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.
Home learning hand in:
On a Monday, reading records are required so that teachers can check the frequency and quality of reading happening at home in order for the teacher to support or guide where necessary. In addition to this, the spelling homework is also required on this day to see if practice has taken place prior to the dictation. With regards to the maths home learning, this will be an on-going challenge where you will receive certificates and updates via your child as to the progress of their times tables.
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 Monday of each week, the children will be tested on the previous week's spellings through a dictation where the children apply the spelling rule and/or words to sentences.
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.
This year we will be launching a times table challenge that will form the basis of the children's maths home learning each week. The launch of this home learning will commence with the Times table workshop on Wednesday 19th of September and more details will be provided on that day. At the workshop, you will be shown a variety of games, activities, resources and ways of supporting your child with their times tables practice in preparation for the standardised test they will undertake in the summer term. Education City will of course offer online resources, challenges and games too to promote and support your child's home learning.
Here are a list of additional websites and resources that you can do at home to support your child:
Printable times table quizzes for a rainy day: http://www.timestables.me.uk/printable-pdf-quiz-generator.htm
Thank you for your continued support.
The Year 4 Team