Welcome to Year 4

The Year 4 Team

 

Mr Edwards

Mrs Harrison

Mrs Paxman Mrs Lewis Mrs Brown Mrs Watkins Mrs Barnes

What is happening this week?

16th-20th October 2017

 

    • English: Non-chronological reports
          • exploring features of non-chronological reports
          • using dictionaries effectively

     

      • Maths: Assessment
            • reviewing place value, addition and subtraction
            • The progression in calculations document and videos can be seen HERE.
            • A pack to help children learn their times tables can be found HERE.

         

          • Science: Switched On! Electricity
                • designing a circuit with a switch and a moving component using a motor

           

            • Topic: Anglo Saxons 
                  • exploring village life and jobs the Anglo Saxons may have had

             

              • Useful information: 
                          • Additional maths work can be found on the active-learn website HERE

               

               

              Key Information:

              Library Days

              Thursday

              If the children need to change their book at other times during the week, please visit the library after school.

              PE/Games 

               

               

               

              Curriculum Overview

              We expect your child to have their PE kits in school all week, including a planet t-shirt, shorts, trainers and for the winter months jogging bottoms and a sweatshirt. All items need to be named.

               

               

              Year 4 Curriculum Overview 2017-18

               

              Key Dates for the term

              Tuesday 14th November Trip to Butser Ancient Farm

               

              Information on Homework:

              Maths

              Mathematics homework will be set every Wednesday and is due back in the following Monday.

               

              Please allow your child up to 30 minutes to complete as much of this homework as they can.

              If you needed to support them with any elements of it please jot as a note either on the homework or in their Reading Record – Home School Book.

               

              We also encourage the use of Active-Learn website HERE.

               

              New Curriculum in Maths for Year 4

              Times tables

              Children need to be practising their times tables weekly.

              Please encourage your child to play on the Times Tables Rocks website to increase their speed and accuracy.

              In Year 4 we expect children to attempt to learn all their timestables up to 12x12

              Spelling

              4HP Spelling homework will be set every Wednesday and is due back in the following Monday.

              4E Spelling homework will be set on Monday and is due in on Friday.

               Please allow your child approximately 30-40 minutes to complete as much of this homework as they can, this needs to be done approximately four times for 10 minutes.

              If you needed to support them with any elements of it please jot as a note either on the homework or in their Reading Record – Home School Book.

              Reading

              We would also like all children to read daily at home, either silently or to an adult. If you hear your child read, please encourage them to read fluently and with expression.

               

              Whether your child is silently reading or you are hearing your child to read, we encourage you to ask them questions about their book to aid their understanding.

               

              Your child has a Reading Record – Home School Book which they need to be filling in daily once they have read. This could be a note of what they have read and or what they thought about what they have read. If you hear them read we ask you to write and make a comment in this book. Your child will need to ensure they have this book in school every day.

               

              Useful Websites:

              Maths

              Times Tables Rockstars

              Active-Learn 

              Woodlands Maths Zone

              English

              Woodlands Literacy Zone

              Topmarks

              BBC KS2 Bitesize

              Topic

              BBC Website

              Woodlands History Zone

              Science

              BBC Science Clips

              E-Safety

              Kidsmart

               

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