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Year 4 Home Learning

Below are a few details about Year 4 Home Learning. If you need any further help with what your child should be doing at home or how you can help, then please feel free to pop in and see us.


Spellings are in the reading journal. Each week we expect children to copy, then cover and write each word. Generally there are 5 words linked to the spelling focus taught in class, and 5 words from your child's personal list (which may include words from the yr 3/4 word list). On Friday we review the spellings with the children using either a standard test, dictation or partner challenges.  In addition to this the children are given a spelling task that they must complete.



In Year 4, children are encouraged to explore different authors and a range of texts. They choose, sometimes with support, a book from the class reading corner suitable to their reading ability. Each child has a Reading Record and they are encouraged to keep this as a diary recording their own thoughts and opinions about the book. We encourage the children to read at least 4 times a week at home and the Reading Record is a valuable tool for home school contact. The children also have access to a library book of their choice. They have an opportunity at least once a week to change this book. 


Home Learning:

In year 4 we build on the habits formed in year 3 and encourage your child to extend their learning to their home environment. Homework will be either a half term project or weekly tasks that reinforce or challenge areas already covered in class; we hope you can continue to support and encourage your child in their endeavours. Spring homework is a research project on a creature living on the Great Barrier Reef, this is due in on Thursday 15th March. Should you or your child have any concerns or queries about tasks then please don't hesitate to ask your class teacher in plenty of time.

Thank you for your continued support.

The Year 4 Team