Year 3 & 4 Homework

29 November 2019

Posted on Friday 29 November 2019 by Mrs McCormick

This week’s homework is Practice Makes Perfect and due in on Thursday 05 December.

In writing, we have been working on setting descriptions. We would like you to write a description of the island using the picture we have selected. Look carefully at the picture and describe what you can see.

What are the nouns? e.g. the palm trees, a cactus, animals, a cave.

What adjectives could you add? e.g. the exotic palm trees; the tall, spiky cactus; the wild animals; a mysterious cave.

Then build up your sentences to create a short, descriptive paragraph (this shouldn’t take longer than 20-30 mins). Think about whether you want your island to be a happy, friendly place, or a dark, mysterious one.

e.g. -Mysterious: Beware of the mysterious cave. It is there to swallow up any curious, wild animals trudging across the Caribbean Island.

e.g Friendly: The cool, relaxing cave is a peaceful place for the mermaids to relax. The songs of beautiful birds fill the warm air.

Times tables –

Recap on the times tables from previous learning.

Year 3 – 3 x table

Year 4 – 9 x table.

Use the website

Check your speed and accuracy of your times tables. We have used this in class.

Friday 22 November 2019

Posted on Friday 22 November 2019 by Mr Catherall

This week, the whole school has the same Talk Time homework: Which charity should our school support?

Next week, a charity will be decided for us to support for the year ahead – for example, when we have a performance, we’ll collect money for this particular charity. What charity does your child think we should support?

You could talk about:

  • what a charity is
  • why charities are important
  • what sort of work they do
  • charities that have meaning to your family, to school or the community
  • national and international charities and their work

Next week, each class will vote (because in our school we make democratic decisions) for the charity they would like to support to form a shortlist. Then, our recently elected School Council will decide which charity we will support for the next year.

Friday 15 November 2019

Posted on Friday 15 November 2019 by Mr Catherall

Friday 15 November 2019

This week, the whole school has the same Creative homework which children should be ready to discuss as part of our homework review on Thursday 21 November.

I know how to STOP bullying.

This homework is a response to our learning this week during anti-bullying week. Throughout the week, each class has had the chance to talk about what bullying is, what the different types of bullying are and how we can STOP it:

  • Start
  • Telling
  • Other
  • People

As part of your discussion you may find our school definition of bullying useful, as agreed by our School Councillors:

Bullying is when you hurt someone, physically or emotionally, several times opurpose.

As the homework is Creative, you can do anything you want to respond to the statement. Here are a few ideas to help you:

  • Create a cartoon strip of a bullying scenario and how it is solved.
  • Create an acrostic poem using the word bullying.
  • Write your own ‘kindness statements’ for your class.
  • Create a scenarios quiz for your class to decide what they would do.

Friday 08 November 2019

Posted on Saturday 09 November 2019 by Mrs McCormick

This week’s homework is Practice Makes Perfect and due in on Thursday 14th November.

 We have been working on addition and subtraction using column method. Copy the calculation into a column and complete in your books. Always check your answers for accuracy.

Y3 – e.g.130 + 56 =

  1. 327 + 51 =           213 + 62 =         3. 802 + 92 =
  2. 572 + 213 =          5.  371 + 229         6. 478 + 121 =

Y4 – e.g.1130 + 5266 =

  1. 3327 + 2451 =            7243 + 962 =           3. 832 + 5192 =
  2. 1872 + 3213 =        5.  4781 + 229 =           6. 4278 + 1921 =

Check the sheets for extra challenges. Make some of your own addition question calculations.

Times tables –

Recap on the times tables from previous learning.

Year 3 – 3 x tables and divisions. Year 4 – 6 x tables and divisions.

Fill in your times tables grid in your homework book to help you learn these.

Friday 18 October 2019

Posted on Friday 18 October 2019 by Mrs McCormick

This week’s homework is Practice Makes Perfect and due on Thursday 24 October 2019.

We have been learning how to use adverbs in our writing to add more detail.

Adverbs add description to the verb in the sentence; they can add more information about how, when or where.

We would like you to add adverbs to the 5 following sentences to create a better, more improved sentence with the use of an adverb. Choose adverbs from the list, or use some of your own.

Think about where the adverb would fit best into the sentence. Remember to use a comma if you add an adverb to the front of a sentence.

Here are some examples:

e.g. The birds chirped.

  • The birds chirped peacefully. (how)
  • The birds chirped in the branches. (where)
  • At dawn, the birds chirped. (when)
  • In the morning, the birds chirped happily. (when and how)


  1. A player shot into an open goal.


  1. The princess cried because she was lost.


  1. James coughed to attract attention.


  1. She spoke to the child.


  1. Mum ate the chocolate.

Friday 11 October 2019

Posted on Friday 11 October 2019 by Mr Catherall

Friday 11 October 2019

This week, the whole school has the same Talk Time homework. In preparation for the upcoming School Council elections, children should complete one of the following tasks:

  • I can prepare a speech (School Council elections).
  • I know the importance of voting.

It’s time for children to consider if they would like to stand for election for our new School Council.  With two representatives from each class chosen democratically by their peers, all children are encouraged to take an active part in pupil voice.

Elections for our new school council will take place on Thursday 24 October with our polling station and ballot boxes at the ready.  Candidates will have the opportunity to give their election speech in class to their peers.

What makes a good school councillor has been considered by our current school council.

  • ‘use all the 8 Rs for learning’
  • ‘be respectful’
  • ‘help others’
  • ‘be a good speaker and listener (to members of your class and in the meetings)’
  • ‘tell the truth’
  • ‘be confident with your ideas’
  • ‘accept the views of others even if you don’t agree’
  • ‘be friendly and approachable’
  • ‘make good choices in class and around school’

Hints for your speech include:

  • What skills and abilities would a good school councillor have?
  • What are you particularly good at that would help you to be a great school councillor?
  • What do you think would make the school better?
  • What could you do that people would really like?
  • Think of things that are realistic, maybe that you could do yourself, rather than having to ask other people to do.

Thank you to our current school councillors for all their ideas and contributions.  We hope you have enjoyed this role and responsibility.  You’re welcome to stand again for election.

Good luck to all children who decide to stand in the elections.

If you choose not to stand in the election, you should instead consider the importance of voting.

Friday 4 October 2019

Posted on Friday 04 October 2019 by Mrs McCormick

Friday 4 October 2019

This week, the whole school has a moral Talk Time homework and should be handed in on Thursday 10 October 2019. In Year 3/4, the moral homework is linked to our DT topic. We would like you to discuss:

 ‘Should we chop down trees?’

Can you imagine that Hetchell Woods, in Leeds, is going to be chopped down (felled), cleared and a new shopping centre is being built to replace it.

  • What do you think?
  • Have you ever been to the woods?
  • How do you feel about the whole forest being removed and replaced by shops?
  • What’s the effect of chopping trees down?
  • Why do we need trees?

Friday 27 September 2019

Posted on Friday 27 September 2019 by Mr Catherall

This week, the whole school has the same Creative homework: I can see maths all around me.

Maths is all around us. But, how often do we appreciate this? This homework is all about spotting maths in our everyday lives and we’re exposed to it more than we realise sometimes. We’d like to children to find some examples of maths from their everyday lives and show these creatively. There are many examples of maths in the world around us but here are a few examples:

  • travel, TV or film timetables
  • measuring ingredients
  • finding examples of shapes in buildings
  • counting out objects
  • spending money when shopping
  • distances on road signs
  • %s in sales
  • cutting food into the correct amount of slices or pieces

Children should be ready to celebrate their learning in our weekly homework review in class by Thursday 03 October 2019.

Please note: this homework should take no longer than 30 minutes.

Friday 20 September 2019

Posted on Friday 20 September 2019 by Mrs McCormick

This week’s homework is Talk Time and due on Thursday 26 September.

This week, our Living and Learning statement is ‘I can take safe risks’. At school, we have been discussing when and where we take risks. For homework, we would like you to discuss risks, safe and unsafe, and where we might take them outside of school. This might be online, at home, at clubs, or in the community.




13 September 2019

Posted on Friday 13 September 2019 by Mr Gathercole

This week’s homework is Practise Makes Perfect and is due on Thursday 19 September.

Practise writing your full name (first name, any middle names and last name). Remember that each name must start with a capital letter and join all other letters.

Times tables –

We are going to continue our recap of last year’s times tables.

Year 3 – 2 x tables

Year 4 – 3 x tables

Complete the ‘times table study’. Choose one fact that you find tricky. Here’s an example.