Year 4

Welcome to Year 4 2019 – 2020

 

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We are the Heroic Helpers!

Thank you for taking the time to visit our webpage.  Here you will find useful information about what your child is learning at school and how you can best support them at home, your support in their learning is vital to helping them achieve.  As your child’s year 4 teacher I want you to know how happy I am to have your child in my class and I look forward to watching their success over the year.  If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesistate to speak to myself or Mrs Clark.

Many thanks,

Mrs Wood

Homework is set on:

Homework will be sent home on Friday and will need to be returned to school the following Wednesday for marking.

Homework will be linked to the work we are doing in class that half term. Homework A2

 

 

 

Literacy overview

Maths Overview

Spellings

Autumn 2 Weeks 1 to 4 A2

Spellings Week Commencing  9/12/19 A2 week 5

spellings week 5

Theme

The theme we will be covering this year are;

Autumn 1 and 2 – The Vikings including a Local History Study – York

Spring 1 – Welcome to the Jungle

Spring 2 – Burps, Bottom’s and Bile

Summer 1 – Mayans

Summer 2 – It’s Showtime

 

Spring 1 – Knowledge organiser Spring 1 Welcome to the Jungle

 

Please follow us on twitter:

*Archive 2018 – 2019*

The Incredible 4s 2018 – 2019

Thank you for taking the time to read the class web page.

My aim as year 4 teacher is to ensure that your child is happy and ready to learn in class. Your support is vital for your child’s development and therefore if you have any questions or concerns then please do not hesitate to see me.

Many thanks,

Miss Merrills

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Homework is set on:

Homework will be sent home on Friday and will need to be returned to school the following Wednesday for marking.

Homework will be linked to the work we are doing in class that week.

Summer: 

Year 4 reading tasks

Year 4 Summer 2 Spellings

Year-4 topic-overview-2018

Home work S2

 

Autumn:

Year 4 Autumn 1 Table of spellings

Year 4 Autumn 1 viking table homework

Year 4 Weekly spellings Week 6

Year 4 Weekly spellings Week 2

Year 4 Weekly spellings Week 3

Year 4 Weekly spellings Week 4

Year 4 Weekly spellings Week 5

 

Year 4 Spring Homework SP2

 

Homework Email:

Lots of creative homework is happening and we want to provide you with an easy way to share it. Have you just finished making a model? Is your homework a creative project like a science experiment? Any homework that is not in homework books can now be evidenced with a few snaps and emailed to your class teacher! Be as creative as possible and evidence your homework the easy way.

Year 4 Homework Email: c.merrills@smat.org.uk

Reading:

Your child should read their school reading book (or a book from home) at least three times a week.

Reading is an important life skill for everyone! The more your child reads, the more reading rewards they can earn, both as a school and in class.

Reading records are checked every Friday.

The children are expected to change their own reading book when they have finished one.

Spelling:

Spellings will be sent home every Friday in addition to a termly overview sheet.

Children are required to practice these spellings for their weekly test.

Other important information:

PE kits are needed on Wednesdays.

Due to Health and Safety, please make sure that no ear rings or jewellery are worn for PE. 

Medical Information

Please let the school office and the class teacher know if your child has any condition requiring medication, including allergies or asthma. An additional form will have to be completed if medication is to be administered during the school day. This can be collected from the school office.

If you would like to discuss any of these aspects further feel free to make an appointment.

 

What we will be learning this year:

You can find the elements we will be covering here:    http://www.primarycurriculum.me.uk/year4

You can help your child by:

Encouraging them to find things out about their new topic each half term.

Helping your child to explore the relevant websites listed.

In Literacy the genres we will be covering are:

Stories with historical settings

Stories set in imaginary worlds

Stories from other cultures

Author study

Play scripts – Story adaptation

Twists on traditional fairy tales

Rap

Poems playing with sound/images

Poems on a theme

Recount – newspaper/magazine

Recount – diaries

Information text – dictionaries/encyclopaedias

Explanation text – How an object works

Explanation text – How to care for an animal

Persuasive – letter of complaint/formal

You can help your child by:

Talk to them about the writing they are doing in school and see if they can explain the features to you.

Practice their spellings with them.

Reading and finding books which are the same genre.

In Maths we will be covering the objectives for year  4

These can be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-mathematics-programmes-of-study/national-curriculum-in-england-mathematics-programmes-of-study#year-4-programme-of-study

You can help your child by:

Practice their multiplication tables – Year 4 children are expected to learn up to their 12 x tables.

  •  We have purchased a subscription to Times Tables Rockstars – please use it at home to support the learning of multiplication facts.
  • Another Times Table game can be accessed by clicking on the link below:

 http://www.mathschase.com/

Practice written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division with numbers up to ThHTU.

Questioning your child about the time at any given opportunity so they can read the time to the minute using an analogue clock.

Use the following websites to play math based games (flash player is needed):

http://www.mathplayground.com/

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/

http://www.hitthebutton.co.uk