Year 4 Homework

07 October 2011

Posted on Friday 07 October 2011 by

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

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

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

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!

01 July 2011

Posted on Thursday 30 June 2011 by

This week’s homework is creative. It’s due in on Wednesday 6 July 2011.

I can calculate time intervals.

A time interval is the time between something starting and finishing. For example:

  • A bus journey
  • A TV programme
  • A train journey
  • A lesson
  • A cake baking in the oven

You can use number lines to calculate time intervals.


24 June 2011

Posted on Thursday 23 June 2011 by

This week’s homework is Practice Makes Perfect. The children will be answering questions about graphs. It’s due in on Wednesday 29 June 2011.

17 June 2011

Posted on Friday 17 June 2011 by Mrs Taylor

This week’s homework is Talk Time (with some recording) and is due in by Wednesday 22 June.

I can discuss health issues at my school.

I have worked with members of our Health Group (made up of our School Councillors) to create the homework for this week – a health questionnaire.

As part of the next level of our Healthy Schools status we are working on a number of targets relating to obesity and emotional health.

Your views and responses to the health questionnaire will help us to be an even happier and healthier school.

Please discuss the issues raised in the questionnaire at home and record your views on the questionnaire provided.  Return your completed forms to your class teacher.

We look forward to hearing your ideas and thoughts.

10 June 2011

Posted on Thursday 09 June 2011 by

This week’s homework is creative. It is due in on Wednesday 15 June 2011.

I can use interesting adverbs.

Remember adverbs usually end in ‘ly’.

The children could:

  • Show their understanding of these words in sentences.
  • Create a game.
  • Create a wordsearch.