Home Learning Expectations
In Class 4 we support and encourage your child to further develop their love of reading. By this stage, the majority of children will be independent readers and our expectation is that children read each day. The children are welcome to bring books from home but are also encouraged to widen their reading range by choosing from our ever-growing book corner.
Book monitors will help in ensuring the book corner is well stocked and will also ask for book reviews.
Spelling tests or investigations are set each week. These words will belong to a word group. In order to make the test more meaningful and add greater depth of understanding there are additional tasks beyond simply learning the spellings. These will support the children in making links, identifying patterns and deepening grammatical understanding.
The spellings will be tested and discussed each Friday morning
Maths is taught using the materials of the White Rose Maths Hub. This uses the expectations from the National Curriculum and provides a comprehensive scheme which offers challenge as well as a robust curriculum. The children will develop their fluency of key mathematical skills and then move on to use their skills to reason and problem solve.
To consolidate the work done in class, the children all have access to the My Maths site (a link to which can also be found in the Kidszone) which gives them the opportunity to develop their fluency as well as problem solve. The site also has a help page which reviews their learning before they work on their challenge.
Children will be tested on their rapid recall of multiplication and division facts up to 12 x 12 every Friday.