Year 4 - Class Eagle
Welcome back Eagles!I hope that you all had a wonderful Easter break. I am looking forward to having you all back in the classroom on Monday 19th April.
As we head into the Summer Term, there are some slight tweaks to our timetable. The key information that you need is as follows:
PE: Remains on Wednesday mornings. Please ensure children have their full P.E kits in school with appropriate outdoor clothing. Ideally, we would like children to bring in their P.E kit and leave it in school until half term. It may be that we have some extra opportunities to get outside over the next couple of weeks. If possible, we do ask that children have trainers for P.E lessons as they are much more supportive and provide the children with more grip when outdoors than traditional P.E pumps.
Forest School: We will not be doing any Forest School for Summer 1 as Year 4 had the opportunity to do Forest School in the Autumn Term. We will look to get some sessions in for Summer 2 and this will be communicated with you before half term.
Daily Mile: We will be continuing with the daily mile walk 3 times a week to help keep us moving. We do recommend that the children put on trainers for this so if they could be left in school with P.E kit, that would be great.
Mrs Thomas will be teaching Eagle Class every Monday this term instead of Friday.
Homework: We ask that Year 4 pupils read daily with an adult, practise any spellings from their word lists at least once a week and complete one activity from the choice grid a week.
Reading is SO important and we were doing so well on our reading challenge last term. Please keep this up at home! In school, we talk about children being 'fluent readers'. Below, I have attached an image of our 'Fluency Rubric' that we use when reading with the children. This will help you in supporting your child to become an all round fluent reader.
Every child in Year 4 will have the opportunity to choose their own 'home reader' from school, or at home if they prefer. We think it is important that all children gain a love of reading and the best way to do this is for them to choose books that interest them. If you feel that your child has chosen a 'tricky' book, then we encourage shared reading where you may read the book with them, taking it in turns to read a page or a section.
Your child will also have a book from our Accelerated Reader scheme which is pitched at their level that stays in school. This is to ensure that as well as having some choice over their reading material, they are also reading appropriately pitched books to move their reading on.
There is a link here for Phase 3 sounds for those children who are consolidating them in school with Mrs McLean https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vU2vWZKS7rY
If you have any questions regarding this, please do not hesitate to contact me.
We will continue to work on these Common Exception Word Lists. You can support your child with these by working on 5 a week and practising using any spelling games or strategies that you wish. If you require help or support with these then please ask.
We will also be spending Summer 1 revising previously learnt spelling rules and ensuring that the children are able to use these in their writing.
The maths units for the Summer Term are as follows:
Alongside the learning journeys, we will also be continuing to work on learning key maths facts. These are mathematical facts that the children just need to practise until they know them. These are all things that you can practise at home with your child if you wish:
Times Tables (important the children learn all of these before the end of Year 4)
Factors and Multiples
We will be picking up with our Talk4Write units again in the Summer Term. These will be:
Non-Fiction Unit linked to our topic
Losing and Finding story
If you would like to find out more about how the Talk4Write approach works, then you can click on the following website:
This term, our school theme is 'War and Peace'.
Year 4 will be learning all about the Romans! In the first week back, I will be developing the choice grid with the children for the homework. This will come home with them on Monday 26th April and I will also upload it onto the website too.
I hope that this is useful and answers any questions that you may have. If not, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Miss Davies x
Websites and links
Your child is familiar with using Education City in school, which is an absolutely fantastic website for English, Maths and Science, which school subscribes to each year. It requires an individual username and password (which your child knows & uses in school). Click here to log in.
TT Rockstars is the tool we have invested in to help children learn their times tables in a fun and modern way. Your child has their own personalised login. Click here to access the website.
A few websites linked to Reading
BBC – KS2 Bitesize – Home
This has links to all subjects for primary school aged children with areas to learn and revise. It has areas with explanations and definitions and videos to support learning.
Punctuation, English Games for 7-11 Years – Topmarks
Trapped – Punctuation. Three punctuation games where you need to punctuate paragraphs and sentences to gain the Key of Freedom to escape from the tower.
Thinkuknow – home
Guide to internet safety and safe surfing for young people from Think U Know. Learn about online safety when using blogs, chatting, online gaming and other forms of online communication
Crickweb | KS2 Literacy
Free Interactive Primary or Elementary Key Stage 2 ages 6-11 years, Literacy and English Teacher Resources and fun Kids Games. English learning as a second language.
Home Page : nrich.maths.org
Finding your home on NRICH. We have homes for students of different ages, teachers and parents/carers. The NRICH Project aims to enrich the mathematical experiences of all learners.
Planets For Kids – Solar System Facts and Astronomy
Welcome to Planets for Kids I really hope you enjoy the information that I have provided on this website. You will find lots of information about our solar system.
National Geographic Kids
National Geographic Kids explores the fascinating world we live in. Have loads of fun discovering incredible facts and information.
Woodlands Homework Help
Woodlands site has different zones for some foundation subjects (History, Geography, RE, Art and Science) and core subjects (English and Maths). Different topics can be explored too