Year 4

Class Teacher:

Miss Davenport

Learning Support Assistant:

Miss Knott

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 Thursday 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 Monday afternoon, Miss Davenport is out of class for her preparation time. Therefore, Mrs Greaves will teach Music and Computing  on this day.

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 1

English: This term, we will be creating fantasy stories using our book called ‘Gorilla’ by Anthony Browne.  This is a story about a young girl whose father is absent from her family. The girl has a teddy from her father and it comes alive and takes her to the zoo. 

Through this story, we will be developing out knowledge of expanded noun phrases, fronted adverbials and direct speech and we will be including these to enhance our writing. We will also be linking our learning to our PSHE and Art topics where we will be talking about transitions and change and we will be sketching gorillas from different viewpoints.

Maths: During this term, we will start off by exploring ‘Place Value’. We will be looking at number lines, rounding, comparing and ordering numbers, negative numbers and will even be exploring Roman Numerals!

We will then move on to ‘addition and subtraction’ where we will be adding and subtracting 4 digit numbers with and without exchanges. We will also explore the most efficient methods of addition and subtraction.

Other areas of the curriculum:

Science 

Our unit this term is ‘States of Matter’. Through this unit we will be exploring solids, liquids and gases and learning about the properties that different materials have. We will also be learning about the Water Cycle and this links to our Geography topic.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/z93jfcw/revision/1

Geography

This term, we will be learning about Mountains and Rivers. We will learn about the features of mountains and rivers and we will then explore the location of Mountains and Rivers in the UK and across the World. Our learning will link with our Geography trip.

https://www.rgs.org/

RE

In RE, we are learning about what a Hindu might learn through celebrating Diwali. We will look closely at Vishnu, Rama and Sita and at the traditions of Diwali. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/15451833