Year 4

Teaching Team – Mr M. Ownsworth, Mrs G. Saxelby
Mrs B. Duffy, Mrs H Pollitt

PPA cover ( Tuesday mornings): Mrs K. Bartley and Mrs J Hughes

Welcome to our Year 4 web page – we hope you find all the information you require here.

Weekly activities to support your child’s learning:

  • Daily reading. Daily reading is invaluable to your child’s education. Please discuss the text with your child, ask questions and sign the home school diary every day, indicating any pages you have read. The book bag must come into school each day.
  • New spellings will go into the home school diaries on Tuesdays to be tested the following Tuesday. Please try and learn a few words with your child each night.
  • Additionally, please try and learn a few words each week from the Year 3/4 word list found at the bottom of this web page.
  • An expectation by the end of Year 4, is for each child to know their times tables up to 12 x 12. Please try to work on a few facts each night.

On- Going Homework:  

We are really keen for the children to become fluent at their times tables and this means regular practice at home and at school. Therefore, we have put some links to multiplication games onto our school website on the Year 4 page, which we would like the children to play in order to increase their fluency. 

By the end of Year 4, national expectations are that children know all their times tables up to 12 x 12 and can spell the 100 words from the Lower Junior List. Additionally, any work on telling the time would be helpful, as well as Maths in context such as measuring.

Spelling: We have been assessing your child’s spelling this week. Your child will be receiving their personalised weekly spelling words ( they will be glued into your child’s purple ‘Home- School Diary’). Please use the colourful ideas sheet from your child’s reading packet to help your child learn their personalised spellings in a fun way. They will be tested on the words a week later on a Tuesday.

Dates for your diary:

We would like to invite you to join us for our Roman Assembly for Parents on Wednesday 24th April at 9.15 a.m. in the school hall. Please make a note of this in your diary.

Wednesday 20th March: Roman Workshop with ‘Tempus Fugit’ Educational Theatre Company. ( email to follow nearer the time)

THANK YOU: Thank you so much for supporting us with resources for our Design and Technology Week. The children had great fun and learned skills about the shoe making process. They achieved some of the best products we have seen so far in Year 4 with pleasing independence.

Week commencing 25th February.

MATHS: We shall be continuing our work on Fractions and Decimals and rehearsing test technique.

ENGLISH: We shall be working on our Roman Play and beginning to gather ideas for a descriptive story about Pompeii.

P.E: We shall begin a series of cricket lessons with a specialist who will deliver a programme called ‘A Chance to Shine’. Please make sure that your child has an outdoor P.E kit every Thursday.

COMPUTING: We shall learn that digital tools such as microscopes and cameras can support investigational work.

SCIENCE: We shall continue a new topic about the ‘States of Matter’ and this week we shall learn about volcanoes.

R.E:  Teaching continues with the organisation ‘Christians in Schools’.

FRENCH: We shall learn to our opinions and preferences using ‘j’adore’ and ‘je détéste’.

MUSIC: We shall be singing songs from our play

HOMEWORK for Friday 15th February: The children will be asked to write extended sentences on the theme of ‘volcanoes’, based on the videos this link: The password can be found in a separate letter.

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/videozone/index.html?source=espresso-home-mixedcore-content#/topics/all.

Homework for Friday 1st March: Maths paper homework based on test technique to be returned by 6th March.

We are always happy to answer any questions or queries that you may have, so please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Curriculum Links & Documents
Year 4 Termly Curriculum Overview
PSHE Overview – Year 4
Year Group Expectations – Year 4
Years 3-4 Word List
Year 4 Parent Handbook

 

Useful External Links & Resources

My Maths - This Week's Homework

My Maths – This Week’s Homework

Number Twins

Number Twins Game

Splat Square

Splat Square – Multiplication Pattern

Double and Halve

Doubling and Halving

Power Lines

Power Lines – Maths

First News

First News – Young People’s Newspaper

Hit the Button - Mental Maths

Hit the Button – Mental Maths

 

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