This term our topic is:
Have We Always Looked Like This?
PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK TO READ THE YEAR 4 WELCOME LETTER FOR SEPTEMBER 2020.
Welcome to Year 4 Class Wren!
In Summer 1 we will be learning about plants and animals in our topic "Have We Always Looked Like This?"
Each week we will answer a different question:
1) Which wild flowers will we find within 1km of our school?
2) How can we group the animals and plants that we find in different local environments?
3) Which trees can we see within and outside our school environment?
4) Which birds can we see out of our classroom window and how can we encourage more birds to visit our school?
5) Which animals are currently in danger of becoming extinct?
6) Why should we be proud of our local environment?
English: We will be reading and creating poetry and studying persuasive writing. The book "The Promise" by Nicola Davies will lead our topic work.
Maths: We will learn about decimals and money.
Science: We will investigate plant and animal life in our local area, and classify them.
Art: Using our sketchbooks, we will explore texture and shading in order to create observational drawings of plats and flowers. We will also use the work of Henri Rousseau to inspire us to make colourful pictures of nature.
ICT: We will using Turtle Academy to create and debug algorithms to create text, shapes and colour.
PE: Mrs Framji will be teaching athletic skills.
Spanish: We will continue to practise our greetings, before learning to count to 15.
Music: We will be exploring the sounds of the local environment.
RE: We will be exploring the role of music in spirituality.
Our Wow Day will take place on Monday 26th April - see dojo for further details.
Please see Class Dojo for regular updates and further information.
Welcome to our class page!
Should Year 4's bubble have to close, all pupils will receive a pack of work which will be submitted on Class Dojo. There will be daily face to face opportunities with the class teacher to discuss work set. We will endeavour to provide the children with content as close to that which they would have been doing in class- although some adaptations will inevitably need to be made.
Home Learning/ short notice school closure
Should your child be absent but are not officially isolating due to symptoms or advice from Public Health England or the NHS, below are a list of useful websites in which you can access in order to provide your child with age appropriate work.
White Rose Home Leaning: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/
Maths is Fun: https://www.mathsisfun.com/
BBC Home Learning: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/collections/year-4-and-p5-english-lessons/1
Bug Club: https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0 (your child will have been given an access code)
In RE, we will be learning about Mary's journeys.
Year 4 will have PE on both Mondays and Wednesdays. Please ensure that your child comes to school dressed in their PE kit. Earrings should be removed at home or a letter obtained from the office if ears are newly pierced.
In Key Stage 2, we ask that the children read to someone at home every day for 5 minutes. The reading may consist of a variety of texts; from novels, to recipes, newspapers and even football programmes! Remember to sign and comment your child’s reading record in order to received a star stamp. Star stamps will be awarded on the chart inside the front cover. The more stars you get, the more certificates you get!
Don’t forget reading on Bug Club also counts as home reading! Bug Club puts more emphasis on comprehension skills as, ultimately, this is what children are assessed against at the end of Key Stage 2. The children have to answer the questions, by clicking the little bugs, to score points which they can spend in the shop.
Guided Reading will happen every day for KS2. Miss Croft will also allocate their guided reading books on Bug Club under the tab, comprehension.
Reading is an essential area where practice at home really pays off!
Homework will be set on Seesaw every Friday. It will be linked to the work we are doing in Maths and it should be submitted by the following Friday.
Each week children will be given 10 spellings to learn. These may be to practise a particular spelling rule or will come from the Year 3/4 statutory spellings list.
Please can you encourage your child to learn their times tables and their inverses. They have all received a log in for Times Tables Rock Stars. Please log on to https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth to access their personal page.
You can also look at the following websites to times tables help:
All Year 4 children will have their multiplication skills formally tested from 2020. Please check here for more information about the multiplication test. If you have any questions, please see Miss Croft or Mrs Bland.
Year 3/4 break time is at 10:10-10:25.
Children can bring in their own healthy snack (fruit, vegetables). Each child now has their own tray within the classroom so that they can store their valuables.
Children need to bring their water bottle into the classroom everyday which can be used throughout the day. Although these water bottles will not be available at lunchtime, so you may wish to send a named carton of juice or named juice bottle at lunchtime for your child to access if you wish.
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