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William Cobbett Primary School


Year 4 Homework Schedule


Your child should read for approximately 10 minutes a day.  As well as listening to your child read, please ask your child 2/3 questions about the text they are reading (see guidance leaflet for parents in the green reading record book).

Please record comments in your child’s reading record book as it is a useful means of communication between home and school.


On Monday the children will be given a spelling homework.  Each week they will be given a list of words either from the Year 3/4 National Curriculum list or related to a spelling convention they have learnt recently. They will choose from a range of strategies to help them learn these words. A leaflet outlining of each of these strategies can be found at the back of their spelling homework folder. We recommend that your child spends about 5 minutes every day practising these words, ready for the spelling folder to be collected in on Friday.

      Maths and English/Topic

      English/Topic or Maths homework will be given out fortnightly on a Monday (on alternate weeks to Maths) and should be returned by the following Friday. It should take your child about 30 - 40 minutes to complete unless otherwise stated. Many of the Maths’ tasks will be from MyMaths and need to be completed online. An          explanation of the task will be stuck in your child’s homework book.


Each term the children will be given a selection of tasks. They will need to select and complete two, before handing in on the dates indicated on the covering letter.

Children are given several days to complete homework tasks in recognition that other outside school activities play important parts in their lives. If your child has difficulty with any homework task please do not hesitate to ask their teacher for advice or use their homework book or comment box on the task sheet to communicate any problems. 

If your child is particularly enjoying the task and wishes to spend more time on it, we would, of course, be delighted with any additional personal research they feel stimulated to undertake.


At a Glance:

Reading every night for 10 minutes

Spellings activity given on Monday every night for Friday

Maths or English/Topic task given out on a Thursday and returned on following Tuesday (alternated so that they have a maths task one week and a English or topic task the next)