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English Homework

You will have seen the whole-school letter sent out this week about the “Riverhead Helping Hands” project. Our homework for the next two weeks will be based around this project. You can read more details on the original letter, but below is a summary:

This project is to try and encourage members of the local community to be more aware of the needs of others around them and to try and help in some small way by being a good neighbour. As part of this two week homework project, you can talk to parents about the people around you who might need help. Some suggestions might be:

  • just talking to neighbours more,
  • helping with gardens,
  • helping pick litter up in local area,
  • communal gardening,
  • baking a cake and sharing it,
  • ringing up your grandparents and talking to them,
  • cleaning cars,
  • supporting at a charity event,
  • volunteering at a community event,
  • dog walking,
  • donating to a local charity,
  • food banks,
  • books to libraries,
  • supporting a local team,
  • preparing a delivering a goodie basket for someone,
  • saying good morning/afternoon to other walkers and shopping locally.

Riverhead Parish Council would like to display these kind gestures in the telephone box in Riverhead. Ideas for display might include a bright colourful poster, a coloured photograph and a banner with a slogan. You can hand in your work over the next two weeks, and this will count as your English homework.

Handed out: 22/06/18
Due in: 03/07/18


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