Year 4 Expectations
Children learn all the time both in and out of school. There are many benefits to targeted home learning activities including challenging and inspiring children’s interests, consolidating their existing skills and developing their independence. Home learning also provides an opportunity for children to make links between the learning they do in school and other areas of their life.
As a minimum, we ask children in Year 4 to complete the following home learning every week:
- Read at least 5 times a week and record this in your Yellow Reading Log.
- The recommended time is 10 minutes.
- Please refer to our Reading Pledge.
- Reading is so important that we recommend reading everyday if you can!
- Maths Fluency
- Practise times tables at least 3 times a week using Times Tables Rock Stars (this allows teachers to monitor children’s progress).
- The recommended time is 10 minutes (30 minutes across the week).
- Please refer to our Times Tables Pledge.
- We recommend practising the instant recall of multiplication facts as often as possible e.g. on car/bus journeys, whilst laying the table for dinner, waiting to be served in a shop etc.
- You will be set a grammar activity every Friday on Google Classroom. This must be completed and ‘turned in’ no later than 8am on the following Wednesday.
- The approximate time we expect this activity to take to complete is 15-20 minutes.
- Please refer to our Handwriting Pledge – it is vital that you use the correct cursive script at all times and all writing activities are opportunities to practise the correct form.
- Practise your ‘Grapheme Grafter’ spelling words 3 times a week using a range of strategies from the Spelling Grid.
- The recommended time for this is 10 minutes.
- Please refer to our Handwriting Pledge – it is vital that you use the correct cursive script at all times and all writing activities are opportunities to practice the correct form.
Other Home Learning Opportunities
- The half termly Year Group Curriculum Newsletter will contain topic related activities and ideas that families may wish to complete. These are optional but please share if you complete these or any other related activity via Google Classroom or verbally as this helps to get a better view of the children’s knowledge and understanding.
- Class teachers may set the whole team additional specific subject related home learning tasks where appropriate to do so. This will support learning across the wider curriculum.
- Class teachers may ‘set’ specific children, or groups of children, additional tasks if they feel that the children would benefit from some pre-learning or where they have identified in a lesson that children need to consolidate the learning that has taken place, or revisit previous learning.