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We are now using the ‘pathways to spell’ scheme which links in with our ‘pathways to write’ English scheme. Children have 3 guided and 3 independent sessions of spelling a week where we investigate and learn spelling rules through games and activities.
On Friday, your child will be tested on 5 words which follow the focus rule for the week. Use the week to practice the rule with a range of words. They will also be tested on 3 topic words which are the words we will be using in our topic lessons. Children will then identify 2 spelling words that they regularly spell wrong in their writing. They must practice these words each week and will test with a partner on Friday. New spellings will then be given on a Friday ready for the following week.
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. They have also been shown how to use ‘maths frame’ which is an online website where they can practice their time tables in conditions similar to that of the Multiplication Tables Check. They must access Times Table Rockstars for at least 10-15 mins at least 4 times a week. If not, they will have to lose some of their breaktime on a Friday.
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.
PE lessons are on a Thursday afternoon and a Friday morning. 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.
Miss Davenport will have her time out of class during these PE slots where Mr Seary will take the lessons.
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:
Rising Stars (online reading books and comprehension)
Times Tables Rockstars
Developing Experts (Science)
Language Angels (Spanish)
English: This term, we will be exploring the text ‘Blue John’. For our final big write, we will be producing a letter to a caving enthusiast including writing an explanation.
Through this story, we will be building vocabulary, organising paragraphs around particular themes and recognising the difference between plural and possessive ‘S’
Maths: During this term, we will be beginning our statistics unit where we will look at graphs and be interpreting the information given from them. We will then move onto our position and shape unit where we will explore angles and be reflecting and translating shapes.
Other areas of the curriculum:
Our unit this term is ‘Animals including Humans’. Through this unit we will be learning about the human body including the digestive system and teeth.
This term, we will be deepening our learning with our Romans topic. We will be looking more specifically at Romans in Britain including Roman life in Britain, discovering why the Romans came to Britain and Roman architecture. We will consolidate our learning with a trip to Chester Grosvenor Museum at the end of the year.
In RE, we will be exploring Christianity again however, this half term, we will be more specifically looking at The Church. We will discuss parables and love for all with the key question; ‘What does love your neighbour really mean?’
This half term, we are going to be continuing to discuss safety in the environment and ways to stay safe during the school holidays. Children will also get to spend time with their new class teacher as part of transition on the 15th July.
For DT week, we will creating fastenings for book covers based on the ‘Blue John’ cover. We will be improving and developing our stitching and sewing skills.