Year 4 Autumn Second Half 2020                                                                     How can you weather a storm?  –

 

Year Group Who’s Who (and where to find us)

The Year 4 teachers are:
4LR – Mrs Robinson

4GW – Mrs. Weir (Head of Year)
4AB – Mr. A Baldwin
4CF – Mr C Fleury

All classes exit through the playground door at the end of the day.

 

In addition Year 4 are supported by :

Mrs. Parker                      Mrs. Hendry           Mrs Porter

Miss. O’Connell                Miss. Barns

 

What will we be learning about in school this half term?

English

English skills will be taught in a variety of ways, including specific lessons and through cross-curricular words.

In addition to the genres below we teach regular spelling, punctuation and grammar lessons and reading comprehension.

 

Year 4 will be covering the following themes in English for this ½ of the term:

  • Poetry – metaphor and structured poems
  • Narrative – linked to Shakespeare’s The Tempest
  • Explanations – linked to Science and Geography

In addition to the genres above we teach regular spelling, punctuation and grammar lessons and reading comprehension. Spellings will be sent home weekly (on Fridays) with pupils researching other words that match the rule, which should be submitted as an assignment on the class Teams page.

 

Maths

For the foreseeable future, maths will be taught within classes with additional support and a wider range of differentiation for reinforcement and challenge tasks. An additional maths session has been timetabled, once a week, to purely focus on arithmetic skills.

This half of term our learning focus is:

  • Multiplication and division – securing times tables knowledge and revisiting the use of written methods for multiplication and division.
  • Further multiplication and division – applying multiplication and division when solving problems.
  • Graphs – recapping the use of bar graphs and beginning to look at line graphs.

 

Homework will be set every Friday through the MyMaths website.

 

Science

This half term the children will be studying Sound including:

  • How sounds are made.
  • How does sound travel?
  • What happens to sound over distance?


Please click on the homework tab for our homework policy and suggestions for creative homework tasks for this topic

 

We expect all the children in this year to work hard. We have high expectations and hope you will support us, you can do this by:

 

Organisational aspects –

  • Ensuring that your child is at school on time and dressed appropriately;
  • Dinner money is sent to school via the Sims Agora online payment system
  • Make sure that your child has a PE kit which is clearly labelled;
  • All children may bring a healthy snack;
  • Encourage your child to be prepared for the school day with the correct equipment.

 

Educational aspects –

  • Ensure your child reads every single day for at least fifteen minutes, preferably to an adult
  • Encourage your child to research other words that match the week’s spelling rules, as well as learning the words sent home
  • Mathematics, encourage your child to practise the 4 operations (+, -, ÷, x), learn tables – including use of TTRS for times tables and Numbots for number bonds – and use mathematical skills in everyday life, e.g. time and money.

 

Communication with your child’s class teacher can be made through the class email address. If you wish to make a longer appointment, please telephone the school office and this can be arranged at a mutually convenient time.

Y4 topic sheet Aut 2 2020