Year 4 2018 - 2019

Mrs Taylor

 

Spring Term - 2019

 

It’s great to have you all back after Christmas. 

We have been sharing our news from the holidays and hearing about special things that we did.

 

This term’s topic is  ‘THE ART OF FOOD!’

Much of our curriculum work will be taught creatively through this topic.

The texts and inspirational stories we will be using include ‘Sproutboy’ and various other food related resources.

 

In Science we will be examining our teeth and the digestive system. 

 

 

For homework we are continuing using Mymaths and this is set every other week.  We will also be focusing on our times tables so they need to be practising regularly. 

English written work is set every alternating week to Maths on a Friday. Spellings are set every Tuesday.

 

Please continue to make use of our wonderful online reading resource ‘Bug Club’.

PE will take place on a Tuesday (fitness) and a Wednesday (Invasion games).  Please ensure all kits are in school ready for the lesson

Thank you again for your continued support and as you can see, we have a busy half term ahead of us.

 

Autumn Term 2

 

Our topic this term is ‘The Great Plague’.  We will be reading, un-picking and studying poems and stories relating to the fairy tale ‘The Pied Piper’.  So far, we have looked at a picture of the Pied Piper and predicted what the story might be about.  We are reading the poem verse by verse and understanding the vocabulary and content (as some of the words are rather old-fashioned!) Over the next few weeks we will be writing new stories relating to the theme of the story; and creating new characters and problems to solve!

 

 

We are also looking forward to researching the history surrounding the Great Plague and finding out what it was like to live in London before the Great Fire of London.

 

 

PE

PE takes place every Wednesday and Friday so please ensure all kits are in school ready for the lessons. We continue to benefit from working alongside the School Sports Partnerships and actively encourage this very important aspect of the curriculum.  This term the focus is on gymnastics.

Homework

Every Friday the children will be set either MyMaths; with Time Tables, or some English written work.  They have their own homework books so please ensure they are back in school, completed, so we can go through the homework as a class. If your child has difficulties accessing the internet please let me know and I can provide paper copies of work.

Spellings tests are every Tuesday, so please continue to encourage your child to practice regularly; during the week, at home. 

Santa’s list

The children have been discussing many things they would like for Christmas, which is lovely (as a parent also scary…long lists!) 

If you do, however, need any educational ideas, a dictionary would be excellent addition to their bookshelf; especially as they need to be able to locate and describe words using the first 3 letters by the end of year 4.

Another great addition would be an analogue watch as we are covering time and with this being such an important, lifelong skill; would benefit them both at home and at school.  

Thanks so much for you continued support in your child’s learning journey we really do appreciate all your help.

If you have any concerns or questions please feel free to contact me.

Mrs Taylor

 

Autumn Term 2018

 

Our topics this term is ‘Sparks Might Fly’.  We will be reading, un-picking and studying two fantastic books: ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter’ and ‘James and the Giant Peach’.  So far, we have built character profiles and written letters, and over the coming weeks we will be looking at Diary entries.

      

 

We are also looking forward to reading ‘Until We met Dudley’ alongside the Wallace & Gromit – Cracking Contraptions Manual, as the children will be creating their own inventions and providing instructions on how to operate them. I’m sure they will have some amazing ideas!

 

In our maths classes we have been focusing on Place Value and some of our ‘Mathletics’ lessons have even taken place in the Hall.  Watch out for Twitter as you often see the children in action.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have given all the children a ‘Times Tables Booklet’ and we have been having regular tests.  The children have been enjoying doing the Times Tables to ‘BBC Sport Supermovers’. I would really encourage you to help them learn these as they form the foundations to so many aspects of maths.  We are recapping them all and offering greater depth questioning to those children who are excelling at them.

Spanish is taught on Monday mornings and the children have been enjoying dressing up as Aliens and creating their own creatures!

PE takes place every Wednesday and Friday so please ensure all kits are in school ready for the lessons. We continue to benefit from working alongside the School Sports Partnerships and actively encourage this very important aspect of the curriculum.

Homework

Every Friday the children will be set either MyMaths; with Time Tables, or some English written work.  They have their own homework books so please ensure they are back in school, completed, so we can go through the homework as a class.

Spellings tests are every Tuesday, so please continue to encourage your child to practice regularly; during the week, at home.

Thanks so much for you continued support in your child’s learning journey we really do appreciate all your help.

If you have any concerns or questions please feel free to contact me.

Mrs Taylor

 

 

Spring Term 2018

 

Our theme this half term is, ‘The Art of Food.’ We will be focusing on the Digestive System and Teeth in Science, Still Life in Art and Design and will also be making topic links with Music and Computing. Please continue to encourage your child to read regularly, either their school reading book, library book or reading online by accessing Bug Club at https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk. Login details were sent home with your child before Christmas and we can see that many children are engaging well with this fantastic resource.

 

Autumn Term 2017


 

We have had a great start to our year in Year 4! We are particularly enjoying reading James and the Giant peach as part of our whole class reading sessions and have had some imaginative ideas about what might happen next in the story.

We are also learning about Electricity in Science and where it can be found in the home. Electrical safety is an important part of this. Look out for our safety posters over the next couple of weeks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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