Welcome to Year 4!

We are Meerkats and Chameleons. 

 

The Year 4 Team

Our Teachers are Mrs Snowden and Miss Roberts. 

Our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Golding and Miss Hipwell.

Year 4 Latest News

In light of the latest government news, the Year 4 teachers will be uploading activities to this website page every week day (not Easter holidays), with a list of tasks that we will expect children to complete that day. New tasks will be uploaded/given each day, if your child needs additional resources, support or advice, please email your child's class teacher or Miss Tucker so she can forward your email to us. We have put together a list of activities and websites that can be downloaded and saved/printed/completed by your child, this can be found below the weekly activities on this page.

  • Please be aware due to high demand some of the websites are crashing and/or not working properly, if this is the case and work has been set online, then continue with the other tasks that you have been set- where possible, we will include other tasks in case these online sites aren't working correctly.   

Friday 27th March

MEERKATS- You are currently winning the timestable rockstars battle! 

BOYS- You are currently winning the timestable rockstars battle!

English - You will need your imagination and creativity today - I can't wait to see what you have designed! Click here for today's learning!

Maths- Today you need to think about all the learning you have done this year! Look out for the challenges! Click here!

Topic- Be creative and see if you can name the features of rivers! Remember to use the facts and videos to help you!

Thursday 26th March 2020

Reading - Please click here for today's lesson - it's called `Giant Tennis'

Maths- Use your knowledge, the information and the videos to help you with today's learning.

SPaG - Today's lesson is a mixture of everything we have been learning together! Please click here to find out more! Also click here for part 2.

Wednesday 25th March 2020

English - In today's lesson, your challenge is to design a leaflet for your very own adventure or theme park! Remember, be as creative as you like! I can't wait to see them! Click here for more information.

Maths- For today, you will be completing some tasks on Purple Mash, a 10 in 10 and some multiplication worded questions- remember to really look for the key information. Click here.

Topic- Today we have some videos for you to watch, they are all about the digestive system, make sure you make notes as this will help you

complete this work.

Tuesday 24th March 2020 

Reading - Please continue to read as many different types of books as you can - we look forward to hearing which you have been reading!

For today's Reading lesson, please click here! The lesson is called Morning Surprise! Enjoy!

Maths- For today's maths lesson, please click here! Remember to use the video links and the information on this page to help you. 

SPaG - Today's lesson is all about punctuating direct speech and using inverted commas - look out for the Challenge!

 

Monday 23rd March 2020

English - For todays learning, please click here! I look forward to reading your diary entry!

Maths - Timestable challenge time! 

Please click here for today's tasks!

Topic - For todays learning, please click the link! We look forward to seeing your fact files! Topic day 1.docx

   

 Please remember to continue to access the following websites, if possble: 

Maths

TT Rockstars - https://ttrockstars.com/

White Rose (some free resources) https://whiterosemaths.com/resources/schemes-of-learning/primary-sols/

http://www.kidsmathgamesonline.com/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ - Hit the button is a xtable game

https://www.teachitprimary.co.uk/maths-resources

http://www.math-exercises-for-kids.com/

https://uk.ixl.com/math/year-5

https://www.planbee.com/uks2-home-learning-pack-maths (Need to add to basket but it is free)

Ask Alexa to ‘test me on maths’

 

English

Pobble365

Once upon a Picture

www.twinkl.co.uk/offer - Free log in for 1 month with PARENTSTWINKLHELPS code

https://uk.ixl.com/ela/year-5

http://www.funenglishgames.com/readinggames.html

https://www.planbee.com/uks2-home-learning-pack-english (Need to add to basket but it is free)

 

Reading

Pobble365

Once upon a Picture

www.twinkl.co.uk/offer - Free log in for 1 month with PARENTSTWINKLHELPS code

https://readtheory.org/

http://www.funenglishgames.com/readinggames.html

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/ additional details on letter

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/oxford-owl-videos/

 

PE

Yoga - https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga & https://www.cosmickids.com/

PE game ideas (some are free and some to buy) -  www.thepeshed.com/pe-game-ideas    

http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/pe/pe.htm

https://sparkpe.org/free-lesson-downloads

https://www.gophersport.com/blog/no-gym-no-field-no-problem/

http://www.mrgym.com/SmallSpace.htm

 

Art

https://www.scholastic.com/parents/school-success/learning-toolkit-blog/4-websites-where-kids-can-create-digital-art.html

COSTS https://www.planbee.com/art/ks2-art

http://www.thegrid.org.uk/learning/art/ks1-2/resources/#5

 

French

http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/mfl/mfl_french.htm

https://www.french-games.net/  

Duolingo app

 

Other websites

https://www.teachingideas.co.uk/subjects/games

Google – Topmarks

http://www.primaryresources.co.uk

www.purplemash.com

https://www.planbee.com/free-teaching-resources/free-home-learning-packs

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

www.twinkl.co.uk/offer - Free log in for 1 month with PARENTSTWINKLHELPS code

https://www.planbee.com/other/freebees

Pobble365

Once upon a Picture

Booklet with activities for all year groups FREE DOWNLOAD TTS à  http://www.tts-group.co.uk/on/demandware.static/-/Library-Sites-TTSSharedLibrary/default/vaea75f5663a038b8658d258fd198e57ce70b35d6/images/homepage/My_Activity_Book_Yrs_7_11.pdf?version=1,584,037,589,000

 

 

Newsletter

 Click here to see our Summer 2019 Newsletter

 

 

Latest News

Spring Term 2

This half term we will be looking at 'The Lucky Escape' in Reading and 'A Journey through the Digestive System' in English. Our enquiry question for this half term is 'What happens to the food we eat?' 

 

This half term we have been able to visit the Mandir, when there we learnt lots about the Hindu religion and how they worship when at the Hindu temple. We spoke about the Hindu Gods and Goddesses and discussed their attributes and traits. At the temple we had to remove our shoes and coats, as a sign of respect and to come into the temple clean. Some of us were very lucky and got to try to blow the conch shell, which is actually harder than it looks. At the end of our trip we walked around the beautiful shrine and were able to ring the bell at the temple to let God know of our presence. Our host at the Mandir said how knowledgeable we were and how impressed she was with how much we knew about the Hindu religion.  

 

 

Spring Term 1

This half term the children have been exploring the enquiry question, 'Why are most of the world's cities located near rivers?' In Geography the children have been locating cities, counties, rivers and mountains in the UK and around the world, using atlases and maps. 

 

Our text this half term is 'The Village that Vanished' where Abikanile and her family have to come up with a plan to save her tribe and the village of Yao, against the evil slavers who are about to attack and capture the villagers. 

 

In Maths the children have been using manipulatives and have explored how we multiply and divide 2-3 digit numbers by 1 digit numbers, using base 10 and place value counters. We have also started to look at Area, using post it notes to help us find the area of different shapes.  

 

 Autumn term 2.

This half term we are looking at the topic, Electricity and our focus question is, 'How would you cope without electricity for a day?'

Our book for this half term is Operation Gadgetman! by Malorie Blackman.

In Maths, we will be looking at units of measure, perimeter, multiplication and division.

11th November 2019. Remembrance Day.

 

Autumn term 1. 

Last half term the children have learnt a lot about The Ancient Egyptians, focusing on the key question of 'How can we recreate the wonder of Ancient Egypt?'.

The children have also done a great job of extending their learning at home, we had some excellent pieces of creative homework. 

In Maths, the children have been looking at column addition, column subtraction, place value, comparing and ordering numbers, as well as counting below zero and counting in 25's. 

Languages Day. 26th September 2019.

The children had a great day learning all about The Netherlands. The children learnt facts and cultural information about The Netherlands, we even spent some time learning Dutch. We also created a Dutch flag, which you can see us holding in the picture below.

Our topics...

Autumn 1: Ancient Egypt (Non-fiction texts and The Day of Ahmed's Secret) 

Autumn 2: Inventions ( Operation Gadgetman by Malorie Blackman)

Spring 1: Rivers  (The Village that Vanished) 

Spring 2 : The digestive system  (The Lucky Escape)

Summer 1: Sound (The Monsters of Shiversands Cove)

Summer 2: Ancient Greeks (Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods)

To see our long term planning go to the curriculum page. 

Homework

We want children to feel more comfortable with doing homework and for them to see it more as an extension of their learning, so…

Spellings

Each Monday your child  will come home with a list of spellings and will be tested on the Friday. Some may come for the Year 4 word bank and the rest will follow a particular pattern. Please help and encourage your child to learn their spellings as this is so important for their writing! Your child will also bring home a copy of their scores after being screened on the Year 1/2/3 and 4 spellings, which will show them which ones they need to practice (in whatever time they wish to use) before being screened again during the next half-term.

 

Maths and English

English homework – based on our class book or topic at the time, children will be given a menu where they can choose from one of 4 tasks to complete every 2 weeks, which gives the children the chance to complete a good piece.

Maths homework – children will be given a selection of tasks based on learning that the children have been focusing on at school that week. 

Children will earn raffle tickets for bringing homework in and completing it! This will give them a better chance of earning a prize from the raffle prize box!

 

 

Reading

Reading is one of our school’s biggest priorities! We want to see children enjoying reading and getting the rewards they deserve!

The Fab 4 reading records, as you know, need to be filled in 4 times a week and every week of the half-term so the children can earn the treat at the end of the half-term.

We also want to get Year 4 to the top of the reading league and earning up to 15 minutes extra play time!

We want children to read their own books, take books from school (that we’ve allowed the children to choose and order) and share them with others in the Year group. Nothing like a good book swap!

Please encourage your child to come and see us if they are struggling, we are here to help!