Welcome from Mrs Philbrook
Teachers provide opportunities for pupils to present their work in interesting ways that encourage creativity and motivate pupils. (Ofsted 2018)
Year 4 celebrated “Blue Day” and said No to bullying.
Although homework at Primary School is not compulsory, we believe that it is an important part of a child’s school life.
- It provides great opportunities for them to learn independently.
- It allows children to take responsibility for their learning; setting time aside and being organised – a valuable tool when moving through Key Stage 2 and onto secondary school.
- Reinforces and consolidates classroom learning.
- Provides opportunities for parents and children to enjoy learning together.
- Inspires children to want to extend their learning.
Every Thursday, one or more tasks will be set on MyMaths (http://www.mymaths.co.uk) for your child to complete by the following Wednesday. This will relate to the work they have been doing in class that week. It will either support their learning or provide an extension to what they have learnt already. Your child will be asked to learn a times table each week.
Additional maths homework may be set from time to time to support personalised learning.
If your child is unable to complete their My Maths homework at home, there are opportunities throughout the week at lunch times for this to be completed. For Year 4, this is a Wednesday lunch time.
Children will need to practice their times tables each week. Each child will have a different times table that they will be focusing on. Here are some helpful links for you to use with your child to help them practice. One is a link to a YouTube channel with some good times tables songs.
Times Tables Songs
Hit the Button
Spelling homework will be sent home each week as well. These are linked to the Read Write Inc spelling programme that is followed in school. Your child will be set a list of words of varying lengths each week to practise as well as writing out a definition for the word and including the word in a sentence.
As well as this, Jumping Orange Words will be set. These are from the Year 3 and 4 Curriculum list of words. A list of 6 of these will be sent home each week. These should be practiced in the same way as the other spelling words.
The spelling test and the times tables test will be on Friday morning.
Children should read daily for 10 minutes every evening if possible. Please record a comment in your child’s homework book so we can keep track of their reading.
Guided reading sessions now take place during the school day, to ensure that every child is given the opportunity to read at least once a week with adult support.
All groups will have a guided reading session each week.
A Take Home Task will be set each term which links to the topic for that term.
Further Guidance on Homework
Homework should never cause unnecessary stress or anxiety for the child or parent. Please let the class teacher know if you feel this is the case. We recommend that children in Yr 3 and 4 do not spend longer than 30 – 40 minutes in any one homework session.
Please encourage your child to take pride in the good presentation of their homework.
Many thanks for your cooperation,
Mrs Philbrook/Mrs Hill