Hello year 4 and all of your wonderful adults.
This is the last update before the summer holidays and your last week of being in year 4. Isn’t that a strange thought?!
It has certainly been a strange few months! Well done for persevering and being so sensible.
I know it has been challenging but I hope you have enjoyed learning from home. I have missed you all so much and I’m looking forward to seeing you all soon. You can tell me all about what you have gotten up to.
Well done for all your hard work.
Make sure to enjoy your summer holidays and make lots of new memories.
NEW - English worksheets
NEW - 60 second reads
NEW - Maths worksheets
NEW - Science - Teeth
NEW- creative writing task
NEW - Spellings
Digestive system experiment
Vikings - new tasks attached
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
• 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
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.
Please be aware that children will only move to the next set of times tables once they have successfully scored 100% three weeks in a row.
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.
Please check your child's home school diary for the results of their spellings and times tables tests.
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.