Reminder - Autumn Term 2, every Wednesday the Year 4 children will need to come in P.E. kit and will attend Forest School sessions on alternative weeks. Y4DB will begin Forest Schools on Wednesday 4th November and Y4G will follow the week after.
Welcome to Year 4!
Welcome back to school! We are delighted to see everyone and it is lovely to be excited about the year ahead.
We sent out a welcome letter with the children today. If you didn't receive it, please find it attached below.
2020 - 2021 Home Learning.
We just wanted to take this opportunity to congratulate all of Year 4 for their hard work and positivity throughout the half term. We are extremely proud of each and every one of them. They are excellent role models for Woodheys, a fantastic achievement.
This half term we have set a fun challenge that requires imagination and creativity, good luck!
This week we are concentrating on vowel sounds. The letter Y can make a long y sound or a short i vowel sound. There are also some other words that have a short i sound that a have some tricky parts to remember.
This week we are looking at adding the suffix ‘ly’ to a root word to change a word to an adverb. Sometimes a word may already end in a suffix ‘ful’ so it is important to remember to add ‘ly’ not just y.
In English, we have been using the book 'Lost Happy Endings' written by Carol Ann Duffy. We have been discussing the possibility of all the happy endings of bedtime stories being lost forever. This week, we have started to learn an alternative ending for 'The Three Little Pigs' and have ben putting actious to it in our Talk4Writing. We would like you to create your own alternative ending to a favourite traditional story. Maybe in your ending the slipper doesn't fit Cinderella. Or how about Goldilocks is charged with trespassing. We look forward to hearing your endings next Friday 16th October.
SPELLINGS We have continued to look at suffixes this week.
We have been looking at how 'ful' can be added to a noun (such as wonder) to create an adjective.
We then looks at how 'ly' can be added to adjectives to create adverbs.
In science, we have been learning about the different ways to classify vertebrates. We have asked the children to research some animals that are either mammal, amphibian, reptile, bird or fish - the more unusual the better. You can choose to present the information in any way you like. Your could produce a poster, booklet, information text or even something on the computer. If you make something that you want to send in to us, it can be emailed to LKS2@woodheysprimaryschool.co.uk (FAO: class teacher)
SPELLINGS We have been working a lot of suffixes recently and how they can be added to root words to create new words. We have been using the correct vocabulary to discuss words (such as identifying their word classes and talking about vowels and consonants).
This week, we have been looking at the suffix 'tion' and how it can be added to a verb to change it to a noun.
e.g. invite can become invitation. Please find the spelling list below
SPELLINGS We are continuing our work on homophones. If you need another copy of the list, click on the link below
We have four different lists to offer different levels of challenge. Click on the link below to access the spelling.
Times Table Order of Learning.
-2s, 5s and 10s
-4s and 8s
-3s and 6s
-7s, 9s, 11s
-all times tables.
-all division facts.
The children will have 3 minutes to complete 60 questions on their own personalised times tables sheet. Once they complete their sheet, they will move on to the next level. For the next few weeks, it may be that we revise some previously learnt times tables in order for us to assess pupils' confidence and speed.
AUTUMN TERM CURRICULUM:
English: Traditional Tales with a Twist
Maths: Place Value
Science: Animals and their Habitats
Art: Pop Art (Andy Warhol)
Reading records and books - Everyday (Children should be changing their own reading books in school).
PE Kits - Fridays
Homework - Given out on Fridays to be returned by the following Friday.
Spellings and times tables - Fridays
As part of the PSHCE curriculum the children will study a range of topics relating to real world issues.
Please see this document for more details.
Question stems for reading