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English Homework

This week we have been looking at an information text called The Manchester Ridge-back Dragon and we have seen a story map of it, which represents the text as pictures. For your homework, using the text given to you by your class teacher, we would like you to:

  1. Draw your own story map neatly into your red Homework Book.
  2. Practise ‘performing’ the text. Feel free to show it to people at home
Handed out: 15/06/18
Due in: 20/06/18


In Year 4, children are required to complete one MA test every week. This will be set on a Friday and handed in by the following Wednesday at the latest. It is imperative that all corrections are completed before starting a new test. However, if your child is struggling to correct these, they should feel free to ask his/her teacher for any help required.


In Year 4, English homework is set every week on a Friday and handed in by the following Wednesday. Please ensure that all work is completed to the high standard of presentation and content we would expect in the classroom.


It is expected that the children read every day for a minimum of 20 minutes. This could be reading to an adult aloud, independently or sharing a book together. It is important that the comprehension and understanding of the text is checked regularly. Please record your child's reading in their yellow reading record. This may be done by an adult or by the child themselves.

Termly Spellings

Please find below the spellings for Year 4 for this Autumn term. We would appreciate if you would help your child to learn and use these words in context.

Your child will bring home a blue spelling homework book and we would like your child to spend 20 minutes each week showing evidence of regular practice.  This may take the form of 'Look, Say, Cover, Write and Check'; mnemonics; rhyme; rainbow writing; pyramid writing; wordsearches; silly dictations; using images and pictures to aid memory; practical games or Apps on a tablet such as Squeebles.

Summer 1 spellings will be tested in the week beginning 21/05/18, Summer 2 spellings in the week beginning 09/07/18.

Summer 1

complete scene
consider fascinate
experiment obey
guide brochure
medicine famous
question invasion
island mislead
natural irregular
opposite refresh
pressure impatient    

Summer 2

continue experience 
extreme height
knowledge material
library surprise
occasionally therefore
heal crescent
antique various
basically collision
misspell redecorate
autobiography invasion           


Spring 1

caught    limitations
breathe pyramid
though misbehave
ordinary superstar
popular autograph
forward admiration
potatoes happily
quarter enormous
women character
increase  admission

Spring 2

build admission   
century magician
length poisonous
exercise confusion
guard furniture
naughty gently
mention antiseptic
possession preparation
purpose discipline
separate reign


Autumn 1

busy whether     
heard great
often forgotten
difficult country
possible disagree
describe reappear
favourite superstar
regular usually
believe serious
remember discussion

Autumn 2

history meet        
imagine knot
breath meddle
famous permission
important curious
peculiar picture
perhaps finally
thought preferred
actually limited
weight submarine