Welcome to Year 4

The Year 4 Team

 

Miss Black

Mrs Harrison

Mrs Paxman Miss Hughes Mrs Tunnell Mrs Lewis Mrs Day Mrs Barrett

What is happening this week?

22nd - 26th May 2017

 

    • English: The Lost Happy Endings (by Carol Ann Duffy) Book Study
            • Character descriptions
            • Complex sentences

 

    • Maths: Decimals and Fractions
            • Comparing decimal numbers
            • Adding and subtracting decimal numbers
            • Recognising decimal and fraction equivalents
            • 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: Living things and their habitats
            • Branching classification keys

 

    • Topic: Ancient Egyptians
            • Investigating hieroglyphics

 

 

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

 

 

Key Information:

Library Days

Tuesday

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

PE/Games Days

 

 

 

Curriculum Overview

We expect your child to have their PE kits in school on these days including a planet t-shirt, shorts, trainers and for the winter months jogging bottoms and a sweatshirt. All this needs to be named.

 

 

Year 4 2016 2017 Curriculum Overview.doc

 

Key Dates for the term

 

 

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

Timestables

Children need to be practising their timestables weekly.

 

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

 

Spelling

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

 

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

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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