Year 4

 Welcome to Year 4!

Here you will find information on all the exciting learning going on in our classes, links to websites to support learning, photographs and reminders.

We hope you find this page useful and enjoy having an insight into our year group. We will be filling this page with celebrations of the children's work and updates on their learning. Watch this space!

4C - Mrs Christoforou and Mrs Kay

4S - Ms Stanton, Mrs Mottram and Mrs Hughes

 

Dates for your Diary...

 

 

Monday 16th September – PGL residential trip deposit due (more information about this to follow)

Wednesday 18th September – Parent information evening (Year 3 and 4 - 6.30pm)

Wednesday 2nd October – Harvest Festival assembly (children only)

Monday 14th October – INSET day (no children please)

Tuesday 15th October – Open morning

Friday 18th October - Spooky disco

Monday 21st October – Friday 1st November – Half term (2 weeks)

Tuesday 5th November – Fireworks

Wendesday 13th November (5.00pm-8.00pm) and Thursday 14th October (3.30pm-6.30pm) – Parent consultation evening

Friday 29th October – Occasional Day

Monday 2nd December – Music concert (2.30pm)

Thursday 19th December – Panto (Y4, Y5 and Y6)

Friday 20th December – Last day of term (1.15pm finish)

Super Science

 

Our first science topic will be 'States of Matter' looking at the properties of solids, liquids and gases. We will be investigating the changing of states and what can effect this.

 

Below are useful websites for you and your child:

 

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/articles/zsgwwxs

 

https://www.coolkidfacts.com/states-of-matter-for-kids/

 

P.E. Power!!

In PE this term we will be practising our gymnastics with Mr Roberts and Hockey.

 

Our PE days are Wednesday afternoon - indoor gymnastics

Thursday afternoon - outdoor hockey.

Please ensure you have the correct kit for these lessons.

Useful Websites:

 

Please find your child's log in details in their Reading Record.  If you have any questions, please come and see us.

 

Purple Mash

https://www.purplemash.com/cranborneen6 can 

 

 

 

Magnificent Maths  

This year the main focus will be to develop key number and calculation skills working with numbers up to 4 digits. This will include both mental and written methods for addition and subtraction. We will also be ensuring that all pupils can rapidly recall their multiplication and division facts (up to 12 x 12) e.g. instant recall of 7x8, 9x4, 4x6, 12x7, 63÷ 9, 48÷6 etc.

 

How can I support my child?

Give your child a number, such as 24, and ask them the number pair that makes 100. How did they do this? How long did it take them?

 

Give them a number and ask them to partition it.

E.g. 34

30 + 4                     20 + 14                     31 + 3

12 + 22               15 + 19                 25 + 9

 

 

Timestables

In the summer term, all children in the UK will be sitting a government timestable test. They will be expected the know all their multiplication facts ( times tables) up to 12 x 12 and recall these at speed. The test will be on the Ipads and they will have 5 seconds to answer the questions. Please support your child by practising regularly home. Each week we will be focusing on a different multiplication table and every Friday the children will be doing a test based on their tables they have learnt so far. We will be sending home the children’s scores so you can continue to support as necessary.

 

 

Exciting English

We are looking at a book about fantastical castles by Colin Thompson. We are loving looking at all the fictional castles and deciding who lives there!

We are working towards writing a non- chronological report about our own fictional castle.

 

Our grammar focus is going to be expanded noun phrases.

Image result for castles colin thompson

 

Reminders

Homework:

Homework will be sent home on a Tuesday and needs to be completed by the following Monday.

If children need help or can't complete the homework, we will be giving them time on a Friday during assembly time.

Spelling:

Spellings will be handed out on a Friday and a spelling test will take place the following Friday.

Reading:

Pupils are expected to read everyday for at least 10 minutes (from a variety of texts) and have their reading record signed. We will be checking these every week.