Year 4 2020 - 2021

Mrs Leake

Mrs Hover

Mrs Finch

 

Dear Year 4 Parents,

Thank you for sharing your wonderful children with us and thank you for the kind cards and gifts.

We hope you have a lovely summer.

Mrs Leake, Mrs Hover and Mrs Finch xxx

 

WELCOME TO THE YEAR 4 HOMEPAGE

Summer Term – Second Half

Welcome back Year 4! We can’t believe we are now in our last half term of the school year! As always there is lots planned including a Year 4 class trip and our very own sports day.

Our new book in English is as always, a surprise and you will need to use your detective skills to find out more. However, as you can see from the photographs above, we can reveal that it is set in a cave. Have you ever been inside a cave? Maybe you’ve dared to enter the bat cave at Chester Zoo? 

Our Guided Reading text links to similar themes and you may come across some very exciting and curious creatures when you read this!

Inspired by our work on the rainforest and by the artist Henri Rousseau, you are going to use your sketches to create ‘dream jungle’ paintings and in Topic, you are going to explore the rivers in Australia. You have already learnt lots of facts about the Australian rainforests!

In Science, we will be learning more about the human lifecycle and the importance of caring relationships.  In Maths, we are moving from 'Fractions' to 'Decimals' and remember to use this last term to keep practising your times tables. You are doing so well! You can use ‘Times Table Rockstars’ and there are further games and activities on Year 4’s Maths Class Page.  Please keep revisiting times tables you have learnt before so you don’t forget them!

‘Music For Life’ Guitar lessons will continue with Jack; Mrs Vickers will be teaching you Dance on Wednesday afternoons and Mr Bell will be teaching Gymnastics on Friday mornings.

 

Other things to look forward to:

-The Summer Reading Challenge 2021

The new theme has been announced – ‘Wild World Heroes’! The libraries have teamed up with WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) for a very special nature-themed Challenge that will inspire you to stand up for the planet! 

https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/news/general/wild-world-heroes-intro

 

Associate Teacher: Mr Sloan will be working with the Year 4 Team for the majority of this term.

 

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:

katie.hover@oldfield.cheshire.sch.uk

jennifer.leake@oldfield.cheshire.sch.uk

 

Year 4 Class Timetable

Monday: Music For Life Lessons - Guitar

Tuesday:

Wednesday: Dance (Children will need to come in their PE kit)

Thursday: Reading books exchanged

Friday: Gymnastics (Children will need to come in their PE kit)

 

PPA (Planning, Preparation & Assessment)

On Wednedsay afternoons, Mrs Vickers will be teaching Dance (Mrs Hover's PPA) and Mr Bell will be teaching Gymnastics on Friday mornings (Mrs Leake's PPA).

 

Homework

Homework is investigating Roman Chester .  We are not able to do a trip to Chester as planned so this week homework is investigating the Roman Gardens next to the amphitheatre.  All the answers can be found on the boards around  the gardens if you choose to visit, but also answers can be googled.  You might choose to do this as a summer activity which is completely fine, so no deadline on this piece of work. 

 

Spellings to be tested on the 16th July are:

Confluence

Floodplain

Mouth

Estuary

Basin

Valley

Watershed

Source

Erosion

tributary

 

Handwriting

Please see letter formation and joins below:

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Numbots

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.

Game Types

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.

Bug Club

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See 'Year 4: Gallery Items' tab below to view all photographs from this year.

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