Year 4 Homework

20 May 2011

Posted on Thursday 19 May 2011 by Mrs Weekes

This week’s homework is “Creative Homework”.  To introduce next week’s themed week, we’d like the children to think about the community that they belong to.

I know what a community is.

This could be shown in many different ways:

  • a poster
  • photos
  • a mind map
  • children showing different communities they belong to
  • a map showing different communities

All the children in school are thinking about this so it will be a great opportunity to discuss it as a family.  We look forward to seeing you all next week for different activities, especially next Friday afternoon from 2pm when we will be celebrating our community at Moortown Primary.

13 May 2011

Posted on Thursday 12 May 2011 by Mr Roundtree

Around the country, it’s Walk to School week next week.  To promote the event, there are two activities for chidren throughout school to have a go at…

First, all children should complete the creative homework, due in on Wednesday 18 May 2011: I can persuade someone to walk to school.  Children could create a poster, write a newspaper article, write a poem, or an even more creative idea of their own!

Second, as a bit of fun, there’s an extra homework activity – and this one comes with a prize!  Watch the walking to school video – it’s been on the site for a few months now, but have you spotted Wally?!

Children have taken home a map to mark where Wally is.  Younger children have been given a map which shows the route the stars of the video take as they walk to school.  To make it more of a challenge, older children have no route shown on their map!  Along the way, you can just about spot where Wally is, but look closely as he might be around more than once…

This should be returned by Friday 20 May.  Correct entries will be put into the hat with winners selected at random.  Good luck!

06 May 2011

Posted on Friday 06 May 2011 by

This week’s homework is creative. It’s due in on Wednesday 11 May 2011.

I know features of newspapers.

28 April 2011

Posted on Thursday 28 April 2011 by

This week’s homework is talk time. We will have a class discussion on Wednesday 04 May about the topic.

I know about the Royal Wedding.

They could discuss:

  • Aspects of the wedding
  • Whether they enjoyed watching it or not
  • Whether they think we should have a Royal family

During your discussions at home, please use and encourage vocabulary such as:

  • I think…because
  • I agree because…
  • However,
  • Also,
  • In addition,

21 April 2011

Posted on Wednesday 20 April 2011 by

This is Practice Makes Perfect homework: Write a recount about something you did over the holidays.

Perhaps you went to a theme park, a play park or visited family?

Remember to:

  • Use time connectives (First, Next, Finally,)
  • Write in chronological order
  • Write in first person (I)
  • Include VCAP: Interesting vocabulary, connectives, add-ins and varied punctuation (? ! , ; – )

Adverbs and Adjectives literacy groups – remember those sophisticated connectives!

It is due in on Wednesday 27 April 2011.

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

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

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

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

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


full stop

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