Year 4

Welcome to Star Fours

2020-2021

Welcome to a new school year in Year 4! Please feel free to contact me via Dojo or email s.wood@smat.org.uk if you need to contact me outside of school

Here you will find access to homework, spellings, learning materials and more!

This half term our theme is ‘It’s Show Time!’, where we will delve into art, electricity and sound!

Spring 2 It’s Show Time Look here for our knowledge organiser!

https://readtheory.org/ is the website we will be using to track reading at home, all work completed on this website is sent to me so I can easily keep track of who is reading at home and your child will receive the rewards in school.

Please also encourage your children to access Times Table Rockstars at home, we do have an assessment at the end of this year!

Homework books do not need to be sent back into school, please take a photo of any homework completed and send it to me via Dojo or email.

Year Overview  View here to see our overview for the year for our theme work and for our writing genres.

Maths Overview

Homework – Autumn term 1 It’s Show Time

Spellings – Autumn term 1 Autumn 1

Welcome to Year 4 2019 – 2020

 

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Home learning for Summer 2 half term

Hey Year 4!

I hope you are all well and staying safe! From Monday 1st June until the Summer holidays, home learning will be accessed through the following link:

Oak National Academy – Year 4

We are starting our online learning on Week 7 (8th June). The link allows you to access 1 literacy, 1 Maths, 1 topic and PE session every day, Monday – Friday.

Any questions, please do not hesitate to email me – s.wood@smat.org.uk

While school is closed, we will update the web page weekly with home learning activities.

 

Week 14 (13th July – 17th July)

Well Year 4, the time is upon us! our final week together as year 4. What a year it has been and I couldn’t be more proud of each and every one of you. You all play such an important role as individuals within the class, continue to be just your wonderful selves and enjoy your journey together in to year 5.

I’m so sorry our time together ended the way it did, but you’ve all continued to show your dedication to learning in your own way, whether that’s been on work set from the website or from Oak National Academy or something completely different, we can all come out of this experience with a lot to offer the world. Over these past few months I’ve watched you flourish into bakers, gardeners, chefs, scientists, coding experts and so much more. Learning can and has happened in a whole host of ways. Be proud of what you have accomplished, you are all Heroes!

Love from

Mrs Wood

(PS Don’t forget this weeks learning at https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-year/year-4 )

Week 13 (6th July – 10th July)

Hi Year 4!

Another week is upon us! It was fantastic to see some of you back in school last week, and for those of you still learning from home – keep up the hard work! I’m so proud of how you’ve all persevered through these strange times. Your home learning this week is still via Oak National Academy at https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-year/year-4

Don’t forget to keep in touch via twitter, dojo or email! Have a great week 🙂

Reading

Reading Task 1 text Reading Task 1 Questions and Answers

Reading Task 2

Reading Task 3

Week 12 (29th June – 3rd July)

Hi Year 4,

I hope you’ve all been enjoying the lovely sunshine! If you can, send me some photos of what you have been getting up to, I sure am missing you all! Remember for your home learning tasks, visit  https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-year/year-4

Reading

For reading this week, I’d like you to design a new front cover for your favourite book. How will you make it appealing to the audience?

For your second task, can you write a blurb to go with your new front cover. Remember, this should be persuasive to make people want to read the book, cast your mind back to how intrigued we were when we read the blurb for ‘The Explorer’.

Finally, write an ‘amazon’ style review of the book, include what you enjoyed about it and why you think other people would it enjoy it too. Also add who the target audience for this book would be.

Week 11 (22nd June – 26th June)

Hi Year 4,

Writing and maths for this week are to be done through https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-year/year-4/.  Reading and creative tasks are set out below.  Please email me at s.wood@smat.org.uk or send me a message on dojo if you require any help this week.  Have a great one 🙂

Reading

Reading Task 1

Reading Task 3

 

Creative Tasks

Week 10 (15th June – 19th June)

Hi Year 4,

Writing and maths for this week are to be done through https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-year/year-4/.  Reading and creative tasks are set out below.  Please email me at s.wood@smat.org.uk or send me a message on dojo if you require any help this week.  Have a great one 🙂

Reading

Reading Task 1 with answers

Reading Task 2   Reading Task 2 guidance

Reading Task 3 with answers

Creative Tasks Creative Tasks

 

Week 9 (8th June -12th June)

Hi Year 4,

In addition to the activities on the Oak National Academy, I will continue to set you work in the same format as before as additional learning opportunities. Have a great week!

Information for week beginning 8.6.20 Writing, Maths and Spelling tasks can be found here

Maths

Monday   Monday Answers

Tuesday   Tuesday Answers

Wednesday   Wednesday Answers

Thursday   Thursday Answers

Reading

Reading Task 1   Reading Task 2 Answers and Guidance

Reading Task 2   Reading Task 2 Answers and Guidance

Reading Task 3   Reading Task 3 Answers and Guidance

 

Creative Tasks

Week 8 (1st June – 5th June)

Hi Year 4,

I hope you have had a lovely week off of home learning and have been able to get outside to enjoy this lovely sunshine. I am still missing each and every one of you, but of course we must continue to keep ourselves and each other safe. Remember you can email me pictures of what you have been up to or send them over on class dojo, it really makes me smile to see what you have been doing! Stay safe everyone 🙂

Information for week beginning 1.6.20   Please read the overview to find out what Maths and English tasks you need to do each day. You will also find the weekly spellings here too 🙂

Writing: All this weeks writing tasks for Monday – Wednesday can be found on the ‘information for this week’ page

Thursday

Friday

Maths:

Monday   Monday Answers

Tuesday   Tuesday Answers

Wednesday   Wednesday Answers

Thursday   Thursday Answers

Reading:

Reading Task 1   Reading Task Answers and Guidance

Reading Task 2   Reading Task 2 Answers and Guidance

Reading Task 3   Reading Task 3 Answers and Guidance

 

Creative Tasks – Creative Tasks

 

Week 7 (18th May – 22nd May)

Information for week beginning 18.5.20 Please read the overview to find out what Maths and English tasks you need to do each day. You will also find the weekly spellings here too 🙂

Writing: All this weeks writing tasks can be found on the ‘information for this week’ page, Monday’s task is here Monday example letter

Maths:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday – TT Rockstars and Hit the Button

Reading: 

Reading Activity 1   Reading Activity 1 Answers and Guidance

Reading Activity 2    Reading Activity 2 Answers and Guidance

Reading Activity 3   Reading Activity 3 Answers and Guidance

Creative Tasks

Week 6 (11th May – 15th May)

Information for week beginning 11.5.20 Please read the overview to find out what Maths and English tasks you need to do each day. You will also find the weekly spellings here too 🙂

Writing: All this weeks writing tasks can be found on the ‘information for this week’ page, Wednesday’s task is here Wednesday

Maths:

Monday – Prodigy Maths

Tuesday  Tuesday – answers

Wednesday   Wednesday – answers

Thursday   Thursday – answers

Friday – Timestable Rockstars/ Hit the Button

Reading: Reading Task 1      Reading Task 3

Creative Tasks: Creative Tasks

Don’t forget to check out BBC Bitesize for more tasks and learning videos – have a great week!

 

Week 5 (4th May – 8th May)

Information for week starting 4.5.20 – Please read the overview to find out what Maths and English tasks you need to do each day. You will also find the weekly spellings here too 🙂

Writing: All this weeks writing tasks can be found on the ‘information for this week’ page

Maths: All this weeks writing tasks can be found on the ‘information for this week’ page

Reading: Reading task 1 Reading task 2 Reading task 3 

Creative Tasks: Creative Tasks

Don’t forget to check out BBC Bitesize for more tasks and learning videos – have a great week!

Reading Task 2

Week 4 (27th April – 1st May)

Information for week starting 27.4.20 – Please read the overview to find out what Maths and English tasks you need to do each day. You will also find the weekly spellings here too 🙂

Reading: Reading Task 1 Reading Task 2 Reading Task 3

Writing: All this weeks writing tasks can be found on the ‘information for this week’ page

Maths:

Monday – Prodigy Maths

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Creative Tasks: Please choose 3 tasks a week Creative Tasks

Week 3 (20th April – 24th April)

Overview for 20.4.2020 – Please read the overview to find out what Maths and English tasks you need to do each day. You will also find the weekly spellings here too 🙂

Reading: Reading Task 1 Reading Task 2 Reading Task 3

Writing:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Maths:

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Creative Tasks:

Creative Tasks

 

 

Week 2 (30th March – 3rd April)

Information for 30.3.2020

Reading: Guided Reading Task 1        Guided Reading Task 2           Guided Reading Task 3

Writing:  

Monday English

Tuesday English

Wednesday English

Thursday English

Maths: 

Tuesday Rounding activities with answer sheet

Wednesday rounding activities with answers

Thursday partitioning activities with answers

 

 

Week 1 (23rd March – 27th March)

Maths and English overview wk 1

Spellings WC 23

Tuesday Maths

Wednesday Maths

French Home Learning – MFL

 

 

 

Online resources while school is closed. 

Here is a good website, that allows you to read a range of books online for free!

Fun brain:  https://www.funbrain.com/books

Happy reading! 🙂

Here is a link that contains a free book explaining Covid-19 and social distancing in a child friendly manner:

https://www.flipsnack.com/CSKidsBooks/what-s-going-on.html

Also here are some social stories  to help support their understanding:

CV social story

CV social story PowerPoint Presentation

Here is a list of links for catchy songs that will help your children learn their times tables:  Timestable songs

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 Spring 2 HWK S2

Literacy overview

Maths Overview

Spellings

Spring 2 Week 1

 

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 – It’s Show Time

Summer 1 – Mayans

Summer 2 – Bottoms, Burps and Bile

 

Spring 2 – Knowledge organiser Spring 2 It’s Show Time

 

 

 

*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

We are on Twitter! Keep up to date with our latest actions and check out our live feeds!

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