Welcome to Year 4

The Year 4 Team

 

Mr Edwards

Mrs Harrison

Mrs Paxman Mrs Lewis Mrs Brown Mrs Watkins Mrs Howells-Davies 

Songs from the production: 'Reach For The Sky' can be listened to below.

Welcome back!

What is happening this week?

16th  - 20th April 2018

High Ashurst Residential Trip: Wednesday 18th - Thursday 19th April

       English: Nonsense Poetry

          - plan and write poetry based on themselves

               - planning a recount of their trip to High Ashurst

            

         Maths: Reviewing Assessment & Decimals

    • reviewing our assessment
    • making a whole
    • writing decimals
    • 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 Habitat 
                • classify vertebrates into groups, using their key characteristics

       

            Topic: Ancient Egypt

                                      • Establish who the Ancient Egyptians were, where and when they lived & who else was living                         at the same time.

       

       

        • 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

        High Ashurst Trip: Wednesday 18th April - Thursday 19th April

        Animal Habitats Workshop: Tuesday 8th May

        Year 4 Production: Wednesday 23rd May 2.30pm

                                       Thursday 24th May 9.30am

         

        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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