Homework due Wednesday 10th 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.
This week we would like you to complete a Reading comprehension for your homework, it is all about Romulus and Remus the brothers who are said to have built Rome.
There are three levels of the task, you only need to complete one of them.
Please base your choice upon your confidence and reading ability. Some of you will find that the Bronze task suits you best, most of you, especially if you are a FREE READER, should be completing the Silver task but some of you will feel ultra confident and complete the Gold Task.
Whichever task you choose make sure you read the text through carefully first and then use it to help you answer the questions as fully as you can.