Year 4 2021 - 2022
Google Suite for Education
All homework will be posted and submitted on Google Classroom.
The class is taught by Mrs Cornelia on Mondays, Tuesdays and alternate Wednesdays and by Mrs Rowland for the rest of the week. PE is on Mondays and Tuesdays, so you should come to school wearing your PE kit on those days.
Please bring a filled-up water bottle from home every morning (and remember to take it home each afternoon!)
Note for parents and carers: The current drop-off and collection arrangements mean it is not as easy to have a quick word at the start or end of the day so if there is something you want to let us know urgently, please email Mrs Twiss on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone her on 01925 267 609 and she will share it with us straight away. We really miss being able to see you and chat at the classroom door, but we are very happy to chat via email or a phonecall after school.
Homework is on the dedicated 'This Week's Homework' page under the Year 4 heading, and will be updated weekly. Email us if you have any questions about homework or logins.
Homework in Year 4
For the time being, homework will be given on Google Classroom on Fridays. Every week there will be the following homework tasks:
- Spellings: these are given out on a Friday with the homework and will be tested the following Friday.
- Mental Maths (such as learning a times table). These are also on Friday. Recommended sites for practicing (either online or via printed worksheets) are available as direct links on the Year 4 page of the school website. They include: Times Table Rockstars, Hit The Button, Oswego, Multiplication.com, math-drills.com, BBC bitesize and primaryhomeworkhelp (Woodlands Junior school)
- Reading aloud at home with an adult. This should be at least twice a week, and should include discussion about plot, characters, inference or predictions of what might happen next. If your child is not yet a confident reader you should try to read with them at least 5 times a week. The only way children get better at reading is by more reading. Giving your child a love of books and of reading, and allowing them the opportunity to read aloud to you and discuss their reading with you is probably the most important way you can help your child’s education. Reading is central to all their other learning and to their emotional and academic development. It is great that most of the class already read to themselves at bedtime, but they also need the opportunity to improve their fluency and comprehension of what they have read by reading aloud and discussing their books with you too.
- Online Homework – There will be either My Maths or an online reading comprehension homework given each week. Please let us know if you have difficulties accessing the internet at home.
As well as the look, cover, write, check sheets sent home every week, there are a number of online apps and games that can be used. There are new ones coming out all the time - please let us know if you have found one you love. This site is also useful and fun:
This site has all the Government’s statutory and non-statutory word lists. Choose the Year 3 and 4 Y3 and Y4 statutory curriculum word lists (the 108 tricky ones) or the Y3 and Y4 non-statutory curriculum example words (example words using the spelling patterns we need to learn in years 3 and 4). There are a variety of activities for each group of words. If you choose the spelling list you want to learn, at the bottom of the page there are options for:
- Look, say, cover, write, check
- Listen and spell
- Spelling games using that word list
- Worksheets and activities using that word list.
If you are not secure on your Year 1 and 2 words yet, these are also there. If you want to find out a little more about what each game entails, look at this link https://www.spellzone.com/games/index.cfm
Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar games
A variety of great games here. Prefixes and suffixes are part of our learning this year, so that activity is useful.
The BBC bitesize spelling and grammar learning activities and games.
Click here for your Year 4 Recommended Reading List
http://resources.oswego.org/games/ Many maths games here. The Ghost Blaster games are great for mental additions and subtractions
This is the Woodlands Junior School site’s Maths Zone link.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/ BBC Bitesize
http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button Hit the Button, of course. Mainly multiplication and division but there are number bond exercises here too, which are useful.
Times Tables and Division
http://tablestest.com/ A variety of levels.
http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button Hit the Button. Lots of options here.
This one is tricky! Great for problem solving. For example, if the question is ? x ? = 56 but 7 and 8 are not in the answer options you can pick from on the grid, you need to mentally double one and halve the other to find an answer – in this case 4 x 14
Problem solving. There are other problem solving games on the OSWEGO site too.
A variety of interactive activities.
Telling the time:
- BBC Bitesize on telling the time (various pages);
- Bang on Time: http://www.teachingtime.co.uk/clock2/clockwordsres.html
- ABCya.com games: https://www.abcya.com/games/telling_time
- Hickory Dickory Dock: http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/hickoryDickory/
There are so many apps available, but the following seem to have most of the features needed.
- Interactive telling time HD
- Kids Telling Time
- Jungle Time app
- Quick clocks – telling time
- ToDo telling time
Useful Homework Links
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