Home Learning Resources
Each week, children in Year 4 will be set two pieces of homework, usually one piece of English and one piece of Mathematics. Occasionally, children may be given a piece of homework related to a different subject or topic we are studying in class. A key focus for Year 4 is secure recall of times tables to 12 x 12 so a number of the Mathematics homework tasks are related to this. English homework will usually be based on practising spelling, punctuation and grammar skills or completing a reading comprehension task. In addition to these pieces of homework, children are asked to practise spellings linked to the particular spelling rule they are learning about in class. They are also encouraged to carry out regular times table practice.
Enrichment tasks will be as part of each topic to encourage the children to work independently or with someone from home to create a piece of work to be proud of. We like to let the children choose how they would like to present their work, this gives them the opportunity to be as creative as they would like. If you would like to use any art resources or if children need time in school to complete their task, please let us know.
Pupils are encouraged to use Google Apps for homework and to share information. https://mail.google.com/
Google Username: school computer username @rushallict.co.uk
To further encourage 'Reading for Pleasure' we are using 'Accelerated Reader'. Children will need to read for 20 minutes at school, and 20 minutes at home each day and log their reading in their reading log books. On completion of a book children will take a short quiz on a computer at school to check their understanding of the book. Children are welcome to read their personal books from home - to check if there is an associated quiz please use the Accelerated Reader Book Find website here.
We have access to Purple Mash, which is a resource for most of the curriculum areas. It has tools for children to practice their times tables, create documents for a topic as well as play games to learn French vocabulary. https://www.purplemash.com/sch/rushalljmi
Children can log in using the username and password they use in school.
Spelling Frame is a free website with all spelling rules, children can practice the spelling rules and then take a test. http://spellingframe.co.uk/
The Y3/4 curriculum spellings can be found here
Our P.E. days are Mondays and Wednesdays, please ensure a full P.E. kit is in school at all times.
Brass is on a Thursday. Please ensure that instruments are in school on Thursdays.
Reading books, Reading log books and Spelling log books must be brought into school every day.