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Year 4


Year 4

Hello year 4

I am sorry that we cannot be together at the moment. I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and enjoyed spending time with your family.

On Wednesday, your learning will move to the online platform Teams. You will have received a letter with your log in details before Christmas.
Teams is new to you and me so we will learn how to use it together. You may want to log in and familiarise yourself with it before Wednesday. I have put a task on there that can be completed before Wednesday. This is only a short task to get everyone familiar with the set up, including me!

In the meantime, please use the learning at home resources below. They have been updated for the new term. Underneath the grid,there are some worksheets linked to the learning. 

I have updated everyones TT Rockstar's account so you all have the correct times tables to learn.  

Please continue to do lots of reading wherever possible!

Mrs Flynn smiley 



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

 

Spring term 1 - States of matter – Espresso – Username and password sent on learning at home newsletter

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/modules/s2_inv_change/index.html?source=subject-Science-KS2-States%20of%20matter-Resource%20types

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkgg87h/articles/zsgwwxs

 

 

Topic

 

History- The Romans - Espresso – Username and password sent on learning at home newsletter

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/frontscreen/item991656/grade2/index.html?source=subject-History-KS2-History-Resource%20types
 

There are lots of videos about the Roman Empire on the following website:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwmpfg8

 

RE- Is a holy journey necessary for believers?
 

Children will be looking at what a pilgrimage is and the different types of pilgrimages there are within various religions.

Please use the following website and the related items links underneath the video:
http://request.org.uk/life/spirituality/pilgrimage/

 

 


 

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 Tuesday and a Wednesday. Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit for these lessons. 

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.
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. 


 

KIRF for this half term

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

They will have also have a copy of their spellings in their school diary.
 

Week commencing 18.01.21 


                                                              

Group 1

gardener

gardening

limited

limiting

offering

offered

benefited

benefiting

focused

focusing


 

Group 2

copying
crying
replying
marrying
carrying
flying
trying
drying
skiing
taxiing

Group 3

car
start
park
arm
garden
artist
star
are
were
our

Group 4

cereal

serial

check

cheque

through

threw

draft

draught

stares

stairs

Group 5

Sick

Pick

Ken

Kick

Get

Peg

Men

Met

Neck

Up

 




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

01.10.20 - We have been making Artbots!

Robin Hood Archery competition

We have been looking at the impact of plastic pollution and writing letters to the Prime Minister about our concerns.

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