Welcome to Year 4

Our teachers are Mrs Knowles and Mrs MacCrory and our teaching assistant is Mrs Porter.  

 

 

 

 

Maths

Place value including decimals
  • Mental strategies for all four operations
  • Written methods for all four operations
  • Problem solving – multi-step (2) problems involving addition and subtraction
  • 2D and 3D shape
  • Angles
  • Read, write and convert time between analogue and digital 12 and 24-hour clocks
  • Solve problems involving converting from hours to minutes; minutes to seconds; years to months
  • Statistics
  • Measurement
Mental Maths and Arithmetic will be taught weekly. Please ensure that your child practises times tables using TTRS as well as mental calculations for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division weekly, in addition to maths homework.

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources /resource/477/Multiplication-Tables

English

 

Narrative:

·Writing engaging setting and character descriptions based on the Iron Man

·Writing own versions of the text using a variety of sentence level features to engage and impact the reader

Non – Fiction:

·Writing explanations

·Writing a non - chronological report about a focus country in Europe.

SPaG:

·Apostrophes for possession (inc plural nouns)

·Fronted adverbials

·Use of pronouns and possessive pronouns

·Expanded noun phrases for description

·Adjectives and figurative language to evoke mood (similes, personification and metaphors)

Spelling:

Children to continue to learn and apply Y3/4 words correctly in their writing.

Patterns to be specifically taught in discreet spelling lessons each week.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar

 

 

 

Science

Sound

  • Identify how sounds are made, associating some of them with something vibrating
  • Recognise that vibrations from sounds travel through a medium to the ear
  • Find patterns between the pitch of a sound and features of the object that produced it

 

Electricity

  • Construct a simple series electrical circuit, identifying and naming its basic parts, including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers
  • Identify whether or not a lamp will light in a simple series circuit, based on whether or not the lamp is part of a complete loop with a battery

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize /ks2/science/physical_processes/sound/read/1/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science /physical_processes/electrical_circuits/read/1/

Topic

The Iron Man (Europe)

  • Locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on Europe
  • Identify key physical and human characteristics, countries, and major cities within Europe
  • Use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present the human and physical features in the local area linked to the Iron Man using a range of methods, including sketch maps, plans and graphs, and digital technolo
  • gies

 

 

https://www.oddizzi.com/teachers/explore-the-world/places/europe/

PE

PE for Year 4 will be on a Wednesday and Friday.

Children should come into school on these days in their full GH PE kit.

PE for Year 4 will be on a Thursday and Friday

Children should come into school on these days in their full GH PE kit.

 

Indoor: Swimming

  • Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25m
  • Use a range of strokes effectively (front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke)

Outdoor: Tennis

  • Move towards and return a moving ball
  • Return balls to different places on the court
  • Demonstrate ready position to return serve
  • Identify the different between forehand and backhand shots

Please view our Autumn curriculum newsletter here.

Click here for: Homework Dates

 

Maths supporting websites:

Purple Mash has lots of great games and activities to practise your times tables and maths skills. 
Why not challenge yourselves to tackle some tricky maths? Visit this website where you will find all the areas of maths. each area is explained and at the bottom of each page, it has a 'Your turn' section wirer you answer questions based on what you have just read and learned. Answers are explained if you don't get them right first time. If you want an Einstein challenge, tackle the algebra sections! There are also many fun games and puzzle to tackle too! Have fun! https://www.mathsisfun.com/ 
Remember to continue to practise your times tables.  You have worked really hard to challenge yourselves and to beat your personal bests - keep it up!https://ttrockstars.com 
English supporting websites:
Purple mash 
Hamilton trust- home learning 
www.twinkl.co.uk
www.risingstars.co.uk
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar
http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/literacy/
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Please click here to view Year 4's end of year expectations.