Year 4 Weekly Homework
Spellings will be set and tested in line with the units from The Spelling Shed scheme. Spellings will be tested on a Tuesday. The children have the words they need to learn in their homework diaries and they are also available on the Spelling Shed web game: https://play.edshed.com
This game is a great way for children to practise their weekly spellings. They also have the opportunity to play the game in school time.
Times tables will be tested each week (tests will cover all times tables up to 12 x 12 and the related division facts). These tests could happen on any day. All children also still have an active ‘Times Tables Rockstars’ account and we would encourage them to use the program at home to practise the recall of the times tables.
Reading books – the children have been asked to read their reading books daily. They are encouraged to record this in their reading record. Please listen to your child read and complete the comment book weekly. It is important to your child’s learning that they are heard reading by an adult every day for a few minutes. This does not always need to be your child’s reading book – personal books can be included too. We would like to see both children and adults completing the Reading Records which will be collected on your child's given day. There must be a minimum of 1 adult comment per week recorded. Children can change their reading books every week and if they have finished their book, have a look at the reading ideas page for follow-up activities.
There is an 80% pass rate on spelling and times tables tests (8/10 for spelling and 10/12 for times tables). The library will be available at break times for children who didn’t meet the pass mark, so that they can have an opportunity for further practice or to support those that need extra time to complete their weekly reading.