Year 4

Class Teacher:

Mrs Jenkins

Thank you for visiting our page. Here you will find information on timetables, homework, general expectations and details of your child’s learning. If you have any questions, you can arrange an appointment by contacting the office.  

Homework

Spellings

10 spellings to be tested every Friday through a dictation exercise. Sentences including the weekly spellings will be read out slowly and repeated as often as your child requires. They will write the whole sentence focusing on high frequency words, handwriting and punctuation. They will also have 3 additional spellings, which follow the same spelling pattern/rule, to ensure they have learnt how to apply this to unknown words. 

Times Tables

This year, every Year 4 child in the country will take part in a Government Multiplication Tables Check. This requires them to answer times tables questions (up to 12x tables) fluently (within 6 seconds). With this in mind, it is important for your child to practice their times tables as often as possible. They have been given login details to access Times Tables Rockstars, which makes this learning fun and relevant to their strengths and areas for development. This should be used frequently for 10-15 minutes sessions.   

Reading

Your child should read at least 4 times a week for 15-20 minutes. Reading is such a vital skill and will help your child to feel more confident across all areas of the curriculum. Reading records will be collected daily to ensure your child is on track, so please write in these regularly. If your child does not read often enough, they will take part in a ‘catch up’ session on a Friday break time, where they will be given the opportunity to read to an adult or their peers. 

Timetabling

PE lessons are on a Friday afternoon. Children are required to come in to school in their full PE kits on this day or they will not be allowed to participate in the lesson. If there are reasons why your child cannot take part in these lessons, a written note must detail the reasons why. 

On a Wednesday morning and Friday afternoon, Mrs Jenkins is out of class for her management and preparation time. Therefore, Mrs Greaves will teach Spanish, Music and Computing and Mr Seary will teach PE on these days. 

Home Learning Details

In the event of a whole class bubble needing to isolate or if your child is waiting for Covid test results so is unable to attend school, your child has been provided with login details to access a range of resources online. These login details can be found in the front of their yellow reading records, so please keep these safe so no online learning is missed. Further details, including planning, will be communicated with parents within 24 hours of a class bubble going home and/or school being informed of a need for your child to isolate. Below, you will find links to the websites where work may be set:

Purple Mash 

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/rainfordbrook

Rising Stars (online reading books and comprehension)

https://my.risingstars-uk.com/Default.aspx?cid=DL166134

Times Tables Rockstars

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/18299

Developing Experts (Science) 

https://developingexperts.com/accounts/pupil/sign-in

Language Angels (Spanish) 

https://www.languageangels.com/homeschool/

Autumn 2

English: This term, we will be exploring the story of ‘Leon and the Place Between.’ Through this story, the children will be immersed in the wonders of magic and will step into the shoes of the main characters within the story. Without giving too much away, this circus tent definitely leaves a lot to the imagination and Abdul Kazam is certainly an interesting character. The children will explore effective vocabulary and will learn how to use a range of sentence structures to make their writing more interesting. These skills will then be applied to a diary entry written from one of the main character’s point of view.      

 

 Maths: We will be continuing our learning on addition and subtraction this term including using formal written methods to add and subtract. We will then move on to our multiplication and division unit where the children will develop their knowledge and understanding of multiplication and division facts; using these to solve word problems. Units of measure is then out next block of learning including exploring units of measure as well as converting from one unit of measure to another e.g. cm to m. Finally, they will learn how to find the area and perimeter of both resular and irregular shapes. 

We have now started a multiplication check weekly to ensure all children are learning their times tables. The Government Multiplication Check is in June 2021 so it is important children are exposing themselves to these tables as often as possible. This will ensure they feel confident answering these questions on the day but also will ensure they can access Year 5 and 6 maths more confidently.

Here you will find useful websites/links to help support your child at home in other areas of the curriculum:

Science 

We will be learning about electricity this term including the parts or a circuit; the effect switches have on circuits, the difference between parallel and series circuits; investigating conductors and insulators as well as how to work safely with electricity.

 The School Run – What is Electricity? 

History

Ancient Greece is our topic for this term where we will be identifying the differences between Ancient and modern-day Greece as well as exploring Ancient Greek influences still observed around the world.

 BBC Bitesize

RE

We will be learning about Christianity this term, including why the Bible is so important to Christians and how it can be described as a ‘library.’  

 The Bible