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, two book from the library: one that is suitable to their reading ability using the five finger rule and the other for pleasure. 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 have an opportunity at least once a week to visit the library to change their books.
Following on from the times table workshop held on Friday 27th September, the children are expected to practice their times tables in preparation for the summer term's National Multiplication Tables Check test (MTC). The children will practice their times tables three times a week in school and have regular access to Times Table Rockstars to continue preparing for the check. To support your child, we ask that a couple of times a week the children play a game, complete an activity or log onto Rockstars in order to increase their recall of times table facts and develop their fluency. If you require any additional support with helping your child at home with times tables, please speak to your child's class teacher or Mr. Bailey.
Thank you for your continued support.
The Year 4 Team
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