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Year 4: Miss Lawton, Miss Garnett and Mrs Knapper
Welcome to the Year 4 class page!
Reading diaries: Bring them in every day.
Spellings & Times-tables: Test on Fridays.
Homework: Half-termly tasks with books in every Wednesday.
PE Day: Wednesday and Friday
(Please come to school in your PE kit)
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!
Want to recall or revise some key facts for class?
Choose a subject below, and view the 2-sided fact sheet.
Want or lost your own paper copy? Ask your teacher.
This half term, we will delve into Christina Balti's story 'Escape from Pompeii'. The tale explores Tranio and Livia's journey to escape the terrifying eruption of Mount Vesuvius that is destroying their city of Pompeii. We will write a mix of non-fiction and fiction texts to develop our writing styles.
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!
Remember, we draw our reading raffle every Friday. Every time you read in the week, you will get 1 ticket - you've got to be in it, to win it!
We will be looking at Multiplication and Division this half term, and using different methods to work out these problems. We will then look at solving multiplication word problems and multi-step problems. We will then move onto Length and Perimeter towards the end of the term.
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!
Maths Help Videos
This term we are investigating Sound and how it travels. We will also be exploring how we can hear sound, and look at how human ears differ from other animals.
Later into the term, we will be exploring Electricity and how it can be controlled. We will look at how different types of electricity are used and what appliances we have in our everyday lives that use electricity. The children will even explore how they can safely control static electricity themselves.
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 theme for this term is 'Extreme Earth'. This links to our Geography topic of Volcanoes and Earthquakes, where the children will explore 'What impact do Volcanoes and Earthquakes have on the world?'.
We will look at the geographical structure of the world and how tectonic plates move, potentially causing natural disasters. We will also look at real-life natural disasters and how countries have responded to them.
The children will also explore how to natural disasters are formed and what to expect during one. We can't wait to delve into the centre of the earth!
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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