Welcome to Year 4

The Year 4 Team

 

Mr Edwards

Mrs Harrison

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

 

What is happening this week?

18th June - 22nd June 2018

Artists Day on Tuesday!

Our focus: Frank Lloyd Wright - Stain Glass

       English: Diary Writing ~ 'Soar' animation by Alyce Tzue

              - exploring responses to a story 

              - hot-seating as a character

              - looking at features of a diary

              - exploring expanded noun phrases

 

                  Maths: Geometry ~ Properties of Shape

    •  identifying properties of triangles
    • identifying properties of quadrilaterals
    •  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 
                • understand that a food chain can be used to represent any feeding relationship

       

            Topic: Ancient Egypt

                                      • to learn about the lives of different pharaohs

       

       

        • 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

         

        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 times tables 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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