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Homework/ Spellings

Homework in Year 4

Pupils in Year 4 are expected to complete the following activities on a daily basis (although this may only be for 5 or 10 minutes at a time - little and often works best!):

  • reading
  • practising times table facts
  • practising weekly spellings/ words from the Y3/4 list

 

Weekly spellings will be introduced on a Tuesday and tested on the following Tuesday.

 

There will also be two homework projects set over the year, in terms 2 and 4. More details will be posted below closer to the time.

 

Please do not hesitate to come and see me if you have any questions regarding homework, or would like any of the Year 4 strategies explained.

Term 4 Home Learning Research Project

Set: Friday 18th February

To be handed in: Monday 4th April

 

In Term 4, Bowie Class are encouraged to conduct an independent research project at home. Your research project should take you a few hours, so I do not recommend squeezing it into one night! You have until the last week of Term 4 to complete your project, so there is plenty of time to figure out what country you will research and how you will present it. Nevertheless, you might find that the half term break provides the perfect opportunity to carry out your research. If you complete your project before the 4th of April, you are welcome to bring it in early so it can be celebrated by the class.

 

Please complete a fact-file about a country of your choosing. You may choose a country based on your family heritage, your dream holiday destination or even the home country of your favourite Youtuber! The fact-file should include the country’s capital city, population, official language, currency, climate and national flag. If needed, a template can be found below.

You may then use your research to complete one of these three challenges for your project:

  • Option 1: Create an educational model
  • Option 2: Create a respectful presentation about an aspect of the country’s culture
  • Option 3: Create an information booklet for the class bookcase

Please read the project brief below for full details of the challenges, along with some handy hints and tips.

Term 2 Home Learning Research Project

Set: Friday 22nd October

To be handed in: Monday 13th December

 

In Term 2, Bowie Class are encouraged to conduct an independent research project at home. Your research project should take you a few hours, so I do not recommend squeezing it into one night! You have until mid-December to complete your project, so there is plenty of time to figure out what you will research and how you will present it. Nevertheless, you might find that the half term break provides the perfect opportunity to carry out your research. If you complete your project before the 13th of December, you are welcome to bring it in early so it can be celebrated by the class.

 

Choose one of the two topic areas below for your project:

  • Option 1 is linked to our Term 1 celebration of Black History Month.
  • Option 2 is linked to our Term 2 History topic: Ancient Egypt.

This term, we have begun watching and discussing Kevin Hart's Guide to Black History, which can be found on Netflix. I recommend watching the rest of this documentary on Netflix. Most clips can also be found on Youtube.

Additional Resources

Should you wish to provide your child with any additional support in Maths or Literacy, I have compiled a list of useful books and websites which can be found in the documents below:

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