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Welcome to Year 4!
I hope you all had an enjoyable and restful summer and I hope you’re ready for our new term ahead. I am looking forward to meeting you all and working with you and your children on some exciting topics this year.
This term the children will develop their use of detailed descriptive writing and understanding of character through completing writing tasks based on books by Philip Pullman. Anglo-Saxon information leaflets and balanced arguments will form the basis for our non-fiction writing with the children focusing on detailed planning and use of a richer vocabulary as well as structure and presentation of the information. In addition to this, the children will be continually working on their handwriting, spelling, vocabulary, punctuation and grammar.
We will have daily guided reading sessions where children will have the opportunity to read with an adult, read independently, practise using their weekly spellings in context and to carry out activities based on the texts they have been reading. The children are becoming more independent as readers, however, it would greatly benefit your child if you could not only listen to them read twice a week but explore their understanding of what they have read through talking about the characters and events of the stories. Asking questions to develop their prediction, summarising and inference skills will also help.
During our Maths lessons this term, the children will consolidate their understanding of place value of 4-digit numbers by making comparisons, ordering and rounding, as well as adding and subtracting multiples of 10 and 100. The children will develop their use of written methods to add and subtract 3 and 4 digit numbers and begin to use written methods to multiply 3 digit numbers by a one digit number. After half term, we will explore place value in decimals as well as revise unit fractions and equivalent fractions leading to expressing fractions in their simplest form. During our work on measures, the children will explore the relationships between g and kg, ml and l, as well as reading scales, estimating and interpreting information from bar charts. Multiplication facts will continue to be learned and practiced within class however the expectations of the National Curriculum is for the children to know their multiplication tables to 12x12 by the end of year 4, so your continued help and support in this at home would be greatly appreciated. All Year 4 children will participate in an online multiplication tables check at the end of the academic year.
Class Teacher: Miss Scognamiglio
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Castagnetti and Mrs Killick
English homework given on Monday - due Wednesday
Maths homework given on Wednesday - due Friday
RE/Creative/Other homework given on Friday - due the following Tuesday
We are working on creating an online portal for each year group to access their homework, however please bare with us as this is still under development. Homework tasks will be listed here on our class page.
Monday 7th September - MyMaths learning
Wednesday 9th September - Book review on Purple Mash
Friday 11th September - Spelling Practise (Week 2), Anglo-Saxon village research (Purple Mash). Parents, please begin to save any cardboard boxes (cereal boxes/food boxes) so that they can be brought in next Friday (18/09/20)and kept in appropriate quarantine, ready for our DT project.
Monday 14th September - MyMaths task on working with numbers up to 1000. Please complete by Thursday.
Friday 18th September - English Task via Teams. Read Lila's diary entry and highlight the key features of diary writing. If you want to challenge yourself, you can even write your own diary entry!
Monday 21st September - Science Quiz (What Am I?) via Teams.
Friday 25th September - English via Teams. Read the passages from our guided reading text, The Firework Maker's Daughter, and correct the sentences. You can use a different colour to add in your capital letters, full stops, inverted commas and any other punctuation that you think is necessary.
Monday 28th September - MyMaths rounding task.
Wednesday 30th September - Spelling Practise (week 4). English via Teams. Read the sentences and re-write them, replacing some of the nouns with the correct pronouns.
Friday 2nd October - Brain Power Quiz set via Teams
Monday 5th October - MyMaths task
Wednesday 7th October - Spelling Practise set via Teams. Please continue to practise your spellings regularly!
Friday 9th October - The Seven Sacraments set via Teams. Match the sacraments with their correct symbol by dragging the symbols into the correct box. Then, explain in your own words what happens at each of these sacraments. If you want to challenge yourself, think about why each sacrament is so important for Christians, linking your answer back to our theme of welcoming and being part of the wider Christian community.
Monday 12th October - MyMaths task
Wednesday 14th October - Anglo-Saxon Diary Comprehension set via Teams. Please read the diary extracts and then answer the questions.
Friday 16th October - Year of the Word RE who school homework set via Teams
Monday 19th October - MyMaths Task
Wednesday 21st October - English Task via Teams
Friday 23rd October - Comprehension and DT Task via Teams (to be submitted after half term)
Wednesday 25th November - MyMaths
Friday 27th November - Comprehension via Teams
For those of you who are still unable to access Office 365/Teams, here is the link to a step by step video:
Please continue to practise spellings (overview is saved in curriculum information) and times tables regularly.
Children should be reading with an adult at least twice per week to practise decoding and comprehension skills.
Please regularly use the online reading portal Bug Club as well as Timestable Rockstars and My Maths (see website links above).
Reading: Please have a reading book in school at all times - this can either be one from home that you keep in school until you have finished it or one you borrow from the class or school library.
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