WELCOME TO YEAR 4
Our topic for this term is CHANGING STATES
TRIPS / VISITS OR SPECIAL THINGS HAPPENING THIS TERM:
Homework tasks are deliberately quite open so that children can decide how to complete them and encourage creativity. The most important part of doing formal homework is for your child to learn how to organise some of their learning at home on a regular basis; finding places to go for information-the library, the internet, books and getting help and ideas from people in the family on creative project.
The weekly Homework tasks are set on Thursday and should be returned by the following Tuesday unless specified in the task.
In year 4 the homework expectation is:
- Reading every night and recording in reading diary
- 1 homework task linked to the curriculum or English
- 1 My Maths activity or another piece of maths work
- Practising tables 2x 15 minutes (minimum a week)
Your child will have a homework book which will contain details of what your child’s homework is and where your child should record their homework, unless the task is not suitable to record in a book. Some of our creative tasks would not fit in a book.
All main homework pieces will be marked using team points as follows:
3 - Excellent effort, fully met task
2 - Reasonable effort, satisfies criteria to a good standard
1 - Work completed but did not fully meet the expectations of the task
0 - Work not completed and/or handed in late (unless child has been unwell)
Multiplication tables - these will be tested weekly.
SPELLINGS: We are continuing to use the school spelling scheme which includes all the year 6 key words to be learnt. Please ensure that your child practises the individual spellings that are recorded in their Log Book.
Reading: Children should read every night to build up fluency and confidence. Their reading diary should be initialled or commented on by parents each time you hear your child read so that we can easily see who is regularly reading at home. They should write a comment about each book as they finish it before moving on to the next one.
Reading to your child is still a valuable experience, allowing them to enjoy stories and the sound and rhythms of the written word as well as being a lovely sharing time.
PE Days - Your child should have a PE kit in school every day, their named kit bag and all items of clothing should also be named.
A note is required if your child is unable to do PE for any reason.