Homework due Wednesday 15th February 2023
In Year 4 you will need to be able to recall ALL the times tables to help you be successful on the Government given 'Times table check up', so NOW is the time to start practising (if you haven't already done so).
Even more importantly, times tables are a very handy tool to have when tackling an awful lot of maths both at school and out there in the real world!
Part of your homework is to learn the times table you have been given. you need to be able to recall it quickly (in under 5 seconds a question) and out of order. Whilst counting in twos, or whichever table you are working on, is a good skill it is not efficient enough to allow you to recall facts at speed.
The second part of your homework is to log on to TT Rockstars and complete at least 10 minutes worth of challenges per day when you can. This is really good practise for the Government check-up and may also help your class to win in the Battle of the Bands. Who will be the winners this week?
This half-term's KIRF (Key Instant Recall Facts) - To count in multiples of 50 and 100.
Don't forget to practise your KIRFs while you are at home!
Great learners read.
A book can take you to places and on adventures that you can't experience in real life! So, the next part of your homework is to read EVERY day where possible.
You can read to someone or to yourself, it can be an actual book, a magazine, an online book (Bug Club) or on a kindle or other electronic device. It can be a book from school, the library or from your own shelf. You can even have someone else read to you! Just make sure that whatever you read you write it in your journal with your own thoughts or comments.
Maths - multiplying by 10
This week we have been thinking about multiples of 10 and how they will help us with our maths going forward. We have used facts that we do know to help us with facts that we don't know. REMEMBER the number is becoming 10 times larger or smaller – we are not adding or removing 0, as this will make working with decimals further up the school very difficult.