Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!

Class Teacher - Miss Merritt

Teaching Assistant - Miss Parr

 

We have had a wonderful start to Year 4! I hope you are excited to find out what we will be learning in our busy first term in Year 4! Our theme this half term is 'Sand and Shrimps'. We will be focusing on our local area here in Morecambe. 

Our Curriculum

 

In English, we are reading an explanation text on how Morecambe grew from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. This includes the small fishing village known as Poulton le Sands - the beginnings of Morecambe. It explains the transformation of Morecambe to a renowned tourist resort when buildings such as the Winter Gardens and the West End Pier were established. We will be writing our own explanation text on Morecambe, in which we will be including the technical vocabulary that we are learning.

 

In Maths, we are rounding numbers including rounding to the nearest 1000 and rounding decimals to 1 decimal place. You can practice this on Mathletics and using Maths Invaders (see these links at the bottom of the page).

 

In our topic work, we will be exploring how our local area has changed over time. We will be looking at the history of Morecambe during the late 1800s and early 1900s. In Geography, we will be studying maps of our local area. Please talk with your child about anything you know about our local area that might be useful.

 

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.

 

On Wednesday mornings, we will be playing our brass instruments. We will be learning all about Jazz music.

 

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: