Y4 Homework

Dear Parents

We have previously given ideas for extra activities that children can undertake if they finish their homework and have time to spare. Please see the information below with some additions.

Maths

Continue to work on Times Tables and the related division facts.  Children can use the following to practise:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/times-tables/coconut-multiples

https://phet.colorado.edu/sims/html/arithmetic/latest/arithmetic_en.html

http://coolsciencelab.com/sum_sense_multiplication.html

http://www.learnyourtables.co.uk/en/index2.htm

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=16&AgeGroup=3

Alternatively, children can visit the Nrich website and complete the maths challenges on here (click on Student icon at the top of the page): https://nrich.maths.org/primary

In school, if children finish the in-class work plus the extension/s, we have extra maths activities that the children undertake.

These can also be applied to homework:

  1. Write a note to an absent classmate and explain your maths learning based on today’s lesson or this week’s homework. You need to explain your method/s and ideas clearly.
  2. Create a story about the maths involved in one of your questions. (Pupils take the numbers from a question and use those numbers to create a maths story – similar to a word problem.)
  3. Write an explanation of your preferred method with words and pictures. Why do you prefer to use this method?
  4. Show an alternative method for finding the answer to a homework question and explain the method.
  5. Develop a new method for solving a problem or answering a question. If you have time, explain your method and include diagrams if necessary.
  6. Draw a picture to show the maths involved in a particular question – this could include bar models, dienes and counters.

English

Continue to read as much as possible and a variety of genres. Practise spellings, including the spelling patterns on the Spelling Frame website.

Pupils can also visit the Pobble 365 website: http://www.pobble365.com/   This website publishes a new picture as a stimulus every day.  Accompanying the picture there is a story starter and pupils can continue the story.  There is also a sentence challenge, questions to answer about the picture, and a ‘sick sentence’ activity where sentences need improving.

English game activities can be found on: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar.

Should you need any further guidance for English and Maths activities, please pop in and speak to us. Now that the weather has improved, an alternative website to visit is the National Trust’s list of 50 things to do before you are 11 ¾  https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/50-things-to-do.

Kind regards

Year 4 Team

 

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