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Week 1 Homework - Set 10.09.20 & Due 16.09.20

This week for homework the children need to:


- Read daily, recording their reading by answering 1 or 2 questions on their reading bookmark (Due Tuesday)


- Practice the Week 1 word list: Words with /aw/ spelt with augh and au.


- Play Garage on Times Table Rockstars daily (approximately 3-5 minutes minimum) and 10 games in Studio (per week).


- Create a family tree using the template in their homework book. Ideally they will do their own family tree or alternatively they can choose the royal family or a fictional character's family tree. They can use photographs or draw an image of each family member and should include their relation underneath the picture (for example, parent, grandparent etc). 


If you have any concerns or questions about the homework please contact me.

Miss Koutsoumanis


Year 4 Homework Expectations

Daily Reading

Try to read every day, and at least 3 times a week to an adult. Use the questions on your reading bookmark to help you talk and record your reading. Have a go at completing our class reading challenge too!


Every time you read, answer 2 questions from your reading bookmark and record this in your reading record (try to vary the questions).  

Reading record books will be checked regularly and should be handed in on Tuesday.

Daily Spelling

You will have a list of up to 10 words that follow the pattern or rule to learn. Use the multi-sensory activity menu in your homework book to learn your spellings (minimum of 3 activities a week). You will also have a handwriting task for your spelling words. Please ensure you understand what the word means and can use it in the correct context.

Weekly test.

Daily Times Table Practice

 I expect 3 minutes of daily times table practice on Garage, Times Table Rockstar (

I also expect you to play 10 games in Studio on Times Table Rockstar in order to track your progress and give you a Rock Status.. Your individual login is in your reading record.


You can then choose to do additional times table practice by using the activity menu in your homework book or on the websites below:  

Additional Learning Task

This usually focuses on what we have been learning that week (usually a Maths, English, RE or Topic work). This task should take about 20-30 minutes.

Year 4 Reading Record Bookmark

When you listen to your child read, there are a number of things to remember:

  1. Make it fun! Use different voices and take it in turns read to each other. Children should try to read every day for 15 minutes and ideally 3 times a week with an adult.
  2. Ask questions about the text, the characters, the plot, the setting, the style of writing, and the words. Anything to get them to think about what they are reading and to consider the deeper messages hidden in the subtext – use the questions on their reading bookmark to help you. There are also some questions on the Bethany homework tab which may help.
  3. Read a wide range of writing – from comics to newspapers, poetry to plays, novels to Pokémon cards, and even just menus and signs when you are out and about!
  4. Look up individual words in a dictionary together to find out what they mean.
  5. Be a good role model for reading. This is the perfect excuse to curl up on the sofa, forget the chores, and read a good book yourself!


Recommended Reading List for Year 4: