Welcome to Year 4!
We would like to tell you all about Year 4 and the exciting things we do. This year we will be using Parenthub to update you and keep everyone informed of the exciting things Year 4 have been doing. Parenthub will be launched after half term so for the time being we will be using twitter and the monthly newsletter to share our learning.
A message from your teachers
Today brings the final day of Summer 1 Term. You've all done an incredible job making it through the most unique half terms any of us have ever faced. We all just want to say a very big well done and thank you for all your efforts. You have brightened out days with your photos, videos, poems and examples of learning and we have thoroughly enjoyed each and every one of them. We would also like to say how much we have appreciated your kind words and messages of support and encouragement; it means the world to us.
In a couple of weeks, school will open in a new way for some pupils and we are just sorry that it is not our classes that will be returning to us. Be assured that, for however long you are away, we will continue to share weekly home learning and someone will be available to answer emails and respond to your child's efforts. If there is anything that you need, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
As we did during the Easter break, we have provided some materials for you to access as you wish. Pick and chose tasks as you see fit. Click on the links to access them.
PE: Joy of Moving
Reminders: Education City, White Rose Maths, Iseemaths, Oak National Academy, Literacy Shed, Classroom Secrets, STEM home learning and Code.org are just some of the sites that offer a wealth of material, should you wish to use it.
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The Wonderfully Talented Year 4!
TTRS Battle with Year 3 is now live!! This will end next Thursday 21st May at 10:00am, Good Luck!
Which Superhero are you?
We endeavour to find the balance between offering families support but not overwhelming you with tasks; we know many of you will have a lot going on in your day to day lives. We will provide a range of resources from curriculum based tasks, online learning, creative activities and practical skills.
Home Learning Week 6
Week Beginning: 11th May, 2020
Here we are at the start of another week and we are so impressed with your commitment to keep on going! We hope you enjoy the activities and tasks as much as you did last week. Remember to keep sending us photos or e-mails we really do enjoy hearing from all of you.
Time stood still
The Wonderful Work of Year 4!
Home Learning Week 5
Week Beginning: 4th May, 2020
We don't know which way is easiest for you, but we thought we'd try sharing home learning on one grid this week. We hope it's as easy, for you to follow, if not more so. From the pictures, comments and messages from the children, it all sounds like you're doing a great job. Well done.
A week of celebrations are upon us with the 75th Anniversary of VE Day, commencing on Friday 8th May. Let us know how you're celebrating this occasion.
Positive thinking: “Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.” ~Winston Churchill~
- In The Cave Poetry.
- Maths Hub task 1 task 2
- Image to inspire writing
- Digital Times challenge 1
- Explanation texts
Our Wonderful Work!
Home Learning Week 4
Week Beginning: 27th April 2020
Home Learning Week 3
Week Beginning: 20th April 2020
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Home Learning Week 2
Week beginning: 13th April 2020
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Home Learning Week 1
Week Beginning: 23rd March 2020
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Music - Utter Madness
If you want a bit of home exercise, dance, singing and fun, read on.
In preparation for our choir music assembly, we were rehearsing the Madness Medley from Young Voices. It’s a compilation of a few Madness songs, complete with words and bespoke dance moves from Young Voices’ dancing expert, Andy Instone.
When we get back to school, we’d like all the juniors (and teachers) to join in with the performance to celebrate us all getting back to normal. There are five video links (four to teach the moves and the full run). The links below should get you there, but if they don’t, just go to Vimeo.com and search the number references.
https://vimeo.com/134937343 (I go driving in my car)
https://vimeo.com/134935492 (It must be love)
https://vimeo.com/134934741 (Baggy trousers)
https://vimeo.com/134934093 (Full run)
As the choir already know, my dancing is already the best(!) Your challenge is to get at least one adult at home to join in the singing and dancing (video evidence accepted).
Above all, have some fun with it. There’s nothing like music to make you feel great.
Take care and best wishes,
Exciting Art Challenge
We were delighted to receive the information about an art challenge from Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. There is a whole week's worth of activities you could try out, or you could choose one of your favourites and concentrate on that. There are many different types of activities from 3D modelling to digital photography and animation. I've been inspired to pick up a paintbrush and have a go. These types of activity can been very absorbing and super ways of boosting your mental health as well as having fun. Ask an adult to help you contact the artist in residence with your contributions and you could see your work displayed in a virtual gallery. email@example.com Is there something familiar about the name?
Welcome to Spring!
This half term is flying by! We can't believe that we've only one week left until half term but we've managed to pack a lot in.
If you haven't already done so, we would love you to sign up to Parenthub so you can get regular tasters of some of the things we've been up to.
Friday 7th Feb - Silver Chains Event
4G's first swimming lesson
Week Beginning 24th Feb - Book Fair week.
Tuesday 25th Feb - Stockport Air Raid Shelter Trip
Sat 29th Feb - International Food Evening
Thursday 5th March - World Book Day.
Week Beginning 9th March - Parents' Evening
Friday 13th March - Sport Relief
World War Two Class Assemblies. (letters and more details to follow)
Tuesday 17th March 9:30am - 10:15am 4DB
Thursday 19th March 9:30am - 10:15am 4G
Friday 27th March - Staff INSET day. (Easter Break)
Our topics this half term.
English: Newspaper recounts
Maths: column multiplication
Area of shapes
History: World War Two
Art: L.S Lowry.
Music: World War Two
week 1: talking homework
spellings - personalised tricky year 3 and four lists.
week 3: maths - adding and subtracting decimals.
Week 1: Lowry research
Spellings - sc
Week 2: newspaper articles.
Spellings - topic words
Week 3: Column method of multiplication
spellings - au phoneme.
Week 4: Grammar Hammer
spellings - review of tricky words.
Week 5: Science of sound
spellings - review of tricky words
Question stems for reading
Welcome to Autumn Two! This week, we have been developing pictoplans to help us retell our alternative endings. In maths, we have been learning about perimeter.
To complete our Roman topic, we had lots of discussion about how the Romans had a lasting impact on Britain! Did you know that they introduced markets, town squares and even public toilets! They loved to stand around chatting whilst going about their business.
In science, we have been thinking about the impact humans have on animals and habitats, both positive and negative. We thought about deforestation, air pollution, water pollution and poaching and got in to groups based on the area we wanted to know more about.
This week, we had a visit from a Roman shop owner! He helped us understand what life was thousands of years ago. We looked at currency, tools, weaponry and tried on some outfits. We even got to learn some Latin songs!
In English, we have been working hard on understanding the importance of speech punctuation to help make our Talk For Writing Story easier to understand. Now that we have learnt one alternative ending, we have started generating ideas for some alternative endings of our own.
In maths, we have been learning how to solve two step real life problems. We have used rounding to help us estimate approximate answers and we had to concentrate really hard to make sure we could switch freely between addition and subtraction calculations. We we also reminded how to use the inverse to double check that our subtraction had been carried out correctly.
In science, we created our own creature. We had decided on its habitat, what it looked like, whether it was warm or cold blooded and if it laid eggs or not. From the information we generated, were able to decide what animal group it best fit into.
We've been non-stop again this week. In English, we have been using Talk for Writing to learn to tell an alternative version of The Three Little Pigs. In science, we have been learning about how we can group vertebrates into mammals, birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles. We thought about the traits they have in common and what makes them different to all other animals.
Roman day was a huge success and the children were fabulous.
Our Talk for Writing story.
This week, we've been exploring why the Roman army we so successful. We worked in groups to research a particular area and then fed back our findings to the rest of the class.
In English, we took all the planning we carried out last week and wrote a section of the story from Lost Happy Endings. We used really carefully selected vocabulary to make sure that we created just the right mood. Once we had finished, the children then became the teachers. They used success criteria to TAG each other's work. We told our friends things we liked about their writing, we asked them their opinions and we gave them some advice about ways in which they could improve.
This week, we have been working really hard to develop our vocabulary. We are all fabulous readers now but we have to make sure we know a range of strategies to use to understand the meaning of more complex words and phrases. We have been word detectives and know so many ways to improve our comprehension.
In maths, we've been playing around with Roman numerals. Do you know how to write the number 84 or 1400 as they would have in the time of Julius Caesar?
In science, we thought about why a camel doesn't live in the ocean. We spent lots of time exploring different habitats and thinking about how animals are adapted to survive in the conditions they are in.
This week, the children have been introduced to our class text, 'Lost Happy Endings' by Carol Ann Duffy. They listened intently to the wonderful similes used to describe the main characters and settings. We explored this further in our forest school activities on Wednesday. We've also been developing our understanding of possessive apostrophes in order to help us accurately describe Jub's looks.
In history, we've been developing our knowledge of chronology so that we have a better understanding of when and where in the world Roman people were around.
In Art, we have been exploring 'Pop Art' . Children looked at some examples of artwork from the 60's, with a focus on the work of Andy Warhol. They thought the subjects were a little strange (especially the tomato soup tins) but they loved the colours and the idea that it gave them an insight into what was popular over half a century ago.
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 - Wednesdays and Fridays
Forest schools equipment - Wednesdays (alternate weeks)
Homework - Given out on Fridays to be returned by the following Wednesday.
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.
Autumn Term 2
Week 1: Maths Skillscheck
Week 2: reading comprehension
Week 3: maths
week 4: Grammar
Spellings - ch as sh and gu
week 5: Top Tips for Multiplication
Autumn Term 1
Week 1: Maths: Rounding numbers
Week 2: English: Possessive apostrophes
Week 3: Work Meaning
Week 4: Negative numbers
Week 5: Grammar Hammer
Week 6: Alternative Endings
We encourage Year 4 to go on Times Tables Rockstars and EducationCity every week to support their learning at home. Your child's login should be in the front of their reading records.
Homework - Maths Key Skills 12
For those of you that find grammar as exciting as teachers then The school run is a brilliant website with definitions and examples of some of those more tricky elements of grammar. In addition, here is a cheat sheet full of grammar terms that may help as well.