Welcome to Year 4!
Happy New Year! We hope you have had a restful and fun time with your families over the Christmas break. We would like to thank you for all your kind words and generous gifts.
Please keep an eye on our web page as we will be updated throughout the term with lots of wonderful work and pictures.
4C - Mrs Christoforou and Mrs Khajuria
4S - Ms Stanton, Mrs Mottram and Mrs Hughes
Dates for your Diary
4C Class Assembly – 9.05 Thursday 16th January 2020
4S Class Assembly – 9.05 Thursday 23rd January 2020
World Book Day, Dress-up as a book character – Thursday 5th March
History off the Page – Anglo Saxon Day – Monday 9th March 2019. Further information will be circulated on this soon!
Year 4 Show – 26th March 2020 – 2pm & 6.15pm
PGL Parent Information Evening – Monday 30th March 6pm
Year 4 school journey to PGL Monday 4th May –Wednesday 6th May 2020
Monday 9th March 2020 – 3:30pm to 6pm
Wednesday 11th March 2020 -5pm to 8pm
Our topic this term is Electricity. We will be learning how to construct a simple series electrical circuit, identifying and naming its basic parts, including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers. We will be identifying whether or not a lamp will light in a simple series circuit, based on whether or not the lamp is part of a complete loop with a battery, to recognise that a switch opens and closes a circuit and associate this with whether or not a lamp lights in a simple series circuit and to recognise some common conductors and insulators.
Our PE topics this half term are netball and swimming Please ensure PE kits are in school.
Outdoor P.E. Wednesday AM – please make sure children have long tracksuit bottoms and jumpers so that they can keep warm.
Swimming will take place on Friday mornings. Please ensure children have warm coats and all swimming belongings are labelled.
Please find your child's log in details in their Reading Record. If you have any questions, please come and see us.
This term we are focusing on the following topics:.
- continuous data
- properties of shape
- 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.
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
- Telling the time
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.
To link with our Anglo-Saxons topic, we will be reading the story of Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo, focusing on:
- writing sentences with a adverb, preposition and conjunctions (subordinating and coordinating).
- inverted commas.
Preposition: describes where something is.
Conjunction: connects clauses in a sentence.
Adverb: describes a verb and normally ends in -ly.
Homework will be sent home on a Wednesday and needs to be completed by the following Wednesday.
If children need help or can't complete the homework, we will be giving them time on a Friday during assembly time.
Spellings will be handed out on a Friday and a spelling test will take place the following Friday.
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.