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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4

 

Miss Saunders, Mrs Pine and Mrs Spencer would like to warmly welcome you to the year 4 class page. We hope that you will be regular visitors so we can keep you up to date with what we have been learning, any class news and other key activities or events that may be taking place. 


Please look through the site below for our most recent learning, achievements and useful information such as letters and topic overviews.

 

We are looking forward to getting to know everyone over the next few weeks and are thrilled to be sharing your child's learning journey with you. 

 

If you have any questions or queries that you'd like to discuss, please don't hesitate to contact us via the school office.

Who's Who

Who's Who 1 Miss Saunders- Class Teacher
Who's Who 2 Mrs Spencer- Learning Support Assistant
Who's Who 3 Mrs Pine- Learning Support Assistant

Homework

Curriculum Overviews

Useful Documents

Target Tracker Assessment resources

Useful Links

Y4 Blog

Gymnastics - Partner Balances

Our topic in PE this half term is gymnastics - this week we have been focusing on partner balances and body tension. We learnt why it is important to keep our body tense when we are balancing in gymnastics and had a go at various partner balances - we tried our hardest not to be wobbly but some were super tricky! We worked really well with our partners and managed to show some amazing balances! 

Eat the Season!

This week in cookery we have been looking at seasonal food and why it is so important to eat food seasonally. We were given a variety of different fruits and vegetables to taste and had to sort them into the seasons in which they were best for eating. We couldn't wait to  get nibbling and were very surprised at how far some our imported food has to travel before it reaches us! We ate grapes that had travelled from Brazil - that would take over a day to fly the grapes to the UK just so we could have some in our pack lunches! Crazy! 

Invaders!!

Today we re-enacted an ancient Roman and Celtic battle! We were given battle tactics and had to surround the enemy and capture the prisoners! Whoever had caught the most of each others forces was the winner of the battle. You should have heard our war cries - we were vicious!!

Class Assembly Notice

As you will be aware our class assembly is on Friday 29th November. We don't want to spoil the surprise too much but it is rainforest themed and all children have been given a speaking and acting part!

 

So, to add the extra 'wow factor' we can wear costumes/different clothes specific to our role during the assembly! It is not suggested that you buy new costumes but rather use what you have at home/what we can find in school! Narrators may wear party clothes and the children with animal roles are encouraged to dress in colours similar to the animal they have been given! If you cannot find a suitable outfit I would suggest all black or plain clothing to which we can add a mask! 

 

We look forward to showing you all our hard work!

Multiplication Practice!

Today in Maths we were consolidating our 9x tables! We used this very helpful but fun website to support us and we wanted to share it with our adults so that we can continue to practice our times tables at home with the help of a a game or two!

 

Please find the link below, have an explore and get practicing!

 

https://www.timestables.co.uk/

Making Mini-Greenhouses: Stability exploration

In DT this week we have been exploring the stability of various shapes. Year 4 discussed and evaluated how strong and stable each shape was and which one could be the most suitable shape for a greenhouse. We experimented with cutting out different sections of the shapes in different sizes and shapes to represent the windows. We then discussed the stability and the amount of light that would be allowed in on each others shapes! 

Causal Conjunction Scavenger Hunt

In Literacy this week our grammar focus has been causal conjunctions! We will use these to support our persuasive letter writing, which we will be sending to an actual logging company in the Amazon! We completed a causal conjunction scavenger hunt, and then placed these into our own cause and effect sentences! 

Multiplication Tables Check

The national curriculum specifies that pupils should be taught to recall the multiplication tables up to and including 12 × 12 by the end of year 4.

 

The purpose of the multiplication tables check is to determine whether pupils can recall their times tables fluently, which is essential for future success in mathematics. It will help schools to identify pupils who have not yet mastered their times tables, so that additional support can be provided.

 

To help support your child in this, multiplication practice should happen at home to further consolidate the learning taking place in class! Each week Year 4 will have a specific multiple they will be focusing on in class as specified in the Year 4 Multiplication Tests document located on the homework section of the class page. The children will be tested on the focus multiple every Friday!

 

To help support your children at home, practice little and often with some quickfire questions - don't forget to include the related division fact as well! I have attached a website which has some helpful tips on how to practice at home!

 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/maths/times-tables-tips/

 

I thank you for your support in this!

 

Miss Saunders

Notices

Cushions - We are deciding to trial the children having cushions on their chairs to make the classroom a more enjoyable and comfortable learning environment. If you would like to, please send your child in with a cushion for their chair, the size of the cushion should be no bigger than 45 x 45 cm and should not be so thick that the children will not be able to work comfortably at their desks! 

 

Thank you in advance,

 

Miss Saunders

Key Text - For the remainder of the Autumn term the children will be using the book The Explorer by Katherine Rundell. We do ask that the children bring their own copies of the text for use in class. Please could you ensure that your child brings a named copy as soon as possible for use in our Literacy sessions!

 

Thank you,

 

Miss Saunders 

Homework

Mathletics task will be set weekly on a Friday. All children have their login details stuck on the inside cover of their Reading Records - if this is not the case, please let us know through the school office!

 

Children are expected to read daily where possible, this should be recorded in their Reading Record and signed by a parent/carer. Please ensure that the Reading Record is in school every day so that it can be checked!

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