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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!

We have an exciting Summer term ahead!

The adults in class 4 are Mrs Ncube and Mrs Ford.

Reminders

PE days are every Tuesday and Thursday and children are asked to come in PE kits. It is advised that jewellery and watches stay at home and any long hair should be tied back. 

Homework will be set every Friday, to be checked the following Thursday, and this will consist of activities from mathletics, and spellings.

 

 

Times Tables

As you are probably aware, the government recently created a times table check at the end of year 4. To prepare the children for this, please encourage the children to regularly practise their tables. This can be done using the websites below:

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

www.multiplication.com

https://www.timestables.co.uk/ 

https://ttrockstars.com/login

North and South America

Mathematics

This term, we continue to explore Decimals and then we will move on to Measurement (Money, Time). Class 4 will further look at Statistics and Geometry (Properties of shape, Position and Direction). The following websites will help consolidate children's learning:

Maths Zone Cool Learning Games 

Primary Students (maths.org)

Home - BBC Bitesize

Crickweb 

 

English

In our English lessons, we will be exploring Poetry (free verse and descriptive poems). We will then further study the composing of play scripts and get the opportunity to act out our creations. Children will explore North American Indian Myths and eventually make diary entries. The following websites will support children's learning:

Oxford Owl for Home: help your child learn at home | Oxford Owl

Pobble 365

English for Kids | EnglishClub

Kids Poems, Short, Easy, Free Online Poems for Kids & Children in English (kidsworldfun.com)

 

 

Reading

Our class read for this term is Born to Run by Michael Morpurgo, which we will delve into, at least three times a week.  Parents/ Carers are encouraged to read with children for at least 5 minutes a day, 5 times a week. Children can explore/read any suitable material that is acceptable. For example: Books from home, comic strips, cookery books, board game instructions, web pages etc. These are free reading websites that children can access from Ipads, phones etc:

Epic | The Leading Digital Library for Kids | Unlimited Access to 40,000 of the Best Children's Books & Learning Videos (getepic.com)

Home - ReadingZone

Children's Book Reviews, Recommendations and Free Opening Extracts | Lovereading4kids UK

 

Science

The class 4 scientists will investigate how temperature affects different materials, how the water cycle works, and what to consider when putting the washing out to dry! The following is a site with a range of games to support science learning:

Games and apps | Science Museum

 

Computing

The children will endeavour to create their own Hollywood blockbuster, which will develop their teamwork skills and confidence. The following sites will support the children's computing experience:

KS2 Computing - BBC Bitesize

Home learning – 50 free apps and websites for KS1 and KS2 pupils (teachwire.net)

KS2 Scratch Tinkering Animation - Remixes (mit.edu)

 

RE

Having looked at Christianity the last term,  we will be exploring the Muslim religion and what they believe about God.

 

Humanities (History and Geography)

In our History lessons, we will explore the world of the Mayans and investigate the landscape across America, in Geography.

 

Art and DT

Children will study the artist, Andy Warhol and create their very own Pop Art. Henry Ford will be used as an inspiration to create a working car in Design and Technology.

 

PE

The game of Rounders will be tackled in our PE lessons and the children will also get the opportunity to attend swimming lessons.

 

PSHE

In the PSHE lessons, children will explore 'relationships' and 'changing me' topics.

 

Comment ideas for Reading Records

Questioning ideas when reading with children

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