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Year 4


Year 4



Welcome to the Year 4 class page  

Please use this page to access useful information, class updates and to see what the children have been getting up to.

Our class gallery can be found at the bottom of the page.





Learning at home

This is a support for pupil learning where they are having to self-isolate yet are themselves well enough to work and learn from home. If you have difficulty in accessing this, please contact the school office so we are able to download for you some of the resources at an appropriate time if your child is in the situation of having to self-isolate.

 

English         

 

Reading – Oak Academy- https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-4

 

Writing – Oak Academy- https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-4

 

Spellings – Please see the class page below.  Find different ways of writing your spellings.  Write each letter in a different colour or write a story that uses all of your spellings.

 

Grammar and punctuation – Oak Academy- https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-4

 

Maths

White Rose link- https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/   Please see additional worksheets below.


TT Rockstar’s link - https://ttrockstars.com/

 

Science

 

Autumn term 1 - Electricity -
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zj44jxs

 

 

 

Topic

 

History-Ancient Sumer- 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/introducing-ancient-sumer/zmgnvk7

Compare schools in Ancient Sumer with schools today - what is the same and what is different? Make a poster about Ancient Sumerian life. 

 


 

Curriculum Subjects

 

 

Year 4 pupils are taught a wide variety of subjects from the New Curriculum and are assessed throughout the year against milestone 2. Throughout lower key stage 2 they will be assessed using a basic, advancing or deep understanding of their learning, using the milestone criteria.

 


What subjects do we cover?


• English: Writing, Reading and Communication
• Mathematics: To know and use numbers, multiplication and division, fractions, properties of shape, position, direction and movement, measures, statistics and algebra
• Science: working scientifically, biology, chemistry and physics
• Art and Design Technology
• Computing
• Music
• History
• Geography
• Physical Education
• Religious Education
• Personal development and Citizenship, including our school Christian Values.
• MFL- French

 

Although there are all these discrete subjects, many are taught through a themed approach through a range of exciting topics and themes throughout the school year. In the Year 4 Class, our Christian school values are deeply embedded and every day we discuss our belief of the day which links to our focused Christian value for the half term.


Key Class Information

 

Your child will have PE on a Wednesday and a Thursday. Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit for these lessons.
Please ensure you have provided medical tape if your child wears earrings and cannot remove them for PE. 

Homework

Every Monday the children have their spellings test. As part of their homework, children should be practising their spellings throughout the week. 

On Friday the children have their times tables test. Children should also work on their times tables throughout the week. Please encourage your child to use Times Tables Rockstar's so that the class teacher can check in on their progress and areas where your child may need further support.

As part of their homework, the children need to read to an adult at least three times a week. Please write a short note in your child's home school diary to acknowledge this so that they can receive the reading rewards. 

KIRFs (Key Instant Recall Facts) - These are handed out at the beginning of each half term and have recommendations for challenges that the children can complete. Each half term, the class will be assessed on their KIRF.

Creative kickstarts are given out every half term. The due date will be decided by Mrs Flynn when this is set. 


 

Spellings
Your child has been advised of their spelling group. Please be aware that spelling groups may change.

 

I will try to update the words below weekly with the correct spellings. Your child will have their correct spellings written in their home school record books weekly. 

Please see below for spellings to be tested on Monday 15th November 2021

 

Red group:

 

Blue group:

 

Yellow group:

 

Green group:

 

Purple group:

 

right

copier

myth

accept

rag

bright

copied

gym

except

rug

light

happier

Egypt

affect

rot

night

happiest

pyramid

effect

top

fright

cried

mystery

aloud

rocket

tight

replied

hymn

allowed

carrot

high

tried

system

weather

had

dried

symbol

whether

him

by

driest

lyric

whose

his

my

funnier

typical

who's

hot

Orange group:

 

blew

chew

grew

drew

screw

crew

brew

few

threw

Andrew

 




Useful Links

Listed below are some really excellent websites that we regularly use in class. 

https://spellingframe.co.uk/ - Fabulous website for learning and practising spellings. The children are familiar with this and know how to use it. 

https://www.timestables.co.uk/ - This website is great to prepare for the upcoming times tables test. There is a 6 second timer to help the children familiarise themselves with the timing.

https://ttrockstars.com/ - Excellent for practising times tables. The class teacher can also keep track of your child's progress and note any times tables they may be struggling with.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button - A really fun website to help with times tables and other maths related topics.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q - Particularly good for times tables but also with subjects such as English. We regularly use this website to sing our times tables and dance.

https://app.gonoodle.com/ - A fun website for learning through movement. It also offers children exercise and opportunities for reflection and meditation. 

Class gallery

 

During our Autumn term, year 4 spent some time trying to master the very difficult skill of wire modelling. We created sculptures based on our book for the half term ‘this morning I met a whale’. We used a range of different wire sizes and lengths to create fishes and whales. Below are just a couple of the end products.

 

‘Stop!’ Year 4 Bullying Rap

In music this half term, both 4A and 4B have been working hard each week working on a bullying rap named ‘Stop!’ Learning a couple of verses per week, they were confident enough for us to record their final performance

Watercolour painting based on ‘Bathers at Asnières’ by Georges Seurat

During the first Spring half term, Year 4 have been mastering watercolour painting. Attempting their own take on the famous painting ‘Bathers at Asnières’ George Seurat. Working on a range of skills from pointillism to varieties of watercolour strokes’, Year 4 spent a whole afternoon putting their skills to the test and they didn’t disappoint. 

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