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/

Spring 2

Welcome back to Spring 2. For the time being, home learning will continue except for the key worker children. Hopefully it won’t be too long until we are all back to school again! To try and help, we are changing our original planned learning for the next couple of weeks to try and make it more accessible for those learning at home and to try and relieve some of the pressure working parents are facing! Please continue to access learning on Teams and remember to submit any assignments so I can see how you are getting on 😊 Miss you all x

English: For our first week, we will explore the poem ‘Windrush Child’ written by John Agard. Watch the video link in your daily PowerPoint presentation on Teams to explain why he wrote this poem and to explore the poetic devices he uses to help entertain the reader including alliteration, similes and feelings. You will practise using these devices before applying them to your own poem.
After that, we will be using a video to inspire some writing called ‘The Tale of the Golden Monkey.’ We will be practising the elements of writing we have already learnt this year to write our own stories including fronted adverbials, expanded noun phrases and dialogue.

Maths: Again, in maths our learning will mainly focus on skills we have already covered in lessons but need to practise more. This includes 1000 more and less than a number, multiplying 3 digits and rounding to the nearest 10 and 100. We will then move on to some new learning to give you a head start in learning these skills before I cover them in more depth in the upcoming weeks. This includes the relationship between decimals and fractions, ordering decimals and adding and subtracting fractions.

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

Science 

For the first week we will complete a Science Focus Week. Living Things and their Habitats is the topic we will be covering where you will learn about the way animals are grouped according to their characteristics before exploring different habitats and the animals which can be found there.  

BBC Bitesize 

Geography

We will be exploring natural disasters including earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and hurricanes. We will focus mainly on volcanoes including how they are formed and where in the world they are found. We will then also find out how earthquakes are measured before researching some famous natural disasters which have occurred around the world. We will use this research to help write a newspaper report to show what we have learnt and to practise our writing skills.

 BBC Bitesize

RE

We will be continuing our learning on Christianity including the theme of sacrifice. This will include learning about Lent and Jesus in the Wilderness.

 Newsround