Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!

Class Teacher - Miss Merritt

Teaching Assistant - Miss Parr

 

We have had a wonderful first half term Year 4! I hope you are excited to find out what we will be learning next! Our theme this half term is 'Sparks Might Fly'. 

Our Curriculum

 

English

In English, we are reading 'The Firework Maker's Daughter', an adventure story about a girl on a journey to become a real firework maker who meets some interesting characters along the way and discovers more about firework making than she had expected. In our grammar, we will be learning more about fronted adverbials; building on our work from last half term. We will also be learning about dialogue (speech) for writing. We will then be writing our own adventure stories using these grammar features. 

 

Maths

In Maths, we will be multiplying and dividing numbers, including using the written method to calculate with larger numbers. We will also be learning how to apply these new skills to solve problems. You can practice this on Mathletics and using Maths Invaders (see these links at the bottom of the page).

 

Topic

In our topic work, we will be investigating electrical circuits, including making our own 'fireworks display' cards using LED lights. In art, we will be exploring how using different materials (such as chalk or paints) to create a fireworks display can form different effects.

 

R.E.

In RE, we will be learning about Jesus' family tree, including the lives of Abraham, Issac and Jacob. We will be reflecting on the promises of God to his holy people.

 

Music

On Wednesday mornings, we will be playing our brass instruments. We will be learning all about Jazz music. Please remember to bring your brass instruments for our music lessons.

 

P.E.

Please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school at all times. No jewellery is to be worn for PE. PE is timetabled on Thursday but may take place at other times during the week.

Homework

 

Every Friday, we will have 3 pieces of homework: reading, spelling and maths. These will be due in the following Thursday.

 

 

Talk Homework:

One of the most important parts of homework is to talk about what we have been learning about in school. Please ask your child about what they have been learning in English and maths as often as possible.

 

Spellings:

We will have a spelling test every Friday. Please practice your weekly spellings at home to make sure you can get your best scores on these spelling tests. You can practice these using look, cover, write, check and record your practices in your homework books.

 

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Reading:

Each Friday, the text that you will be given will be the weekly text we will focus on the following week. By reading this text at home, you will be well prepared for our English lessons the following week. After reading the text, talk about what you have read with someone at home. You may wish to talk about the key vocabulary, to summarise what the text is saying or ask questions about what you have read. 

 

Also, please read daily with your child and make a comment in their reading record. Ask questions to your child about their reading book to ensure that they have a better understanding of what they have read.

 

Maths:

We will be using Mathletics and Times Table Rockstars for our maths homework. Please check these to see your set tasks.

Websites for practicing your maths: