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Inspiring and nurturing young hearts and minds

Welcome to Year 4

 

 

This page contains regular updates of our learning both in and out of the classroom, photos of activities and useful links. You can also find important information here such as timetables, class newsletters, educational visit details and spelling lists.

PLEASE REMEMBER YOUR ART APRONS AND PE KITS!

Our class news can be found below.

Important points in our timetable:

  • Swimming on Monday
  • Games on Tuesday
  • Library on Friday
  • Spelling tests on Friday
  • Times table tests regularly
  • Reading records checked Friday
  • Homework on Friday, due back Wednesday

Don't forget!

Our timetable is always subject to change.

PE

Monday will be swimming and Tuesday will be games.

 

PLEASE REMEMBER YOUR PE KITS-School PE T-shirt, dark bottoms suitable for the weather, socks and trainers. 

RE

The areas of study are: "Is a holy journey necessary for believers?" and "Should believers give things up?". 

Music

Stop an anti-bullying rap will be the focus in Spring 1. 

Spring 2 will be Lean on me – combining playing and singing

French

We will be looking at pets and food. 

History/Geography

History - we will be looking at Romans, thinking about the Roman army and what they brought to England that influences our lives today.  

Click here for your Romans knowledge organiser.

Geography - after that, we will move onto Europe, learning about European countries and cities.

Computing

 We are using the computers for research this term, all linked to our topics, thinking about the validity and trustworthiness of some websites. 

PSHE

We will be discussing 'Say no to Bullying' (tying in nicely with our music) and 'Going for Goals'. 

Art/DT

Our Art focus will be linked to Boudicca and her fight against the Romans. The pupils will be recreating her story using textiles to make pictures. 

In DT we will be making healthy salads, which is linked to our Science-Teeth and Digestion. 

Science

Teeth and Digestion will be our topic, looking at human teeth, their functions, how we digest food and food chains. 

We will hopefully get a visit from a Dentist Nurse too!

 

  Class News

Maths at school!

This term we will cover these topics: 

Number-Rounding, Roman numerals, negative numbers, place value, 1000 more and 1000 less, multiples of 6,7,9,25 and 1000.

Fractions-tenths, hundredths, adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator

Multiplication and division-using a formal written method

Position and direction

Money word problems

Recapping adding and subtracting

Measures-Time-timetables, time duration, capacity

Maths at home!

Learning times tables would significantly support your children's learning at school. Reciting the times tables before breakfast or asking a few questions on the walk or drive to school will make a huge difference. You will receive a letter about our participation in a multiplication test that will take place in June. Thank you for your continued support. 

The links below can support your children's learning.

Times tables:

60 times tables grid                   ~          Answer Sheet

Mixed 144 times tables grid      ~          Answer Sheet

144 division grid                        ~          Answer Sheet

 

General:

Sumdog

Cool maths

Maths shed

Crickweb

BBC bitesize

Maths games

Fraction games

Fractions

English!

In English, we are looking at playscripts, creating our own Horrible Histories style play on an aspect of Roman life, writing information texts from these, creating our own Kenning style poems about Roman weapons, stories from other cultures linked to a European country and explanation texts to explain how to look after our teeth and digestion. 

English at home!

Spelling and grammar are also a very big focus in Year 4, so please keep learning these daily.

Spellings:

All children are expected to know what all of these statutory words mean and how to spell them by the end of the year in preparation for upper KS2.

Click here for the statutory spelling list.

Spellings are tested weekly. Please support your children to learn their spellings. Here are some inspiring ways to help learn them.

Unusual ways to learn your spellings

Click on the links below to see your spellings list.  

List A        List B        List C       List D        List E         List F      List G        List H      List I         List J         List K       List L        List M        List N      List O       List P

Grammar:

Please use the links below to access different grammar sites that can support your children's learning.

The areas we are covering this term are; pronouns, sentence structure, tenses, word families, determiners

Topmarks

BBC bitesize

Crickweb

Reading:

Read with an adult and ask them to sign your reading diary 4 times each week please.

A large proportion of the Year 4 reading curriculum looks at children understanding what they have read, predicting what will happen and the children being able to ask questions about the text.

Please find below some questions that might be useful as a starting point when discussing what you have been reading with your child.

  • What do you think will happen next and why?
  • Who is the main character and how do you know?
  • What are the main points in the text? Summarise what you have just read.
  • How does this character show their thoughts and feelings?
  • How has the author used a variety of sentence structures for effect?
  • Why has the author chosen this word? What effect does it have on the reader? Can you think of a better one?
  • What does this word mean? How can you find out?
  • Why has the author used a heading, bullet points and images?
  • What would you like to find out from this book? What questions would you like to ask?