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Examples of Year 4 History homework



Why Homework?

Homework reinforces what your child is learning in school. It also gives you a chance to become involved in the learning process.

Tips for good homework habits

  • Do find a quiet place at home to use as a homework area. It needs a flat surface, a good light source and the right equipment eg pens, pencils, ruler, scissors, glue.
  • Do plan a homework timetable and agree on when your child will do their homework.
  • Do allow your child to have something nutritional to eat before starting on homework.
  • Do discuss any homework tasks with your child and how it connects with what they are studying at school.
  • Do turn off the TV - but you could have music on if they find it helpful.
  • Don't give your child the answer in order to get a task finished. Instead, explain how to look up information or find a word in a dictionary.



Reading with your child is vital. Research shows that it's the single most important thing you can do to help your child's education. It's best to read little and often, so try to put aside some time for it every day. In Year 4 we ask children to read aloud to an adult, at least three times weekly.

Children have a reading record which must be filled in each time they read at home.    Your child must hand in their reading record with their reading books every Monday.

Written English  or maths homework

Your child will be given either a  written English task or a maths task on a Thursday which must be handed in on the following Tuesday. It should take around 30 minutes to complete.


Your child will continue to follow the Read,Write, inc. Spelling scheme.  They have a spelling sheet, which they will take home weekly so they can practise their spellings on a daily basis. 

Times tables

It is crucial children learn their times tables.  The children will bring home their multiplication sheet weekly.  Set aside some time each week to work on this aspect of maths.  Please also make use of Timetable Rock Stars.


Catch up club

Homework is an important part of your child’s weekly learning and we urge you to set up a clear routine with your child so they can complete homework by the deadline. Children who fail to complete the weekly homework will be asked to attend catch-up club.  This takes place during the lunch hour. Parents of those children who are persistently attending homework club will be invited in to school to meet with the year leader to discuss how we can support you and your child with homework.


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