Weekly Homework

Class 4’s weekly homework consists of reading and practising spellings and time tables.


Regular reading is one of the most useful  activity a child can do. Having a vast range of reading experiences (through a wide range of texts) will help children in all aspects of their learning. Class 4 children should try to read regularly, and they will have a reading journal (a pink book) – in which they can record what they are reading (including keeping a record of all the books they have read across the year).

Children have access to a wide-range of texts from school – which they are encouraged to take home to read (as long as they are looked after and returned after reading). Books can also be brought in from home to read in school. 

Times Tables

Learning times tables off by heart is a useful skill – that can be used across many areas of maths. When practising times tables, the inverse should also be explored (e.g. if 5 x 7 = 35, then 35 ÷ 7 = 5 and 35 ÷ 5 = 7).

Times tables rockstars is an effective way to practise the recall of times tables.


As well as using a range of spelling strategies (see Spelling Strategies for more information), Spelling Shed is also an effective way to practise spellings.

We will have weekly spelling tests on Fridays



The school’s homework policy can be found here.