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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:

  • PE on Tuesday and Thursday
  • Library on Friday
  • Spelling tests on Friday
  • Times table tests regularly
  • Reading records checked daily

Don't forget!

Our timetable is always subject to change.

PE

Tuesdays will be games and Thursdays will be gymnastics. 

 

PLEASE REMEMBER YOUR PE KITS!

RE

The areas of study are: “Do Murtis help Hindus understand God?” and “Should Christians worship Mary?”

Music

 Mamma Mia and learning Glockenspiels are our topics over the Autumn Term. 

French

We will be looking at seasons and weather to tie in with our Geography topic and All About Me. 

History/Geography

History - we will be starting off the term looking at the changes in Britain from Stone Age to the Iron Age. 

 

Geography - after that, we will move onto exploring weather and biomes. 

Computing

 

Headphones at the ready! We're going to be using lots of different online musical instruments to create repeating patterns and a mini-orchestra. We'll need to evaluate each instrument and create some 'tunes' to review as a class.

PSHE

We will be discussing 'New Beginnings' and 'Getting on and Falling out'

Art/DT

Art and DT are very intertwined this term and our focus is Stone Age jewellery, Cave paintings and Art linked to weather. 

Science

We are looking at 'Living Things and their Habitats', focusing on grouping and classification and also the positive and negative effects of humans on different habitats around the world. 

 

After half term, our focus is States of Matter, looking at solids, liquids and gases and the Water Cycle. 

  Class News

Maths at school!

This term we will cover these topics: 

Place Value in 4-digit numbers

Written methods for all 4 operations

Angles and classifying shapes

Equivalent fractions, fractions of amounts and recognising tenths and hundredths as decimals

Measurements-length and time

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. 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 stories with historical settings, using the story the 'Stone Age Boy', poetry and newspaper articles with a weather focus, information texts and persuasive texts using science. We will focus on using different sentence structures for effect and selecting interesting and effective vocabulary.

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.

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?