Year 4 Spellings are taken from the Year 3/4 Statutory word list and from the No Nonsense Spelling scheme we follow as a school. The children are taught a range of methods for practicing their spellings and these include rainbow writing, mnemonics, repetitive writing, anagrams, visual clues and other techniques. The spellings covered include homophones, words with prefixes and suffixes and other patterns and rules.
The children are given 10 words each Friday and are tested the following Friday. The words are posted onto Dojos each week.
Every child is provided with a fantastic set of homework books- one for English and one for Maths.
They will be set one page from each book every Friday. The children then mark these together in class the following Friday morning. The homework pages are posted on Dojos each week.
The children are expected to read at least three times a week at home and this should be recorded in their Reading Record. Every Wednesday morning, their records are checked and Dojos are rewarded for home reading. We ask that parents listen to their child read as much as possible.
All children are provided with a school reading book appropriate to their reading level but we also encourage children to read a range of other texts too including newspapers, magazines, fact books and even comics.
We want to immerse our children in reading and foster a love of books!