Year 4 Homework

Homework will be handed out on a Thursday and will be due back the following Wednesday. Each week, homework will consist of:
  • Reading daily to an adult. Awards will be given to the children for reading at home. Reading must be recorded by an adult in the reading record.
  • Spellings.
  • Times tables using times table rockstars.
  • A maths or English task linked to learning in school. The task should take approximately 20 minutes. 
There will also be a brain builder task once per term. 
Homework can be accessed below and will not be handed out in paper form. 
Please do not feel that you have print the homework. This can be answered on a separate named piece of paper. Please let me know if you cannot access resources to record the homework and I will happily help. 
Should the homework take significantly longer than 20 minutes, please feel free to stop the activity and hand in what your child has completed in this time. 
Most weeks, there will be an optional extra for experts task to stretch and challenge children when they feel confident with the main task.
Spellings can be learnt in any way which works for you and your child. Below is a list of ideas for learning spellings. 
Each week, on a Wednesday, the children will be tested on the words that they have been learning for homework. Spelling words to learn will usually follow a spelling rule or pattern. Most weeks, there will also be 'bonus words' in the spelling test which follow the rule or pattern but were not on the list sent home. This is to ensure that the children can apply their learning to other words and thus, their writing. It is advisable to discuss the rule/pattern with your child. 
Thursday 30th June
This week, our homework is a cross curricular task based upon maths and geography.
In maths, we have been learning about coordinates.
Draw a map on the grid provided. A printed copy of the grid can be collected from school. It could be a map of anything. You could try to draw a map of our classroom, your bedroom or even Sunninghill. Alternatively, it could be a fictional map, like a treasure map or an alternative world!
Plot key places or features on your map. Aim for a minimum of 10 places. Make sure you mark them with a small dot, cross or symbol. Write the coordinates for each place. Remember to read from the x axis and then the y axis. Lay out each coordinate using brackets and a comma e.g. (3,7)
Remember that geographical maps use symbols and a key. You could use some OS map symbols or create some symbols of your own. Don't forget to make a key so that your map makes sense!
Thursday 23rd June
This week, we have been continuing with our learning about properties of shapes.
Please complete the task below. You do not need to print this - it does not need to be laid out as a table so you can write the answers onto any sheet of paper. 
EFE: Draw out some shapes or patterns which are symmetrical and make sure you have clearly marked the lines of symmetry. If you would like some squared paper to complete this, please let me know. 
Thursday 16th June
What a fantastic day we have had observing Mushu the tortoise! 
Your homework is a real treat this week. Instead of maths or English, we are going to do some science!
Can you create a fact sheet all about tortoises?
You can use the information you have learnt today. However, if you would like to do some additional research as an EFE task, then please feel free!
Presentation is KEY! The plan is to stick these into your science books so they need to be neat and tidy. I am happy to provide lined or plain paper if needed! I can't wait to see your work. 
(A little note to remind you that Year 4 homework should take around 20 minutes so I am not expecting a huge brain builder style project - unless of course you would like to!) 
Some key prompts to help you:
-  What do tortoises look like? (Their key features)
- Why are tortoises and turtles different?
- How do you classify tortoises?
- What is a tortoise lifecycle?
- How do tortoises stay safe in the wild?
Key vocabulary: webbed feet, scales, plastron, carapace, scoots, vertebrate, exoskeleton, prey, predator, exothermic (cold blooded), egg, hatchling, lifespan, life expectancy, reptile, herbivore.
I understand that spellings were delayed being uploaded this week. I have made the decision to allow a further week of practice on this before we test next Wednesday. 
Thursday 9th June:
This week, we have been looking at angles in maths. Everybody should complete Challenges 1 and 2 on the sheet below. Challenge 3 is an EFE challenge.
Remember: There are printed copies of this worksheet in the classroom!
Geography Quality Mark 2017-20