Year 4 2019 - 2020

Welcome to our Year 4 class page.

Our team

Teachers: Mrs L. Kelly and Mr G. Twigg

Teaching Assistants: Mr D. Burgess, Mrs R. Khatun & Mrs J. Bell

English

To improve the children's reading and comprehension skills, it is also important for the children to read every night. Could we please ask parents/carers to sign the children's Communication Diaries, so that we can evaluate how often the children read (they earn an extra smilie for reading 5 times each week). Children achieving this, will have a greater chance of gaining their Respect Award. It is important for the children to be asked questions about the text they are reading, to help build their inference and comprehension skills. The children also really enjoy listening to stories.

 

The children may be given a spelling activity every Friday and are expected to complete it by the following Friday. This activity is to help children learn spelling patterns that they can apply to their everyday writing. New words appropriate to their year group will be taught in spelling sessions in school.

 

This term the children's English writing will be centred on the book The Lost Happy Endings by Carol Ann Duffy

Maths

Currently the children are focusing on Number, Place Value and Calculations. This involves ordering numbers, rounding numbers, Roman Numerals and working across all 4 number opperations. We will also be moving on to look at decimals and fractions before the end of this term. 

The children will also continue to play multiplication games to improve their knowledge of times tables with a view to helping the children be successful in the national Check at the end of Year 4.

Science

Our science topic this term is ChangingStates of Matter.

CoJo (History and Geography) - Vikings and Settlements)

Our focus for this term will be on Leif Erikson and his adventures!

RE

The children are currently looking at Baptism.

 

P.E

 

 

Mr G. Twigg

PE

Wednesday: 10.30m – 11.30am. Outdoor kit.

Friday 11.00am - 12.00pm. Indoor kit.

Mrs L. Kelly

PE

Wednesday: 9.15am. – 10.15am. Outdoor kit.

Friday: 9.15am. – 10.15am. Indoor kit.

 

 

Your child will need an outdoor PE kit to include a jumper, jogging bottoms and trainers in addition to their normal PE kit. Please make sure these are named.

Please can we remind you that for all PE sessions long hair must always be tied back and all earrings MUST be removed or covered over with a plaster.

As we are a healthy school, we encourage all children to bring a named bottle into school filled only with water.

One of the weekly PE sessions during the Spring term will be replaced with a weekly swimming session at the Crewe Lifestyle Centre. 

Homework

The homework that children are given relates to and embeds what they have been learning about in school. 

Throughout the year projects relating to work covered in class may be sent home.

The children will receive Maths homework on a Friday and it will need to be in by the following Friday.  

The children will receive SPAG homework on a Friday and it will need to be in the following Friday.

Please continue to practice times tables whenever possible. 

 

Homework Book

Pages

Due in

Daily Reading

 

Daily

English and SPAG

78 & 79

20/3/20

Maths

10 & 11

20/3/20

 

 

 

Useful websites for the curriculum 

Khans Academy 

https://www.khanacademy.org – especially good for maths and computing for all ages

BBC Learning
http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.

Blockly
https://blockly.games 
Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.

Scratch (This link is also on our computing page) 
https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/
Creative computer programming

ICT Games ( also see attached some home learning cards)

https://www.ictgames.com/ – A range of online activities linked to subjects for KS1 and KS2

Y1 Learning cards

Y2 learning cards

Y3+ Learningcards

Doorwayonline

https://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/ –

Interactive activities covering a whole range of subjects and year groups

Ted Ed
https://ed.ted.com
All sorts of engaging educational videos

National Geographic Kids
https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

Duolingo
https://www.duolingo.com
Learn languages for free. Web or app.

Mystery Science
https://mysteryscience.com
Free science lessons

The Kids Should See This
https://thekidshouldseethis.com
Wide range of cool educational videos

Crash Course Kids
https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids
As above for a younger audience

Paw Print Badges
https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.

Tinkercad
https://www.tinkercad.com
All kinds of making.

Cbeebies Radio
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio
Listening activities for the younger ones.

Nature Detectives
https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/
Activities to try in the garden!

British Council
https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find
Resources for English language learning

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