Homework due Wednesday 22nd March
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 weeks homework and this half-term's KIRF (Key Instant Recall Facts) - To recall the 3 times table
It is important that you continue to practise the times table that you have been allocated for the challenge but in addition to this your KIRF this half term is to be able to recall the 3 times table. The help sheet will give you some useful ideas to help you with your learning. There is also and activity for you to complete as well. Keep Practising.
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- The Chunking Method
In maths this week, we have been learning a new written method for division called the Chunking Method. It makes it easier when trying to divide a 2 digit number by a 1 digit number.
Your homework is to complete the calculations on the sheet attached below using the chunking method. There is an optional extra challenge for those who would like to try something trickier. You can either print out the sheet or write the calculations into your homework book.
If you can't remember how to use the chunking method then you can find a video in the Year 3 section of the Video Resource Centre on the school website, there are 26+ videos in this section and it is right at the bottom and is entitled 'The Chunking Method Explained'.