Year 3 and 4 Homework
In Year 3 and 4, children will receive a 'menu' of activities at the beginning of each term. They will be able to choose which home learning activity they tackle each week. Tasks will be linked to the term's learning in class. Each completed home learning task will be celebrated, including the awarding of Dojos.
In addition to the Home Learning activity, children will be expected to:
- Read for at least 10 minutes every day
- Practise their times table
- Learn their spellings
We endeavour to create homework activities that are enjoyable but that also support the children's learning. However, we are not expecting the children (or you) to dedicate the whole weekend to homework! If there are any problems, please come and see us!
Reading - We believe that reading is vitally important. As well as reading within school, we expect children to read for at least 10 minutes per day at home. It would be nice, as they are developing as readers, if they could read with or to an adult. As their reading develops, they may wish to read independently. Please support us by ensuring that any reading is recorded in their reading record journals and that these come into school everyday.
Book Bags - We expect very child to bring their reading book and reading record journal into school every school day in their book bags. These are easy to store in the classroom and ensures that books are not lost.
Times Tables - You child will be told which times tables they are learning each week. They will be tested on these weekly with a combination of 40 multiplication and division questions. This ensures that children can apply their knowledge of tables to answering inverse questions e.g. If children know that 4 x 10 = 40, they should also know that 40 ÷ 10 = 4. Scores from these tests will be recorded in the back of the Home Learning Book (if it is in school that week).
Spellings - Your child will be given one or two sentences. These will include words related to the topic, high frequency words and words from the Year 3 and 4 spelling list. The children will be tested on the spelling of these words as sentences each week, including the use of capital letters and full-stops. Scores from these tests will be recorded in the back of the Home Learning Book (if it is in school that week).
As well as their weekly Home Learning tasks, the children will receive a longer project to complete. They will be given several weeks to complete this task.
Homework is due in on Tuesdays (unless otherwise stated)
Homework for the term can be seen below.
Year 3 and 4 spelling List and Home Learning Book insert: