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Year 4 Home Learning

Homework is an important part of your child’s schoolwork. By Year 4 it is important that your child has established a good homework routine.

Please try to encourage your child to be as independent as possible when doing their homework. It is very important that all homework is completed as fully as possible and is handed in on time.

To help your child please ensure that:

  • they have somewhere quiet where they can work without distraction;
  • they have time to complete all of their homework fully and are not rushed;
  • a regular time when homework should be completed is established;
  • they are aware that you regard their homework as being an important part of their schoolwork and a task to be completed to the best of their ability;
  • you occasionally check their homework.

Parents who show their children that they value all aspects of their schoolwork and support their children in their homework are laying the foundations for academic success later.

A typical homework schedule (depending on each class’s timetable) is outlined below:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Reading 15-20 minutes 15-20 minutes Reading homework day!
(40 minutes)
15-20 minutes 15-20 minutes
Spelling Given out and tested one week later! Spelling practice
(5-10 minutes)
Spelling practice
(5-10 minutes)
Spelling practice
(5-10 minutes)
Spelling practice
(5-10 minutes)Handwriting
(10 minutes)
Literacy Reading Skills Complete Grammar Finish Writing Skills Complete Grammar
Numeracy Numeracy sheet/Activity Numeracy sheet/Activity Numeracy sheet/Activity
Mental Arithmetic Target times table practice Target times table practice Target times table practice Target times table practice Target times table practice
  • Any unfinished Topic work which may be given for homework is due in by the following week.
  • Numeracy and Literacy tasks should take approximately 25 minutes each.
  • Greek Homework is given over and above the English curriculum.
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