What we will be learning…
Children must remember to bring in their reading records and school reading book every day. The expectation is that they read to an adult at least 4 times a week. There are times in the afternoon when we have time for free reading; in this time children can bring in newspapers, magazines or anything else they enjoy reading.
Learning Top Tip – If it is hard to read the word, try to sound it out so you can read it properly
The children will write biographies and narrative stories this term . They will also explore application letters and script writing.
Learning Top Tip –Look for the ‘root’ word to build up longer words that have prefixes and or suffixes added to them. e.g. know / knowledge /knowledgeable / unknown
Maths…using and applying
This half term we have started off by looking at fractions. Later on we will move on to recap our learning on measures, as well as covering any other areas that need consolidation before the children move up to Year 5.
Children will bring home with them the same times table each week until they are confident and have achieved bronze, silver and gold stars in weekly tests.
Learning Top Tip – Use estimating to check your answer makes sense
GRAMMAR – the new curriculum expectations, which children need to know and be able to apply in their writing and reading:
Y4: determiner, pronoun, plurals, possessive, adverbial phrases inverted commas (or ‘speech marks’, correct use of the verb ‘To Be’.
Science – our topic this half term will be Electricity. We will also look at the Working Scientifically strand of science and do some fun investigations!
Art –We will be learning to weave as well as making pirate puppets to link in with our literacy work on biography. We will be making “fruity faces” in art
History – Smugglers in the South West is out topic –“Yo Ho Ho me hearties!”
Jigsaw (PSHCE) – ‘Changing Me’ – see below. We will also be continuing to work on an Edge project developing the skill of Initiative. Also, we will have a visitor talking about their work and broadening the children’s expectations of what they can achieve.
French– continuing to develop the children’s understanding of French vocabulary and grammar
PE- outdoor PE will continue to be on Wednesday, where we will start practicing our skills ready for Sports Day. We will be swimming each Friday this term.
SPORTS DAY our is always a Summer Term highlight! This year we will compete in our colour teams on different activities such as running and throwing. We hope you can join us!
Geography will be learning about the coastline and the impact it has on human activity
To find out all about what we will be learning about this half term, and all about school life, please open our current Year 4 Learning Letter here.
All homework is set on Thursday and due in the following Tuesday. Each week the children are expected to complete the English and maths learning activity. As well as these set pieces, your child should read regularly and get an adult to sign their reading record book.
Spellings are set on a Friday and are linked to the spelling pattern we have been focussing on throughout the week in our Read, Write, Inc sessions. Spellings are assessed through teacher marking in your child’s writing.
Times tables learning – children have the opportunity every week to achieve a bronze, silver or gold star in their target times tables. Times tables practise is included in your child’s home learning every week and they are encouraged to practise them regularly. Times tables knowledge is a crucial key skill that underpins many aspects of maths and makes a huge difference to a child’s mathematical learning.
Please make sure that all school uniform and PE kit is clearly labelled. Please include joggers and a sweatshirt for outdoor PE.
Outdoor P.E is currently on a Wednesday afternoon and indoor P.E is on a Wednesday.
Please let the school and the teacher know if your child has any allergies (that we do not already know about) or needs to take any medication.
Remember that your child will need to bring a piece of fruit to school if they wish to have it at break time as fruit is not supplied in Key Stage 2. (Please no fruit or snack bars)
Please remind your child to bring a coat every day in the winter months.
Please click on the useful links below for extra information about Year 4: