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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:

  • Games on Tuesday and Thursday
  • 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

PE is on Tuesdays and Thursdays and we will cover a range of summer activities including Rounders, Cricket, Tennis and Athletics. 

 

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

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The areas of study are:

Did Jesus really perform miracles?

Does prayer change things? 

Music

Summer 1 we are looking at Blackbird by the Beatles and a few other Beatles songs. 

Summer 2's topic is 'Recap and Rewind' where will be looking at a range of classical music, as well as going over what we have done over the year. 

French

Our focus is 'Traditional tales in French' and 'Holidays and Travel'. 

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History/Geography

Vikings are our History focus. We will find out what great explorers and warriors they were.  

 

Geography -Finding out all about the wonderful things Wokingham has to offer will be our Geography topic.

Computing

Finding out all the features of Powerpoint will be our topic for the first half, linking in our english information texts and Viking history topic. 

We will type up stories on word. 

PSHE

We will be discussing 'Relationships' and 'Changes'. 

Art/DT

We are looking at 2 different artists for art, Banksy and a more local one, Lesley Olver, using Heathlake as our landscape to paint. 

In DT we will be making light up toys and games, linked to our Science Electricity topic. 

Science

Sound, how we hear and how different sounds are made, and Electricy are our Science topics. 

 

  Class News

Maths at school!

This term we will cover these topics: 

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

Fractions-tenths, hundredths, adding and equivalent

Multiplication and subtraction-using a formal written method

Data handling-different types of graphs and charts

Measuring-converting units of measure and reading scales

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.

We have the national multiplication test taking 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!

Fiction writing will be the main focus of this term looking at adventure/fantasy stories, based on the 'How to Train Your Dragon' series and mystery stories set in our woods.  We will write persuasive brochures, telling everyone how wonderful Wokingham is and information texts linked to Vikings using Powerpoint.  

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?