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Year 4: Miss Lawton, Miss Garnett and Mrs Knapper
Welcome to the Year 4 class page!
Reading diaries: In school each day.
Spellings & Times-tables: Tested on Fridays.
Homework: Half-termly tasks.
Homework books: In school each Wednesday.
PE Day: PE is on Tuesdays and Fridays
(Please come to school in your PE kit)
(Please come to school in your normal uniform)
Having trouble learning your times-tables?
We all like learning differently. Try TT Rockstars, Hit The Button and practising often at home.
Here for you to check out is Percy Parker and he has a song for every times-table. Good luck!
Our new topic is The Romans! We will start the term by looking at the legend of Romulus and Remus and looking at writing our own diary entries based on their experiences. We will then explore Hercules and the eruption of Pompeii in Christina Balti's book, 'Escape from Pompeii'.
In Guided Reading, we will be reading extracts of different stories, plays and poetry and looking at the different features of the texts. This will help the children see a wide range of different reading styles so they can find the one they love the most!
Please remember to keep reading at home - at least 10 minutes a day! - and signing your diary. This is vital for you to keep developing your reading skills and improving each day!
We will be looking at Place Value this term, and exploring 'number' including how we can represent numbers in different ways and focusing on partitioning and sequencing sets of numbers. We will move on to Addition and Subtraction later in the term and how we can use formal written methods to make our calculations easier.
Later in the year, we will be taking the Government Multiplication Check which is compulsory for all Year 4 children across the country. It is an online check, where the children get 25 random questions focussing on all the timestables (with the majority being based around the 6x, 7x, 8x, 9x and 12x tables).
The test is purely for a record of where the children are up to and to help make sure their timetable knowledge is secure for Upper Key Stage 2. The children have to get 25/25 to pass so we will be focussing on getting our rapid recall up this half term.
We will be doing TimesTables Rockstars multiple times a week and the children will bring home booklets to keep practising over the weekends. All the support you can offer is appreciated and can help the children reach their goals!
This term we are investigating States of Matter and how materials can change through solids, liquids and gases! We will be looking at how the heating, cooling and melting are used to describe the transitions.
We will examine how we see changes in matter in everyday life and how it differs for different materials. Later in the term, we will be looking at Living things and their habitats and the differences and similarities between their homes. The children will delve into their own surroundings and identify suitable habitats for a variety of living things.
As usual, we will continue to take part in STEM activities linked to our Science topics and explore the world as engineers and designers!
Our new topic is ‘The Romans’ and we will be exploring the ruthless lives of the invaders, how they conquered Great Britain and what happened once they got here!
We will also be looking at how they conquered the globe and adapted (or not!) to the different landscapes of Europe. We will be answering the enquiry question 'Were the Romans clever or cruel?'
The children will be gathering evidence all term to then make their decision on the 'Ruthless' Romans!
To help new words stick in your long-term memory, use the Word Aware rap.
Choose a word from your weekly spelling list, and join in with the rap.
What does it start with?
How many syllables does it have?
What does it rhyme with?
Can you put it in a sentence?
Share new words with your class.
Basic Maths Skills
Useful Basic Skills for Unconfident Mathematicians
Click on any of the topic videos below to watch some useful revision of basic skills needed in Maths.
Represent numbers to 100
10s and 1s using addition
Numbers to 1000
Numbers to 1000 (PVG)
100s, 10s and 1s (part 2)
Number line to 100
Find 1,10,100 more or less
Count in 50s
100s, 10s and 1s (part 1)
Number line to 1000
"These will help you ;)"
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