Welcome to Year 4!

Meet the Team!

4SG - Ms Stanton, Mrs Gammon and Mrs Khajuria

sstanton@cranborne.herts.sch.uk

kgammon@cranborne.herts.sch.uk

 

4H- Miss Hill and Mrs Bird

fhill@cranborne.herts.sch.uk

 

Parent Information Evening

Please see below for the PowerPoint presentation from our Zoom meeting on Wednesday 16th September.

 

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Topic

This term our topic is 'Ancient Egyptians'.  We finding out all about how the Ancient Egyptians lived through a range of subject areas including English, History, Geography, Art and DT. 

We are very much looking forward to our 'History off the Page' workshop on Wednesday 30th September!

 

Science

Our topic this term is Animals including humans. Children learn about the role of the human digestive system. They learn about the functions of the mouth, oesophagus, stomach, small intestine and large intestine.

You may find the following website useful:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zn22pv4

 

 

PE

Please ensure fully named PE kits are in school. 

4H - Monday afternoon

4SG - Tuesday morning

 

Swimming

In Y4 children will go swimming every Friday morning.  Please ensure children have warm coats and all swimming belongings are labelled.  If your child wishes to wear goggles for swimming, please ensure that you give written permission to your child's class teacher.

 

 

Useful Websites

Mathletics

 

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 

 

 

 

Maths

This term we are focusing on the following topics:.

  • place value
  • continuous data
  • perimeter
  • properties of shape
  • symmetry
  • decimals
  • money
  • adding and subtracting fractions.

How can I help my child?

Ask your child to explain to you what they have done during the school day.  Ask your children to pretend to be the teacher and explain the methods that they have learnt in class.  Please look on Purple Mash and Mathletics for tasks that will support your child's learning.  

Mental fluency 

 Helping your child with their mental fluency is the most effective way to improve your children's skills.

Please ensure you are helping your child by asking them questions on the following topics:

  • Rounding to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000
  • Halving numbers - even tricky ones such as 72 
  • Doubling numbers 
  • Adding 
  • Subtracting
  • Telling the time

 

 

 Timestables

In the summer term, all children in the UK will be sitting a government timetable 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 practicing 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.

 

Working from home

If your child is isolating at home, but well enough to complete work, please see below for their work to complete at home.

We suggest that each day your child should complete the following:

Maths (White Rose), English (Oak academy or Bitesize), Independent reading, A topic task..

 

Maths

Choose one of the following

Click on the link for lessons, starting at week 1.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/week-1/

 

Use the BBC link to pick your lesson from the day. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zfch7yc

 

You may like to explore these lessons from Oak Academy.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/place-value-00b7

 

English

Click on the link to a sequence of lessons all about Instructions.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/monster-pizza-instructions-9061

 

Topic

Click on the document below for a range of activities linked to our topic of Ancient Egyptians.

Click here to visit the Tomb of Nebamum at the British Museum.  Take the virtual tour!

https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/galleries/egyptian-life-and-death

 

English

This term, to link with our Ancient Egyptian topic, our first unit of work is.... Non Chronological Reports!

We will be researching the Ancient Egyptians and creating our own information page using all the features of the non chronological report.  You can support your child by learning all about the Ancient Egyptians at home and encouraging their research.

Spelling

Each week we will send home spellings to learn from the Y3/4 common exception words list.  Please support your child in learning to spell these words from memory.

See below for a list of Y3/4 Common Exception words and the Y1/2 lists.

 

 

Reading

Helping children to develop a love of reading is our passion at Cranborne.  In order to develop their fluency and comprehension skills, pupils are expected to read everyday for at least 10 minutes (from a variety of texts) and have their reading record signed. These will be checked regularly. 

While the library is out of action, we will ensure that your child has appropriate reading material from our class libraries. 

We will continue to use the Accelerate Reader programme and quizzes in school.

Reminders

Homework

Home work will be sent home on Thursday, to be returned on the following Tuesday.  Your child will be complete:

  • Reading comprehension
  • Spellings (to be tested on Tuesdays)
  • Grammar skills activity
  • Maths skills activity

Please do not hesitate to contact your child's class teacher if you have any further questions.

 

 

School closure

In the event of school closure, all work will be set via the school webpage.

If your child is required to self isolate, please inform your child's class teacher and we will provide work for them to complete.

Dates for your diaries

 Friday 11th September - swimming starts

Wednesday 16th September - parent information evening (via Zoom)

Wednesday 30th September - Ancient Egyptian Day (children to dress up in Ancient Egyptian costumes)]

Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th November - parent consultation evenings