Homework due Wednesday 24th May
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?
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 find a good book and read EVERY day for at least 10 minutes where possible. We also need you to be able to talk to us in class about what you have read.
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.
English - Features of a non-chronological report
We are working towards writing our own non-chronological report. As a class, we have had a look at the features that are important to include in a non-chronological report. This week for homework we would like you to find the key features in the report below. The key features you need to find are:
-Key facts (you need to find 5!)
-Causal conjunctions (e.g. when, if, because, although )
-Generalisers (e.g. most, the majority of, many, some, lots of, on the whole)
Final challenge: summarise each paragraph using a maximum of one sentence per paragraph.
You can print out the Report below and highlight it with different colours for each feature, but you don't have to, you could make a list in you book of the things that you find under the headings of each feature.