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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 is on a Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Library 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 Wednesday. 

We will be developing a range of skills in different games, perfecting techniques in gymnastics, using the apparatus, and composing our own dance.  

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:

Do Murtis help Hindus understand God?

Should Christians worship Mary?

Music

Autumn 1-Our focus is ABBA, we will be listening and to and learning some different songs

Autumn 2-we will learn to play the glockenspiels

French

Our focus is 'All About Me' and 'Weather Forecast'.

History/Geography

Romans will be our History topic.

 

Geography -Finding out all about North America and its physical and human characteristics.

Computing

Using the internet safely and efficiently for research is our focus for the first half. 

Understanding excel and using it to present data based on numerical information from North America. 

PSHE

We will be discussing 'New Beginnings' and 'Getting on and falling out'. 

Art/DT

We are using textiles to tell Boudicca's story. 

In DT we will be designing and making a burger. 

Science

Living Things and their Habitats is our focus for Autumn 1.

Autumn 2 we will be looking at different states of matter. 

 

  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 equivalent

Addition and subtraction-using a formal written method

Measuring-converting units of measure, reading time 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!

We will be covering a range of text types over the term. We will be writing diary entries for a Roman Soldier, different Poetry forms including Kennings, persuasive writing, with a link to looking after our environment and newspaper reports with a link to America. 

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.

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

We will also be looking at different words from the Year 4 curriculum throughout the year and across all of our lessons. 

Adding suffixes (ation, ly, ous 

y as the i sound-gym, hymn

ou as the u sound-touch, young

adding prefixes (in, un, dis, mis,  il, re, sub, inter, super, auto)

sure/ture-measure and creature

sion/ssion/tion or cian-invasion, station, magician, expression

ch as a k sound-scheme, chemistry

ch as a sh sound-chef, brochure

gue as g sound-league, tongue

que as K sound-technique, antique

sc as s sound-science, scene

ei, eigh or ey as 'ay' sound-vein, neigh or grey

homophones

and all about the possessive apostrophe with plurals

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:

Each pupil has their reading diary which should be filled in as many times as possible over the week. These are checked regularly by the pupils and then I check them every Friday, giving a sticker to those who have at least 2 entries. 

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 and answer 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?