Miss Thompson will be teaching Monday to Wednesday
Mrs Jones will be teaching Thursday and Friday
Mrs Oakey is the class teaching assistant
This term (Spring 1) our Global Theme is 'Saving Our Environment'.
We will learn about how people are dependent on the environment and develop a basic understanding of the causes and effects of climate change. We will look at and consider environmentally responsible living and the ecological footprints we leave.
Our big Geography question is 'Where would you rather live?'. We will be comparing Derby with the seaside town of Whitby!
In Science we will looking at habitats and focusing on classifying animals. We have already looked at invertebrates, made our own insect and done beautiful detailed drawings of a butterfly. As science links with art and DT this half term we are hoping to create our own insect sculptures too!
Please see the science knowledge organiser below.
Below are a list of Year 4 spellings that we will focus on each week. The children will be given their new spellings on a Friday and will be given a dictation to write to show they have understood the spelling pattern the following Friday.
This term our topics are Multiplication and Division and Length and Perimeter.
- We will look at Factor Pairs then we will move on to focus on division.
- We will measure in kilometres and metres, work out perimeter and the missing length of rectilinear shapes.
Below is an example of some of the reasoning and problem solving work we will do linked to length and perimeter.
TT Rockstars is a fantastic and fun way for your child to practise their times tables. They will be set the times tables they currently need to practise to help them to become secure with each table and improve their speed.
We have a display in the classroom where the children can move their names up as they achieve a new rock status. Playing in 'Studio' will reward them with a higher rock status!
In the Summer Term Year 4 children nationally take part in a times tables test. They are expected to know all their times tables up to 12x12 and be able to answer every question in under 6 seconds. Playing TTRS in 'Soundcheck' is a very good example of what the test will be like. Below is a document with more information for parents.
Login details have been sent home for SeeSaw, TTRS and Lexia.
Below are a selection of websites/resources you can also access:
Oak National Academy publishes lessons daily each week for all subjects.
BBC Bitesize has a variety of lessons for English, Maths, Science, History and Geography. Many of which have extremely helpful videos to explain the learning to the children.
PE is on a Monday and Tuesday. Please ensure your child comes to school in PE kit on those days and that it is in line with school uniform policy. Thank you.
Year 4 will be learning string instruments this year. They will have lessons every Friday. This half term they are looking forward to putting on a performance for parents on Friday 10th February.
Don't forget you can log in to Seesaw to send any work you have completed at home for us to look at.
This is something we will be using to listen to home reads in the near future.
In Year 4 the children are very lucky to have Mme Moore, an amazing French Teacher every Friday afternoon.
Homework books will be given out on Fridays and will be related to learning we have completed in English or Maths that week.
Please mark your own child's work and return it to school by the following Thursday.
Spellings - set once a week
TTRS - Please access this as much as possible at home - at least twice a week recommended.
Reading - at least 3 times a week at home - please record this in your child's reading record.
Lexia - Please access this as much as possible at home - at least twice a week recommended.
Useful websites for extra work
Please find a list of websites for resources that you may find useful.
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