Year 4 Homework
Homework activities will be added to the website on a weekly basis, usually by a Thursday evening (see the dated posts below) and should be completed by the following Tuesday.
Every week, we expect the children to read regularly. Ideally, all children will read every day but this does not need to be in the same way each time. Varying the way reading happens can help to keep it interesting.
For all ages of children, it is still valuable to sometimes have a story read to them as they can experience a more proficient reader's use of expression, intonation and pace.
Listening to your child reading is also important, as it provides opportunity to consolidate the reading of familiar words, whilst also decoding new words and sentence structures with adult support.
Discussing reading is essential as this supports the development of the child's comprehension skills, whilst also helping them to start formulating their own opinions about what they read.
You now have access to Spelling Shed from any internet connected device, using your child's individual log in. Our area of the site has already been preloaded with some of the key spelling patterns for Year 4, as well as access to the First 100 High Frequency words which are key for all children to secure. Please encourage your child to access Spelling Shed a few times a week. This is a service that the school has subscribed to, so I would like the children to make the most of the tool by using it at home, as well as in school. Further resources to support spelling can be found at http://www.raglanciwvcprimary.co.uk/english-resources/
Weekly Homework Activities
13/09/18 Preparing for the year ahead
Now that we are back in school, there are lots of things for us to do to prepare for the rest of the school year. Two of these things are your homework for this week.
1. Now that you have received your fresh, crisp new homework book, let's try to keep it that way! I would like you to cover the outside of your homework book so that it is personal to you and protected. You could use wrapping paper, protective plastic or off-cuts of wallpaper. You can also decorate the front cover but you must include: Your name, Year 4 and Homework clearly on the front cover.
2. Complete the 'First 100 High Frequency Words' game on Spelling Shed at least 4 times over the next week. This will help me to see where you are already confident with spelling and where I can help you to improve even more!
Remember - your homework must be completed by next Tuesday - leave your book in the homework box and tick your name on the checklist.
20/09/18 Add a brick to our WOW wall
GREAT HOMEWORK BOOK COVERS FROM LAST WEEK - THANK YOU!!
Our Wonder Wall is looking a little bare. I am hoping that it will soon be filled with fascinating, astounding and simply weird facts about the wonderful world we live in.
To help build our Wonder Wall, I would like you to:
1. Find out one fascinating fact about the Arctic - it might be linked to weather, landscape, wildlife or explorers who have ventured out on to the ice.
2. Find out another fabulous fact about another country of your choice - it might be a strange creature that lives there, unusual climate facts or an interesting fact about a different culture.
3. Finally, tell me something weird or wonderful about Wales. I want to be so surprised by your Welsh fact that you blow my socks off!! I will be wearing extra strong socks when I'm doing my marking, just in case!!
4. Write these facts down clearly in your homework book and remember to include the short date, just like you would in school.
(Please note...these are not my actual socks or feet!!!
27.09.18 Design some Tiny Person Transport!
This week, we found this design diagram for a type of Tiny Person transport - the Dragonfly ship. We assumed that they designed this flying machine to look similar to a dragonfly, so that they could travel around without us paying too much attention to them.
Your homework challenge is to draw your own design for a type of transport that the Tiny People might build, which must:
- Look like something familiar to us, so we won't notice them going about their business.
- Use materials, equipment and resources that they could easily find around the school.
- Include labels explaining what materials you would suggest they use.
04/10/18 Where did it come from?
Last week, we were finding out about 'food miles' and we calculated how far some of the common pizza ingredients might have travelled, before they landed on our plates. We found that our Flying Pizza could have travelled thousands of miles!
This week, I would like you to have a look through your kitchen cupboards or fridge to see if you can find where the different items of food have come from. Check the backs of packets and tins - you might find it there and make sure your parents are happy with you looking through the cupboards. Don't try to tell them that Mr Bowen told you to eat any of it, you're just LOOKING!
If you find the information, create a simple table in your book or using the table drawing tool you recently used in J2E5 on Hwb, just like this one:
If you are up for an extra challenge, try to find out how far each location is from the UK or Raglan!
11/10/18 Explain what you think!
Next week, we will be starting some work on shape in our Maths lessons. To help warm your brains up for this, I am going to ask you some questions where you need to explain your choices or opinions.
There are 3 questions here.
For the first two, you need to write a sentence or two which will explain which of the shapes, in each set of 3, you think is the odd one out.
In the final question, there are two statements. You need to write a sentence or two explaining whether you agree or disagree AND your reasons why.
It is absolutely fine to discuss this with someone at home, just like we would in class, as this might help you to consider a different point of view.
18.10.18 Remember, remember the 5th of November....
Abergavenny and District Round Table are once again holding their Fireworks Display and this year they are celebrating the 50th year of the event.
They are inviting local primary schools to enter a poster competition to mark the event.
What do I need to do?
The aim is for you to produce a poster to be used in their advertising campaign.
-The poster entry must be on the official entry form (you have a copy to take home but I have also put an electronic copy here!).
- Your poster must feature a fireworks theme and should include important events from the past 50 years.
- You must include your full name, age and Raglan CiW VC Primary School.
- The posters will be collected by the organisers on Tuesday 23rd October.
What can I win?
- There will be a £50.00 donation to the school of the winner of each category.
- A free child’s ticket for all children in the winner’s class.
- A family ticket for the winner of each category.
- The winning posters will be displayed in Abergavenny town centre,
along with a selection of other entries.