Welcome to Year 4 Autumn 2022
Welcome to our Year 4's class page!
Here you will find information about our learning, experiences, class information, homework and any other news
Our Year 4 team
Staff contact details:
Mrs Christoforou: email@example.com
Mrs Khajuriad : firstname.lastname@example.org
Miss Hill (Mrs Langley from September): email@example.com
Mrs Ingrey: firstname.lastname@example.org
Miss Riddle: email@example.com
Dear Year 4 families, carers and children,
Welcome to a brand new school year at Cranborne. We're very much looking forward to a productive - and exciting - first term where we can get to know you and build on all of your fabulous learning from Year 3.
Please find below some information about our learning that is planned for this term as well as some dates and documents that may be helpful:
Key Dates for Autumn Term:
Friday 2nd September - First day back for children
Monday 19th September - Friends of Cranborne meeting at 7pm
Monday 26th September - Year 4 Parent Information Evening at 6.45pm
Monday 3rd - Friday 7th October - Book Fayre
Tuesday 4th October - Harvest Festival Celebrations
Wednesday 5th October - School photographs (individuals and siblings)
Saturday 8th October - Friends of Cranborne Quiz Night
Tuesday 11th October - Open morning from 9am
Sunday 16th October - Family Photo day
Friday 21st October - Friends of Cranborne Spooky Discos
Monday 24th - Friday 28th October = Half-term
This term we will be exploring how music brings us together. We will be listening, appraising and performing music in a range of styles. We will be exploring the social theme of music as a peace builder and friend maker as well as linking to
topics such as kindness, responsibility, charity and diplomacy.
This term, we will be investigating and analysing a range of money containers. We will then investigate joining techniques, looking at a variety of sewing stiches used and deciding which stitches make the strongest seams. After this, we will practise each of the joining techniques. Then we will make a template for our money container, ensuring that we allow for a seam allowance. Finally, be will design, make and evaluate our own individual money container.
In Year 4, children will be swimming every Friday morning. Please ensure your child comes to school 'swim ready', with their swim wear worn underneath their PE kits and their changing bags ready.
This term our outdoor PE session will be on Tuesday mornings with our sports coach Mr C. Please ensure your child comes to school in their PE kit every Tuesday.
Please find your child's log in details in their reading record
This term in Geography we will be learning about London! In this unit of work we will:
- Name and locate counties and cities of the United Kingdom, geographical regions and their identifying human and physical characteristics - hills, mountains and rivers, and understand how some of these aspects have changed over time.
- Understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a region of the UK
- Use a range of resources to identify the key physical and human features of a location.
- Describe key aspects of human geography, including: types of settlement and landuse.
- Ask and answer geographical questions about the physical and human characteristics of a location.
- Use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features.
In Autumn 1 we will be learning about the following:
- Place value - ordering and comparing numbers above 1000
- Rounding & estimating
- Addition & subtraction mental fluency
- Formal written addition & subtraction
- multiplication & division facts
- Measures - converting
Each morning, your child will continue to complete their 'Early Morning Work' to consolidate their skills and build mental fluency.
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.
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:
- Times tables (up to 12 x 12)
- Rounding to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000
- Halving numbers - even tricky ones such as 72
- Doubling numbers
- Telling the time
This term, we will be testing their table knowledge using Purple Mash. Children will be able to select the table they are working on. There will be 6 seconds in between each question. Each week we will record a score out of 25. This will be written in your child's reading record.
In June, 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 continue to support your child by practicing regularly home. Each week we will be revisiting a different multiplication table and every Friday the children will be doing a test based on their tables they have learnt so far.
Each week, homework will be given to the children on Thursday, to be completed and return by the following Tuesday.
The homework includes:
- Comprehension - texts to develop their fluency and comprehension skills such as retrieving, inferring and summarising
- Mathletics - 3 Mathletics challenges will be assigned each week for the children to complete online. Their logins are in their reading records.
Optional additional maths homework:
If you feel your child can do some extra maths homework at home, please download the work that will be uploaded here...
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 and a Science task..
Choose one of the following
Click on the link for lessons
Use the BBC link to pick your lesson from the day.
You may like to explore these lessons from Oak Academy.
Click on the link to a sequence based on the book 'Hansel and Gretel', by Anthony Brown.
Firstly, we will be looking at narratives this half term. The children will be reading 'The London Eye Mystery' and writing their own narrative from the main characters perspective.
Here are the targets we will be working on:
- To use expanded noun phrases
- To use fronted adverbials
- To embed prepositional phrases
Throughout Year 4 the children will be working towards achieving their pen licences. We will continuously work on their handwriting ensuring it is joined up and neat.
Each week, we will continue to teach reading comprehension skills through a scheme called 'Cracking Comprehension'.
For extra spelling resources and ebooks please follow this link:
Password: school 1
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.
We will continue to use the Accelerate Reader programme and quizzes in school. Please do speak to your class teacher if you have any questions.
Home work will be sent home on Thursday, to be returned on the following Tuesday. Your child will be complete:
- Reading comprehension
- Grammar skills activity
- Maths skills activity
- Times table practise
Please do not hesitate to contact your child's class teacher if you have any further questions.
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.
See below for an overview of the curriculum subjects we will be teaching this year.