Year 4 Homework
Reading - We expect the children to read at least three times a week. They should record this in their school planners, on the yellow pages. We ask parents to sign this weekly. After finishing a book the children should log onto the accelerated reader website to complete a comprehension quiz to show their understanding of the text. Children should then record their score in their planner. Planners are only checked on Monday by class staff. If reading is not completed / recorded within diaries, children will be given a lunch time detention on a Tuesday and will read quietly for 15 minutes.
Spellings - Children will be explicitly taught spelling rules within class. Spelling lists will not be sent home for learning as children will not sit weekly tests however, children are expected to use Spelling Shed frequently to practice their spelling rules and common exception words.
Extended Homework Challenges - Each term, children will be set a number of tasks to complete which link to the terms curriculum. These tasks are set to further enrich the learning of the pupils. Points will be given for each homework task completed and children will be rewarded accordingly based on the amount of points gained over the term. Completed work can be bought in at any point over the term.
Maths - Times Table Rock Stars / Mathletics will be set on a Tuesday. Children should complete these tasks at home and will gain a point for every session they carry out.
We will be looking at strategies for editing spellings in our work and how to learn spellings. We will be looking at two websites that are great for learning spelling -Spelling Frame and Spooky Spellings. The children can track back words from previous year groups and test themselves on the Year 3 and 4 spelling words. We will also set the previous spellings looked at this half term on Spelling Shed.
Please use any of these links to access: Mathletics, Times Table Rockstars and Accelerated Reader.
This covers most subjects and has a useful section with links to Maths and English games.
Again, this has resources for lots of subjects. Click on the subject you want and the age range. There are lots of great interactive games on this.
Various worksheets and activities available to print off.
Good for learning spellings in a different way. You can add your own spellings.
Have to register but this is free. A great website for picking books. Extracts are available and a range of genres. This is particularly good for finding texts for reluctant readers.
This is a direct link to interactive games.
http://www.wldps.com/gordons/Fantastic games - great for looking at methods studied in class.