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Year 4 Homework Expectations

Weekly the children will receive:

  • Home reader- a book to read at least 3 times a week. Parents to sign and complete reading log. Children are expected to change their home reader a minimum of once a week. 
  • 10 Spellings- A spelling list will be provided each week and tested on the following week. Handwriting is part of this, as the children have to Look, Say, Cover and write the words.
  • Times tables practise- 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 6x, 7x, 8x, 9x, 10x, 11x & 12x
  • Times tables booklet (In preparation for Year 4 Multiplication Tables Test- Nationally)
  • Maths Homework.
  • English homework- Guided reading text and questions

Here you will find access to all of the latest homework activities that have been set this week. Homework will consist of a times tables test, spellings and either maths or English. Homework will be given out on a Friday and is expected to be completed and returned by the following Wednesday. There will be a topic project given out each half term where the children will be set an art or design task and will have a longer time frame to complete the activity.


Times table homework.


Year 4 are, as of this academic year, required to sit a times table test at the end of the year where they will be tested on their times tables knowledge of numbers up to 12. Therefore this year your child will be given a times table booklet to take home and complete. Each week , every child should complete one of the tests, following the order in the booklet. In the test they will sit in summer 2020 , the children will be given 5 minutes to complete the questions , so it would be great if you could time your child whilst they are completing each test. 



The children will be sent new spellings every Friday and will tested on these the following Friday. We practice these during English lessons, however it would great if the children could also practice at home. Below you will find a list of all the common exception words that children are expected to know how to spell by the end of year 4. 

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