Maths and Writing information for Year 4 parents.
Please find attached the power point slides used from the parents information meeting. For any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to email or speak to a member of staff in school.
Links to online resources.
URBrainy - URBrainy
Top Marks (Hit the button) - Hit the button
Times Table Rockstars - TT rockstars
Please let me know if you would like any paper resources to support your child with their timestables
Spring 1 and 2 KIRFS
We will be consolidating our knowledge of the times tables up to 12 x 12 in Spring 1. We will be practising this through games and worksheets as well as URBrainey.
In Spring 2 we will look at equivalent fractions and decimals.
Welcome to Year 4
Beginning of year meeting Please find attached the beginning of year meeting slides.
Weekly homework is due on a Monday.
Reading diaries will be checked every Thursday. Please ensure you read between 4 and 5 times a week in order to achieve golden tickets within school.
PE kits to be worn to school on a Thursday with school uniform in a bag.
Spring term 2 - What we are learning
We hope everyone has had a restful winter break, Year 4 have come back to school very eager to learn and have showed brilliant remembering about what they learnt last term.
This term in maths we are learning, reading time and looking at decimals (tenths and hundredths)
Reading time - We will be reading digital clocks and analogue clocks and be able to match both types of time to each other. We will develop our learning from year 3 by reading time to the minute and solve word problems linked to time.
Decimals- We will be learning a new place value of tenths and hundredths. We will be able to read numbers with decimals and then compare them to their equivalent fraction. Following this we will be able to add decimals together as well as subtract.
It would be greatly appreciated if times tables can be practised at home also - such as using times table rockstars. This will help the children for their Multiplication Test in May/June 2024.
This term our focus will be reading the book Koji's island and Amazing Islands.
At the end of our unit we will write our own version of ‘Koji’s Island’ in the first person from the point of view of the
boy in the story.
We will be learning:
- Expand noun phrases by the addition of modifying adjectives, nouns and prepositional phrases
- Choose nouns or pronouns appropriately for clarity and cohesion and to avoid repetition
- Use and punctuate direct speech
- Use commas after fronted adverbials
We will be learning Hockey skills this term on a Thursday morning.
Holiday destinations in North America
We will be learning about the reasons why people travel to North America by looking at Physical and Human Geography.
This term we will focus on human impact on the environment by looking at human influence with construction and litter.
Why do Christians call the day Jesus died Good Friday?
We will be learning in RE about the salvation story and evaluate why we believe Good Friday is called Good Friday.
This term in PSHE we will be looking at our emotions
In Music we are learning how to play the glockenspiel and recorder, familiarising ourselves how to play an instrument. As well as understanding notes on a music sheet. At the end of the unit we will compose our own interpretation of songs which we have been using.
In French we are learning about habitats.
Any Questions or concerns please do not hesitate to email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Miss Westwood, Mrs Creighton and Mrs Stewardson