In anticipation children and families having to self isolate due to the Coronavirus outbreak we have setup Google drives to share work for our year 4 pupils to access from home so that they have the opportunity to continue their education in line with the curriculum long-term overview.
The children should be able to access this work and information independently by following the google drive links below and can present their work in the new learning log that they have been provided with, we encourage them to be as creative as possible.
In addition to this work the children can continue to use the e-learning platforms that the school have bought into such as Spelling Shed, My Maths, and Timestables Rock Stars.
We will periodically update the contents in the folders and MyMaths platform.
Year 4 Google Drive Shareable links
Welcome to year 4 and a warm welcome to our class web page! On here, you will find all the necessary information you will need for this term!
The days we will be having PE on are a Wednesday (Indoor) and Friday (Outdoor).
Indoor PE: Children require full PE kit which is a white t-shirt and blue shorts.
Outdoor PE: Children require full outdoor PE kit for this day which is a white t-shirt, blue shorts and trainers. As the weather gets colder, the children should be keeping warm by wearing long pants and jumpers.
In Religion, the units we will be exploring are giving and receiving - understanding how we do this throughout our daily lives. We will also be exploring the season of Lent and the celebration of Easter.
In English, we will be writing fictional narrative texts based on the stories How To Train Your Dragon and The Jungle Book. We will also be exploring non-fiction texts (non-chronological reports and newspaper reports) as well as looking at performance poetry for the poetry cafe morning!
In Maths, we will be completing our second unit of multiplication and division, followed by units on area, fractions and decimals.
In Science, we will be covering two units this term, living things and their habitats and also animals including humans. In living things and their habitats unit we will see what the seven life processes are in order to classify something as being alive. We will also be classifying different types of living things using classification keys. In our animals including humans unit, we will be exploring the different types of human teeth and what they do along with looking at the human digestive process. Throughout the units we will be creating our own scientific inquiries, for example on tooth decay.
This term our first foundation topic is geography with a focus on the world's rainforests. In the second half term our foundation topic will change to history where we will be exploring the Anglo-Saxons in Britain.
For Home Learning each week, the children will need to complete:
1 activity in their learning log, these should be linked to the topics for each half term. Learning logs will be collected on a Thursday and returned by Friday.
At least 1 ‘soundcheck’ on Times Tables Rock Stars. This is set up like the multiplication tables check that the children will take at the end of the year. Children can practice their recall of facts through the other game options on the site.
Spellings lists will be given to children on a Monday for them to practice each morning in registration and then they will be tested on these spellings on a Friday.
In addition to this, children should be aiming to read for at least 10 minutes every day and aim to complete one accelerated reader comprehension quiz each week. Children will have access to the class library where they can borrow books that are within their accelerated reader range of numbers. Please make sure that books that are borrowed from school are returned once your child had finished reading with them so that they can be used by others within the class.
Additional maths home learning activities will be set most weeks on MyMaths and will need to be completed by the date indicated. Children will have their log-in details for this.
If you have anything you need to discuss with me, please do not hesitate in making an appointment to see me at the office.
Thank you for your support,