Year 4 2021 - 2022
WELCOME TO THE YEAR 4 HOMEPAGE
Spring Term – First Half
Happy New Year to you all! We hope you have had a fantastic Christmas holiday :) Read on to find out about some of the exciting learning and activities planned for our first half term in 2022!
In English, we will be starting our new story book which will be revealed in Week 1! Tying in with this text, we will be reading an information book in Guided Reading and learning lots about the same topic in Geography. Our D&T ‘Food and Nutrition’ project will link to our English text too. There are a few clues in the pictures above and below.
In Science, we will be learning all about States of Matter (solids, liquids & gases) and in RE/PSHE lessons we will be looking at ‘A Life in Community’, understanding how community is important and how beliefs can affect community decisions like charity work.
Our new Computing project is called ‘Entering a Digital World’ and we will learn about our ‘digital footprint’ and staying safe online as well as developing our presentation skills, creating slides with animations and transition effects. In French lessons we will be learning how to say and recognise places in a town and say and record information about family members.
In Maths, we are beginning with ‘Further Multiplication and Division’ where there is a focus on formal methods for multiplying and dividing larger numbers. We will then move on to look at Fractions and Decimals. Remember to keep practising your times tables, you are doing really well! Try and fit in 10 mins each day (regular short bursts are the best way!). Can you challenge your parents?
Remember the techniques we use in class:
‘Times Table Rockstars’; ‘Topmarks’ games; printable blank multiplication grid in the Maths tab above; ‘Hands high, hands low’ chant…
We have three PE lessons this term which will take place on Monday and Tuesday afternoons (last lesson) and Gymnastics on Friday mornings so please come to school dressed in your PE kits. Also, remember to bring in a waterproof coat every day as we will be going outside for playtimes in almost all weathers!
Finally, on Monday mornings we will be starting the day with our Samba lessons and at the end of March, we will share our performance either through a mini concert in the hall or we will record the children and send the film link through email.
Contacting Class Teachers
The Year 4 class teachers are Mrs Hover (Monday - Wednesday) and Mrs Leake (Thursday - Friday).
Please always feel free to come and speak to us or alternatively our emails are:
Year 4 Class Timetable
Monday: Reading books exchanged; PE (Children will need to come into school in their PE kit)
Tuesday: PE (Children will need to come into school in their PE kit)
Thursday: Reading books exchanged
Friday: Gymnastics (Children will need to come into school in their PE kit)
PPA (Planning, Preparation & Assessment)
During the last lesson on Monday and Tuesday afternoons, Steve Reddy and his team will be teaching PE (Mrs Hover's PPA) and Ron Bell will be teaching Gymnastics on Friday mornings (Mrs Leake's PPA).
Homework is punctuation
Spellings to be tested on Friday 28th January are -ee sound words:- merriment, happiness, plentiful, happily, prettiest, nastiness, beautiful, pitiful, silliness
Please see letter formation and joins below:
NumBots is an online game and playing little and often will significantly improve your understanding of number bonds and addition and subtraction facts.
Use the same login details for ‘Times Table Rockstars’ to access NumBots.
1. Story Mode – the emphasis is on learning the ideas and concepts behind addition and subtraction so it features more diagrams, shapes and question styles.
2. Challenge Mode – the emphasis is more on speed of recall of key facts, like number bonds to 10, doubling small numbers or adding & taking away in your head.
To access Bug Club it is your child's full name all lowercase, as the username, Bugclub2021 as the password and hwxx as the school code
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