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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
  • Swimming is on Thursday
  • 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 Wednesdays. 

We will be developing a range of skills in different games, perfecting techniques in gymnastics, using the apparatus, and learning elements of the Haka. We also have swimming this term.  

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

RE

 

We will be completing work around the questionsIs a holy journey necessary for believers?’ and ‘Should believers give things up?’.

Music

During Spring 1, we will be learning how to play the glockenspiels. 

In Spring 2, we will be focusing on 'Lean on Me' to play instruments and sing to and experience a range of Gospel songs. 

French

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

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History/Geography

Anglo-Saxons will be our History topic.

 

Geography -we will look at Australasia and Oceania, thinking about the physical and human geography and the industries. 

Computing

Researching our history topic and producing a powerpoint is our first focus. 

In Spring 2, we will use Scratch to design a multiplication game. 

PSHE

We will be discussing the topics 'Going for Goals' and 'Good to be me'. 

Art/DT

We will use different sketching pencils to sketch Anglo-Saxon jewelry and produce our own paintings in the style of Aboriginal art. 

In DT we will be designing and making an Anglo-Saxon money holder. 

Science

Over the term we will be studying teeth and the digestive system. 

 

  Class News

Maths at school!

In mathematics, we will be focusing on fractions and decimals, multiplication and division methods, solving problems using money and data handling.

 

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!

Over the Spring term, Year 4 will be writing Newspaper articles about the Australian bush fires, stories linked to the Anglo-Saxon legend of Beowulf, poems that create images in our heads, and use descriptive language, and an explanation text about 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.

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:

Our class text for this term is 'Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo'. 

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?