learn More section.

25 March 2011

Posted on Thursday 24 March 2011 by Miss Hewson

This week’s homework is practice makes perfect. It involves writing a report which links to our literacy unit. It’s due in on Wednesday 30 March.

Think of your favourite animal and write a report (in your own words) about it. Remember you need to write in present tense, use lots of adjectives for description and include facts.

You could use the headings:

  • Appearance
  • Habitat
  • Diet

18 March 2011

Posted on Thursday 17 March 2011 by Miss Hewson

This week’s homework is creative. It is due in on Wednesday 23 March 2011.

I know about angles.

Key vocabulary degrees, 1/4 turn, 1/2 turn, whole turn, right angle, acute, obtuse and reflex.

The children could:

  • Produce a poster
  • Take photographs of angles
  • Create a game
  • Draw and measure angles
  • Order angles from smallest to largest
  • Or anything else creative!

11 March 2011

Posted on Thursday 10 March 2011 by Miss Hewson

This week’s homework is talk time. It will be due in on Wednesday 16 March.

I think spending billions of pounds on space exploration is a waste of money. Do you agree?

Children can choose to agree or disagree with the statement – as long as they have reasons to back up their opinion.

Try to encourage the children to use words like:

  • However…
  • Although…
  • On the other hand…
  • I understand your point, but I think that…
  • Conversely…
  • Another reason is…

04 March 2011

Posted on Thursday 03 March 2011 by Miss Hewson

This week’s homework is creative. It’s due in on Wednesday 09 March.

I can write dialogue.

Remember the steps:

“speech marks to open…

capital letter

spoken words

punctuation mark

…speech marks to close”

reporting clause

action/ender

full stop


eg  “I’m lost in the labyrinth!” cried Sarah, darting her eyes back and forth.

It’s half term…

Posted on Thursday 17 February 2011 by Mr Roundtree

It’s half-term holidays next week, so there are no homework tasks or spellings next week.

Of course, regular practice and learning can still happen: reading each day, swimming, tables practice, trips to the library, walks around Roundhay Park… All will help your child have a happy and healthy holiday!

11 February 2011

Posted on Thursday 10 February 2011 by Miss Hewson

This week’s homework is talk time. It’s due in on Wednesday 16 February.

I know about stories set in imaginary worlds.

The children can think about stories in books or in films that feature imaginary worlds (eg. Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland).

What do they have in common? What are the characters like? How do they get to the other world? What is the setting like?

This will help the children when we start our story unit next week!

Friday 04 February

Posted on Thursday 03 February 2011 by Miss Hewson

This week’s homework is creative. It is due in on Wednesday 09 February.

I know properties of 2D and 3D shapes.

You could:

Find examples of 2D and / or 3D shapes around your house.

Produce a table of shapes and their properties.

Produce a spider diagram of shapes and their properties.

(2D shapes may have sides, vertices, angles and lines of symmetry.)

(3D shapes may have faces, edges and vertices.)

28 January 2011

Posted on Friday 28 January 2011 by Mrs Taylor

This week’s homework is talk time and is linked to the Change4Life Great Swapathon.

I can make a healthy swap.

If you bring a packed lunch to school you could use the Packed Lunch Guidance document to find a suitable swap.

Use your swapathon resources and / or the swapathon website for more personalised swaps.

Be prepared to share your swap with your class.

21 January 2011

Posted on Thursday 20 January 2011 by Miss Hewson

This week’s homework is creative. It’s due in on Wednesday 26 January 2011.

I can multiply numbers.

Remember the steps for the grid method:

Partition

Multiply

Add

45 X 3

X

40

5

3

120

15

120

+  15

135

Remember to challenge yourself with your numbers!