Year 4

What have we been learning this week? (Spring 2 Week 4)

English – Instructions

This week in English, we have continued to work on instruction writing by focusing on the different features of instructions. Ultimately, we used all our knowledge to create a set of instructions on how to make a mummy.

At home you can:  Try writing a set of instructions for your favourite hobby or sport. Don’t forget to include the materials as well as diagrams.

 

Maths – Decimals

This week we have continued to learn about decimals. We have specifically looked at writing hundredths as decimals as well as how to divide 1 and 2 digit numbers by 100.

At home you can: Practise times tables especially the 8x table.

Look at using Time Table Rockstars together.

 

Home Learning ideas for next week

Spellings

The spellings for next week are word families based on common words.

Topic - Egyptian Project (due Monday 8th April)

The children are becoming history detectives by researching their choice of topic related to Ancient Egypt. The only criteria are that the children’s findings and work must fit inside or on top of a shoebox, and any written work should be in their own words and be no bigger than A4. Have fun investigating!

 

Mathletics (online Maths challenges)

All of the children have been given usernames and passwords for access to the Mathletics website (see https://community.mathletics.com/signin).

Curriculum information and map

Things you can do with your child:
  • Read with them.
  • Practise timetables and identify one they want to focus on.
  • Get them to talk about what they are learning; if they can talk about it they understand it.
 

Meet the teachers

Parent Workshop presentation

Please find below the presentation from our parents' workshop.
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What have we been learning this week? (Spring 2 Week 3)

English – Instructions

This week in English we have begun to look at different types of instructions. We have discussed the multiple features of instructions (imperative verbs, chronological order, etc.) and how to identify them.

At home you can:  Try writing a set of instructions for your favourite hobby or sport. Don’t forget to include the materials as well as diagrams.

Maths – Decimals

This week we have continued to learn about decimals. We have specifically looked at how to divide 1 and 2 digit numbers by 10 using a place value chart.

At home you can: Practise times tables especially the 7x table.

Look at using Time Table Rockstars together.

 

Home Learning ideas for next week

Spellings

The spellings for next week are words with a 'soft c' spelt with 'ci'

Topic - Egyptian Project (due Monday 8th April)

The children are becoming history detectives by researching their choice of topic related to Ancient Egypt. The only criteria are that the children’s findings and work must fit inside or on top of a shoebox, and any written work should be in their own words and be no bigger than A4. Have fun investigating!

 

Optional – Science (Science week)

In preparation for science week, students have the option of creating a poster based on a journey that is science themed.

Mathletics (online Maths challenges)

All of the children have been given usernames and passwords for access to the Mathletics website (see https://community.mathletics.com/signin).

What have we been learning this week? (Spring 2 Week 2)

English – Diaries

This week in English we have continued our unit on diaries by planning, writing and editing a diary entry from the perspective of Howard Carter.

At home you can:  Try writing your own entry with all the elements of a diary (first person, past tense, time connectives, etc.)

Maths – Fractions

We have transitioned from fractions to decimals. This week we have learnt how to recognise tenths and hundreds, how to show decimals on a place value chart and how to represent decimals on a number line.

At home you can: Practise times tables especially the 6x table.

Look at using Time Table Rockstars together.

 

Home Learning ideas for next week

Spellings

The spellings for next week are words ending in a 'soft c'.

Topic - Egyptian Project (due Monday 8th April)

The children are becoming history detectives by researching their choice of topic related to Ancient Egypt. The only criteria are that the children’s findings and work must fit inside or on top of a shoebox, and any written work should be in your own words and be no bigger than A4. Have fun investigating!

 

Mathletics (online Maths challenges)

All of the children have been given usernames and passwords for access to the Mathletics website (see https://community.mathletics.com/signin).

What have we been learning this week? (Spring 2 Week 1)

English – Diaries

This week we have started our unit on diaries.

At home you can:  Try writing your own entry with all the elements of a diary (first person, past tense, time connectives, etc.)

Maths – Fractions

We have learnt how to find fractions of amounts and calculate quantities. 

At home you can: Practise times tables especially the 6x table.

Look at using Time Table Rockstars together.

 

Home Learning ideas for next week

Spellings

The spellings for next week are words with the /s/ sound spelt 'sc’

Topic - Egyptian Project (due Monday 8th April)

The children are becoming history detectives by researching their choice of topic related to Ancient Egypt. The only criteria are that the children’s findings and work must fit inside or on top of a shoebox, or any written work should be in their own words and be no bigger than A4. Have fun investigating!

 

Mathletics (online Maths challenges)

All of the children have been given usernames and passwords for access to the Mathletics website (see https://community.mathletics.com/signin).

What have we been learning this week? (Spring 1 Week 6)

English – Story Writing

This week in English, we have started our unit on newspapers.

At home you can:  read an news article together and see if you can identify the 5 W’s.

Maths – Fractions

We have learnt how to add fractions with the same denominator and count in fractional steps. 

At home you can: Practise times tables especially the 7x table.

Look at using Time Table Rockstars together.

 

Home Learning ideas for next week

Spellings

The spellings for next week have the suffix sub and super.

Mathletics (online Maths challenges)

All of the children have been given usernames and passwords for access to the Mathletics website (see https://community.mathletics.com/signin).

What have we been learning this week? (Spring 1 Week 5)

English – Story Writing

This week in English, we have started to write our own versions of “ The Egyptian Cinderella.” The children have then published their writing.  

At home you can:  start to look at the features of a newspaper. This is our next writing unit.

Maths – Fractions

We have learnt how to explain the term fraction and then constructed a fraction wall.  

At home you can: Practise times tables especially the 8x table.

Look at using Time Table Rockstars together.

 

Home Learning ideas for next week

Spellings

The spellings for next week  are nouns ending in the suffix –ation.

Mathletics (online Maths challenges)

All of the children have been given usernames and passwords for access to the Mathletics website (see https://community.mathletics.com/signin).

What have we been learning this week? (Spring 1 Week 4)

English – Story Writing

This week we have started to write our own versions of “ The Egyptian Cinderella.” The children have been using a wide range of sentence starters and descriptive language.

At home you can:  look through a book together and look at different ways the author has started their sentences.  

Maths – Area

We have learnt how to work out the area of a range of quadrilaterals.

At home you can: Practise times tables especially the 7x table.

Look at using Time Table Rockstars together.

 

Home Learning ideas for next week

Spellings

The spellings for next week  are nouns ending in the suffix –ation.

Mathletics (online Maths challenges)

All of the children have been given usernames and passwords for access to the Mathletics website (see https://community.mathletics.com/signin).

What have we been learning this week? (Spring 1 Week 3)

English – Fronted Adverbial

This week our English we have started our new core text “The Egyptian Cinderella” we have read the story and started to identify similarities and differences between different versions of the story.

At home you can:  look through a book together and look at different ways the author has started their sentences.  

Maths – Written methods for multiplication and division

We have learnt how to solve harder multiplication questions using a written method. We then moved on and looked at a new written method for division.

At home you can: Practise times tables especially the 6x table.

 

Home Learning ideas for next week

Spellings

The spellings for next week  are homophones and near homophones.

Mathletics (online Maths challenges)

All of the children have been given usernames and passwords for access to the Mathletics website (see https://community.mathletics.com/signin).

What have we been learning this week? (Spring 1 Week 2)

English – Fronted Adverbial

This week our English we have been looking at different ways we can start our sentences when we write stories.

At home you can:  look through a book together and look at different ways the author has started their sentences.  

Maths – X

We have learnt how multiply more than 2 numbers together and different ways to make jottings.  

At home you can: Practise times tables especially the 6x table.

 

Home Learning ideas for next week

Spellings

The spellings for next week  are homophones and near homophones.

Mathletics (online Maths challenges)

All of the children have been given usernames and passwords for access to the Mathletics website (see https://community.mathletics.com/signin).

What have we been learning this week? (Autumn 2 Week 4)

English - Beowulf

This week our English has been centred on our core text, ‘Beowulf’. The children have used the text to write their own fantastic versions of the story .

At home you can: you can read a story and then retell it to an adult in 50 words.

Maths – X by 10 and 100

We have learnt how multiply and divide whole numbers by 10 and 100.

At home you can: Practise times tables especially the 4x and 8x tables.

 

Home Learning ideas for next week

Spellings

The spellings for next week  are words from a word families based on common words . Look out for these words in their home learning books.

Mathletics (online Maths challenges)

All of the children have been given usernames and passwords for access to the Mathletics website (see https://community.mathletics.com/signin).

What have we been learning this week? (Autumn 2 Week 3)

English - Beowulf

This week our English has been centred on our core text, ‘Beowulf’. The children have used the text to plan their own version of the story.

At home you can: read a range of different texts and looks at the similarities and differences between them.

Maths – Perimeter

We have learnt how to calculate the perimeter of rectangles and rectilinear shapes by counting squares and adding up the sides.

At home you can: Practise times tables especially the 4x and 8x tables.

 

Home Learning ideas for next week

Spellings

The spellings for next week  are words with a “soft c” spelt with a “ci”. Look out for these words in their home learning books.

Mathletics (online Maths challenges)

All of the children have been given usernames and passwords for access to the Mathletics website (see https://community.mathletics.com/signin).

What have we been learning this week? (Autumn 2 Week 2)

English - Beowulf

This week our English has been centred on our core text, ‘Beowulf’. The children have learnt how to use speech marks in their writing.

At home you can: read a range of different texts and looks at the similarities and differences between them.

Maths – Subtraction

We have learnt how to use the column method for subtraction. The children have also learnt how to estimate and check their answers.  

At home you can: Practise times tables especially the 4x and 8x tables.

 

Home Learning ideas for next week

Spellings

The spellings for next week  are words with a “soft c” spelt with a “ce”. Look out for these words in their home learning books.

Mathletics (online Maths challenges)

All of the children have been given usernames and passwords for access to the Mathletics website (see https://community.mathletics.com/signin).

What have we been learning this week? (Autumn 2 Week 1)

English - Beowulf

This week our English has been centred on our core text, ‘Beowulf’. The children have started to pick out the main parts of the story. We have also looked at and listened to parts of the story in Old English.

At home you can: read a range of different texts and looks at the similarities and differences between them.

Maths – Subtraction

We have learnt how to use the column method for subtraction. The children have learnt how to exchange  in order to complete the calculation.

At home you can: Practise times tables especially the 4x and 8x tables.

 

Home Learning ideas for next week

Spellings

The spellings for next week  are words that sound like a s and spelt using sc. Look out for these words in their home learning books.

Mathletics (online Maths challenges)

All of the children have been given usernames and passwords for access to the Mathletics website (see https://community.mathletics.com/signin).

What Have We Been Learning this week? (Autumn 1 Week 6)

English – Grammar Focus

This week our English has been centred on developing our GPS skills. We have looked at nouns and verbs and being able to identify them in different sentences.

At home you can: write a short story using a wide range of nouns and verbs to excite the reader.

Maths – Adding using a written method

We have started to look at the formal written method of addition. We will be looking to add 4 digit numbers to 4 digit numbers.

At home you can: Practise counting forwards and backwards in steps of 3 and 6.

 

Home Learning ideas for next week

Spellings

The spellings for next week are homophones.

As it is half term, there will be no spellings sent home, try and find some homophones in real life.

Mathletics (online Maths challenges)

All of the children have been given usernames and passwords for access to the Mathletics website (see https://community.mathletics.com/signin). Please help your child to access the site and the learning. If there are any problems, please let your class teacher know.

What Have We Been Learning this week?
(Autumn 1 Week 5)

English - ‘The Magic Box”

This week our English has been centred on our core text, ‘The Magic Box, and has enabled the children to write their own versions of “The Magic Box” applying all the skills the children have learnt.

At home you can: Find your favourite poem and learn your favourite part off by heart.

Maths – Adding using a written method

We have started to look at the formal written method of addition. We will be looking to add 4 digit numbers to 4 digit numbers.

At home you can: Practise counting forwards and backwards in steps of 3 and 6.

 

Home Learning ideas for next week

Spellings

The spellings for next week are words that have the adding the prefix il (before a root word starting with a l) and the prefix ir (before a root word starting with r)

Look out for words showing this spelling rule in your child’s homework book!

Mathletics (online Maths challenges)

All of the children have been given usernames and passwords for access to the Mathletics website (see https://community.mathletics.com/signin). Please help your child to access the site and the learning. If there are any problems, please let your class teacher know.

What have we been learning this week? (Autumn 1 Week 4)

English - ‘The Magic Box”

This week our English has been centred on our core text, ‘The Magic Box, and has enabled us to use our developing poetry skills to identify similes and metaphors. 

At home you can: Think about what you would put in a Magic Box and say why.

Maths – Place Value, Number Partitioning and Counting in 25’s

We have looked at ordering numbers and comparing numbers this week using our knowledge of place value. We ended the week counting in 25’s and starting at different points.

At home you can: Practise counting forwards and backwards in 25’s.

 

Home Learning ideas for next week

Spellings

The spellings for next week are words that have the im-prefix with root words that start with an m or p.

Look out for words showing this spelling rule in your child’s homework book!

Mathletics (online Maths challenges)

All of the children have been given usernames and passwords for access to the Mathletics website (see https://community.mathletics.com/signin). Please help your child to access the site and the learning. If there are any problems, please let your class teacher know.