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Welcome to Year 4

Year 4 is taught by myself, Mrs Fildes. We are lucky enough to have Mrs Gardener supporting our class on Monday and Tuesday mornings and Mrs Carter on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings. 

 

 

This page contains information of our learning both in and out of the classroom, photos of activities and useful links. 

PLEASE REMEMBER YOUR ART APRONS AND PE KITS!

Our class news and curriculum map can be found below.

Important points in our timetable:

  • PE is on Thursdays
  • Times table checks regularly
  • Reading records checked Friday
  • Home learning on Friday, due back Wednesday

Don't forget!

Our timetable is always subject to change.

PE

PE is on Thursdays and we are lucky enough to Premier Sports leading our lessons. 

We will be developing a range of skills in different team games and improve our gymnastic skills also. 

PLEASE REMEMBER YOUR PE KITS-School yellow/gold PE T-shirt, navy bottoms suitable for the weather, navy socks and trainers. 

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We will be completing work around the questions ‘Do Murtis help Hindus understand God?' and 'Does the Christmas narrative need Mary?'.

Music

Along with the composer of the week that we will be learning about in our Collective Worship over the week, we will learn, sing along to and play along to ABBA's Dancing Queen. 

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History/Geography

Romans are our topic for History. We'll be finding out how they were so successful. Please help your child to learn the facts on the knowledge organiser.  

After half term, we will be looking at the content of North America. 

Computing

How to stay safe on the internet and using computers for research will be what we are looking at. 

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

 

PSHE

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

Art/DT

We will be making torches in DT this term, using what we learn about Electrical circuits in our Science.  

Our Art project will be to produce a piece of work telling part of Boudicca's story out of different textiles. 

Science

Our science topics are States of Matter and Electricity. We will look the properties of the different states of matter and how they can change from one to another. As part of our Electricity topic we will look at circuits and electrical conductors and insulators.

  Class News

Maths at school!

In mathematics, we will be focusing on place value and understanding 4 digit numbers, adding and subtracting strategies and written methods, multiplication and measurements including length. 

 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 Autumn term, Year 4 will be looking at recounts focusing on diary entries and newspaper reports this half term. We will be writing information texts about North America as well. 

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 'Artemis Fowl' by Eoin Colfer

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 3 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?