Year 4 Homework
Children in Year 4 are expected to be reading daily for 20 minutes. We encourage parents to participate in this routine by discussing with their child what they have read.
Children record their reading in a reading journal twice a week, by discussing their opinion on what they’ve read. This allows the teacher to monitor each child’s progress, aids their comprehension and challenges their understanding of the texts.
Each Friday the children are set Maths homework, which is due the following Wednesday. This homework reviews and consolidates the arithmetic and problem-solving skills that they have been focussing on that week. It is important for children to know their times tables (up to x12), so their times tables are assessed weekly.
Each Friday the children are set a list of up to 15 spellings to learn, which will be tested the following Thursday. These words are based on a recently learned Year 4 spelling rule and high frequency words, commonly misspelt words and words that do not follow usual spelling rules.
Each Friday the children will be set an English task based on the grammar taught that week. Set on alternate weeks, the children will have either a long or a short writing task to demonstrate their creative writing ability.
While weekly consolidation of core subjects is important, we also believe that children should have the option to pursue their creativity and love of other subjects at home. During each school holiday, children are set an optional subject-specific project that can showcase their passion and skills. These often contribute to a whole school display or competition.